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Dolphin Quest Family-Friendly Dolphin Swim Experiences Quick Confirmation

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Join the amazing crew of Dolphin Quest as you touch, swim with and even kiss a dolphin during a unique interactive experience that is perfect for all ages!

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With over 27 years of experience, Dolphin Quest offers some of the most amazing dolphin interactive programs in Hawaii. Now, you too can enjoy one of the many different options available to get up close personal with these marine mammals. Whether you want a shallow water interaction or want to dive in to swim and frolic with dolphins, there is an option for everyone! You can also be rest assured that with their focus on animal care, scientific study, as well as environmental stewardship, both you and the dolphins are in good hands.
If you've got a young child with you, check out our kid-friendly dolphin experiences or book a private dolphin swim.

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Price
Dolphin Adventure [35mins with Dolphin]
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You can book a maximum of 8.
Adult/Child (Age 5 & over)
USD 329.84
USD 329.84
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Adult/Child (Age 5 & over)
USD 329.84
USD 329.84
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Looking for a premium dolphin adventure that features maximum interaction time as well as fun? Then you will love this encounter, complete with personalized interactions tailored for your age and swimming skill. Get ready for 35 minutes of non-stop excitement as you feed, touch and play with a dolphin.
Dolphin Adventure Program Quick Details
  • Total duration: 1 hour
  • Time with dolphins: 35 minutes
  • Ages: 5 and up
  • Group size: 6 people max
  • Water depth: Swimming & Shallows

  • Experience meeting and mingling with dolphins in the ocean lagoon.
  • Have the dolphins at your fingertips as trainers introduce you to dolphins in “get to know you” sessions.
  • Dive in and go for a swim with dolphins alongside and underwater below you.
  • Learn dolphins’ individual personalities and unique behaviors.
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 1.5 - 2.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    You can choose either Pick-up (additional fee) or Check-in (free).
    • Waikiki (requires 24 hrs advanced notice, minimum 2 participants) + USD 15.71 x per person
      Waikiki (requires 24 hrs advanced notice, minimum 2 participants) + USD 15.71 x per person
  • Inclusion: Dolphin Adventure (30 minute encounter)
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  • 10:00-10:30 Check-in
  • 11:00 Safety Briefing (5min)
  • 11:05 Dolphin Meeting & Orientation (20min)
    Meeting and mingle with dolphins in the ocean lagoon. The trainers introduce you to dolphins in “get to know you” sessions!
  • 11:25 Dolphin Adventure (35min)
    DQO-family3 Time to swim with dolphine! Learn their unique behaviors alongside and underwater below you.
  • 12:00-12:30 Check-out
Add-ons:
Waikiki Transportation for Ride-Along Customers (per person) + USD 26.18
Waikiki Transportation for Ride-Along Customers (per person) + USD 26.18
This add-on allows you to purchase additional transportation seats for accompanying guests who will not be participating in a dolphin program. *Requires 24 hrs advanced notice.
Package detail / Schedule
Dolphin Encounter [25min]
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2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 5.
Adult/Child (Age 5 & over)
USD 239.79
USD 239.79
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*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child (Age 5 & over)
USD 239.79
USD 239.79
GE Tax included
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Get up close and personal with a dolphin encounter you will not soon forget! Enjoy 25 minutes of dolphin interaction as you swim alongside them in an intimate group of no more than six participants in a private ocean lagoon. You will also be able to feed, touch and play with them too. With encounters tailored for each group, you will be sure to have an extraordinary time.
Dolphin Encounter Program Quick Details
  • Total duration: 30 minutes
  • Time with dolphins: 25 minutes
  • Ages: 5 and up
  • Group size: 6 people max
  • Water depth: Swimming & Shallows

