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Address: 5000 Kahala Ave, Oahu, HI 96816-5411
Phone Number: +1 808-739-8918
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Dolphin Quest Oahu, located at the world-famous Kahala Hotel & Resort...

Dolphin Quest Oahu, located at the world-famous Kahala Hotel & Resort just minutes from Waikiki, brings people and dolphins closer than ever in fun, interactive dolphin encounter programs for all ages. Dolphin Quest Oahu's intimate and lush setting is the perfect place for a dolphin experience for everyone from kids to honeymooners.

 

Reservations can be made up to one year in advance. A portion of the proceeds from all Dolphin Quest encounter programs supports marine education, conservation and research.

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I am not the type to support animals in captivity, so when we opted to stay at the Kahala I had no intentions of doing a dolphin swim. But I fell in love with them and decided I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Melissa S
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Carlsbad, CA
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Carlsbad, CA
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am not the type to support animals in captivity, so when we opted to stay at the Kahala I had no intentions of doing a dolphin swim. But I fell in love with them and decided I had to do it once in life. I am not a dolphin whisperer, but the Dolphins there seem content, well cared for,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My 15 year old son and I had a wonderful time with the dolphins. We were introduced to at least 4 of the dolphins and we had plenty of time petting and swimming with them in a half hour. The trainers were very enthusiastic, knowledgable and patient. We feel honored to have had the chance to meet these incredible creatures... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose the Dolphin Quest as the doplhins are in a lagoon with sea water and is more like their natural enviroment. It is a very personal experience as the groups are small. i.e. We had 5 in the total group. The resort is a beautiful location and may I suggest you go to the beach after you dolphin experience... More 

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Northern NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dolphin Encounter was a great time with the family. Informative trainer kept us busy and having fun.

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Riverside, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent program. My 11 year old girl had the best time ever. All staff were perfect. I would recommend this to anyone.

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Brookings
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We weren't allowed to use towels after spending almost $500. Crazy! The experience with the Dolphins was a dream come true for my family.

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Beit Shemesh, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It really boils down to that. The staff does a great job of getting you very up close and personal with these beautiful animals. If you like dolphins, this will blow your mind. Price tag is high, and they squeeze it further by not allowing any cameras and then charging over $150 for the photos, which you really need to... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dolphin Quest experience was ok. The trainers were very nice and energetic. The pictures the DQ photographer took were disappointing. I read previous reviews raving about the pictures so I barely took any with my personal camera hoping to purchase the package instead. The quality was poor and in the family shot, one of my girls was photographed from... More 

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Macau, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it was a wonderful experience for my child. You really have an up close and personal experience with the dolphin. I highly recommend. I prepaid the $159 for the digital photos, so I get all 53 photos they took. However, the photos were not that great, it's like the photographer wasn't even trying. A key to such an experience is... More 

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Vancouver
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were friendly and very informative when asked questions. They truly love these dolphins! Especially Maddie the photographer was very helpful!

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