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Dolphin Quest
Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Waikoloa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 scientific study. TripAdvisor Certificate Excellence winner for the last 6 years (2012 to 2017)!
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a must see. Staff were very knowledgeable. Had a baby dolphin born while we were there. Staff went out of their way to answer questions. Always a crowd just watching the dolphins play and eat!

Thank Patti V
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

My older child did go for this Dolphin Quest and played and fed the dolphin for about one hour. They also made him sit on top of one Dolphin and let him have a ride of his life time.
Overall it was a good experience for him

1  Thank Gotofly2
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I had the incredible opportunity to interact with some of God's most fabulous creatures! Dolphin Quest is an awesome experience and I highly recommend it to anyone. This Dolphin Quest location did an outstanding job of making everyone feel at home and included in the experience. The dolphins were terrific and seemed to really enjoy the trainers and the visitors. The dolphins appeared to be very well taken care of and the trainers were very forthcoming about the meticulous care given to these wonderful creatures. Several babies had been born and were swimming in a nearby pool with their mothers; what a heartwarming sight! I was allowed to pet the dolphin, kiss the dolphin, and feed the dolphin. What a treat! The trainer also gave terrific and detailed information about how dolphins function and live as well as answered our questions. Very educational. There is also a professional cameraman snapping many pictures so you can select some memorable keepsake photos of your experience. Dolphin Quest was a highlight for me in my Hawaiian trip.

1  Thank Cheri C
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Highlight of our vacation. The Deluxe was more expensive but totally worth it. It was the highlight of our vacation and the dolphins seemed incredibly well cared for.

1  Thank John S
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We had rooms immediately over the Dolphin pools and had views from first thing in the morning. They always seem to put on a show for us and as a real bonus a baby was born during our stay.
The staff make themselves available to answer any questions and are very knowledgable , we learnt a great deal, we will visit the hotel again and will certainly have a dolphion view room.

Thank Nigel S
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