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Dolphin Quest

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425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
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The best dolphin experience ever!

The trainers are very knowledgeable, accommodating and kind ! Loved it. Me and my 2 nieces booked... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Ruth D
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A great repeat trip to the Big Island and Waikoloa Village. A great home base for island exploring... 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 good16%
  • 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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Reviewed 2 days ago

The trainers are very knowledgeable, accommodating and kind ! Loved it. Me and my 2 nieces booked it and then my sister went as well when she got hers at half price for last minute booking. Very fun and great photographers. Make sure you pay...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A great repeat trip to the Big Island and Waikoloa Village. A great home base for island exploring and a terrific experience with the dolphins. Dolphin Quest was a great way for the family to connect and enjoy some quality time and the wonder of...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the 8th time someone in our immediate family has done the dolphin adventure. It is an amazing experience!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Trainers were very experienced and their main focus was the wellbeing of the dolphins. The dolphins were gentle and seemed to enjoy being touched. Very much worth it.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Dolphin Quest lived up to everything I expected, AND MORE!! The kids loved it!! I loved it!! My 9 year old son said it was the coolest thing he's ever done in his life. My 4 year old daughter loooved getting to pet and kiss...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went with my two children and we had a wonderful experience! We loved meeting the dolphins and getting to interact with them! Our trainer was great! She answered all of our questions and made sure we understood what to do.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

So much fun! I wish they let you swim around holding onto the dolphin but they have you do everything else- tricks, petting, feeding, kissing.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a wonderful and memorable experience! The dolphins are very well taken care of and the beach and facilities were very clean. We are glad we chose to include this in our trip.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A great experience for all ages. First our grandchildren went and they had so much fun that my sister and I went with our grandchikdren! The people at Dolphin Quest really love the dolphins and are enthusiastic about sharing their joy

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The staff's knowledge about dolphins is incredible. Dohpin Quest is doing everything they can to help endangered wild dolphins. Without them, these dolphins could become extinct.

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Paul L
May 28, 2018|
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Response from DuaneGuenard | Reviewed this property |
That is a busy time of year. I recommend booking at least a few weeks in advance if it is important to you. You might try calling now to ask them how much in advance they recommend. Also ask what time of day is usually... More
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Rdizazzo
March 11, 2018|
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Response from pat f | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know how far but there are cabs. Don’t know which is better but Oahu was a dream come true for my sister.
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Hillary H
February 18, 2018|
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Response from DolphinQuestOahu | Property representative |
Aloha Hillary, Our main Dolphin Interaction Swim programs start at age 5 and up. For 2-4 year olds we have "Wee programs" which introduce toddlers to our wonderful dolphins. Please call us at 800-248-3316 for more details... More
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