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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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Today I went to Dolphin Quest it was so amazing, I used to work with Dolphins and I was so... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
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Thank you Dolphin Quest for making our dreams come true!!!

We loved every second of our time with the precious dolphins!!! What an incredible way to spend our... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
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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)!
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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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+1 808-886-2875

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Today I went to Dolphin Quest it was so amazing, I used to work with Dolphins and I was so impressed with their program and Ashley was so knowledgeable and lovely, highly recommend this experience.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved every second of our time with the precious dolphins!!! What an incredible way to spend our wedding anniversary! Words can not even begin to describe how AMAZING it was! The staff was so helpful and knowledgeable! We love our pictures and videos! The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointing. This should be an hour long session as each child only gets a small amount of time to interact with the dolphin on an individual basis.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a surprise birthday gift for our daughter, who just turned 9 and has wanted to "meet" a dolphin for a few years. We flew over from Kauai for the weekend and stayed at Waikoloa. She said it was one of the highlights of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family who tries to keep lavish vacations within a reasonable budget so a dolphin swim seemed very expensive for only gen minutes. HOWEVER, we found out that our toddler was $115 WITH one adult so we thought if we were ever to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been pretty put off by dolphin adventures in the past. Many seem so cruel. As such I've never participated in one. My husband really wanted a dolphin interaction so i bit my tongue and gave it a go. It was a truly wonderful experience...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

For the Deluxe Dolphin Encounter at Dolphin Quest at Hilton Waikoloa Resort we were in a small group of 5 or 6. We had a wonderful trainer Sam who made sure we all got private time with the gentlest of creatures. I was able to...More

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Thank Marcia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire event was professional and amazing. We had the opportunity to meet three dolphins and have them perform tricks for us. The highlight of our two week Big Island trip.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a beautiful experience to swim with these amazing creatures. My teens loved getting to touch and feed lehua. The $1,500 fee for 30 minutes is a bit high however.

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Thank edgarswork
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The team at Waikoloa was very energetic and even shared lots of extra information about dolphins that made the experience extra memorable. This was one of the greatest joys of my entire life! If you can ever make the experience it is worth it and...More

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Kate T
2 September 2017|
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Response from TJ H | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see anything about it. I can't see any reason there would be either. The only thing may be is if there isn't a life jacket to fit. I'm a bigger guy (280) and mine fit fine.
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CramerWashstate
5 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
27 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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