Maui Ocean Center – Image courtesy of Hawaii Tourism Authority
Introducing Maui Ocean Center
Explore Hawaii’s unique marine environment by descending through more than 60 interactive habitat exhibits at this seashore-to-reef experience, which is the largest aqaurium in Hawaii.
See spiny urchins and cauliflower coral in the surge pool, followed by turtles, eagle-rays and starfish in the reef tanks before reaching the main tank featuring tiger, gray and white-tip sharks, tuna and triggerfish.
If you feel inclined, pour yourself into a wet suit and scuba dive among manta rays, tropical fish and sharks.
The 2-hectare centre is located in a retail complex overlooking the harbour, with easy access off Honoapiilani Highway.
Tip: Buy your tickets online to avoid the long admission lines.
Location: Ma’alaea Harbour Village
Hours: Daily 9am-5pm (until 6pm July and August)