Maui Ocean Center Ranks Among World's Top 10 Aquariums

Posted by Kelly Lovato RS-41544 on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 7:08am.

One of the world’s best aquariums is right in your backyard.

Posted by Staff Writer on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 6:39am.


The Maui Ocean Center was recently named among the Top 10 Aquariums in the World by TripAdvisor 2018 Travelers’ Choice, an annual award that highlights the top travel destinations and companies around the world. The Maui Ocean Center came in at No. 8, joining prestigious aquariums including the Georgia Aquarium, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Tennessee Aquarium. The rankings are based on both the quantity and quality of TripAdvisor reviews.

“Maui Ocean Center is honored to have been named one of the Top 10 Aquariums in the World by TripAdvisor,” Tapani Vuori, the general manager said in a news release. “We appreciate every individual traveler who visited Maui Ocean Center and rated their experience.”

Nestled along Ma'alaea Harbor, the Maui aquarium aims to perpetuate the deep relationship between the Hawaiian culture and the sea by only exhibiting marine animals found in Hawai’i’s waters. The aquarium features one of the world’s largest displays of Pacific corals and an immersive, 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit. From reef sharks to jellyfish to crustaceans, the Maui Ocean Center gives visitors an intimate view of life under the sea.

“The overwhelmingly positive feedback speaks volumes to the passion and dedication of our team, a group of individuals who truly deserves the recognition for this monumental achievement,” said Vuori. “For the past 20 years, they are the ones who connect our mission and vision with each and every guest in a way that creates memorable experiences while fostering a sense of wonder and respect for Hawaii’s marine life.”

This is far from the first time the Maui Ocean Center has been recognized as a world-class aquarium. In recent years, TripAdvisor also named Maui Ocean Center among the “Top 25 Best Aquariums in the U.S.”, “15 Top Aquariums In The USA You Need To Experience”, and inducted into the “TripAdvisor Hall of Fame”.

 

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