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Dolphin Quest

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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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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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Swimming with the Dolphins.

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... read more

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

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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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I never thought the 2 year old would love it so much. It was awesome. Lindsey was great with my husband and the 2 year old. she had a blast and learned some facts about the dolphin. A must do if you have kids. Pricey but fun.. Just Do It!

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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had a blast with the dolphins, though it is a closed area, still it was fun and the dolphins are amazing to be around.

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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I got to swim with the dolphins unexpectedly as there was a miss reservation and a spot open. i was really excited because i had never swam with dolphins before and don't get me wrong, it was fun and would be great for younger kids, but for 200$ i would've liked a bit more. it would be fun if there... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

this is a must see area for everyone young and old. Brought the grandkids down here 3 days and they would have went again if we had time

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Our 2 children had an encounter with the dolphins. They were only in a group of 4 which gave them extra time. Instructor was very friendly and really made the kids day. Would so recommend this

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Tel Aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

A short fun experience. If you love dolphins this is a great activity. It costs like 200$ for 20 minutes of actual dolphin time and of course the pictures are expensive too. I don't regret it, for me it was a once in a lifetime thing but it's a lot of money...

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Lorain, OH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I like to watch the dolphins not swim with them. All the people we encountered after their interactions with the dolphins said it was worth the money. The children especially enjoyed dolphin quest.

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