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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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Exciting but a little disappointed

My 15 year old daughter loved the experience that she had with the dolphin. From an outsider... read more

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PRFCT1
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Houston, Texas
Dolphin Extravaganza!

Wonderful exposure to these amazing animals ... up close and personal! The staff was very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joe C
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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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 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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+1 808-886-2875

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Reviewed yesterday

My 15 year old daughter loved the experience that she had with the dolphin. From an outsider looking on - I wish they would have give the guest a little bit more time with the dolphin(s).

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful exposure to these amazing animals ... up close and personal! The staff was very knowledgeable and careful to explain the pitfalls of excessive interaction with the dolphin ... thoroughly enjoyable and educational!

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a wonderful first day as an official family adventure! Married on Thursday. Take Saylor to swim with the dolphins on Friday. Loved every second of the experience!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had hoped to get a chance to get the kids closer to Dolphins and this more than fit the bill. The trainers were great and the interaction with the Dolphins was incredible. The kids loved touching and using hand gestures to get the dolphins...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything about this experience was fabulous! Since the moment we signed in, to the dolphin experience, our teenage girls made memories.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

All of the people that assisted our daughters in swimming and enjoying their time of the Dolphins were amazing. They trainers were very nice and gave our kids and amazing experience of swimming and interacting with the dolphins.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the Dolphin Quest on the Big Island as the Hilton Waikoloa Village where we were staying. The day and time we selected our girls got lucky and the two of them were the only ones during this session. So they got to experience...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was an incredible experience, fun, interactive and the time of my life! Thanks to the trainer from MN/WI, YOU WERE THE BEST!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great item to add to any grandparents bucket list for their grandchildren. Our granddaughters are still talking about their time with the dolphins. The staff was excellent and very attentive. Everyone in their group received special attention and separate time with the...More

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Thank Judith N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Every one was great. Ashley our trainer was exceptional!!!. She answered all our questions and we all got the same feeling she LOVES her job!

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CramerWashstate
Can a weak (or non) swimming adult participate fully in this experience?
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
Sister coming in with a friend would live to take them to see the Dolphins.
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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curlyblondeMissouri
So coming tobig island in Feb. My neice really wnats to do this but not sure the rest of us do. My Husband and I have done at SeaWord before. So are there other things to do there while she is doing the dolphin visit. thanks
22 January 2017|
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Response from DolphinQuestHawaii | Property representative |
Aloha, Thank you for your interest in our programs at Dolphin Quest! While your niece is participating in the program there are a few things you can do on the hotel property. There is beach access for you to enjoy. Also... More
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