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Address: 425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
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+1 808-886-2875
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Dolphin Quest Hawaii, located at the spectacular Hilton Waikoloa Village,...

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 research.

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Awesome Experience!

We did the "Sea Quest" program which was SO MUCH FUN! This starts with snorkeling. Cory was a wonderful guide - she pointed out various fish and was very knowledgeable. We then... read more

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Hays, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the "Sea Quest" program which was SO MUCH FUN! This starts with snorkeling. Cory was a wonderful guide - she pointed out various fish and was very knowledgeable. We then swam with the dolphins - they are wonderful creatures! Sara was very informative and the dolphins were fun to interact with.

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Niskayuna, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a great experience. Ashley, the dolphin handler was informative, open to questions, very professional. She made sure that no one was left out. Overall, the experience was better than some other dolphin interactions that I've had.

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Kingsland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Probably as good as one could ask for. Have done it for kids in Mexico and at Atlantis. Trainer was very kind and there was a lot of wow as the dolphins seemed to really be responding to the boys commands.

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a terrific trip to Hawaii we had. The doiphin quest experience was great. The trainers are excellent at what they do and very passionate. It was not only fun but also educational. Wish i had more time with these wonderful animals.

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Boise
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This has been on my list of things to do forever. The location was superb! The trainers are very knowledgeable and let each dolphin have a break when it seems necessary. They do try to encourage awareness of our lifestyle to protect the dolphin habitat. Very professional! Thank you!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our daughter (special needs) was included with the full dolphin experience to the best of her ability. Our trainer and staff made our experience fantastic . Great life moment.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took my two kids to Dolphin Quest and what an amazing experience! I even got to do it with them at half price. Highly recommended.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Incredible experience with excellent staff who truly love what they do and the animals they care for. Magical and emotional to connect with these beautiful creatures. It was both fun and educational.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a great time. The trainers were so nice and knowledgeable. They answered all of our questions and made everyone feel safe and comfortable. Once in a lifetime experience.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you are dying to say you swam with dolphins, do it. But for families that really think you're going to have this Dolphin encounter in the water - be warned. It's really a glorified photo shoot. We are a family of 5 and paid nearly $1500 to do this but it was our splurge for this vacation. Our trainer... More 

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