Maui Ocean Center :: The Hawaiian Aquarium

Ma‘alaea Triangle Association goes to paid parking

January 28, 2013, Ma‘alaea, Maui, HI – Effective February 1, 2013, the north end of the parking lot at Ma‘alaea Triangle will go to paid parking.  The Ma‘alaea Triangle Association along with Peake and Levoy announced that Diamond Parking Services LLC will manage the parking areas.

The lot is divided into north and south factions by Hauoli Street, the access road from Honoapi‘ilani Highway.  The south lot, nearest Maui Ocean Center and Ma‘alaea Harbor Shops, will have an attendant.  Parking in the south lot will be available, complimentary, to patrons of Maui Ocean Center and the Ma‘alaea Harbor Shops only.

“We appreciate that this is an adjustment after 15 years of the Aquarium being in business,” stated Kate Zolezzi, General Manager at Maui Ocean Center. “We have every confidence in Diamond Parking and all of the entities involved to make this a smooth transition and to ensure Maui Ocean Center’s valued customers are not affected.” 

We want to emphasize that customers of Maui Ocean Center and Ma‘alaea Harbor Shops will continue to receive complimentary parking as they are accustomed. 

Pay booths will be stationed in the north lot.  The parking fee will start at a $5.00 per day.  Fees will go to the safety, security, and general maintenance of the lot.  In the event of overflow in the south lot, aquarium and harbor shop patrons may park in the north lot with the fee waived. 

Vehicles carrying school groups, cruise ship shore excursions, and hotel groups enter the south lot.   Vendors and individuals with appointments at Maui Ocean Center or Ma‘alaea Harbor Shops will be allowed complimentary parking in the south lot for a limited time while they conduct business.

For more information, contact Diamond Parking Service at (808) 662-0391 or nick.poree@diamondparking.com


The mission of Maui Ocean Center is to foster understanding, wonder and respect for Hawaii’s marine life. This state-of-the-art aquarium was named “Top-Rated Attraction in Hawaii” by Zagat Survey US Family Travel Guide, “Leader In Responsible Tourism” on the Top 100 Blue List by Islands Magazine, and “Best Land Activity” in 2008, 2009, 2011 by the readers of The Maui News. Open daily from 9 to 5, and from 9 to 6 in July and August. For more information please contact the Maui Ocean Center: 192 Ma‘alaea Road; Ma‘alaea, HI 96793; telephone (808)270-7000, facsimile (808)270-7070, e-mail info@mauioceancenter.com or visit www.mauioceancenter.com.

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