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“Amazing creatures”
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 February 14, 2013

Did this with my young daughter and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. These creatures are amazing and being so close to them, touching them, and in my case holding one, was incredible.

Thank Russell A
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

I only observed the activity but it looks very fun things to do for children. There is a cafeteria with balcony looking down the activity below - perfect place for adult and children.

Thank oldprune
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Just getting to pet them wasn't what I had in mind, I did more on my dives with them. Not getting to swim and enjoy them was dissappointing.

2  Thank Djlaw1
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

We are not talking Disneyland here, these are live animals that must be treated with respect and care. How much does it cost to look properly after the many dolphins that participate in this activity? No idea, but it must be a lot. If it too much money for what you are willing to spend, you can still watch for free, and that is fun too.
I did not participate, my grandson did, and it was a beautiful thing to watch. Many trainers and educators are involved in the activity.
There is also a videographer and photographer, the pictures are pretty amazing and expensive, but you can take your own.
Two things you can save money on: food (nearby, very expensive and not worth the money), just take your own snack, and toys for sale, in the same shop where you view the photos.

Thank janelitamirta
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

I agree with the 4 stars. The kids really liked it, but is a bit too pricey. They also upcharge for pictures, etc afterwards

1  Thank Gardine
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