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Dolphin Swim Sea Life Park

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Island:
OAHU
Highlights:
  • Roundtrip transport from Waikiki
  • Admission to the park included
  • Several shows w/ dolphins, sea lions, & more!
Description:
There are 3 different options to swim with dolphins. We recommend you go for The Dolphin Royal Swim.

Why? Because this is one of those things you will probably never have a chance to do again, so you might as well have the maximum interaction with these amazing creatures in Hawai‘i! Reserve in advance, space is limited!

THE DOLPHIN ROYAL SWIM 
begins with an affectionate dolphin handshake and kiss on the cheek. Next, you’ll go for a fun dorsal fin ride. The most breathtaking moment comes during the foot push, when you feel all the strength and energy of these wonderful marine mammals as they jet you across the water from the bottom of your feet.

THE DOLPHIN SWIM ADVENTURE
 
includes a fun belly–ride, handshake, & an unforgettable dolphin kiss! You can pet the dolphin, pose for a big dolphin kiss, perform various close contact interactions, & view a dolphin underwater – all while a trainer educates you about these amazing animals.

THE DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER

is the most basic option: you will play, kiss & dance with the dolphins all while learning about their intelligence & friendliness! All these options include FREE round trip transport to the park & admission to see several other shows! Water time with the dolphins is 30 minutes. Remember to take a swimsuit & towel.
Pick ups are early morning between 7:30am- 11am at Waikiki. This is one of those "once in a lifetime" activties, that is only done in several places in the world. It's such a popular activity, that when President Obama came to Hawaii he rented out the entire Sea Life Park! Each activity includes background knowledge on these amazing creatures & plenty of water time to interact with the dolphins. 

WHAT YOU MIGHT LIKE ABOUT THIS TOUR 
  • There is a "wholphin" at Sea Life Park -the only one known in the world- a mix between a dolphin & a killer whale

  • The Dolphin Royal Swim includes the dolphins pushing you down the water, for an amazing thrill!

  • The drive is very scenic, & there is a great local beach right across the street

  • You will have guaranteed interaction with these domesticated wild creatures


WHAT YOU MIGHT NOT LIKE ABOUT THIS TOUR
  • The main complaint is that some people do not like this tour because it is "touristy." Again, with any kind of interaction with animals, you can do one of two things, go in this controlled environment & get guaranteed interaction with dolphins, or take a Dolphin Sail & snorkel, where the boat drives around chasing dolphins to hope they will be there in time when you go and snorkel. Obviously the dolphins in the wild will not interact with you and you cannot touch them. It is your choice, but both are around the same price and have trade-offs.

 
 
