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Maui Ocean Center

For over 20 years, Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii has fostered understanding, wonder, and respect for Hawaii's marine life with visitors from around the world. Today, it is recognized as one of Maui's top-rated attractions and listed among the "Top 10 Aquariums in the World" by TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards. Maui Ocean Center is home to one of the world's largest displays of live Pacific corals and exhibits only marine animals found in Hawaii, providing an authentic experience into Hawaii's ocean environment. Descend from the colorful Living Reef exhibits to the vast 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit on a journey where encounters with schooling reef fish, sharks, stingrays, turtles, and an incredible diversity of marine life awaits. The new, state-of-the-art Humpbacks of Hawaii Exhibit & Sphere is the first of its kind in Hawaii. The mystery and migration of humpback whales is presented through interactive exhibits, displays, and a virtual whale encounter in the Sphere theater. Humpback whales are brought to life through a virtual experience that utilizes the most advanced systems in lenses and seeming technology. The use of active 3D glasses and 4k imagery generated by multiple laser projects, backed by a dynamic 7.1 surround system, blurs the lines of reality and enables viewers to experience Maui's humpback whales in their own environment. With over 60 exhibits, 20 daily presentations, and cultural activities, there is something for everyone at the Maui Ocean Center. The Aquarium offers additional tours and encounters including a Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Native Plant and Cultural Tour, and Shark Dive Maui, a cage-free SCUBA diving experience with the Aquarium's sharks and stingrays. Maui Ocean Center also features ocean view dining at its Seascape Restaurant, a certified Ocean Friendly Restaurant that serves lunch, dinner, and happy hour specials with an unrivaled view of Ma'alaea Bay. Shopping is available at the Maui Ocean Treasures gift shop with an impressive offering of Hawaii-made products, jewelry, children toys, and more. Connecting guests with Hawaii's marine life, perpetuating the relationship between the Hawaiians and the sea, and inspiring environmental conservation are cornerstones of the Maui Ocean Center story. The collective experience of native wildlife, local culture, and our social responsibility to be stewards of the sea is what defines Maui Ocean Center as The Aquarium of Hawaii.


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Maui Ocean Center, Hawaii's Top Rated Family Attraction (Zagat Survey US Family Travel Guide), provides an up close view of Hawaiian Marine Life without getting wet! Maui Ocean Center, the Hawaiian Aquarium, is a great activity during any vacation to Maui, whether a family vacation, a romantic honeymoon, a relaxing retreat or an adventurous tour.

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If you are coming to Maui on a cruise ship then you need to make sure you browse our Maui cruise ship category before you make any reservations for activities during shore leave.

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We frequently get asked questions from our clients about the handicap accessibility of our tours. As a result of this we have created category on our website called "Handicap Accessible Tours on Maui".

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Sometimes you just can't fit a square peg in a round hole. We have accumulated here on this page a few of the activities we offer on the island that just don't seem to fit in any of the traditional categories.

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