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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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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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My kids loved the whole experience and we thought it was just beautiful to watch. They got to talk to, swim with and kiss the dolphins. The trainers were clearly very well... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Edmonds, Washington

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My kids loved the whole experience and we thought it was just beautiful to watch. They got to talk to, swim with and kiss the dolphins. The trainers were clearly very well qualified and loved the dolphins Thank you, very well done.

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Oceanside, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great fun, learned a few things I did not know about dolphins. Glad to know that cost was also for research etc.

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Chiba, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well trainned dolphins welcomed us. Great experience for our children but wanted 1-1.5 hour at least.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter just turned 3 when we brought her here to meet the dolphins. It was a very short activity. It would be my sister's first time swimming with the dolphins too and I think she would have enjoyed the adult excursion better. Maybe next time.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One on my wife's bucket list items was to swim with the dolphins. This time at Dolphin Quest was amazing. She thought was absolutely the best thing that we did on the Big Island. The trainers were excellent and the facility was top notch.

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our day at Dolphin Quest on the Big Island. We did the Sea Quest program, so first we interacted with the Dolphins in the Dolphin Quest area and then we went out into the lagoon at the Hilton and snorkeled with a guide for about 45 minutes. My daughter so wanted to do this and was excited to... More 

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Galveston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best highlight of our vacation!! This was everyone's favorite part of the trip Everything was so amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family signed up for the Sea Quest adventure, which is time with the dolphins and then a guided snorkeling trip. It was pretty expensive, and I was a bit apprehensive when booking but it was something my kids really really wanted to do. Wow, was it amazing. it wasn't what I expected at all. Megan was our dolphin trainer... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Waikoloa several times over the last 25 years and have done the Dolphin Quest with kids and grandkids a number of times. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. The dolphins are well behaved and trained. Each individual gets separate time to interact with a dolphin. We got lots of great photos despite having to shoot around... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My children had great experience. They could kiss cute dolphins and feed them. They love this activity so much.

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