Sea Life Park, Makapuu Beach
One of my top five favorite movies would have to be 50 First Dates, with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. I saw this movie not long before I fell in love with Hawaii and the beautiful landscape. In the move, Sandler works at Sea Life Park as an animal trainer. In all my visits and even when I lived in Hawaii, I never went to Sea Life Park. What was I thinking? Not only are the animals super cute, but the view from the site is simply stunning.
Sea Life Park, located at Makapuu Beach is home to a variety of marine mammals such as fish, sharks, dolphins and penguins, and many of these animals have been injured in the wild and have been rescued and rehabilitated. They have many activities for both kids and adults, including the chance to swim with dolphins.
The park is open daily from 10.30am-5pm and costs US$29 for adults and US$19 for kids. You can rent a car of catch The Bus from Waikiki, its about 20 minutes away. I have Sea Life Park on my itinerary for February - can't wait!