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Dolphin Quest

Address: 5000 Kahala Ave, Oahu, HI 96816
Phone Number: +1 808-739-8918
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Owner description: Dolphin Quest Oahu, located at the world-famous Kahala Hotel & Resort...
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Coarsegold, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I didn't get in the water but took the pictures. Bought my kids a Private experience as one of my sons is VERY shy at new experiences and new people. Trust me from the moment my wife and 2 sons left me to go in, smiles and an Experience that they have NEVER had before and my wife has never... More 

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Baroda, Michigan
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67 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Our 2nd time at Dolphin Quest.........need I say more! It's a great family experience. We did the family pkg and it was worth it. We had Noa and he is so lovable and is a perfect poser and splasher and so fun to play and swim with. They have all sorts of different deals so any1 can afford it. Research... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My husband and I swam with dolphins and it was such a wonderful experience. It was so hands on as there were only three in our group with one trainer. Our trainer was a lovely girl who made you feel very comfortable asking questions about the dolphins. It was so nice to be able to swim and touch the dolphins.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I am 36 years old and I have wanted to swim with dolphins as long as I can remember. I was finally able to make my dream come true! Such friendly, knowledgeable staff and Kolohe is my buddy. I plan to visit again when my husband and I come back to Oahu.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Booked a lengthy Dolphin encounter for my wife and I and couldn't be more pleased with the experience. The trainers were highly professional and worked hard to ensure we had a personal and interactive experience with two different dolphins. We were fortunate to have our own group of two, didn't feel rushed and were able to ask numerous questions while... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

My girl friend wanted to swim with the dolphins, so we heard about this one and decided to give it a try. This was an amazing experience, we booked an early morning appointment as per the other reviews and it was her and one other person in their group. You can not beat that! It's so cool how you are... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My wife always wanted to swim with dolphins, and this encounter was great. We got to pet them, play with them, swim with them, and even kiss them. The encounter is done within several small lagoons at the Kahala hotel, just outside of Honolulu. Be aware that this is an expensive activity $325 per person for an hour. They don't... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Booked a 30 minute Dolphin encounter for my wife and 6 yo daughter. It was definitely the highlight of their trip. Fantastic staff and a great one on one experience. Not cheap at over $500 AUS for the two but very memorable.

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Perth, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Our daughter did the Trainer for the Day and my husband and I joined for 45 minute swim, which was totally awesome. Our trainer Jenny was excellent, and Alexia ( I think that was her name) was fantastic too. The only comment I can make is that the quality of the photos is very poor. The system of viewing them... More 

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Canada
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Booked a 15 mins dolphin encounter for my wife and she loved every minute of it. What was good about it is that we were staying at the Kahala where the dolphins are located. Staff was super friendly and knowlegdeable and the dolphin was very well trained. I recommend it.

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