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
$84 per adult
  • Discounted up to 15%
  • Starts 5:30pm
  • Duration 2.5 hours

Pricing & Availability

Overview

COVID-19 CHANGES (July Update): Since reopening many months ago, there have been multiple changes for the foreseeable future including: 1) All parties will have a private table, 2) Meal is served cafeteria-style by staff, and 3) Activity stations are temporarily suspended.  Booking together is best for sitting together. 

AVAILABILITY: Due to COVID capacity restrictions currently in place and more limited luaus operating on Oahu, this luau is currently selling out well in advance so it is advised to book early. The more limited Budget and Upgraded packages usually fill up first, so please book these early, or make sure to check the other seating packages for additional dates that may be available (the VIP Front Row Table and Standard packages are most likely to have seats sooner). If there are no seats showing across all packages for all dates you can do and you are a party of 4+, please submit our waitlist form, as cancellations/openings do occur; please indicate whether all packages would work and whether transport is required. 

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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 local 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 (optional) free day admission to Sea Life Park, a $40 value! Coach bus transportation from/to Waikiki is available for only $25/person round-trip.

Our online prices as published on this page (except the VIP Front Table option) are up to 15% OFF the retail price! There is no downside versus paying full price.

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 200-300 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 year)
Traveler Reviews
TravelShack Customer rating:

4.7 out of 5 stars
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July 2021

Marilyn wrote:

Beautiful show! Funny commentators! Yummy food! Great drinks! Colorful interactive, cant say enough positives!


July 2021

The Luau was so wonderful. It was a great intro to Polynesian culture and the entertainment was spectacular. Very talented and entertaining hosts. It started raining during our show and I was amazed at how quickly they handed out ponchos. Just super duper service!


June 2021

Wendy wrote:

Beautiful setting! The fun and interactive host kept the crowd fully engaged and even on their feet. The performers were fantastic! We have been to three luaus over the years and this was the best. The included entrance into the park was a bonus. Would highly recommend!

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.

VIP Front Row Table Package Upgraded Package ("Celebrity") Standard Package ("Splash") Budget Package ("Classic")
Seating
Diagram in photo gallery
In the front Near the front & in center In the middle & sides In the back sides
Drinks Mai Tai welcome drink + 2 drink tickets Mai Tai welcome drink + 2 drink tickets 2 drink tickets 1 drink ticket
Lei Greeting Fresh flower lei Fresh flower lei Shell lei Shell lei
Souvenir Photo
$20 value
1 per group included 1 per group included Extra Extra
Price
Optional transport is $25/person
Per table (up to 5 people*): $845 Age 18+: $169 $143
Age 13-17: $149 $134
Age 4-12: $147 $116
Age 3 & under (lap child): Free
Age 18+: $128 $105
Age 13-17: $118 $98
Age 4-12: $99 $80
Age 3 & under (lap child): Free
Age 18+: $104 $84
Age 13-17: $89 $79
Age 4-12: $77 $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
  • Mixed Green Salad with Cucumbers & Tomatoes
  • Poi (blended taro)
  • Lomi Lomi Salmon
  • Fresh Baked Potato Rolls 
  • Local Sweet Potatoes
  • Island-caught Fish with Pineapple Mango Salsa
  • Teriyaki Chicken
  • Kalua Pork (traditionally cooked all day in an underground hot stone stove)
  • Stir Fry Vegetables
  • Chow Mein Noodles
  • Steamed White Rice
  • Fresh Cut Fruit & other Tropical Desserts

Details about diet compatibility (e.g., gluten-free) can be found here or in the table in our photo gallery above. 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)