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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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Prison for animals.

Dolphin quest is a small crumby pond where people can sit on a nearby Hilton patio and order 20... read more

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Jed H
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Fun for the kiddo, but bring your wallet!

It was a lot of fun for my son, no doubt about it. If you are not a swimmer, or need a very... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Dan F
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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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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dolphin quest is a small crumby pond where people can sit on a nearby Hilton patio and order 20$ hamburgers where the French fries are extra. Let this review double as a poor review for the Hilton while I am at it. They also have...More

Thank Jed H
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a lot of fun for my son, no doubt about it. If you are not a swimmer, or need a very controlled encounter then this is for you. But here are a few things they don't tell you. Parking is available in their...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Chelsea was beyond amazing!! The experience is one I will never forget. I am 62 years old and learned so much about the Dolphins. I felt totally at home with them - they are such sweet animals. Thank you for giving me an incredible memory!!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great day. Everyone was fantastic. We had a wonderful day thanks to all who helped make our day so special. Kathleen and Allie were super

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Reviewed 5 days ago

From the first person we encountered we felt welcomed. The trainers were warm and friendly. The provided for a safe, fun and educational experience for my 15 year old niece. The stars of the event (dolphins) were highly entertaining!

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Thank Lorraine S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The trainers prepped us as a group how to interact with the dolphins and wait for the trainer's cues. I was there solo but stayed within a small group. The trainer introduced us to a dolphin named Kona. Kona was very sweet, intelligent, and playful...More

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Thank Shona H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ashley Coffey is wonderful and it was a treat to watch her interact with the dolphins in her care. We had a wonderful, intimate time with the dolphins and were able to learn a whole lot about the facility and their dedication to cetaceans and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I will admit I was very conflicted about this at first. My first thought was on the dolphins and their well being, but after speaking to the staff I gave in to my kid's pleas. Once I committed to the experience the entire thing was...More

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a very cool experience! To be that up close and personal with the dolphins was amazing! Would highly recommend it! Wish we could have had a little more time with the dolphins, but memorable for sure!

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Thank leighann756
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 5 year old really enjoyed it again, it was a family expericence and we all loved it. I enjoyed seeing the smile on my daughters face. Great staff, dolphins are in great hands and in aawsome location.

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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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federicoadame
28 January 2017|
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Response from Ashley L | Reviewed this property |
We decided last minute to have the kids do the dolphin experience. Because the company had last minute spots available, we received the hour experience for the 30 minute price. Don't know how often this happens. We may have... More
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