Maui Maui Ocean Center Excursion Reviews

You don't have to get wet to experience Maui's wide array of sea creatures, because the Maui Ocean Center aquarium has them all.
Good experience to see 3D humpbacks whale documentary
Good experience to see 3D humpbacks whale documentary
Good experience to see 3D humpbacks whale documentary Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Nice.
Nice. 2 hours is about all you need there to see everything.
Nice. 2 hours is about all you need there to see everything. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Ocean Center was nice but very small.
Ocean Center was nice but very small. It was not anything that could not have been seen at most other aquariums. The lack of sea mammals, while understandable, was disappointing. Had an enjoyable talk with their shark expert.
Ocean Center was nice but very small. It was not anything that could not have been seen at most other aquariums. The lack of sea mammals, while understandable, was disappointing. Had an enjoyable talk with their shark expert. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
After a provided lunch we were free to wander the Ocean Center for about two hours.
After a provided lunch we were free to wander the Ocean Center for about two hours. Here we experienced the humpback whale exhibit. We regret we did not see the 3D movie as everyone raved about it afterwards. We did see the hanu (green ... Read More
After a provided lunch we were free to wander the Ocean Center for about two hours. Here we experienced the humpback whale exhibit. We regret we did not see the 3D movie as everyone raved about it afterwards. We did see the hanu (green sea turtles) and the ocean tunnel was fantastic, as we were up close and personal with manta rays, sharks and beautiful tropical fish. The grounds were impeccably clean, and the Center is right by the ocean. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was one of my favorite things to do, would have like to have another hour or two at this ...
This was one of my favorite things to do, would have like to have another hour or two at this place, just not enough time there. Amazing Tunnel where you can watch all kinds of sea life swimming.
This was one of my favorite things to do, would have like to have another hour or two at this place, just not enough time there. Amazing Tunnel where you can watch all kinds of sea life swimming. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
"Best of Maui" tour included tram ride through plantation.
"Best of Maui" tour included tram ride through plantation. Best part was the Maui Ocean Center.
"Best of Maui" tour included tram ride through plantation. Best part was the Maui Ocean Center. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Half hour trip, there and back.
Half hour trip, there and back. Marvellous specimens of sea life, especially taken by the fishes etc of the coral. And try the ice cream.
Half hour trip, there and back. Marvellous specimens of sea life, especially taken by the fishes etc of the coral. And try the ice cream. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
best of maui plantation trolley ride - average.gift shop best part of tour lunch incl.
best of maui plantation trolley ride - average.gift shop best part of tour lunch incl. at ocean centre - choice of 5 sandwiches - average ocean centre small, but interesting; could touch eels and sea urchins. rare turtles ... Read More
best of maui plantation trolley ride - average.gift shop best part of tour lunch incl. at ocean centre - choice of 5 sandwiches - average ocean centre small, but interesting; could touch eels and sea urchins. rare turtles interesting Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful place at the ocean center.
Beautiful place at the ocean center. Lots to see and do!! After we were done there we took the bus back down town and did some shopping and then got the tender back to the ship!! Very enjoyable day!!
Beautiful place at the ocean center. Lots to see and do!! After we were done there we took the bus back down town and did some shopping and then got the tender back to the ship!! Very enjoyable day!! Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This tour would have been ideal for passengers with kids.
This tour would have been ideal for passengers with kids. Walking around the aquarium.
This tour would have been ideal for passengers with kids. Walking around the aquarium. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
One of the best aquarium we have ever visited.
One of the best aquarium we have ever visited. Couldn't stop watching the sharks especially the hammerhead and tiger. Great exhibits for children. Wished I could have stayed to watch the scuba divers feed the sharks and tropical fish.
One of the best aquarium we have ever visited. Couldn't stop watching the sharks especially the hammerhead and tiger. Great exhibits for children. Wished I could have stayed to watch the scuba divers feed the sharks and tropical fish. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Ocean Center was excellent and the lunch provided was very good.
The Ocean Center was excellent and the lunch provided was very good. Which is always a surprise. Very nice aquarium with may interesting fish.
The Ocean Center was excellent and the lunch provided was very good. Which is always a surprise. Very nice aquarium with may interesting fish. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Must see especially if you don't snorkel/ Marine life was fabulous.
Must see especially if you don't snorkel/ Marine life was fabulous. tour also included lunch
Must see especially if you don't snorkel/ Marine life was fabulous. tour also included lunch Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Lunch was good with a great view.
