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Maui Ocean Center: Tours & Tickets

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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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192 Maalaea Rd, Hwy 30, Ma'alaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice little aquarium, with plenty to see and do. Several aquariums, including the very cool walk through tunnel aquarium. The whale center and theater are a must. Don't forget to check out all the turtles. The staff were super friendly and helpful, and informative.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Shane B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I chose this as a tour on the carnival splendor repositioning cruise. We’ve been to Maui three times. This is a good acquiring with several different halls. One with a history of fishing on Maui. The one I like best was the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Okrent3209
Reviewed 2 days ago

All the exhibits were marvellous. I especially enjoyed the coral exhibits. I did not realize how many different corals there are and it was great seeing the fish/eels etc swimming around. The encounter with the diver chatting with the audience was very good as well....More

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Shirley R
Reviewed 2 days ago

The 3D whale experience was awesome! The speakers were funny and informative! It is a little on the small side for the price, however we would go again.

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jlmcfam
Reviewed 3 days ago

A fabulous few hours spent experiencing marine life, well organised. The Humpbacks of Hawai’i exhibit, seemed short only because I could have watched it all day, Thank you

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank annoliver1954
Reviewed 4 days ago

The aquarium had great exhibits and explanations. I enjoyed the whale exhibit but it ended too soon.

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank InConstantMotion
Reviewed 4 days ago

The 3D hump back whale presentation was the best . Just wish it was longer. Felt like you were right there with them.

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Quest637840
Reviewed 4 days ago

We've visited many excellent aquariums around the world. For its size and loction, this is one of the very best we've seen. The exhibits are well-presented and a lot of information is provided in a clear way. Yes, you can see most of the animals...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank tigbear
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited MOC after prior visit in 2002. It was a great experience and the NEW Humpbacks of Hawaii and Sphere was unbelievable and not to be missed!

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank HawaiiFran
Reviewed 4 days ago

Did not have as much attractions as I expected. Being that they are surrounded by ocean, I figured there would be a lot more animals but the main thing was fish tanks with some small sharks and fishes....but a pleasant experience overall.

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Date of experience: October 2019
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9 November 2018|
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Response from Hola_PVR | Reviewed this property |
Did not do any behind the scene tours. Did take the time to listen to the presenters as they were excellent and provided detailed information. Also used the handheld audio device ($3) which provided additional information... More
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Jennifer3kids
3 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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