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“Close up dolphin kiss” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dolphin Quest

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 #2 of 5 Attractions in Waikoloa
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
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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 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.
San Francisco, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
“Close up dolphin kiss”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We liked having such an intimate encounter with the dolphins. We got to kiss the dolphin, corny but sweet. Instructions were safe and intelligent. Wished for a little more "quiet" time with the dolphins, was a little too corporate.

Visited February 2013
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Wheeling, West Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Unforgettable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

My wife will never forget this experience. If you stay at the Hilton, this is a must do. We purchased the DVD of her experience. The staff was very cheerful and helpful. I'll never forget the look on her face when she kissed the dolphin. Guys, lots of points!

Visited February 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Amazing creatures”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Did this with my young daughter and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. These creatures are amazing and being so close to them, touching them, and in my case holding one, was incredible.

Visited February 2013
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Redlands, California
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Looks very fun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I only observed the activity but it looks very fun things to do for children. There is a cafeteria with balcony looking down the activity below - perfect place for adult and children.

Visited January 2013
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Love dolphins but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Just getting to pet them wasn't what I had in mind, I did more on my dives with them. Not getting to swim and enjoy them was dissappointing.

Visited January 2013
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