Sea Life Park is a East Oahu attraction where you can enjoy the company of dolphins, sea lions, rays, sharks, native fish and more. The park has a focus on educational and interactive programs, Sea Life Park is small enough to enjoy on foot but diverse enough to be a full-day destination. There is plenty of parking, $10 all day parking.
For more than 50 years, Sea Life Park has been dedicated to marine conservation, preservation, and education about the wonderful fish, seabirds, mammals, invertebrates, reptiles, and all other animals that make their home in our marine environment. Since 2005, over 4,000 seabirds have been rescued and released by the Park, and over 16,000 green sea turtle hatchlings have been released from our adult population. The park today is continuing with efforts to preserve animal populations and habitats, such as those of the Hawaiian monk seal and shearwater seabirds. At the core of our messaging is providing unique, memorable, learning experiences between humans and animals with hopes of modifying guest behavior to preserve Hawaii’s unique ecosystem.
Each day, more than 45 million people visit marine conservation and education facilities all over the world, and this has allowed hundreds of millions to learn about and admire sea life that they would never otherwise be able to see, hear, and touch in person. Sea Life Park provide a priceless service, as the park introduce each generation to the wonders and complexity of life in our marine environment, fostering an appreciation and love of these animals that last a lifetime, and which is then passed down to future generations. Ninety-seven percent of people polled between 2005 and 2012 agree that marine life parks, aquariums and zoos are important because they education children about marine mammals-animals that children might not have the opportunity to see in the wild.
The park’s green sea turtle conservation program is an important contributor to the resurgence of the green sea turtle in Hawaiian waters; and we provide rescue and rehabilitation services for native Hawaiian seabirds, including the shearwaters. Our Hawaiian monk seals are governed by a permit under the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Annual permits granted to Sea Life Park speak to the highest level of care provided by the facility. Sea Life Park is in full compliance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal Welfare Act (AWA), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and certified by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks & Aquariums (AMMPA).
Through Sea Life Park, thousands of people, including our local school children, are reached every year by a live encounter in the Park or by our educational outreach programs in the schools that motivate conservation awareness and action.
In addition, Sea Life Park has contributed millions of dollars from the revenue we generate to fund marine research and educational programs.So when you do your swim with the dolphins or dolphin encounter in Oahu, you doing something really good for the sea life population in Hawaii and the ocean.