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Dolphin Quest

5000 Kahala Ave, Oahu, HI 96816
+1 808-739-8918
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Ranked #44 of 317 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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Mesa, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My son Loved the opportunity to swim with the dolphins his group was very small. It was him and one other person. We had to be there half an hour prior to his appointment. The dolphin trainer was very informative and friendly. They played, dance, kiss, swam and fed the dolphin. Have amazing pictures. Well worth every dollar. Highly recommended... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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109 reviews 109 reviews
59 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Our family booked two dolphin experiences, which we enjoyed. Our children loved the animals and was a highlight of there holiday. The staff were friendly and efficient, it was very much a business and they were whipping through the bookings. We had to be there 1/2 hour before our booking, and the space is limited where you can wait. The... More

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Splurge and you will have a memory for a lifetime. The 30 minute experience is awesome. Don't miss it.

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Kennewick, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My six year old daughter did the kids aquatic adventure. Her guide was Erin. The smiles and giggles and glow went on for nearly two hours. She was the only kid signed up for the 9:00 am so go early and hope to play alone. The pictures we have are beyond awesome. Everyone there was friendly. It was a perfect... More

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Sailorsal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We watched with empathy as we observed Dolphin Quest from our hotel. Dolphins were directly outside our hotel room at the Kahala, within spitting distance. The pond these dolphins inhabit is quite small, more like a Koi pond. In the wild, dolphins swim together in family pods up to one hundred miles a day. They navigate by bouncing sonar waves... More

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DQOahu, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Dolphin Quest, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. At Dolphin Quest, nothing is more important to us than the welfare of the dolphins in our family, and all are well-loved and well-cared for in their ocean water lagoon at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. We give them constant attention and affection, and the best food, shelter and veterinary... More

Shelby Township, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My husband and I did the 30 minute encounter on or yearly visit to Hawaii, wish we would have paid for the hour. The trainers and dolphins were amazing. To get that up close and personal with dolphins was a great experience. Would highly recommend. Hotel is beautiful as well, very nice staff and very clean..Will

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We did the 30 minute dolphin encounter. It was amazing to get so up close and pesonal with the dolphins, patting them, kissing them and swimming alongside them. Very heart warming experience to see how graceful and gentle they are. Highly recommend!

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Alexandria, VA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

If you like animals, marine biology, or science or just want to get up close and personal with dolphins, this experience is for you! Each dolphin has its own personality. They are playful and curious about their environment—and if that environment includes you, you’re lucky. The keepers/trainers are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge (most, if not all of them, are... More

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Brentwood, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We took our Daughter to the Kids Aquadic Adventure. It's a little pricy but when you see how they care for the Dolphins and the Staff interaction you can appreciate the cost of this attraction. She Loved it. It was a great experience and the staff ensures they are enjoying the participation and learning experience. It is well worth it... More

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Baroda, Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We did the "Family Swim Program" and worth every penny!!! And that money goes to help the dolphins and they r so sweet. Wish we could have spent time with each of them. Love u Liko n Hoku n miss you's sooo much xoxoxoxo. We debated on what pkg to get after reading the reviews and wanted no interference with... More

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