WAIMĀNALO, O‘AHU, HAWAI‘I – Sea Life Park, Hawaii’s premier marine conservation attraction, unveils an exciting new version of its popular Shark Trek Experience on June 1 that will allow guests to get face-to-face with Hawaiian reef sharks and other marine creatures in the Shark Tank. The new Shark Trek Experience is just one aspect of the refurbishment of the iconic Hawaiian Shark Tank that welcomes guests at the entrance to the park.
“We’re always looking at ways to further enhance the guest experience,” said Valerie King, Sea Life Park General Manager. “The renovated Hawaiian Shark Tank attraction serves as a compelling new entrance to the park, with educational and entertaining exhibits that celebrate the marine life our guests see when they visit the Park.”
Guests who take part in the new Shark Trek Adventure share the underwater environment with a population that includes white-tip, black-tip, hammerhead and sandbar sharks, as well as a 2,000 lb. stingray.
“The new Shark Trek Adventure is a big step for Sea Life Park,” added Jeff Pawloski, the park’s curator. “It’s the culmination of years of preparation, from determining which sharks and fish to put into the aquarium, to training the sharks not to associate divers with food. The fence that once separated guests from the sharks has been removed, making the encounter even more thrilling. It’s a one-of-a-kind, amazing educational experience for our guests.”
In addition to the new Shark Trek Adventure, the entire walk-through entrance to the Park has been upgraded with artwork by Solomon Enos that celebrates the role sharks play in Hawaiian culture, new signage, and displays about the importance of sharks in the marine environment.
For more information on the new Shark Trek experience, contact Sea Life Park at (808) 259-2500, or visit the park’s website at www.sealifeparkhawaii.com.
About Sea Life Park Hawai‘i
Sea Life Park Hawai‘i is not only a fascinating visitor attraction, it is a repository of knowledge, a refuge and a habitat for some of Hawai‘i’s most important and beloved sea creatures. The park is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $29.99 for adults and $19.99 for children ages 3-12. Kama‘aina rates are available. For information, visit the Park’s website at www.sealifeparkhawaii.com or call (808) 259-2500.
Sea Life Park is a member of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and is owned and operated by Palace Entertainment.