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Waikiki Aquarium

Neighbourhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Address: 2777 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4027
Phone Number:
+1 808-923-9741
09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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Very good for a small aquarium

The Aquarium was an easy walk from our hotel. It is small but had some very interesting exhibits. The entry fee was very reasonable compared to what we have spent at larger... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Groton, Massachusetts
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Truckee, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nothing to compare with the Monterrey Bay acquarium but lovely and very well displayed and signed. Definitely worth an hour+. Also in the nice setting of the park.

Thank sharon33191
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Small aquarium with beautiful exhibits. Was included with another package otherwise probably would have skipped it. Easy walk from Waikiki , about 5 or 10 minutes

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sonoma county, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So easy to visit, lovely exhibitions, happy families enjoying underwater beauty. Don't miss this aquarium early in your Waikiki stay, as you may want to return. Many fish I'd not seen except in books, some wondrous giant clams, malevolent looking sharks, and beautiful fish of all sizes, colors and shapes. Then, go out the door onto one of the world's... More 

Thank pinkpeacemaker
Groton, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Aquarium was an easy walk from our hotel. It is small but had some very interesting exhibits. The entry fee was very reasonable compared to what we have spent at larger aquariums, so I would say the "bang for the buck" was a very good value here. There was especially good information about seahorses and jellyfish. I saw plenty... More 

Thank Mister_Em
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Probably a bit smaller than expected, even though it doesn't look big from outside. My three year old was devastated at the lack of sharks - there were one or two though. Some really great tanks showing the fish of Hawaii, but saw lots of these out snorkeling anyway, even straight off Waikiki beach. Probably better for older kids than... More 

Thank DJProfessorK
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not overpriced like a lot of places and well worth taking a side trip to spend a morning seeing all of the large aquariums filled with exotic fish.

Thank bardi86
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here and it was small but had alot of seahoses and nice fish. It was cool to see a Hawaiian monk seal. There was alot of nice coral and very cool fish.

Thank Alan A
La Verne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium is a great place for kids and families. The marine life is well displayed without causing harming.

Thank krysthompson228
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not much to see here. I was there under half an hour. Not worth the visit really. Waste of money.

Thank Eleisha D
Pasadena, Maryland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This aquarium is very small. Not worth it for the money. We had to pay at the front door and it took us less than 20 minutes to see all the sea creatures and displays.

Thank Stephanie W

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