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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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Wonderful experience!!!

This was the highlight of the trip for the kids. They loved interacting with the dolphins. The trainers seemed very nice. For about 30minutes (20 minutes with the dolphins, 10... read more

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san diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the highlight of the trip for the kids. They loved interacting with the dolphins. The trainers seemed very nice. For about 30minutes (20 minutes with the dolphins, 10 minutes preparation). Spent about $175 per child. It was a bit pricey but got a discount on the website. Wished the dolphins had a larger area to swim in though.... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had so much fun. In our group we are all 50+ we had a small group us 4 plus 2 others it was a perfect size. Our instructor Sam was great we were only her second class but if she hadn't said anything we never would have known. The Dolphins were so incredible we absolutely loved it.

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TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My 16 year old booked with dolphin quest in advance and her sister was offered half off of an unfolded spot and they loved it! Highlight of the trip. We did not buy a picture package in advance but bought a few pictures after it was over.

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did the deluxe encounter with 30 minutes in the water with the dolphin in a group with 4 other people. Our trainer Sarah was very knowledgeable and made sure everyone got to interact individually with the dolphins Noelani and Hua. Educational , informative and a whole lot of fun! Worth the price.

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San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was such a fun experience! I love dolphins...always have. They are just the sweetest creatures and you can tell that they love to interact with people. Kara was our trainer and she was outstanding:)

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Salt Lake city
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far the best experience of my life, price is costly but goes out to a good cause, the event was 20 minutes but Karen (the trainer) made it seem to be longer! She was great in every way, and so kind with the dolphins! I highly recommend this to EVERYBODY!

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this experience. The trainer we were paired up with was engaging, informative and great. The ability to swim, even a little, with these beautiful animals is tremendous. If you have never done this it is worth making some time to spend with the Dolphins

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Grove City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my dolphin Quest! It was the highlight of my vacation! I have been so looking forward to it and was not disappointed. The trainers were awesome and the Dolphins were amazing! A little pricey, but worth it!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The actual dolphin experience was great, however they will not allow you to bring your own camera. Instead, they try to sell you photos afterward. $155 for all the digital photos, which may have totaled 20. They also have a $55 deal for three prints. It's a huge ripoff especially considering the $265 that the experience costs in the first... More 

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Ventura, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Would like to have not had a life jacket....made it hard to look under water. Did not swim with them...only observed them.....

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