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Address: 425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
Phone Number: +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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Unique and once in a lifetime experience

It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience and we loved it. Even thought it was expensive, it was worth it. I brought my twenty something kids. The interaction with the... read more

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Saint Charles, Illinois

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Saint Charles, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience and we loved it. Even thought it was expensive, it was worth it. I brought my twenty something kids. The interaction with the dolphins cannot be duplicated even if you swim with the wild dolphins, you cannot interact in the same way. I would advise bringing someone who can take photos... More 

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Olympia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful and memorable experience! It brought tears to my eyes watching the sheer joy on my daughters face as she swam with these amazing creatures. My heart is full.

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Orcutt, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have dreamed of "swimming with dolphins" since I was a young girl. At 54 years of age, I can honestly say say it was worth the wait. I felt like a kid at Christmas. Kona and her new baby were so amazing. Being able to touch Kona and pet her was one of the most wonderful experiences of my... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must see dolphins. Worth the money but we paid extra for the go pro video, came home to watch it and the video was cut off mid way through. That was disappointing. Still waiting for it to be rectified. Overall dolphin quest worth every penny.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth the money. Up close visit with dolphins. Lots of touching. No actual swimming with them. Deep water is not scary because of very good flotation devices. Talented trainers. Wonderful time!!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our daughters, 13 and 8, LOVED this experience. The trainer was great and attentive with all participants. I highly recommend to anyone visiting. Definitely a bucket list item!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent guide. Small group for more one on one with the dolphins. Got to experience more than one dolphin. Don't miss it.

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Monument, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My son had the most amazing experience! I was concerned at first because he is normally afraid of large animals, but he was so excited and the staff was so great, he didn't want to leave. Definitely recommend and my son will be doing it again once he's old enough to swim with the dolphins.

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Camas, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in Kona Hawaii and my seven year old daughter wanted to swim with the dolphins and dolphin quest at the Hilton . We showed up and had an awesome time with Bree (sorry if miss spelled ) she was very imvormatuve and very good with my daughter who loves to chat ! The video was awesome along with... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was an awesome experience for me and my children. They had an opportunity to learn about dolphins, touch them and really experience these beautiful animals up close and personal.

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