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Some Places Visited
Rates
Name
Per
Age
Price
Comment
Royal Dolphin SwimPerson8+
$
254
99
You must be able to swim to do this option.
Royal Dolphin Swim (HIGH SEASON JUNE 1- AUGUST 31)Person8+
$
264
99
You must be able to swim to do this option.
Adventure Dolphin SwimPerson8+
$
189
99
You must be able to swim to do this option.
Adventure Dolphin Swim (HIGH SEASON JUNE 1- AUGUST 31)Person8+
$
199
99
You must be able to swim to do this option.
Encounter Dolphin SwimPerson3+
$
129
99
For those who cannot swim, this is the only option possible.
Encounter Dolphin Swim (HIGH SEASON JUNE 1- AUGUST 31)Person3+
$
139
99
For those who cannot swim, this is the only option possible.
Dolphin AlohaPerson3-12
$
69
99
20-minutes interaction with dolphin without getting in the water, minimum age 1 yr. old. 1-2 yrs. old FREE 1 yr. and over. A maximum of four children ages 12 yrs. and under must be accompanied by a adult over 18yrs. Pregnant women may participate.
Dolphin AlohaInfant1-2
$
0
FREE with paying adult.
Combo or Discount Package Rates:
Name
Per
Age
Price
Activities Included
Sea Lion SwimAdult, Child8+
$
34
99
8-12 years with a paying adult 18 yrs+in the water Must be booked with at least one other interactive programs at retail rate.
Shark Trek Swim8+
$
34
99
8-12 years with a paying adult 18 yrs+in the water Must be booked with at least one other interactive programs at retail rate.
Hawaiian Reef Encounter4+
$
34
99
4-7 years with a paying 13 yrs+in the water Must be booked with at least one other interactive programs at retail rate.
Schedule
Days
Pick up
Drop off
Pick up Location
Daily8:00 AM - 8:50 AM2:30 PM - 3:30 PMWaikiki & Kahala Area Hotels. Exact pickup times & location will be included in your confirmation email.
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Frequently Asked Questions
Availability here changes constantly. We can tell you something is available and then 5 minutes later someone else books and its not available anymore. If you make a booking and your activity is not available, then you will not be charged. No hassles, no worries!
H Tours Hawaii is a "one stop shop" for all the best activities in the Hawaiian Islands. Since we work with many providers, reservations are necessary. WE HIGHLY recommend making reservations, as many activities are at a discount when you reserve in advance. Some providers even charge higher for those "walking in" because they know chances are you're not going to walk away. Finally, a reservation ensures you have a space on the tour. Trust us you don't want to spend so much time and money to come to Hawaii and then miss out on an activity because they were booked out!
Choose the tour you are interested in, click the red “Book It” button adjacent to the tour information, and complete the booking form.
While we can usually accommodate most last-minute bookings, we highly encourage those that are checking out our website far in advance to book 2-3 weeks prior to desired date. You never know if there's a convention, special event, or an increase in overall visitors in town, and it would be a shame if the activities that you want to do are sold out because you waited until the last minute. Basically, if you know you want to do it, just book it!
Most companies have a set of centrally located hotels that they do pick ups from. This makes the pickup process short so you can start the tour as soon as possible!
Gratuity is never required but if you enjoyed your experience, a tip is always greatly appreciated!
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Check In Location
41-202 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo Beach, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States 96795
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy: Standard Policy
  • Cancellations made 2 days before Date & Time will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Terms & Conditions
  • 8 years or older (children must be well behaved, and follow all instructions)
  • Each child 8 – 12 years old must be closely monitored and accompanied in the water by a paying adult who is 18 years or older
  • Must be in good physical condition, without back or neck problems--this is a physical activity
  • Pregnant women are not allowed to participate
  • Anyone acting in a manner which threatens the safety of any aquatic creatures, themselves, or other people (including without limitation unruly or disruptive behavior, or failure to follow directions), may be removed from the activity without a refund
  • All participants or their legal guardians are required to sign a release of liability and waiver form before participating
  • Use only biodegradable sun lotion to protect the animals and their environment
  • Towels are not provided
  • Please bring your own swim attire
  • All interactive programs occur in groups
Reviews
8 reviews, 0 comments
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Was the tour accurately described on the webiste? In other words did it meet your expectations?
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Lots of fun if you do an experience
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We came here with the sole purpose of swimming with the dolphins. We booked into the Royal Dolphin encounter which included the dolphin kiss, hug thing, twin dolphin ride and twin dolphin foot push. Our session was booked for 1.45pm so we had time to look around. Unfortunately the park is quite small so doesn't take long to see every exhibit. Took just over 30 minutes so we stopped for lunch before ... moreour encounter. We were able to secure our items in a one time use locker for $2.99
After a quick life vest fitting and instructions we were taken to the tank and in the water. Both of us has heaps of fun! We got to play with both whalphins and another dolphin. Photos and video were a bit pricey but that is expected. 

Quick tip: if you do the dolphin foot push please make sure your bottoms are on securely, wardrobe malfunctions are not pleasant!

