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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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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
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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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Amazing experience

It was awesome. Did the wee tots program and my son was the only one who signed up, so we got a private experience with two dolphins! It was fantastic. Chelsea was our trainer and... read more

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was awesome. Did the wee tots program and my son was the only one who signed up, so we got a private experience with two dolphins! It was fantastic. Chelsea was our trainer and she is great with kids. My son (3) was nervous but she kept him comfortable and excited to meet the dolphins, who did everything perfectly.... More 

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Yakima, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Super fun! Seems like my wife had a ton more than the 30 mins more like 45 but maybe because they was no group behind her. Beatiful !

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dolphin Quest has a very friendly staff. They treated the dolphins and the human guests with respect. Our daughter had a superb time holding, petting and swimming with the dolphins. Truly a lifetime memory for her!

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kids 7 and 8 and two parents all went. The staff were terrific and the dolphins are fascinating. Lock up all your stuff as a pair of our flip flops went missing. Consider a wetsuit for those in your family who get cold very easily. Skip the photo package and select the best shots for yourselves after. Enjoy!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We liked this experience, it was joyful! The only thing we wish we had known prior (and I had called 3 times before our arrival, as well we didn't see anything on-line) is that there is the possibility that you do not get a full 30 minutes in the water with the dolphins as they need breaks. Of course that... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I came to this hotel to attend a medical conference, not knowing about Dolphin Quest. I put $$ aside, and took the chance to do the dolphin encounter. I'm not a water person; it takes a lot for me to want to get wet. Our facilitator, Stephanie, did a great job making us feel welcome and comfortable in the water... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Feel sorry for dolphins and WAY overpriced - they should use the money to enlarge area by more than 4x for poor dolpins. Over $250 for 10 to 15 minutes sharing with another family for just me and my two year old. Package included a digital package with 20 photos - 15 to 17 photos were pretty much the same.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took my 4 y/o daughter to the Wee Tots Dolphin Experience and it was so amazing. At first I was a bit sticker shocked at the price (over $100 for 10 minutes). But it was so worth it, we spent about 15 minutes with the Dolphins and it was magical. My daughter said it was the best part of... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We signed up so our kids can get 1st time experience in a closed monitored environment. Facility is well maintained with lots of trainers/staffs. Kids had a blast meeting & touching lots of dolphins (Pelé,Kona, Nimbus, Cleo etc). It's a small group and each a personal turns to touch, hug/kiss, and feed dolphins. Overall it's a memory of a lifetime.

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My kid had a fun time with the dolphins, but a significant amount of the time is spent on posing for photos, and waiting for photos to be taken with other people in your group. Unless you have a super expensive telephoto personal camera yourself, you won't be able to get close up the way the company photographer can. But... More 

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