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Dolphin Quest Hawaii - Dolphin Interaction & Dolphin Swim Program

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What to expect

Dive into an ocean-fed Hawaiian lagoon and swim with a dolphin during a unique interactive Hawaii dolphin experience with friendly dolphins! You will have the experience of a lifetime in a safe and controlled setting that is perfect for all ages.

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30-min Encounter Deluxe (Ages 10 & Over)
Total:
Price per Adult/Child :
Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 302.62
USD 302.62
Total:
Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 302.62
USD 302.62
Price per Adult/Child :

Enjoy a premium dolphin encounter that features maximum interaction time and fun!

• Total duration: 45 minutes
• Time with dolphins: 30 minutes
• Group size: 6 people max
• Water depth: Swimming & Shallows
• Dolphin touch, feed, and play activities

Overview

Morning, Afternoon
2 hour(s)
Available Daily
Without pick-up
Not Accessible
Inclusions: Snorkel mask

Schedule

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Start time :
08:00

Check-in at the Dolphin Quest Gift Shop

08:30
Safety Briefing (15 mins)
08:45
Interactive Dolphin Program (30 mins)
USA_Hawaii_Dolphin-Quest
09:45

Check-out

Transportation add-ons

Not available

Location

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

Drop-off/Check-out Time & Location

Notes

Restrictions

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Personal cameras and GoPros are not allowed in the program areas. Someone with you who is not doing the program may take pictures or video your interaction from the spectator side of the ropes and railings.

    Dolphin Quest’s photographers will be taking posed and candid photos throughout your program. Your program photos are available for pre-order at the time of check-in or as a post-program purchase.
  • Children 5 years old and above can participate in this activity.
  • Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a participating adult, ages 18 and older.

Other requirements

  • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.

Booking requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)

  • You can book a maximum of 18.

Required items to bring & attire

  • Swimsuit

Additional notes

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
  • The tour guide has full discretion to refuse service to customers based on attire, behavior, physical fitness and condition.
  • Gratuity is not included in the price.
  • Parking validation available.
  • The pools at the Hilton Waikoloa Village are reserved for hotel guests only. The Hilton pools, jacuzzis, and water slides are reserved for Hilton guests only. The beaches and lagoons are also reserved for guests staying at the hotel, but everyone is welcome to visit the stores and restaurants while visiting the Hilton property.
  • Dolphin Quest reserves the right to cancel at any time and with or without notice any Dolphin Encounter Programs. Such cancellation may be due to animal emergency or acts of nature.
  • For guests driving to the Hilton Waikoloa Village, allow at least 30-minutes to walk from the Hilton guest parking lot to the Dolphin Quest Village check-in location.
  • You will not be permitted to rebook or receive a refund should you miss the check-in time. If you are driving, please secure your parking ahead of time and allow at 30-minutes to walk to the check-in location.
  • Due to COVID-19, all guests must follow these policies:
    1. Wear a face covering while on the property
    2. Pass a mandatory health screening at the entrance
    3. Practice Social Distancing when possible
    4. Provide contact information when booking for contact tracing purposes
30-min Encounter Deluxe (Ages 5+)
Total:
Price per Adult :
Adult (Age 18 & over)
USD 302.62
USD 302.62
Total:
Adult (Age 18 & over)
USD 302.62
USD 302.62
Price per Adult :
Youth (Age 10-17)
USD 302.62
Child (Age 5-9)
USD 302.62

Perfect for families with young children.

• Total duration: 45 minutes
• Time with dolphins: 30 minutes
• Group size: 6 people max
• Water depth: Swimming & Shallows
• Dolphin touch, feed, and play activities
• Children under age 10 must be accompanied by a participating adult 18+. Example, if there are two children ages 5-9, two paying adults are required to accompany the two children.

Youth (Age 10-17)
USD 302.62
Child (Age 5-9)
USD 302.62

Overview

Morning, Afternoon
2 hour(s)
Available Daily
Without pick-up
Not Accessible
Inclusions: Snorkel mask

Schedule

View All
Start time :
08:00

Check-in at the Dolphin Quest Gift Shop

08:30
Safety Briefing (15 mins)
08:45
Interactive Dolphin Program (30 mins)
USA_Hawaii_Dolphin-Quest
09:45

Check-out

Transportation add-ons

Not available

Location

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

Drop-off/Check-out Time & Location

Notes

Restrictions

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Personal cameras and GoPros are not allowed in the program areas. Someone with you who is not doing the program may take pictures or video your interaction from the spectator side of the ropes and railings.

