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Address: 425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
Phone Number: +1 808-886-2875
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Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Description: Dolphin Quest Hawaii, located at the spectacular Hilton Waikoloa Village...
Dolphin Quest Hawaii, located at the spectacular Hilton Waikoloa Village, brings people and dolphins closer than ever in fun, interactive dolphin encounter programs for all ages. This unique experience is on-of-a-kind on Hawaii's Big Island and is great for kids, adults or the entire family! Reservations can be made a year in advance. Dolphin Quest's Learning Center Lagoon, opened in 1988, was the first of its kind and inspired a new generation of large, natural habitats for marine mammals. A portion of the proceeds from your Dolphin Quest encounter program supports vital marine education, conservation and research.
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Fun with dolphins

Woud recommend it. The dolphins are in an area that is always visible. You can watch them playing with eachother.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Center Valley, Pennsylvania

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northridge
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We paid 110 dollars each to get ten minutes of shared group time. Save your money and book a dolphin trip when you visit Mexico.

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Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Woud recommend it. The dolphins are in an area that is always visible. You can watch them playing with eachother.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We did not participate in the Dolphin activity, but our room was right above the area, so we were able to see everything. There are enough dolphins to accommodate the participants. Dolphins appear to be cared for well and have enough swim space. This is another expensive activity, but if you haven't swam with dolphins before, I would recommend it.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

An amazing experience and a great trainer who made the experience even better. It's also a great place to visit as you can watch the dolphins from a number of places and they are very close so you don't need to pay for the actual experience to be able to see them. This would be a five star rating but... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The 45 minutes went far too quickly and we were more wading with the dolphins than swimming. The description said we would be allowed to swim around the lagoon with the dolphins but no. Glad we did it though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We stayed here on our honeymoon back in 97. I had put my name in to be drawn to swim with them. I won it on our last day there. LOVED it. Learned alot. You can sit there and watch others. The price has gone up tremendously for that opportunity though. Since then, they have added a few small sharks... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My friend and I were given the Dolphin Sea Quest Package by my husband while on holiday in Hawaii. The team did an amazing job ensuring we had an unforgettable experience! The staff if very friendly and knowledgeable. Snorkeling the lagoon was very nice as we got to see a large turtle, many fish, even a couple sharks if you... More 

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Anthem, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Lots of dolphins for such a small area. Its a little sad to see them so enclosed. We did not participate due to the enormous cost. Trainer for the day is $700 and $3250 for 5 days. Just the dolphin encounter is $210 and it was less than an hour. You can eat at the grill on the property and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

So glad that I splurged on this! It was a wonderful experience to be so close to these amazing animals. I would definitely recommend this!!

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Our adult sons (18 and 22) took part in this on a recent vacation to the Big Island and enjoyed it greatly as a "bucket list" item. It was very well-organized and everyone in the group had ample opportunities to interact with the dolphins. The picture packages offered were a tad pricey, but not as bad as I thought they... More 

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Additional Information about Dolphin Quest

Address: Address: 425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
Phone Number: +1 808-886-2875
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Waikoloa
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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