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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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Way, way, way, way, way overpriced!

For the 45 mins you only really interact with the dolphins for maybe 15 mins. It was kind of a let... read more

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Marianne L
Our Favorite Part of our Trip

We had such a great time doing this with out family. We were 5 adults and a 4 year old. We... 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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  • Terrible1%
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425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
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Reviewed yesterday

For the 45 mins you only really interact with the dolphins for maybe 15 mins. It was kind of a let down. They script every portion of your time in the water down to posing with the dolphins. They are adorable creatures but save a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had such a great time doing this with out family. We were 5 adults and a 4 year old. We basically got our own private interaction. It was amazing and the highlight of our trip!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We just returned from our vacation to Hawaii and had the most incredible time with the dolphins, it was definitely one of our top three experiences on all three Islands we visited. Kathleen was so wonderful, answering questions from our very curious kids. She was...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was the greatest experience I have ever done. The people educate you and take very good care of the dolphins. Th8s is a must see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked Dolphin Quest last minute - same day on the internet. It turned out to be better than expected. There are cheaper tours or things to do but this was well worth the money. Very educational. The trainers new answered all our questions plus some.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked 20 min session with dolphins but I it was longer then that . Not like you really sweem with them but patting , touching , kissing , rubbing their bellies . A coach Sarah was great talking about dolphin's characters and behaviors ....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve swam with dolphins all over the world and this experience is sub par. Very little time one on one with dolphins. When I got to the gift shop and purchased my photos, the lady asked why I was spending so much money and how...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most wonderful experience......learning all about dolphins and being able to give one a cuddle was awesome. Very well trained dolphins and trainers were too!

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Thank Irene D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my 11 year old to do this and we had so much fun, he also learned a ton about the dolphins! I highly recommend doing this.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome experience highly recommended. My young children both thoroughly enjoyed the experience, especially my 7yr old through the educational program

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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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Kate T
September 2, 2017|
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Response from 6jacklyna | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. I don't think the kids were in very deep water. If they were it wasn't for long. Mostly they were standing and the dolphin came to them.
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