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Dolphin Quest

5000 Kahala Ave, Oahu, HI 96816
+1 808-739-8918
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Ranked #40 of 322 Attractions in Oahu
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Type: Performances
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
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,... more » 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. « less
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We absolutely loved our time with the dolphins. The dolphin trainer, Holly, made sure each of us had time to swim with, pet and kiss this amazing animal. Very worth the price!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The option I purchased was just perfect for my 7 year old, it was appropriate for her age group. It was a small group, she received plenty of attention from the staff, and plenty of attention from the dolphins. There were loads of photo opportunities and the prices of the photo packages were fair. It was a beautiful lagoon, and... More

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My 10 year old was absolutely set on having her "dream come true" of swimming with a dolphin. We ended up signing her up and heading to the Kahala mandarin hotel. The experience was incredible from start to finish. The Kahala is a gorgeous place, the staff very friendly. The Dolphin quest experience, I just can not say enough about.... More

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Honolulu
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My family visited me on Oahu in July 2014. Five of us did the family "swim with the dolphins" at Dolphin Quest on July 7 : three adults and my two teenage nieces. Our trainer, Allie, was wonderful. She got us in the water right away (we had seen another trainer who had her group sit on the edge of... More

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Uppsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Situated at a hotel. Easy to park at the hotel or nerby beachparking. The dolphins were really nice and you got to do alot of things. We tried the Encounter and the Adventure and saw some other groups. Everyone got to do different things. I would not pay extra for the Adventure compared to th Encounter unledd you want to... More

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Ohio
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My two teens (boy and girl) thoroughly enjoyed this experience! The trainer and dolphins that they worked with were fun, energetic and had great personalities. They were in a small group with only two other teens. All of the kids were able to swim, touch and play with the dolphins - the girls even got to give them a kiss!... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Swimming with the dolphins here was one of the most amazing experiences of a lifetime. The Dolphin trainers are passionate about caring for these exceptional mammals and are experts at making sure the experience is good for the dolphins as well as the humans. The dolphins are exquisitely cared for here. It is an intimate experience as it was just... More

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