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Dolphin Quest

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425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
+1 808-886-2875
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Highlight of many wonderful memories of trip to Hawaii. Lifelong dream to swim with dolphins. Did... read more

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Our 2 boys ages 10 and 7 did the Deluxe Encounter - they loved Ha'lia and look at the pictures... read more

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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
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Highlight of many wonderful memories of trip to Hawaii. Lifelong dream to swim with dolphins. Did this at Oahu location. Vet was doing monthly checkup so had extra learning opportunity. Really impressed with their care and knowledge of the animals. Great pictures.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our 2 boys ages 10 and 7 did the Deluxe Encounter - they loved Ha'lia and look at the pictures every day - they had a great experience

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was really fun for my family. We all loved it! My spouse, the kids, and grandma. It’s expensive though and we didn’t “swim” with the dolphin but we did pet, feed, hug, and kiss them though.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the 30 minute encounter with a mother dolphin and her youngster. The Dolphin Quest guide made me feel informed and safe about each step of our small group experience. They provided masks and life vests. We were able to pet, hug and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My daughter had the time of her life at the Kids program @ Dolphin Quest. The classroom & in the lagoon trainers were both GREAT! She will remember this forever!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

What made this a great experience, outside of getting to be close to the dolphins, was how much enthusiasm the trainers had for what they were doing.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My 31 year old daughter had the experience of her lifetime. She said that it was the best thing she had ever done.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Organized and on time event. We were met immediately and friendly employees explained about what to expect. Only wish SOME of the pictures would have been taken before we were dripping wet. Otherwise, a very enjoyable time

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish there were more of variety of things we could of done with the dolphins. It was more repeated things.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time at dolphin quest with our 2 year old. A very efficient process to get everyone set up and in the water with the dolphins. Was able to pet dolphin and had our little one drop a fish in it's mouth. The...More

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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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CramerWashstate
6 March 2017|
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Response from johnsonrenl | Reviewed this property |
The first part of it where we sat at the edge of the dock. I would say no bc there was nothing to hold onto and when the Dolphins came over to say hi a lot of water came with them. But then we moved to the beach side of the... More
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