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Address: 5000 Kahala Ave, Oahu, HI 96816
Phone Number: +1 808-739-8918
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Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Description: Dolphin Quest Oahu, located at the world-famous Kahala Hotel & Resort just...
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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The Kahala Hotel & Resort-Dolphin Quest

The Dolphin Quest at the Kahala Hotel & Resort was my first time to swim/feed/kiss a dolphin. Holly the trainer was Awesome/energetic/professional and just a very nice lady. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Jenks, Oklahoma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Dolphin Quest at the Kahala Hotel & Resort was my first time to swim/feed/kiss a dolphin. Holly the trainer was Awesome/energetic/professional and just a very nice lady. It was interesting to hear about all 6 of the male dolphins that live in the lagoon and the tricks they have learned and the interaction with us individually. My family and... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We did the dolphin encounter program(We Family, Fins and Fun) and our daughter just loved it! This program was a dockside dolphin encounter for parents and youngsters.Very well done!

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Troutdale, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

For Mother's Day on my kids first trip to Hawaii we agreed to splurge a little and do "dolphin dips" at Dolphin Quest. What a great site, vets on staff, excellent friendly trainers, and price ranges that accommodate a variety of budgets with a military discount to boot <3. Just after my daughter's turn to kiss her dolphin she turned... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I booked this for my 40th birthday and was very much looking forward to my first time with Dolphins. I booked the premier experience which was over USD$1000 so I had high expectations. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with the dolphins and my guide was lovely. However it all felt a bit like a circus show, these dolphins are trained... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

whilst we had been at Dolphin Quest, we could not partake as we had not booked ahead. Besides that a family of five would have cost $997.- USD !!! so this was out of our budget, very much to the dismay of our children who had been looking forward to this for many years. Then we had to pay U$... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

There are few options in Oahu, if you want to swim with dolphins. For us this was working out better, so we picked this place. Experience was great! Kids loved playing around with dolphins. I am not going to comment on whether, you should swim with dolphins in wild or in captive. I know this activity gets lot of bad... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I wanted to the up-close-and-personal experience with Dolphins so opted for the 'Dolphin Dip' which is getting into chest deep water, holding, petting and playing with the dolphin and about half the price of swimming with them. A photographer took a series of photographs from which we could purchase a few we like after the encounter. A... More 

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We took our 4.5 year old son here with us. We had both an educational tour along with dolphin time - and we got in the water on a cold (66) windy day - and our time with these creatures was unique, fun, and transforming. I am a bit shy around large creatures - ok, I have a fear of... More 

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Coarsegold, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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108 reviews 108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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