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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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The scheduling process was easy and the staff were helpful. Because of age limits, my three years old and I had to be in a separate group from the rest of my families. However... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Rip off. You don't swim with anything. You basically stand in the water for less than an hour next to a dolphin. Save your money.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The scheduling process was easy and the staff were helpful. Because of age limits, my three years old and I had to be in a separate group from the rest of my families. However, the staff were able to arrange to have all of us take a group photo with the dolphin. Kids had a lot of fun playing with... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I have been visiting the Big Island for the last few years and always wanted to do this. I was just there the first two weeks of August, 2015 and was finally able to go on a dolphin swim. I LOVED it! The trainer was very friendly and knowledgeable and made the experience a lot of fun and memorable. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Exceeded our expectations. This is a memorable experience well worth the price . The staff are gracious and knowledgeable and the dolphins are magical.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We happened upon Dolphin Quest at the Hilton in Waikoloa. We loved watching the dolphins play and swim while we enjoyed lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Loved getting to know/swim with the Dolphins. Staff was very friendly. Definitely worth the money and time. Would recommend to all ages

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This has been on my wife's bucket list so we decided to do this together as a family. This was THE BEST family activity we've ever had and one that will not be soon forgotten. There was something for every member of the family. The stars of the show were the dolphins. What beautiful animals! Even more special to be... More 

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My son loved this experience! It was his favorite thing to do. The staff took great care of his needs and saw that he had equal time as the other kids with the dolphins. The photographer will do her best to get the best shots. The prices are expensive for her shots but it's worth it. I think we paid... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had a great time as a family of four. We interacted with 3 different dolphins. It was fun thinking we were telling the dolphins what to do. Our guide was bubbly and knowledgeable. We each got one on one time with the dolphins. The only thing I was disappointed with was that we didn't get to "ride" a dolphin.... More 

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Deming, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

When we got there the wife had to do it right away. We both had a great time, the trainers were great along with the dolphins. something we will both never forget , a must do while there.

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