Following the sugar museum, we decided to spend the afternoon at Maui’s aquarium: the Maui Ocean Center. While perhaps not as large as the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Maui Ocean Center is nonetheless impressive. In addition to a section full of tropical Hawaiian fish, there were green sea turtles, hammerhead sharks and a walk-through tube in a tank filled with sharks, stingrays, puffer fish and many others.
While on the subject of turtles, I was looking for a smaller print of a turtle photo by Victoria McCormick that I saw in a few places on Maui, but I can’t even find that photo on her website. Instead, I bought one called Ocean Light by Monica & Michael Sweet which I liked almost as much. I also liked the one called Covered in Sand – picking just one was a difficult choice.
Finally, a word of warning to those visiting who are also members of the Pacific Whale Foundation: there is a 10% discount for members, but the staff on the ticket counter did not tell us this even when asked directly about it.