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Address: 425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
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+1 808-886-2875
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Dolphin Quest Hawaii, located at the spectacular Hilton Waikoloa Village,...

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 research.

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I took my two kids to Dolphin Quest and what an amazing experience! I even got to do it with them at half price. Highly recommended.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took my two kids to Dolphin Quest and what an amazing experience! I even got to do it with them at half price. Highly recommended.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Incredible experience with excellent staff who truly love what they do and the animals they care for. Magical and emotional to connect with these beautiful creatures. It was both fun and educational.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great time. The trainers were so nice and knowledgeable. They answered all of our questions and made everyone feel safe and comfortable. Once in a lifetime experience.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are dying to say you swam with dolphins, do it. But for families that really think you're going to have this Dolphin encounter in the water - be warned. It's really a glorified photo shoot. We are a family of 5 and paid nearly $1500 to do this but it was our splurge for this vacation. Our trainer... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Most amazing experience. Megan made it even more special! We got to hug and touch Kona along with her baby dolphin and her 8 year old daughter. Wow!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kissed and rubbed and played with a dolphin and her baby. 4-5 year old baby. Learned about dolphins.

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Baltimore
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really wonderful, informative, intimate experience. So glad I did it! I would request that there be a larger selection of mask sizes - I have an unusually small face and my mask kept filling up with water. Otherwise fantastic, though! The dolphins were friendly and happy ... the reminded me of a sea version of dogs.

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Pocatello
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of theach best experiences of my life! Interacting with the dolphins was amazing. The staff was very friendly and made the experience great.

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Regina, Saskatchewan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice environment to meet the dolphins. Friendly and knowledgable staff. 45 minutes was pefect length of time. Would have been nice to swim with them but that is not allowed.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My 2 kids had a great experience because they touched and fed a dolphin! My only complaint was after choosing our package and splurging for the photo/go pro package my husband and I were really disappointed that our photos and video are filled with pictures of other guests that were placed in a group with us! I was under the... More 

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