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“Worth the outrageous price.”
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 October 25, 2013

We absolutely loved this! It was a very positive experience and we would highly recommend anyone who loves animals try it. It seemed like it was going to be a short time actually with the dolphins but in the end we did not feel like we had been cut short on time spent with these amazing animals. The dolphins really seemed to be having fun playing with the humans and we even got to see the newest baby who was 2 days old. All of the trainers were great. They answered questions and never made you feel unwelcome. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We arrived less than two days after birth of a new baby dolphin! The staff were so willing to explain how they care for the dolphins.

1  Thank Beckie M
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

It is the only place to do a dolphin encounter in Hawaii. The price is somewhat high but the atmosphere is great! This is my second dolphin experience. The trainers a know their stuff. The video we have is good, but a photo my be worth more. The photos are expensive but if it is on your bucket list...buy the photo. It would be nice to have free snorkeling time with the dolphins like I got to do in Honduras.

1  Thank Dave W
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We walked past this and having done this in the past with ourt grandson at a different hotel we can say that this is an experience that kids will never forget and we could see the kids having a great time with the dolphins

Thank Arnie J
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Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

We loved swimming with and snorkeling with dolphins in their natural environment! It was especially endearing because newborn dolphins were present and super cute. The crew was friendly, helpful and knowledgable and made our experience one to remember!

Thank BamaGirl1
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