Ka Moana Luau at Sea Life Park

Time: 5:30 pm

Duration: 2.5 hours

East Oahu

10% Discount

  • Buffet dinner showcasing Hawaiian specialties
  • 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


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! 

Our online prices as published on this page are up to 10% off the retail price! There is no downside versus paying full price. Prices in the booking form are the discounted price; the retail price can be seen in the packages comparison table below.

TIP: Check the Standard Package for the most available dates. If there is no availability that works for you and you are a party of 4+, please submit our waitlist form. New openings are common, especially within a few days of a luau. The luau usually runs daily except Saturdays.

TravelShack's Choice


  • 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 / west coast luau (e.g., Paradise Cove, Germaine's, Chief's) which can be about 1 hour each way with traffic, and even more time saved versus the Polynesia Cultural Center (1-1.5 hours each way). Convenient coach bus transport available (enjoy the luau bar!).
  • Includes admission to Sea Life Park (same day or within a year)
  • Alcohol served (unlike alcohol-free Polynesian Cultural Center)
Seating Packages

Upgraded Package ("Celebrity")
Standard Package ("Splash")
Budget Package ("Classic")
Front & center In the middle & sides In the back, sides
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
Optional transport is $25/person
Age 18+: $199 $179
Age 13-17: $179 $169
Age 4-12: $159 $149
Age 3 & under (lap child): Free
Age 18+: $149 $134
Age 13-17: $129 $124
Age 4-12: $109 $105
Age 3 & under (lap child): Free
Age 18+: $129 $116
Age 13-17: $109 $104
Age 4-12: $89 $85
Age 3 & under (lap child): Free

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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.