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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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Dolphin Quest was an incredible experience! The staff was wonderful and very helpful. I would recommend this to anyone who would like to get close to dolphins!

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Grosse Ile, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dolphin Quest was an incredible experience! The staff was wonderful and very helpful. I would recommend this to anyone who would like to get close to dolphins!

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can't say enough about this incredible program! My 10yo daughter has been waiting 5 years to be old enough for the "trainer for a day" program and it was worth the wait! Inspiring, educating and pure awe for what Dolphin Quest provides to countless visitors, making everyone feel special and ensuring they enjoy their time with the Dolphins -- in... More 

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West Chester, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the one thing my entire family wanted to do and we were not disappointed. The staff and trainers were excellent and the dolphins were just awesome. It was a unique experience to get that close and really interact with them. The snorkel tour of the lagoon was a great added bonus. It was obvious that our guide was... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff are absolutely wonderful!! Travelocity mixed up the reservation and the staff compensated us. This was an awesome experience of a lifetime for my children!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Both my daughters took part in this excursion. My 10 year-old did the 1 hour and 15 minute class which gave her 20 minutes with the Dolphins. She loved it! I went in with my 3 year-old and it was fabulous. The trainers were approachable and personable. Definitely worth the money.

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Poipu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 7 year old granddaughter loved it! Gives her a wonderful appreciation for wildlife & also great memories!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Dolphin Quest was fun, but for $800 for three people they should have towels available to dry off after getting out of the water. Otherwise it was a fun experience.

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Greater Cincinnati, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely wonderful and worth the money for all ages. This was our second time (1st was 13 years ago) with our girls and was even better than what we remembered. The site is set up for shallow and deep water experience and has a number of Dolphins all with different personalities.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This experience was a dream come true for my family. It was a fun and educational adventure. We would do it again.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Waited 20 years and the experience exceeds all expectations. Make sure to get the deluxe. Worth the extra $.

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