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Dolphin Quest

#1 of 31 things to do in Waikoloa Features Animals
425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
+1 808-886-2875
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This was a great experience for our family. Our two boys, 10 years and 6 years, had a great time... read more

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amazing and well worth it, definitley something to take off bucket lisy. we were fortunate to... 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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  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
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425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a great experience for our family. Our two boys, 10 years and 6 years, had a great time. We learned about dolphins and how training the dolphins actually helps them stay healthy.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

amazing and well worth it, definitley something to take off bucket lisy. we were fortunate to experience a baby dolphin as well

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were not sure what to expect after reading the reviews. However, it was super fantastic!! We had ages 7 through 40 out there in the water together and everyone had a blast! We would suggest this dolphin experience to others and we would probably...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Took my grandson for the full tour that included dolphins, lagoon, and pictures. The experience was good, and we had enough time to interact with the Dolphins. The lagoon tour with Emilia was well worth the extra money. Could not give 5th star because the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Rather than interacting with the dolphins, we were set up with masks so we could watch the dolphins swim underwater. Gee...how exciting. Then we stood around while each attendee in the group (our group of 3 was put together with another group of 3 people...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was, by far, one of the highlights of our honeymoon. A bucket list item for both of us, we were very pleased with how personal the interaction was and how knowledgeable and sweet every member of staff was. We will never forget this experience....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent one week at the Hilton and the best part was the experience at Dolphin Quest ! Our kids did the trainer of the day program and it was simply a lifetime experience for them !! People are so nice ! Go there !

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Thank bellemij
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an excellent experience! Our grandchildren are ages 5 - 12. The teacher (Amelia) spoke to them in such a way that she captured their attention and encouraged their curiosity. Questions were answered so all understood. Levels of participation were honored but primarily the...More

Thank MichelleBlum
Reviewed 4 days ago

My daughter and I had a wonderful time meeting a family of dolphins in Hawaii! They were well taken care of and loved. I would definitely recommend swimming with these wonderful creatures! Everyone was super professional as well.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my first experience with dolphins, and I would recommend it to anybody. The trainers and staff were very friendly and knowledgeable, and the dolphins appeared happy and very well-cared for. They divide us in groups of 6, and each of us had our...More

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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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