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Ka Moana Luau at Sea Life Park

Ka Moana Luau
East Oahu
Dinner Included
Live Music
Luau dancers

Highlights

  • Buffet dinner showcasing Hawaiian specialties
  • Interactive cultural activities, and entertaining show including hula dancing & fire dance
  • Beautiful location on southeastern coast only 30 minutes from Waikiki (transport available)
  • Admission to Sea Life Park (site of the luau) included ($40 value per person)
From
$83 per adult
  • Discounted up to 19%
  • Starts 5:30pm
  • Duration 2.5 hours

Pricing & Availability

Overview

Spend a magical evening enriched by Hawaii’s vibrant culture, history, food, and dance.

A great opportunity to venture outside the hustle & bustle of Honolulu to the scenic and sparsely populated southeastern coast, the Ka Moana Luau is located at Sea Life Park, a marine mammal park, bird sanctuary, and aquarium. As an alternative to driving yourself, you can be escorted via tour bus via the beautiful coastal route, which traverses through neighborhoods of the rich & famous as well as past Hanauma Bay, while you enjoy the interesting and entertaining commentary by the driver. Just 30 minutes from Waikiki, the luau setting is worth the journey — flanked by towering cliffs on one side and the ocean on the other with offshore islands adding to the charm.

Upon arrival and being greeted with a lei, a Mai Tai cocktail, and some lomi lomi salmon and poi (blended taro) appetizers, you can stroll the grounds taking photos of the stunning surroundings as the sun sets and also visit the many cultural activity stations, including to learn hula dancing, lei making, weaving, ukulele playing, and temporary Polynesian tattoos.

An all-you-can-eat dinner buffet showcases a variety of island foods, including mahi mahi fish, juicy kalua pork cooked all day in an underground hot stone stove, and tropical desserts. Indulge in the bar that includes specialty tropical cocktails, local craft beer, wine, and more.

Performances during the show portion will take you on a journey through Hawaii and broader Polynesia, both past and present. Highlights include an exciting Maori war dance, graceful hula dancing, and climactic fire dance, with humorous commentary and audience participation sprinkled throughout. You’ll not only be entertained, but also depart with lasting memories and a newfound appreciation for Hawaii.

Also included is free admission to Sea Life Park, a $40 value! Coach bus transportation from/to Waikiki is available for only $18/person [note: temporarily suspended due to COVID-19].

Our online prices as published on this page are up to 19% OFF the retail price! There is no downside versus paying full price.

COVID-19 CHANGES: With the luau's reopening on December 1, there are multiple changes for the foreseeable future including: 1) No transportation service, 2) All parties will have a private table, and 3) Meal served cafeteria-style by staff. Please note that Sea Life Park may not be open for free admission (it's currently scheduled to reopen Dec 19). More details can be found in the FAQ below.

Due to COVID, there currently is a requirement for the island of Oahu that no more than 5 people may be at one table. Therefore, if you book a party of more than 5 and this restriction is still active, you will likely be seated at two separate tables next to each other. If you have 5 or less, please make sure to book altogether under one booking in order to be seated at the same table; otherwise, you will be at adjacent tables.

Booking Tips

  • The Standard package usually fills up first, so please book that one early, or make sure to check the other seating packages for additional dates that may be available.

    Same-Day Bookings:
  • If there is availability, the booking calendar above will allow bookings until 3:30 pm. If possible, booking before 2 pm is best for instant confirmation (after 2 pm there may be a short processing delay). After 3:30 pm, please choose another date; if that is not possible, feel free to contact us
  • If transport is available, it will ask if you would like to add before proceeding to checkout; if it doesn't ask you, it means it no longer is available today.

TravelShack's Choice

Why we recommend this option over others
  • Stunning outdoor setting, whereas other Waikiki luau locations include an indoor hotel ballroom and a rooftop garage adjacent to a noisy streets
  • A more intimate setting (averaging 150-250 people) versus other luaus which average 400-1200+
  • For those staying in Waikiki, half the travel time than heading to a Ko Olina luau (west coast) which can be about 1 hour each way with traffic. Convenient coach bus transport available (enjoy the luau bar!).
  • Includes admission to Sea Life Park (same day or within a week)
Traveler Reviews
TravelShack Customer rating:

4.7 out of 5 stars
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Guidebook Reviews

Oahu Revealed guidebook:

Ka Moana is the closest luau outside Waikiki. Beautiful natural setting, and entertaining show with lots of dancing. The luau feels less processed than most of the others.

Option 1
VIP Package ("Celebrity")
Option 2
Upgraded Package ("Splash")
Option 3
Standard Package ("Classic")
Seating Best seating in the front Mid-tier seating General seating
Drinks Mai Tai welcome drink + 2 drink tickets 2 drink tickets 1 drink ticket
Lei Greeting Fresh flower lei Shell lei Shell lei
Souvenir Photo
$20 value
1 per group included Extra Extra
Price
with up to 19% online discount
Age 18+: $159 $136
Age 13-17: $149 $134
Age 4-12: $129 $116
Age 3 & under (lap child): Free
Age 18+: $124 $100
Age 13-17: $114 $98
Age 4-12: $89 $80
Age 3 & under (lap child): Free
Age 18+: $99 $83
Age 13-17: $87 $79
Age 4-12: $74 $67
Age 3 & under (lap child): Free
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Location

  • East Oahu
  • Waikiki

Sea Life Park
41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy
Waimanalo, HI 96795


Distance
30 min from Waikiki (transport available)
45-60 min from Ko Olina

Food Menu
  • Island greens with mandarin oranges, radish sprouts, crisp rice noodles, and Asian dressing
  • Poi (blended taro)
  • Lomi lomi salmon
  • Fresh grilled mahi mahi with macadamia nut crème sauce
  • Chicken yakitori with teriyaki sauce 
  • Kalua pork (cooked all day in an underground hot stone stove)
  • Crisp vegetable stir-fry
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Taro rolls
  • Steamed white rice
  • Fruit salad
  • Pineapple cake

If you have allergies or dietary restrictions that might prevent you from enjoying most of the items at the buffet, you can make a note at checkout, and you may be contacted to discuss alternate options.

Frequently Asked Questions
Terms and Conditions
Cancellation Policy
  • Refundable until 24 hours prior to activity time
Tax added at checkout
  • 4.712% Oahu sales tax (GET)