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Dolphin Quest

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Address: 425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
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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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Pricey, but worth it.

Is it a lot of money? Yes. Being in the water with that dolphin and my son, though, and the look on his face? Worth it.

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Reviewed 2 days ago
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River Forest, Illinois

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River Forest, Illinois
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Is it a lot of money? Yes. Being in the water with that dolphin and my son, though, and the look on his face? Worth it.

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Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful experience, just super expensive. Wish the whole family could have done it, but it was just too expensive. The kids had a good amount of time in the water and touching the dolphin and posing for pictures.

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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dolphin Quest at the Hilton Waikaloa Resort is a fantastic experience for all age groups. Children and teenagers will learn a lot about dolphins and have a real fun experience. Highly recommended!

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Staff were extremely nice. My kids loved experience. Was a little pricier but overall great experience. I probably would not go back.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our kids had a blast. The dolphins here are very well trained and cared for. The staff worked with us to book an appropriate encounter with our kids based on their ages and water ability. Staff went out of their way to make the experience a great one. Also came out with some great pics!!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would recommend this to anyone! It was the most magical experience of my life! I was in tears meeting these magestic dolphins!!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at Waikoloa 28 years ago but wasn't able to swim with the dolphins. It's something I always wanted to do. Fortunately I was able to return with my daughter and her family. My granddaughter also wanted to swim with the dolphins so was especially nice to do this with her, my daughter and son-in-law. Trainer Ashley was terrific.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a great experience for me and my kids. It was fun. You could touch the dolphin. I love it very very much.

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Benton City
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Time spent with the dolphins was great. Staff was very friendly. My only issue with the experience was the cost. I understand that maintaining the facility is high however at $210 for 1/2 hours seams to be excessive. Overall great experience.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I went with Tiana and Nick on the snorkeling tour and dolphin watch, and had a blast! The experience snorkeling Captain Cook's monument was amazing. The best part was we got there before all of the other tour boats, so we were able to snorkel freely before any of the other tourists showed up, making the adventure... More 

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