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“Wow!”
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)!
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Expect to be surprised at the cost and at the incredible experience. I did the dolphin experience which usually has groups of 6, but our group was only 3. Since our group was smaller we fed a dolphin, held (and bounced) a dolphin, kissed a dolphin and gave them multiple commands to perform multiple behaviors. I'm so glad I did it. WOW!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Awe inspiring”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

My two girls ages 9 and 11 took time to experience Dolphin Quest while at the Big Island this January. It was absolutely worth every penny. The Dolphins are so sweet and gentle. You get a lot of time with them and the trainers are all degreed and very knowledgeable which impressed me. I highly recommend Dolphin Quest.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Totally worth it”
Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

It's a lot of $ but totally worth it. Do the private encounter for a little more and get much more time with the dolphins and trainers. The trainers make it a wonderful experience.

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Rochester, NY
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun to meet the dolphins”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The kids loved the chance to get up close and personal with the dolphins. Also provided a nice photo op for mom. A nice family experience

Visited February 2012
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La Habra Heights
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Pricey but priceless”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Incredible to be in water right with the dolphins. We got to touch and have them do tricks. Love the photo of my daughter kissing the dolphin! Several packages you can buy, we did guided snorkel and dolphin. Very pricey, do not need to do guided snorkel, can do on your own.

Visited January 2013
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