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Dolphin Quest

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Address: 5000 Kahala Ave, Oahu, HI 96816-5411
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+1 808-739-8918
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08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
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Dolphin Quest Oahu, located at the world-famous Kahala Hotel & Resort...

Dolphin Quest Oahu, located at the world-famous Kahala Hotel & Resort just minutes from Waikiki, brings people and dolphins closer than ever in fun, interactive dolphin encounter programs for all ages. Dolphin Quest Oahu's intimate and lush setting is the perfect place for a dolphin experience for everyone from kids to honeymooners.

 

Reservations can be made up to one year in advance. A portion of the proceeds from all Dolphin Quest encounter programs supports marine education, conservation and research.

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My children were spending blissful moment with 26-year-old dolphin "HOKU". And I really realized that dolphin was a very smart animal.

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Chiba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My children were spending blissful moment with 26-year-old dolphin "HOKU". And I really realized that dolphin was a very smart animal.

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Thank Hiro K
Tenafly, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 13 year old Granddaughter loved the experience and learned some interesting facts. My own feelings on their captivity is mixed. Seems unnatural to keep them in such a confined area but if it makes the public more sensitive to the well being of these sea creatures all the better. Very pricey experience..

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The whole experience was rock solid! The team was knowledgeable and fun.so much information that gave us a deeper appreciation for the dolphins, in particular,and environmental sustainability, in general. Our main point of contact was Allie, superb. However the other members of the team that day were exceedingly excellent and we were able to interact with each of them: Christian,... More 

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Overland Park, KS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Impressed with the observed demonstration of love and care for the dolphins. All staff were knowledgeable and answered every question. This was my first experience "swimming" with dolphins, and I must admit I was not prepared for my emotional response. To be invited into their world was time well spent and provided a reminder of what is most important in... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of my best life experiences I ever had. Was fortunate to have shared this with my elderly parents and to see the expression on their faces was priceless. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On our first trip to Hawaii, the only thing my daughter wanted to do was swim with dolphins. This place was recommended by my guide book as the better of the two experiences that are offered on Oahu. She had a fabulous time, got a lot of one on one time with the dolphin since she was in a group... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The assistant in the water with us was great. Very knowledgeable and really took her time with us. We were fortunate enough to be in a group of just 2 adults. Once in a life time experience. Highly recommend this excursion.

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Byron Center, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt like a child living out a dream, and I'm 70 years old! I could not stop smiling throughout the whole experience. It was a calming and very friendly environment, and it was obvious that the dolphins are well taken care of and are happy. The trainers and staff were efficient and professional and their love of the dolphins... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love dolphins, don't participate in Dolphin Quest. This is not a good experience for the animals. The dolphins are prisoners, despite what the staff at Dolphin Quest will tell you. The staff parrot the reasons they've been given as to why it is okay to keep the animals in such shallow water but their rationale has no merit.... More 

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Thank Evelyn H
North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Though pricey, this was a super experience for our entire family. A highlight of our trip. Staff were super courteous and our trainer was the best.

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