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“Tots Experience”
Review of Dolphin Quest

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 December 7, 2012

My 2 year old son had a great time at the Tots experience! Only 10 minutes long, but a good amount for a little boy that only wants to touch them and observe up close.

The only complaint was that one of the first tricks the trainer had the dolphin do was splash the kids....which may make older ones laugh but my 2 year old was taken aback and not a fan of salt water in his eyes. Just our preference though.

Thank MegCMU
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

We put our 7 yr old into the Kids Quest program. Which she enjoyed so much. She got to feed the dolphins and kiss them. It was a 45 min program, that was 20 min dolphin time and the 25 mins is the learning centre. The dolphins seem very well cared for and very happy there. My husband and I were only disappointed that we didn't do it with her ourselves, we would have loved the Encounter deluxe package, which gives you 45 mins with the dolphins in the water. Next time i guess....

1  Thank Julie D
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

We learned so much about the dolphins and felt comfortable that they were well treated and thriving!

Thank Elissa M
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

It had always been my dream and it did the trick - what a marvellous experience to meet a happy dolphin. It is very commercial but personal still and the dolphins seem engaged and happy and very well catered for. I rather spend a $ more to have these wonderful creatures kept best possible. They reciprocate there so they must be comfortable.

1  Thank Canadagoose2006
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

My daughter & grandkids loved the up close & personal experience with the dolphins. The employees there really care about the dolphins and you can see the love.

Thank cqaz
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