    Dolphin Quest’s photographers will be taking posed and candid photos throughout your program. Your program photos are available for pre-order at the time of check-in or as a post-program purchase.
  • Children 5 years old and above can participate in this activity.
  • Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a participating adult, ages 18 and older.

Other requirements

  • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.

Booking requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)

  • You can book a maximum of 18.

Required items to bring & attire

  • Swimsuit

Additional notes

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
  • The tour guide has full discretion to refuse service to customers based on attire, behavior, physical fitness and condition.
  • Gratuity is not included in the price.
  • Parking validation available.
  • The pools at the Hilton Waikoloa Village are reserved for hotel guests only. The Hilton pools, jacuzzis, and water slides are reserved for Hilton guests only. The beaches and lagoons are also reserved for guests staying at the hotel, but everyone is welcome to visit the stores and restaurants while visiting the Hilton property.
  • Dolphin Quest reserves the right to cancel at any time and with or without notice any Dolphin Encounter Programs. Such cancellation may be due to animal emergency or acts of nature.
  • For guests driving to the Hilton Waikoloa Village, allow at least 30-minutes to walk from the Hilton guest parking lot to the Dolphin Quest Village check-in location.
  • You will not be permitted to rebook or receive a refund should you miss the check-in time. If you are driving, please secure your parking ahead of time and allow at 30-minutes to walk to the check-in location.
  • Due to COVID-19, all guests must follow these policies:
    1. Wear a face covering while on the property
    2. Pass a mandatory health screening at the entrance
    3. Practice Social Distancing when possible
    4. Provide contact information when booking for contact tracing purposes
30-min Dolphin Family and Friends (Ages 2+)
Total:
Price per 1 Group :
1 Group (persons 1-6)
USD 1,815.71
USD 1,815.71
Total:
1 Group (persons 1-6)
USD 1,815.71
USD 1,815.71
Price per 1 Group :
1 Group (persons 7)
USD 2,118.32

A memorable family & friends experience with dolphins!

• Total duration: 45 minutes
• Time with dolphins: 30 minutes
• Water depth: Swimming & Shallows
• Dolphin Painting included
• Dolphin touch, feed, and play activities
• Children under age 10 must be accompanied by a participating adult 18+
• Group size: 6 people. Families can extend this program to 7 people with an additional fee

1 Group (persons 7)
USD 2,118.32

Overview

Morning, Afternoon
2 hour(s)
Available Daily
Without pick-up
Not Accessible
Inclusions: Snorkel mask

Schedule

View All
Start time :
08:00

Check-in at the Dolphin Quest Gift Shop

08:30
Safety Briefing (15 mins)
08:45
Interactive Dolphin Program (30 mins)
USA_Hawaii_Dolphin-Quest
09:45

Check-out

Transportation add-ons

Not available

Location

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

Drop-off/Check-out Time & Location

Notes

Restrictions

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Personal cameras and GoPros are not allowed in the program areas. Someone with you who is not doing the program may take pictures or video your interaction from the spectator side of the ropes and railings.

    Dolphin Quest’s photographers will be taking posed and candid photos throughout your program. Your program photos are available for pre-order at the time of check-in or as a post-program purchase.
  • Children 5 years old and above can participate in this activity.
  • Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a participating adult, ages 18 and older.

Other requirements

  • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.

Booking requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)

  • You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 1.

Required items to bring & attire

  • Swimsuit

Additional notes

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
  • The tour guide has full discretion to refuse service to customers based on attire, behavior, physical fitness and condition.
  • Gratuity is not included in the price.
  • Parking validation available.
  • The pools at the Hilton Waikoloa Village are reserved for hotel guests only. The Hilton pools, jacuzzis, and water slides are reserved for Hilton guests only. The beaches and lagoons are also reserved for guests staying at the hotel, but everyone is welcome to visit the stores and restaurants while visiting the Hilton property.
  • Dolphin Quest reserves the right to cancel at any time and with or without notice any Dolphin Encounter Programs. Such cancellation may be due to animal emergency or acts of nature.
  • For guests driving to the Hilton Waikoloa Village, allow at least 30-minutes to walk from the Hilton guest parking lot to the Dolphin Quest Village check-in location.
  • You will not be permitted to rebook or receive a refund should you miss the check-in time. If you are driving, please secure your parking ahead of time and allow at 30-minutes to walk to the check-in location.
  • Due to COVID-19, all guests must follow these policies:
    1. Wear a face covering while on the property
    2. Pass a mandatory health screening at the entrance
    3. Practice Social Distancing when possible
    4. Provide contact information when booking for contact tracing purposes
20-min Kid's Quest Dolphin Encounter Program (Ages 5-9)
Total:
Price per Child :
Child (Age 5-9)
USD 240.84
USD 240.84
Total:
Child (Age 5-9)
USD 240.84
USD 240.84
Price per Child :

