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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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We had a great time and experience here at Dolphin Quest. It was worth every penny. Our trainer... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
bradleyvaughan
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Durham, North Carolina
Alex was awesome

Went to Dolphin Quest with 6 of us. My mom, aunt, uncle, wife and 2 year old son. We did a little... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Matt L
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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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+1 808-886-2875

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great time and experience here at Dolphin Quest. It was worth every penny. Our trainer, Natalie, was fantastic and the dolphins are amazing.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to Dolphin Quest with 6 of us. My mom, aunt, uncle, wife and 2 year old son. We did a little story time to learn about how the little guy should be with the dolphins. "Nice hands, etc." They also thought the kids about...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We decided last minute to get the kids in for this experience. Our 12 year old son and 9 year old daughter loved it. We did the 45 minute experience, which have them about 30 minutes in the water with the trainer and the dolphins....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fantastic experience at any age. Granddaughter did this 17 years ago at age 10 and grandma did it today at age 77. She is now a marine biologist specializing in environmental rescue and I am just retired.

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Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an awesome experience for my granddaughter. Also a great learning experience for her. She will remember for a lifetime.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Trainer Megan is the best. She and Alicia gave us a show I will not forget. Absolutely amazing. I got some great pictures I have been sharing with friends.

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Thank JJ J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Alli was so warm and friendly.it was a very exiciting and beautiful experience.i have done this i Key West with discovery and this blew that away .this is a must do.

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Thank DonnaParlato
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My little guy had just turned 2. He was very cautious, but would pet the dolphin as long as I would with him. Was so funny watching him stare at the dolphin. Could tell he was kinda studying him. By feeding time, my son had...More

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Thank katielibbos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unforgettable experience with such awesome & intelligent beautiful dolphins. The more you know about them the more you respect them and their environment. I wanted to take one home!!!!

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Thank Dinah O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yep! We did it! We actually got to swim with the dolphins! I don't know how many of you have dreamt of swimming, kissing, touching, or even in becoming a trainer with these wonderful mammals; but that's what happened to us today! My husband and...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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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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