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Dolphin Quest

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425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
+1 808-886-2875
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extraordinary experience

Highly recommended, especially for kids. Our trainer and guide was very pleasant, knowledgeable and... read more

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b_eileen_ro
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Great experience. My son (4years old) loved it. Wish my daughter (18 months olds) could have gone... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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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Reviewed yesterday

Highly recommended, especially for kids. Our trainer and guide was very pleasant, knowledgeable and very patient with both dolphins and the kids.This is one of a kind, hands on experience that we will never forget.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great experience. My son (4years old) loved it. Wish my daughter (18 months olds) could have gone too but was too young.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our last fun event on our 10 day trip and we saved the best for last. Our kids 7 and 5) will not stop talking about Lehua. What a fantastic adventure this was!

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Thank pickgirl26
Reviewed 2 days ago

My fiance and I were recently in Hawaii and we stayed at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort. We had our date with the dolphins on a Monday and the experience itself was perfect! Seeing those happy dolphins and the trainers were so nice! You could...More

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Thank caitlinann6407
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As an extreme animal lover, this was one of the most incredible experiences I’ve had. I did the trainer for a day program (with baby dolphins!) in Waikoloa and it surpassed my expectations. The amount of hands on training, enrichment, and education I had with...More

Thank Jenni T
Reviewed 4 days ago

the trainers were very patient and conscientious both of the animals and working with young kids. they made the experience easy to understand and very enjoyable.

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Thank paulakM8086EP
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was excellent and knowledgeable! You get so close with the dolphins amd they are so playful and intelligent !

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Thank Marc R
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much fun. Can't help but smile around the dolphins. The trainer was excellent, so knowledgeable. Answered all of our annoying questions. She was really accommodating, because we were a rowdy bunch and she handled it very well. Just touching a dolphin was so exciting....More

Thank SBMAUILovers
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Hawaii on out honey moon trip. We got to do all sorts of amazing things, but Dolphin Quest was different. I felt like my husband and I bonded for those 45 minutes. The insturctors are very sweet and informative. Dolphins are as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Swimming and interacting with the dolphins was an amazing experience. Erica Snook and Ashley were so knowledgeable and made our interaction with the dolphins a delight. I will be back. Thanks Dolphin Quest for making my birthday so special.

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Kate T
3 September 2017|
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Response from 6jacklyna | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. I don't think the kids were in very deep water. If they were it wasn't for long. Mostly they were standing and the dolphin came to them.
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CramerWashstate
6 March 2017|
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Response from johnsonrenl | Reviewed this property |
The first part of it where we sat at the edge of the dock. I would say no bc there was nothing to hold onto and when the Dolphins came over to say hi a lot of water came with them. But then we moved to the beach side of the... More
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federicoadame
28 January 2017|
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Response from Ashley L | Reviewed this property |
We decided last minute to have the kids do the dolphin experience. Because the company had last minute spots available, we received the hour experience for the 30 minute price. Don't know how often this happens. We may have... More
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