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Dolphin Quest

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425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
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Dolphin Quest Waikoloa Hilton

It was amazing! The staff were friendly. The dolphins were very cute. It was a great family... read more

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kathryn11522
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Tucson, Arizona
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Kids absolutely loved the dolphin experience! The were beaming with joy, couldn’t stop talking... read more

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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)!
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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
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Reviewed yesterday

It was amazing! The staff were friendly. The dolphins were very cute. It was a great family outing. Definitely worth it!

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Kids absolutely loved the dolphin experience! The were beaming with joy, couldn’t stop talking about everything they learned and will cherish the memory forever.

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Reviewed yesterday

It is one thing to see these magnificent mammals in the sea and on film, but to be up close to them is an amazing feeling. My wife has always wanted to swim with dolphins and as we staying close by this was her opportunity....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took our 2 year old and 6 year old and they fell in love with dolphins! It was our whole family’s first experience with dolphins and was worth every penny. We’ll definitely be back when we visit Hawaii again

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Reviewed 2 days ago

These beautiful creatures are amazing! Along with the Highly educated staff that care for them, we to not only connect with the dolphins but got to participate in the conservation of all the species in the lagoons of Waikoloa. I am impressed with the amount...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great interaction with the dolphins. Will definetly do again. I would take the kids next time. Great activity for the whole family.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

While staying at The Hilton at Waikoloa Village we , being myself, my wife and son as well as his girlfriend had the amazing opportunity to swim with the dolphins, let me first say I wasn't so enthusiastic at first but decided to go ahead...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Myself and my 5 year old daughter did the Deluxe Encounter experience in May and it was by far the highlight of the trip. The dolphins are very interactive and the trainer very knowledgeable. The dolphins are very well cared for and able to live...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had the best time with the dolphins. It was educational and loads of fun for the kids. I also came away with beautiful photos I will treasure forever!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great time, fulfilling a bucket list dream! I was with only one other person, so we each had a lot of contact with the dolphin.

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Paul L
28 May 2018|
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Response from DuaneGuenard | Reviewed this property |
That is a busy time of year. I recommend booking at least a few weeks in advance if it is important to you. You might try calling now to ask them how much in advance they recommend. Also ask what time of day is usually... More
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Rdizazzo
12 March 2018|
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Response from pat f | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know how far but there are cabs. Don’t know which is better but Oahu was a dream come true for my sister.
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Hillary H
18 February 2018|
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Response from DolphinQuestOahu | Property representative |
Aloha Hillary, Our main Dolphin Interaction Swim programs start at age 5 and up. For 2-4 year olds we have "Wee programs" which introduce toddlers to our wonderful dolphins. Please call us at 800-248-3316 for more details... More
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