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Dolphin Quest

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425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
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Wonderful experiance

The trainer was so informative. The dolphins were beautiful and fun!! The complex was huge and hard... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
805laurynk
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Unforgettable!

Expensive, but worth the money. I did the ‘encounter’ with my 14 year old daughter, a perfect... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
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Dolphin Quest Hawaii, located at the spectacular Hilton Waikoloa Village, brings people and dolphins closer than ever in fun, interactive dolphin encounter programs for all ages. This unique experience is on-of-a-kind on Hawaii's Big Island and is great for kids, adults or the entire family! Reservations can be made a year in advance. Dolphin Quest's Learning Center Lagoon, opened in 1988, was the first of its kind and inspired a new generation of large, natural habitats for marine mammals. A portion of the proceeds from your Dolphin Quest encounter program supports vital marine education, conservation and scientific study. TripAdvisor Certificate Excellence winner for the last 6 years (2012 to 2017)!
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  • Terrible1%
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425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The trainer was so informative. The dolphins were beautiful and fun!! The complex was huge and hard to navigate.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Expensive, but worth the money. I did the ‘encounter’ with my 14 year old daughter, a perfect experience for a teenager! She was thrilled!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Myself and a group of 5 others had a thoroughly fun and entertaining experience at Dolphin Quest. We were extremely fortunate to get 3 generations of a dolphin family to interact with, and it is clear that these mammals are happy and very healthy -...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a fun time. Each trainer/guide takes a small group, explains Dolphins and their personalities to us, and the history of the Dolphin(s) we got to play with. Our trainer was so nice and friendly. It's nice to see Dolphin Quest well staffed and that...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I had swimming with dolphins on our bucket list for years and the staff at dolphin quest made it better then we could have hoped for. It was simply amazing

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fun and educational experience with a variety of dolphins! A unique interaction with these magnificent animals created memories to last a lifetime.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Tried swimming with dolphins before, this one was very short and very expensive!!! Very disappointing!! They keepong asking you to look at the camera instead of doing what you are there for( enjoying the experience)

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Getting to engage with dolphins is a nice experience. One you will pay much to do. BUT, they very much take away from the experience by having half the time spent with each person in the group pose with the dolphins for their professional photographers...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the session for 45 minutes which was described to have an extended 'deep water' swim with dolphins. It was described as the participants will be able to swim to the deep area and spend time with the dolphins. Unfortunately this was not the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing time with Dolphin Quest on Kona; it was truly the highlight of my Hawaii vacation.

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Rdizazzo
12 March 2018|
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Response from pat f | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know how far but there are cabs. Don’t know which is better but Oahu was a dream come true for my sister.
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Hillary H
19 February 2018|
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Response from DolphinQuestOahu | Property representative |
Aloha Hillary, Our main Dolphin Interaction Swim programs start at age 5 and up. For 2-4 year olds we have "Wee programs" which introduce toddlers to our wonderful dolphins. Please call us at 800-248-3316 for more details... More
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Kate T
3 September 2017|
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Response from 6jacklyna | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. I don't think the kids were in very deep water. If they were it wasn't for long. Mostly they were standing and the dolphin came to them.
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