Begin your family's wildlife adventure with a dolphin experience at the Kahala Hotel. The next day head east to Hanauma bay for some morning snorkeling and spend the afternoon at Sea Life Park. On your last day you can stay closer to home and take in both the zoo and aquarium in Waikiki.
Dolphin Quest is located and the fabulous Kahala Resort. The setting is one of the best I've seen for a dolphin encounter. Many many celebs have done the dolphin encounter here. You have more than one option for the experience. The kids can go with other kids, or you can do a family encounter.read more
Take note, Tuesdays are a day of rest for the fish. The park is closed.read more
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This 62-acre park in East Oahu is one of the island's top attractions. It features whales from Puget Sound, Atlantic bottle-nosed dolphins, California sea lions, and penguins going through their motions to the delight of kids of all ages. With children, allow all day to take in the sights. Also popular are the Hawaiian reef tank full of tropical fish; the "touch" pool, where you can feel a real sea cucumber (commonly found in tide pools); and a bird sanctuary, where you can see birds like the red-footed booby and the frigate bird. The chief curiosity, though, is the world's only "wholphin" -- a cross between a false killer whale and an Atlantic bottle-nosed dolphin. On-site, marine biologists operate a recovery center for endangered marine life; during your visit, you'll be able to see rehabilitated Hawaiian monk seals and seabirds.