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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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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
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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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Awesome experience

Loved the interpersonal and authenticity of the experience. Getting to put my arms around and kiss them was so much better than just swimming with them.

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Londonderry, New Hampshire

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved the interpersonal and authenticity of the experience. Getting to put my arms around and kiss them was so much better than just swimming with them.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Instructor was phenomenal & We really enjoyed the balance between over water & underwater experience

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our 3rd or 4th time to do the swim with the Dolphins and it is always a great experience. The only thing I did not like is you have to go to a web site to get your pics. I like the cd with pics on it better. I highly recommend swimming with the dolphins. It is an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I attended Dolphin Quest on the morning of 1-19-2017. It was such an awesome experience, and was even much better than we could have imagined. Our leader Ashley was very attentive and not only gave us a lot of education about dolphins, but also made sure each of us (6 attendees) got one-on-one time with the dolphin.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our experience with the Dolphins. The staff is very professional and very good with the dolphins. They are very kind and caring towards them and seem to have a very special bond.We got to take care of the dolphins, feed them, swim with them, kiss them and help train them for the whole day. The picture package... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the moment I booked I enjoyed the total experience. They have an active social media account (I tweeted early and the team mentioned it to me when I checked in). Abby our trainer was delighful and the whole experience is well organized, attentive and smooth. We were in a small group of 5 people and they ensured we all... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

it was a nice experience, we got so much fun with lovely Dolphin and very nice girls who trained Dolphin every day. Kids love to play and get knowledge from the game and we also received very nice pictures which shot by staff during our playing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an amazing experience at Dolphin Quest-Hawaii. The staff is really knowledgeable, friendly, approachable and helpful. We had the adorable Keo. Dolphins are much bigger in person than you realize so I was a little apprehensive when I first got into the water, but as soon as I realized how gentle they are, I immediately fell in love. I... More 

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

Incredible! The dolphins were a highlight of this trip! The trainers were super nice and very knowledgeable of the dolphins and their needs. I officially marked "swim with dolphins" off my bucket list and was 100% satisfied with my time I got to interact with these marvelous animals! I would do it again in a heartbeat! Thank you for this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for young children. Able to learn and enjoy the dolphins. The staff was very accommodating. They made sure other family members were able to take pictures. Would recommend to anyone with kids old enough to listen and follow direction. Not for kids afraid of the water.

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