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Dolphin Quest

425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
+1 808-886-2875
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Waikoloa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Owner description: Dolphin Quest Hawaii , located at the spectacular Hilton Waikoloa Village, brings people and dolphins closer than ever in fun, interactive dolphin... more » Owner description: 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 2 months 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. « less
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Swim with the dolphins? You do not always swim with them but do interact with the dolphins based on your age. Yes, it is expensive. They will try to sell you videos, photographs (being taken the entire time the child is with this experience) after the Dolphin Quest. It is a memory maker for the child but a budget breaker... More

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Pocatello, Idaho, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The staff was professional, courteous, informative, and fun! We vacationed as a family of mostly adult children (19+) and one toddler (almost 2). I was able to arrange an outing that could include the toddler and still be fun for the adults. ' There are many options for dolphin encounters, and we chose the family dolphin encounter. We got to... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My wife, colleagues and I did the Dolphin Quest today. I "went along" a bit skeptical but was quickly warmed over once we meet "Evan" the trainer and her team of professionals. Everything was fun, insightful and will be remembered for years to come. I DO NOT mind paying hard earned money if I feel it was a time went... More

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colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My 14 yr. old swam with the dolphins and loved every minute of it. A 30 min. package with 20 min. in the water was enough time. I think it could get boring for a longer package. Got some great photos and he will remember forever.

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Sumner, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I have a special needs child that this past March did the dolphin experience, it was a experience that I will keep in my heart always! The trainer was fabulous with our son making sure he had the best interactions with the dolphins. Every staff member was very friendly and helpful with all our needs (getting a wheelchair around can... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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135 reviews 135 reviews
52 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

An experience you will long cherish. Being up close and interacting is a memory you will never forget.

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A dream for kids of all ages. Who have never dreamed of close contant with dolphins? Well this is you chance to make it real. Our 11 years old son found this attraction of one the best he has ever had. They are in groups of 6-8 with a monitor and they have the chance to swim with the dolphins,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Excellent experience for my 20 year old nephew and I. Carla was our group leader and lovable and fun and knowledgeable. Well worth the investment! She made our experience PERFECT! We were able to hug, kiss and swim with these lovable animals. The bay was warm and the amount of time we spent in the water was great. (We did... More

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My 3 yr old daughter and I loved this! You don't really swim with the dolphins. Just kinda go in the sandy pool with them and let them come up to you and pet them. The dolphins were really friendly. Kinda pricey but worth it!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The trainers were very patient and knowledgeable. The dolphins seemed to be excited to show us their tricks. I feel badly about captive dolphins, I did feel better knowing the enormous fee we paid goes also to conservation.

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