• Total duration: 30 minutes
• Time with dolphins: 20 minutes
• Kids only – no parents (Ages 5-9)
• Group size: 6 people max
• Water depth: Shallow water experience

Overview

Morning, Afternoon
1 hour(s)
Available Daily
Without pick-up
Not Accessible
Inclusions: -

Schedule

View All
Start time :
08:00

Check-in at the Dolphin Quest Gift Shop

08:30
Activities & Games at the Dolphin Quest Club (10 min)
08:40
Kid's Quest Dolphin Experience (20 min)
DQH-sq5
09:00

Check-out

Transportation add-ons

Not available

Location

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

Drop-off/Check-out Time & Location

Notes

Restrictions

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Personal cameras and GoPros are not allowed in the program areas. Someone with you who is not doing the program may take pictures or video your interaction from the spectator side of the ropes and railings.

    Dolphin Quest’s photographers will be taking posed and candid photos throughout your program. Your program photos are available for pre-order at the time of check-in or as a post-program purchase.
  • Only children ages 5 to 9 years old can participate in this activity.

Other requirements

  • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.

Booking requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)

  • You can book a maximum of 12.

Required items to bring & attire

  • Swimsuit

Additional notes

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
  • The tour guide has full discretion to refuse service to customers based on attire, behavior, physical fitness and condition.
  • Gratuity is not included in the price.
  • Parking validation available.
  • The pools at the Hilton Waikoloa Village are reserved for hotel guests only. The Hilton pools, jacuzzis, and water slides are reserved for Hilton guests only. The beaches and lagoons are also reserved for guests staying at the hotel, but everyone is welcome to visit the stores and restaurants while visiting the Hilton property.
  • Dolphin Quest reserves the right to cancel at any time and with or without notice any Dolphin Encounter Programs. Such cancellation may be due to animal emergency or acts of nature.
  • For guests driving to the Hilton Waikoloa Village, allow at least 30-minutes to walk from the Hilton guest parking lot to the Dolphin Quest Village check-in location.
  • You will not be permitted to rebook or receive a refund should you miss the check-in time. If you are driving, please secure your parking ahead of time and allow at 30-minutes to walk to the check-in location.
  • Due to COVID-19, all guests must follow these policies:
    1. Wear a face covering while on the property
    2. Pass a mandatory health screening at the entrance
    3. Practice Social Distancing when possible
    4. Provide contact information when booking for contact tracing purposes
10-min Wee Tots Program for One Toddler (Ages 2-4) + One Adult
Total:
Price per Adult :
Adult (Age 18 & over)
USD 219.90
USD 219.90
Total:
Adult (Age 18 & over)
USD 219.90
USD 219.90
Price per Adult :
Adult/Child (Age 5 & over)
USD 219.90
Child (Age 2-4)
free

The perfect option for a toddler to meet and interact with a dolphin!

• Total duration: 15 minutes
• Time with dolphins: 10 minutes
• Group size: 6 people
• Water depth: Beachside & Shallows
• Children ages 2-4 must be accompanied by a participating adult 18+. Example, if there are two children ages 2-4, two paying adults are required to accompany the two children.

Adult/Child (Age 5 & over)
USD 219.90
Child (Age 2-4)
free

Overview

Morning
1 hour(s)
Available Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri
Without pick-up
Not Accessible
Inclusions: -

Schedule

View All
Start time :
08:00

Check-in at the Dolphin Quest Gift Shop

08:30
Safety Briefing (5 mins)
08:35
Wee Tots Dolphin Experience (10 mins)
DQH-sq5
08:45

Check-out

Transportation add-ons

Not available

Location

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

Drop-off/Check-out Time & Location

Notes

Restrictions

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Personal cameras and GoPros are not allowed in the program areas. Someone with you who is not doing the program may take pictures or video your interaction from the spectator side of the ropes and railings.

    Dolphin Quest’s photographers will be taking posed and candid photos throughout your program. Your program photos are available for pre-order at the time of check-in or as a post-program purchase.
  • Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult, ages 18 and older.
  • Toddlers ages 2 to 4 years old can participate in this activity.
  • Participants 5 years old and above can participate in this activity, but must be booked as an "Add-on" at the time of booking.

Other requirements

  • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.

