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Dolphin Quest

5000 Kahala Ave, Oahu, HI 96816
+1 808-739-8918
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Ranked #104 of 544 Activities in Oahu
Type: Performances
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
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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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Vernon, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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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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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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40 helpful votes 40 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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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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Lockport, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Something my husband has talked about doing for years. It was well worth the time and money. The hotel was very cordial and all their employees. The trainer treated us very well I would recommend this experience to everyone. We did the dolphin dip in a group of four adults, we walked down three steps and learned commands fed the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We had a great time at Dolphin quest in Oahu with our boys aged 12 and 7. We paid for the 30 min dolphin encounter and it was amazing. You actually get into the water with the dolphins. Our guide Jennifer was lovely and you can touch, swim and even kiss the dolphin. Super fun definitely a must.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I purchased the 30 minute encounter as a birthday gift/bucket list gift for myself (I'm 30). The encounter was great! Allie was very informative and gave all 5 of us a chance to pet and kiss the dolphin by ourselves. We were also given fish to throw in the dolphins mouth when he did a trick to say good job!... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

My daughter who is 4 and I did the dolphin encounter it was amazing. Our trainer Colleen was friendly spoke to us all by name and made sure we all had fun. We where with our dolphin for half an hour and there where only 5 in the group so was intimate. It is not cheap but well worth every... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was my thing I wanted to do in Hawaii. I booked a Dolphin Encounter for my family of 4. I had thought I booked the shallow water encounter so was surprised when we all got in with snorkel masks in the deeper lagoon. My children were great though and went along with the flow. We had an amazing experience... More

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