Overall the encounter was quite enjoyable. If you were visiting the park without having an encounter I would probably avoid it as it is quite small.
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Wolphin experience was memorable
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My wife and I visited Sea Life Park on Oahu, on August 20, 2014. We paid for the swim with dolphins experience. We were treated to a memorable experience with the world's only "wolphin" ... a whale/dolphin cross breed! Riding the wolphin was the highlight of my wife's week in Oahu! The trainers were patient and warm, answering questions I posed, and insured that we had a warm greeting, respectful ... moreswim time with the others in our group, and they clearly cared about the animals under their care.
The park is smallish and somewhat older looking, but quaint and clean. Having pre-paid for the dolphin experience, we arrived at the park 15-30 minutes before the opening time for the general public. Which gave us ample time to see the shark tank and also the sea turtles. Another of my wife's favorite sea creatures!
And the view from the park of the nearby islands (Rabbit Island, and the other, forgot it's name now), is just awesome! Even if you don't do the dolphin experience, it's worth the trip getting there just to see the coastline and the view. We stayed at Waikiki, Outrigger on the Beach.
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Memorable Dolphin Swim Experience
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My wife and I attended Sea Life Park, and were able to view several attractions after our time in the Dolphin Swim Experience.  The Dolphin Swim at Sea Life park was very well-done, with knowledgeable trainers and small, intimate group sizes. For any Japanese park guests, the trainers were fluent in both English and Japanese, which helped in moving along the experience seamlessly. During the experience, ... morephotographers and videographers were great at snapping photos, although you are welcome to have an out-of-water guest snap them for you. Any pictures/videos from the park do cost money, and can be pricey for multiple shots. For any of the experiences, make sure you leave all of your jewelry, hair pins, sunglasses and loose articles behind. You can buy a locker for these for a one-time use fee of $3.

Other than that, the park seemed a bit dated, but has a beautiful view of the water and very passionate trainers. The sea lion show was hilarious for all ages, and the trainers seemed very interested in answering questions about the animals.

Overall, a great way to pass a day with children, and an excellent way to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience swimming with dolphins or sharks.
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Very cool experience
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Boys signed up for the dolphin encounter - should have went up to the swim. The encounter was limited in time for the boys to spend with the dolphins, as they had about 50 people in the water. The swim, which was directly across, had about 8. Very far away for good pictures with an average camera.... more

The manta ray swim was the highlight. The two instructors provided huge hands on for the boys (ages 11 and 8) and they got to snorkel and feed lots of fish too. definitely the memorable part of the day for them.

Our day was saved by the gal at check in -out hotel tour activity organizer called the park but failed to book our ray swim. This sea life park staffer ensured the boys had a swim time and refused to take payment until she confirmed with our hotel whether we had prepaid or not.
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Dolphin Adventure Swim
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I chose the package for the dolphin encounter, but ended up wishing I'd paid for the most expensive one. The staff was great and the dolphin were well trained and seemed happy. I wish I could have gotten more hands on time with them, but the time I had was great. I ended up with a very nice photo taken by one of their staff photographers. The only negative I can mention is the tanks throughout the ... morepark seemed to need a good cleaning. I would recommend this as I had a good experience. The rest of the park was enjoyable as well. I love the aviary where you can feed love birds and cockatiels.
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Fun in the Sun
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This is very nice park to go to and there are all kinds of marine animals to see and interact with in activities. I went on the dolphin encounter activity and we got to meet a dolphin named Kaleo. We also went to a few of the shows like to the Ocean Theatre and a show in dolphin's cove. ... more
The gift shops there are very nice to go to but it can be a little on the expensive side. There is a nice snack bar to go to for lunch. It is a nice marine park to go to and just have a relaxing day in the sun.
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Dolphin Royal Swim
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Sea Life Park is great place for the whole family. Many things for everyone to do. But I must recommend that if you go you show try the Royal Swim. Up close and personal meeting and learning about one of the most beautiful and graceful animals of the sea. Getting to touch and swim with the dolphins (or in my case whalphins) was absolutely fantastic. I was a little worried at first because I am a heavy ... moreman, but the strength, grace, and gentleness of the dolphins had me forget all my worries. The trainers are very knowledgeable and eager to explain and answer all questions anyone may ask. This is a place and attraction I will do again on my next visit to Hawaii.
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Love Dolphins, then Swim with them here!
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We spent about 10 days on Oahu & my ten year old son said this was the best part of his vacation. Yes, it is expensive to swim, touch, and kiss the dolphins; but, how many times in one's life will you do it or get this chance. Our family will treasure the beautiful photos forever & enjoy the video on multiple occasions. A couple things one will experience: two dolphins will elevate you out of the ... morewater by pushing you up by the soles of your feet & then carrying you approximately 30 feet through the water. Plus, you will have two dolphins come up under each one of your arms whereby you grab their dorsal fins to be pulled about 40 feet through the water. The Dolphin show was great as well. The large Whalphin (a cross between a killer whale & a dolphin) was a sight to see too. Don't miss this place; plus, the scenery on this side of the island is spectacular.
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