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Sea Life Park Dolphin Discovery Swim

Sea Life Park Dolphin Encounter

How about a relaxing swim with dolphins during your Sea Life Park visit? On the Dolphin Encounter, guests will learn about the intriguing world of dolphins. You will observe the dolphins while they perform high-energy stunts from a waist deep platform. Dolphins play, kiss and even "dance" with the participants!

For those guests that feel comfortable, the program also offers the opportunity to move off the platform into the slightly deeper water. Participants enjoy some fun activities while swimming with the dolphins. Photos with your dolphins are available for purchase weather permitting. Sea Life Park admission is included in the price of this activity.

Please note: Free roundtrip transportation from Waikiki area hotels is available. Waikiki pick-up for the morning tours is around 8:15 am and pick-up for the afternoon tours is around 11:15 am. If you would like the morning pick-up for an afternoon tour, please call 866-482-9775 to reserve.

Activity Highlights:

  • Observe a dolphin from a waist-deep platform – shallow water dolphin encounter is ideal for families with small children
  • Shake hands with a dolphin and receive a dolphin kiss
  • Learn about dolphin anatomy, training and conservation
  • Sea Life Park admission included – stroll through the park and see other marine animals up close, visit the exhibits and watch animal shows
  • Free roundtrip transportation from Waikiki (optional)

Other Sea Life Park activities, such as the Sea Lion Discovery and the Hawaiian Ray Encounter, are available at a discount in combination with a Dolphin Encounter  booking. You may add up to 2 of these activities to your Dolphin Encounter, but the pricing listed is the add-on price and is only available for the same person that is doing the Dolphin Encounter.

Combo Tours Restrictions:

Sea Lion Discovery: Minimum age 8.  One paying adult must accompany each child age 8-12.

Hawaiian Reef Encounter: Minimum age 4.  One paying guest age 13+ must accompany each child age 4-7.

Shark Trek: Minimum age 8.  One paying adult must accompany each child 8-12.  Must be able to wear special helmet and equalize ear pressure under water.

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Where and When:
Dolphin Encounter Program Times:
10:15 am, 11:45 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm
Please arrive 30 minutes before the start of your reserved program.
If booking an add-on, you will be booked for the available time on the date selected.
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Minimum age 3 yrs.
Per guest 3-7 yrs, there must be one paying adult 18 yrs+ years old accompanying them (one adult 18 yrs+ per child 3-7 yrs).
The use of safety vests is required.
Guests with heart problems, lung problems, on medication, pregnant, with breathing ailments, or who have had an alcoholic beverage CANNOT participate due to safety regulations.
The use of safety vests is required.
All participants or their legal guardians are required to sign a release of liability and waiver form before participating.
No Nail arts with objects attached to nails or objects/paints that can dislodge and cause potential harm to our animals. Nail length should not exceed 25 of the width of nail, and nails must be blunt without a pointed end.
No jewelry including rings, bracelets and necklaces and/or anything that can potentially fall off in the water, such as sunglasses, glasses, hair accessories and piercings of any kind will not be allowed etc.
Special Notes:
Your park admission is included.
Changing rooms available.
There are lockers available for $3.00 per day.
NOTE: Sea Life Park reserves the right to cancel any session due to the welfare and safety of the animals. A portion of admission price goes towards marine animal rescue and rehabilitation programs.

It is required that Sea Life Park be notified of any special needs guests when making reservations. This is only to ensure that each case is individually assessed by their experienced staff for the best experience for the guest and to ensure the activity is reasonably safe for the guest. Guests may be contacted directly for additional information. Should a guest with special needs arrive without prior notification, Sea Life Park will strive in good faith to make accommodations but may not be able to guarantee such and guest may be declined for certain or all activities due to Sea Life Park not being able to plan accordingly for guest's individual needs.
Operation Days:
Operates daily
Approximately 45 minutes for the full activity; 30 minutes water time
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