Waikiki Aquarium

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2777 Kalakaua Avenue, Oahu, HI, USA
(808) 923-9741

Waikiki Aquarium Oahu Reviews

ellechic ellechic
137 reviews
A good collection of Hawaii's marine life Jun 08, 2012
Waikiki Aquarium is located along the southern end of Waikiki Beach, on shoreline in Kapi‘olani Park.

This small aquarium offers a good collection of Hawaii's marine and ocean life. Various coral reefs and different kinds of saltwater fish, in colors and shapes, and sizes. I especially like the coral reefs and the types of jellyfish they have on collection.

They also have large tanks with sharks, sting rays, and seals.

This aquarium is great for kids and adults who are interested in aquatic life. It's also an alternative activity in Waikiki other than beach and shopping.

Entrance fee is free for kids under 4 to $9 for adults, with discounted prices for military, students, seniors and young adults.
Waikiki Aquarium
Waikiki Aquarium
Waikiki Aquarium
Waikiki Aquarium
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sarahsan sarahsan
403 reviews
A charming little aquarium Feb 04, 2010
The Waikiki Aquarium is a small aquarium, but a very charming one. The visit is done with a self guided audio tour. It is nicely laid out with tanks inside and with a pool with the marine life of Hawaii and a pool with Monk seals outside.

The tanks inside shows all kinds of colorful fish , seaweed, clams, coral and jelly fish. One giant clam is 5 years old and weighs 75 kg/165 pounds and is still growing. Would not want to stick my had into that one.

One might wonder why the coral reef fish are so colorful. Scientists propose that it may help fish recognize their own kind, that it might advertise territory or warn of special defenses. Fish can have 2-3 completely different color pattern through their life time.

I found the Weedy seadragon specially interesting. It is related to the seahorse and can only be found in the wild around the southern coastline of Australia.

Outside is a pool where you can admire the Monk seals. This is the most endangered seal species in the world. Monk seals have been know to dive down to 400 feet. They can reach 30 years and weigh 400-600 pounds. Monk seals are only found in the Hawaiian Islands.

I particularily liked the pool outside, the Edge of the Reef. This exhibit provides a profile of Hawaiian shore line habitat. It was specially interesting since we were going to snorkel in Hanauma Bay in a couple of days. Among all the fish was a very cute puffer fish. I came up to the glass all the time to have his picture taken. I swear that he was smiling at me. I totally fell in love with him.

The Waikiki Aquarium is not only great for children, but also for the rest of us. It is open from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. The admission is $9/$4/$2 adult/youth/children and this includes an audio guide.

Anemone clown fish
Yellow tang (Surgeonfish)
Flamed hawkfish
Indo pacific sergeant
sarahsan says:
That makes two of us!
Posted on: Mar 01, 2010
coreyjay1977 coreyjay…
16 reviews
Waikiki Aquarium Apr 02, 2008
For an aquarium in Hawaii amidst some of the best natural aquatic life in the world the Waikiki Aquarium was somewhat small. The Waikiki Aquarium is a very small aquarium compared to most others. However, the facilty is clean and the exibits that they have are very well put together. Upon entrance you are given an electronic guide to give you a very informative tour. Each exhibit has its own number that you can enter into the guide and hear the information specific to what you are looking at. It will not just continue on with the next exhibit until you punch in the number. So feel free to take your time at the shark tank, jelly fish, or the Hawaiin Monk seals. The Hawaiin Monk seal exhibit was a nice touch. Be sure to check with the front desk when you enter to find out what times they feed the Hawaiin Monk seals. The coral exhibits are really cool as they have recreated the different types of coral reefs from around the Hawaiian Islands as well as a few others. The jelly fish exhibit was quite interesting with many different species of the little suckers. Parking at the Waikiki Aquarium can be very difficult as it is so near the bear that on nice days the parking is taken by beach goers. If you are looking for an hour or so to kill while in Waikiki the Waikiki Aquarium may not be a bad idea.
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