Lunch was good with a great view. The Ocean Center was ok, but children would have enjoyed it more.
Lunch was good with a great view. The Ocean Center was ok, but children would have enjoyed it more. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Discription of tour stated approximately 2 hours of free time at the ocean center - only received 1 ...
Discription of tour stated approximately 2 hours of free time at the ocean center - only received 1 hour 5 minutes.
Discription of tour stated approximately 2 hours of free time at the ocean center - only received 1 hour 5 minutes. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The Maui Ocean Center is great!
The Maui Ocean Center is great! Lots to see and enjoy. Maui is my favorite island, lots of beaches, snorkeling and windsurfing.
The Maui Ocean Center is great! Lots to see and enjoy. Maui is my favorite island, lots of beaches, snorkeling and windsurfing. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Informative and entertaining; excellent transportation and guide -- just the right pace; ...
Informative and entertaining; excellent transportation and guide -- just the right pace; appreciated the experience and would recommend it. The price was right!
Informative and entertaining; excellent transportation and guide -- just the right pace; appreciated the experience and would recommend it. The price was right! Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Left us waiting for 45 minutes in the theater.
Left us waiting for 45 minutes in the theater. Our guide also told us we were 45 minutes late! Didn't seem like we got priority with our ship's excursion. But if you've already visited Monterey Aquarium in California or ... Read More
Left us waiting for 45 minutes in the theater. Our guide also told us we were 45 minutes late! Didn't seem like we got priority with our ship's excursion. But if you've already visited Monterey Aquarium in California or the National Aquarium in Baltimore, it will be a let down. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The big tank where the sharks and rays are is very nice.
The big tank where the sharks and rays are is very nice. You walk out through a tube area where the sharks sometimes go over your head. They even have a tiger shark in the big tank. Outside there is a good view of the harbor as well as the ... Read More
The big tank where the sharks and rays are is very nice. You walk out through a tube area where the sharks sometimes go over your head. They even have a tiger shark in the big tank. Outside there is a good view of the harbor as well as the smaller nearby islands that are not part of the cruise, Molokai, Lanai, Kohoolawe. Also look up on the hill over the center at the windmills. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Had seen it before, but thoroughly enjoyed it again.
Had seen it before, but thoroughly enjoyed it again. Highly recommended! Just beautiful!
Had seen it before, but thoroughly enjoyed it again. Highly recommended! Just beautiful! Read Less
Sail Date March 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Worth the time and money for this stop.
Worth the time and money for this stop. Very interesting.
Worth the time and money for this stop. Very interesting. Read Less
Sail Date March 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We actually took the "Best of Maui - Plantation, Iao Valley & Ocean Center" offered through NCL.
We actually took the "Best of Maui - Plantation, Iao Valley & Ocean Center" offered through NCL. It made for a very long day, but was enjoyable. The Ocean Center, was not what I expected, but I'm probably a bit jaded ... Read More
We actually took the "Best of Maui - Plantation, Iao Valley & Ocean Center" offered through NCL. It made for a very long day, but was enjoyable. The Ocean Center, was not what I expected, but I'm probably a bit jaded coming from Alaska. We have an amazing Sea Life Center a few hours from us that does research and educational tours - something I highly recommend, especially if you have young children, if you ever come through Seward on a trip. In general we found the center needs a little bit of TLC, nothing major but their main display - the dolphins - are broken. While small there was still plenty to see swimming in tanks. The best part was probably the view of the ocean and small boat harbor - I took several photos. Souvenir shops were fun, snack places were okay. It was nice and low key - good way to end the excursion. Read Less
Sail Date December 2011
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took a city bus out to the Maui Ocean Center ($2-$3)- it is a short walk to the bus stop and the ...
We took a city bus out to the Maui Ocean Center ($2-$3)- it is a short walk to the bus stop and the bus takes you right into the parking lot. It is a first rate aquarium and a great place to visit. There are nearby restaurants and shopping ... Read More
We took a city bus out to the Maui Ocean Center ($2-$3)- it is a short walk to the bus stop and the bus takes you right into the parking lot. It is a first rate aquarium and a great place to visit. There are nearby restaurants and shopping here as well. Taking the bus out saved a lot of money over what the cruise line wanted. Read Less
Sail Date October 2011
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises