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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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Expensive but fun

Dolphin Quest is great but you do spend a lot of money for just a small amount of time with the actual dolphins. The cost is quickly forgotten though after you see your kids faces... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Hamilton, Bermuda
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Hamilton, Bermuda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Dolphin Quest is great but you do spend a lot of money for just a small amount of time with the actual dolphins. The cost is quickly forgotten though after you see your kids faces and them being able to kiss and swim with these amazing mammals. Our guide was great and was really good at setting up fun things... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The trainer made it so much fun. We had a big group with some that were hesitant, but were so happy they did .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had a great time at dolphin quest (22-32 years old). The staff was very friendly and informative, and the location was gorgeous (right off the beach the Hilton). Once in the water you are in groups of 4-6, and the trainer gets you to do some hand signals and the dolphins do tricks. While you get to touch the... More 

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Keaau, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Got to swim with the Dolphins. I got pictures me picking up a Dolphin another me kissing a Dolphin. It was a fun time with the group of people. If you want a DVD make sure you tell them. My group didn't have any DVD made? Only disappointing part.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have never been swimming with dolphins before! It was absolutely amazing! It was the last thing we did on our trip and it was a surprise. It was an once and a life time experience and I am so glad I got to do it! We got to feed the dolphins fish and they were very nice and friendly.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Gives you a wonderful opportunity to get up close with a dolphin. The staff and trainers especially are very well informed, funny, warm and friendly. You can touch, swim and even kiss a dolphin ... The dolphin even does a few tricks for you. Amazing ! All this while the trainer imparts useful information about the dolphins. Absolutely worth the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Previously had swim with the dolphins in Orlando and I found this was a much better value and experience. The trainers are very attentive to the dolphins and gas and carefully explain and provide a lot of information. You're actually in the water with the dolphins and more hands on a longer period of time than you might expect. The... More 

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Woodbridge, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Amazing experience. The only downside was the time we went we had to do lottery to get a time during our stay to swim with the Dolphins. Don't know if it was just a busy time or that's their gimmick. Luckily I was able to get a time and it was pretty expensive but how can you put a price... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Kids loved the up close experience with the Dolphins. Staff paid individual attention to each member of the tour. Pictures were reasonable, but you can take your own decent pictures if you have a good zoom. Prices are at first look, high, but if you think about all of the costs of caring properly for these animals, then the price... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I'm really not sure about this attraction. It is located in the Hilton Waikoloa which is an interesting experience in itself. It is a Disney type resort which was fun to see but I wouldn't fancy staying there. It does have a very safe lagoon style fairly natural swimming pool with turtles. The dolphins are kept in a fairly small... More 

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