  • Dolphins come to you for a close-up look.
  • Hands-on greeting with dolphions as you wade into the ocean lagoon.
  • Feed dolphins, touch them, and play and swim with them.
  • Swim alongside dolphins and enjoy underwater and above-water views.
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 1 - 2 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    You can choose either Pick-up (additional fee) or Check-in (free).
    • Waikiki (requires 24 hrs advanced notice, minimum 2 participants) + USD 15.71 x per person
      Waikiki (requires 24 hrs advanced notice, minimum 2 participants) + USD 15.71 x per person
  • Inclusion: Dolphin Encounter (25 minute encounter)
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Starting time: 09:00 - 16:00 (Show details)
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  • 08:00-08:30 Check-in
  • 09:00 Safety Briefing (5min)
  • 09:05 Dolphin Encounter (25min)
    dolphin_quest08 Get into the lagoon to give a nice hands-on greeting with dolphins! The dolphin trainers will guide you and let you touch dolphins, play and swim with them, and feed them.
  • 09:30-10:00 Check-out
Add-ons:
Waikiki Transportation for Ride-Along Customers (per person) + USD 26.18
Waikiki Transportation for Ride-Along Customers (per person) + USD 26.18
This add-on allows you to purchase additional transportation seats for accompanying guests who will not be participating in a dolphin program. *Requires 24 hrs advanced notice.
Package detail / Schedule
Mini Dolphin Encounter [15min]
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2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 5.
Adult/Child (Age 5 & over)
USD 197.91
USD 197.91
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Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child (Age 5 & over)
USD 197.91
USD 197.91
GE Tax included
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Have a quick and fun dolphin meet and greet, where you can touch, feed and play with dolphins in a shallow water lagoon.
Dolphin Dip Program Quick Details
  • Total duration: 20 minutes
  • Time with dolphins: 15 minutes
  • Ages: 5 and up
  • Group size: 6 people max
  • Water depth: Shallows
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 1 - 2 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    You can choose either Pick-up (additional fee) or Check-in (free).
    • Waikiki (requires 24 hrs advanced notice, minimum 2 participants) + USD 15.71 x per person
      Waikiki (requires 24 hrs advanced notice, minimum 2 participants) + USD 15.71 x per person
  • Inclusion: Dolphin Dip (10 minute encounter)
  • Schedule
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  • 08:00-08:30 Check-in
  • 09:00 Safety Briefing (5min)
  • 09:05 Dolphin Encounter (10min)
    DQO-PExp3 See the amazing adaptations and aquatic abilities of dolphins. As you reach out to your hands to stroke dolphins and feed them, your guide will shear you interesting facts about these cute sea mammals!
  • 09:15-09:45 Check-out
Add-ons:
Waikiki Transportation for Ride-Along Customers (per person) + USD 26.18
Waikiki Transportation for Ride-Along Customers (per person) + USD 26.18
This add-on allows you to purchase additional transportation seats for accompanying guests who will not be participating in a dolphin program. *Requires 24 hrs advanced notice.
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Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • This activity is wheelchair accessible.
    • Children 5 years old and above can participate in this activity.
    • Each child ages 5-9 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult (18 & over).
    • Dolphin Encounter programs are not for expectant mothers.
    • Personal cameras and GoPros are not allowed in our program areas. However, 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. You may also take pictures of our animals before or after your program from the spectator side of the ropes and railings.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
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    • Towel
    • Wear swimsuit under clothing
    • Change of clothes
Requirement(s) - Others
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    • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
    • Participants must be able to follow directions and instructions provided by the guided trainer and other Crew Members and be able to move about freely within the water environment.
    • Participants must be comfortable in the water and be able to manage their movements as instructed in and around the animals while wearing required water safety gear.
    • Participants must be able to physically move from one location to another by crossing sand, climbing stairs, traversing floating platforms, have mobility between standing and sitting positions, crossing slippery and unlevel surfaces both in and out of the water.
    • Participants may not wear any jewelry in the water with live animals.
    • Participants can expect to be around large marine mammals as well as other marine animals within the natural environment. Our dolphins have been trained for interactions, but as wild animals, their behavior can still be unpredictable.
Additional Note(s)
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    • 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.
    • This activity may be changed or canceled for your safety, medical issues or comfort.
    • All participants who go in the water must wear a flotation device.
    • Parking validation available.
    • 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.
    • The Kahala pool and jacuzzi are reserved for Kahala Hotel guests only. However, the beach (with the exception of beach chairs and cabanas) is open to the public and everyone is welcome to visit the stores and restaurants while visiting the Kahala Hotel & Resort.
    • Dolphin Quest’s photographers will be taking posed and candid photos throughout your program. Your program photos are available for a post-program purchase.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
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How far in advance should I book this activity?
  • We recommend booking at least 1-2 weeks in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last minute availability is often possible, but limited.
Are you required to wear a life jacket?
  • Yes, life jackets will be required to be worn at all times during this interactive program.
Does Dolphone Quest have a gift shop?
  • Yes, Dolphin Quest Oahu has a gift shop located in the Guest Services area. The gift shop is filled with Dolphin Quest and marine-themed items, includeing plush animals, t-shirts, rash guards, towels, jewelry, ornaments, toys, books, and much more.

Do you offer videos of the program?
  • No, Dolphin Quest Oahu does not offer videos of your programs. Non-participating guests and family members are welcome to film you during your program from the spectator side of the ropes and railings.
Do you provide towles?
  • No. Dolphin Quest does not provide towels. You need to bring your own. However, towels are also available for purchase in the retail area or a gift shop.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • For parties up to, and including, six (6) participants: Any cancellations made prior to 48 hours of the scheduled program time will receive a full refund. Any rescheduling made prior to 48 hours of the scheduled program time will not be charged a rebooking fee. Any cancellations within 48 hours of scheduled program time will not be refunded.
    For parties of seven (7) or more participants: Any cancellations made prior to 2 weeks of the scheduled program time will receive a full refund. Any rescheduling made prior to 2 weeks of the scheduled program time will not be charged a rebooking fee. Any cancellations within 2 weeks of scheduled program time will not be refunded.
Change policy
  • For parties up to, and including, six (6) participants: Any rescheduling made within 48 hours of scheduled Encounter Program time will be charged an additional rebooking fee of $75 per guest.
    For parties of seven (7) or more participants: Any rescheduling made within 2 weeks of the scheduled program time will be charged an additional rebooking fee of $75 per guest.
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