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Maui Ocean Center

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Skip the Line: Maui Ocean Center Admission
From US$ 27.95*
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  • Lowest price guaranteed
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“nice aquarium”(170 reviews)
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Named “Top 10 Aquariums in the World” by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards, Maui Ocean Center is the premier destination to encounter and learn about Hawaii’s marine life. Home to one of the world’s largest displays of live Pacific corals, the...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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192 Maalaea Rd, Hwy 30, Ma'alaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
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The Maui ocean center was great and the shark dive was amazing! We were guided every step of the way during the dive experience and had amazing photos and shark teeth souvenirs for every shark we saw. Dive instructor was so full of info and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MKingRohnertPark
Reviewed yesterday

Ok, so it is essentially a really big aquarium, and I have issues about wildlife held captive. That said, people want to see tropical creatures, and walking through the center is less damaging than millions of snorkelers stomping the reefs to pieces. And I know...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank foxmusician
Reviewed yesterday

The marine life on display at this aquarium is undoubtedly the most colorful I've encountered. What an easy way to see so much without getting wet.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anna M
Reviewed yesterday

Quite a comprehensive aquarium, but as there's so much to offer in Maui, visit only if you have excess time to spare.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tc l
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful way to spend a morning or afternoon with the family. We had a limited mobility grandma with us; wheelchairs were available and everything could be accessed. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank catherineokane
Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed our visit to the Maui Ocean Center! Looking forward to seeing the whale exhibit the next time we visit!!

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank farmerswife123
Reviewed 2 days ago

pleasantly surprised by the numerous live animal exhibits. well presented with explanations. loved the upside down jelly fish. The main jelly fish tank is great to watch. the walk through clear tunnel with manta rays swimming overhead is super.. sharks and other large and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tazziazan0812
Reviewed 2 days ago

Maui Ocean Center was a great way to see all of the different ocean friends from this beautiful island. The option of having an automated guide gives an interesting and educational experience as well.

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Discover51724919508
Reviewed 2 days ago

The staff here do a great job talking about the species here and how they are in the environment around Maui. Be sure to not miss the feeding of the rays!! That was really cool to see. Up close to a sea turtle and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank UWPPioneer
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the best way we could have seen the whales off Maui. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Our teenagers were quite entertained and staid engaged the whole time.We went to the aquarium after and were surprised at how amazing it was. The...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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8 November 2018|
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Response from jemlo13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is worth it. Besides seeing / learning things "behind the scenes," you also get access to the "public" side to see the daily presentations, gift shop, food, etc.
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Jennifer3kids
2 July 2017|
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Response from Graham J | Reviewed this property |
I checked with my 15 year old daughter who enthusiastically said yes. The only ones I remembered were the ones they were raising that we saw in the behind the scenes tour. Enjoy!
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adbeff
10 June 2017|
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Response from 181Linda | Reviewed this property |
Not at the aquarium. The snorkeling tour you pre book your tickets.
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