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Oahu Dolphin Encounter

Here's the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with friendly dolphins. From a waist deep platform, you'll observe and interact with these amazing animals while they perform tricks and entertain you. These dolphins play, kiss, and even "dance" with the guests. A great attraction for those who don't want to venture into deeper waters.

Learn about the intriguing world of dolphins whilst having lots of fun interacting with them in a fantastic tropical Hawaiian setting. You will have the unique opportunity to play, dance and kiss these highly intelligent mammals as you observe dolphin's high-energy behaviours in waist-deep waters.

Plus, you will receive free admission into the Sea Life Park, where you can see penguins, Sea lions, Hawaiian Ray Encounter, Sea Turtle Lagoon, and of course the all-new living shark exhibit and much more. The shark exhibit is a 300,000-gallon aquarium and is home to a dozen native Hawaiian sharks including, Sandbar Sharks, Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, and two types of Black Tip Sharks.

Photographs of your interactions with the dolphins are available for purchase on the day.

Experience Includes

  • Admission ticket to Sea Life Park Hawaii
  • Dolphin Encounter
  • Handle marine animals in the touch pool
  • Complimentary pickup and drop-off at select Waikiki hotels

Experience Excludes

  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks


Daily, year round

Departure location

Hotel pick-up available from central Waikiki hotels.

Start times

9.30am, 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.45pm and 3.15pm


The dolphin encounter lasts 45 minutes, including 30 minutes in the water.

Terms & Conditions

  • Children aged 7 and under must be accompanied in the water with a paying adult aged 18 years or older.
    • Please arrive 1 hour prior to your reserved program at Sea Life Park.
    • Provided safety vests are required for all participants.
    • This is a physical activity. Participants must be in good physical condition, without back or neck problems.
    • All participants or their legal guardians are required to sign a release of liability and waiver form before participating
    • There are a rinse station and a changing area at the park, however, there are no shower facilities.
    • Pregnant women are not permitted to participate in the dolphin encounter.
    • Participants may not enter the water carrying cameras, hats or other unsecured items.
    • There is a capacity for 20 guests.
    • This activity is accessible by wheelchair.
    • Infants are not allowed to participate in the Dolphin Encounter. However, transportation is free as a lap child and admission to the park is free.
    • Bring your own towel and swimwear.
    • Please use only biodegradable sunscreen to protect the animals and their environment. Approved sunscreen is available at the park.