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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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a Splendid Time

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... read more

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 3 days 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW

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

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Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had long ago promised this reward to my kids if they completed a full range of swimming lessons. My daughter was really motivated by the idea of it but after completing her swim lessons, wavered a bit because of her concern for animal welfare. We tried to go see the spinner dolphins in the wild and missed them and... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was an amazing experience for everyone in our family. Lindsey was our personal trainer and she made sure everyone felt comfortable with not only the dolphins but also the life jackets and goggles. This was one of our favorite attractions during our vacation with memories that will last a lifetime. We were also able to purchase amazing photos. Everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our two daughters loved it! It was the highlight of their trip. I had fun too. We were lucky enough to be by ourselves with the trainer. It is a bit pricey however.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an expensive outing but so much fun. I did the 45 minute encounter with my 9-yr old son and frankly wasn't expecting much more than a photo op when I read reviews in various places. Thankfully those were really not accurate (in my view) because we were able to touch the dolphins, learn hand signals to do tricks,... More 

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