Booking requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)

  • You can book a maximum of 6.

Required items to bring & attire

  • Swimsuit

Additional notes

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
  • The tour guide has full discretion to refuse service to customers based on attire, behavior, physical fitness and condition.
  • Gratuity is not included in the price.
  • Parking validation available.
  • The pools at the Hilton Waikoloa Village are reserved for hotel guests only. The Hilton pools, jacuzzis, and water slides are reserved for Hilton guests only. The beaches and lagoons are also reserved for guests staying at the hotel, but everyone is welcome to visit the stores and restaurants while visiting the Hilton property.
  • Dolphin Quest reserves the right to cancel at any time and with or without notice any Dolphin Encounter Programs. Such cancellation may be due to animal emergency or acts of nature.
  • For guests driving to the Hilton Waikoloa Village, allow at least 30-minutes to walk from the Hilton guest parking lot to the Dolphin Quest Village check-in location.
  • You will not be permitted to rebook or receive a refund should you miss the check-in time. If you are driving, please secure your parking ahead of time and allow at 30-minutes to walk to the check-in location.
  • Due to COVID-19, all guests must follow these policies:
    1. Wear a face covering while on the property
    2. Pass a mandatory health screening at the entrance
    3. Practice Social Distancing when possible
    4. Provide contact information when booking for contact tracing purposes

Reviews

Most Fun in Hawaii

2022/07/30 Couples Terry

We spent 8 days on the big island and participated in a number of guided activities (submarine, luau, snorkling, parasail, zip lines) This was by far the most enjoyable. The staff was excellent. There was a great deal...

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Very good

2022/05/28 Couples Ray

So cool the dolphins were amazing and it was awesome to interact with them and the dolphin trainer couldn't have been more friendly and knowledgeable definitely would do it again.

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Activity Provider

FAQ

Q. Do you have changing area or lockers?
A. Yes, changing areas and lockers are available for use. Dolphin Quest offers changing areas along with lockers in Dolphin Quest Village for program participants. Also, the freshwater shower is available to use outdoor.
It is suggested to come to Dolphin Quest with your swimsuit on under your clothes and ready to go into the water if possible. You may wear sunscreen while in the water, please consider using ocean-safe products. Please Note: Dolphin Quest is not liable for lost or stolen items.
Q. How can I purchase my photos with dolphins?
A. Your program photos are available for a post-program purchase. Pick-up, viewing, and post-program photo orders are located in the Dolphin Quest Gift Shop at Dolphin Quest Village.

Your program photos are available for purchase onsite at Dolphin Quest Hawaii up to five days after your program from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily in the DQ Gift Shop at Dolphin Quest Village. If you are unable to purchase your photos directly from Dolphin Quest Hawaii, on-line photo ordering will be available for 14 days from your program date.
Q. Do you offer videos of the program?
A. Yes, Dolphin Quest Hawaii offers video filming of all programs.
Dolphin Quest videographers film your encounter using GoPro cameras, which is taken both above and below water when appropriate. Videos are provided to you via electronic download to your computer, tablet, or phone within 24 hours of your encounter. Or you can receive your encounter video on DVD or jump drive for a small additional charge. Please note that these videos are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and other guests in your encounter will also appear in your video.

Dolphin Quest Hawaii on the Big Island of Hawaii is the only Dolphin Quest location that offers video filming of all programs. Dolphin Quest facilities on Oahu do NOT offer video filming of their programs at this time. Non-participating guests and family members are welcome to film you during your program from the spectator side of the ropes and railings.
Q. Are there any giftshops?
A. Yes, Dolphin Quest Hawaii has a gift shop located within Dolphin Quest Village. The gift shop is filled with Dolphin Quest and marine-themed items, including t-shirts, rash guards, plush animals, towels, jewelry, ornaments, toys, books, hats, and much more.
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Payment / Cancellation Policy

Payment Methods
  • Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • For parties of 6 or less: Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
    • For parties of 7 or more: Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 15 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Change Policy
  • For parties of 6 or less: A rescheduling fee of $75.00 per person will be charged for rescheduled reservations received within 3 business days of the activity.
    • For parties of 7 or more: A rescheduling fee of $75.00 per person will be charged for rescheduled reservations received within 15 business days of the activity.

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Dolphin Quest Hawaii - Dolphin Interaction & Dolphin Swim Program
Dive into an ocean-fed Hawaiian lagoon and swim with a dolphin during a unique interactive Hawaii dolphin experience with friendly dolphins! You will have the experience of a lifetime in a safe and controlled setting that is perfect for all ages.