And we found him and his crew at the Waikiki Aquarium.
A trip through Waikiki and down a street that resembles a tree tunnel, we made our way to the Aquarium. On the right just before the War Memorial is where you can fine this little place. We found premium parking right away, which seemed like a miracle since the parking area is not very big. You do have to reserve your tickets w/ timeslots ahead of arriving, and I really think it helps the flow of people in and out of there.
Founded in 1904 and administered by the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa since 1919, the Waikīkī Aquarium is located on the shoreline of Waikīkī Beach next to a living reef and across from Kapi’olani Park.
The Aquarium – second oldest in the U.S. – showcases more than 500 marine species and maintains more than 3,500 marine specimens. Public exhibits, education programs, and research focus on the unique aquatic life of Hawai‘i and the tropical Pacific.
The Aquarium welcomes more than 320,000 visitors annually and is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except Honolulu Marathon Sunday and Christmas Day. This place is a little gem!
Once inside we started the tour down hallways that were dark, making photography almost impossible. (I feel the itch to toss my camera…I am close to the water….) But the ones that were super lit up, I got some pretty shots. At least you can see the different colors of the reef and fishes.
It’s a short tour, it only takes about an hour. I though it was awesome! We left and apparently looking at fish makes some people want to have Sushi….so we did! We went to Genki Sushi and feasted just enough. (Sorry fishies). After that… it was home and napping by 2 pm. What a life…..right?!