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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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Great experience but a little overpriced

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Adelaide, South Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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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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18 helpful votes 18 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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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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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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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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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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