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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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Swimming with dolphins

We had a really great experience hanging out with the dolphins and their handlers at dolphin quest on the big island of Hawaii. The people were very friendly and knowledgeable... read more

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a really great experience hanging out with the dolphins and their handlers at dolphin quest on the big island of Hawaii. The people were very friendly and knowledgeable about their dolphins and the time went too quickly. I would encourage anyone who has an interest in seeing these amazing creatures up close to book a visit when you... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great experience. This was my second visit to Dolphin Quest Waikiloa. Anyone who enjoys dolphins would want to try this experience. This is not an animal act or show.

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Ottawa, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our 7 year old daughter loved this. The instructors were great. The tour included in the Kids Quest was great as it included the other animals at the Hilton as well.

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Snoqualmie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great time swimming, learning about and playing with dolphins. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Kids (11, 14 and 17) had a great time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always wanted to swim with the dolphins, finally right place at the right time! Staff was friendly, gave us extra time to love on the dolphins! Mama, daughter and 5 month old baby dolphins, what a thrill!! Petted them, kissed them and they were so friendly and you could tell they enjoyed it as much as I did! Staff was... More 

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Hays, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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 5 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 5 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 5 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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