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Dolphin Quest Private Dolphin Swim Experiences
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Touch, swim with and even kiss a dolphin in these private group dolphin swims at Dolphin Quest at the Kahala. These unique, interactive experiences are perfect for families and participants of all ages!

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Get up close and personal with a dolphin on these private group dolphin swimming packages with Dolphin Quest at The Kahala. These intimate experiences are perfect for families and safe for even young children. Pick the Premier Experience for 3 people or the Family Swim for 6. With over 27 years of experience, Dolphin Quest offers some of the most amazing dolphin interactive programs in Hawaii. Rest assured that with their focus on animal care, scientific study, and environmental stewardship, both you and the dolphins are in good hands.
Also check out our kid-friendly dolphin experiences or the most popular dolphin swims.

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Price
Family Swim Program for 6 people [25min]
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2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 1.
1 Group (persons 1-6)
USD 1,544.50
USD 1,544.50
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
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*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
1 Group (persons 1-6)
USD 1,544.50
USD 1,544.50
USD 1,633.00 5%off
USD 1,633.00 5%off
GE Tax included
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Swim and interact with dolphins for up to 25 minutes! The perfect choice for families and groups of friends, this private dolphin swim includes a shallow water interactive dolphin encounter with underwater viewing, and each encounter is uniquely tailored for you and your group.
Family Swim Program Information
  • Total duration: 30 minutes
  • Time with dolphins: 25 minutes
  • Ages: All ages
  • Group size: 6 people max
  • Water depth: Swimming & Shallows
  • View dolphins underwater with masks.
  • Shallow water interactive dolphin encounter with your marine mammal specialist.
  • Your personalized photos with dolphins are available for purchase.

Please Note: A maximum of six (6) participants may participate in this activity. There are no age restrictions for this activity, but each child 4 years old and below must be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian.
  • 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)
Starting time: 09:00 10:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 (Hide details)
  • 08:00-08:30 Check-in
  • 09:00 Safety Briefing (5min)
  • 09:05 Dolphin Encounter (25min)
    DQO-family1 Get in Kahala's ocean water lagoon tha is designed to mimic the coastal habitats of bottlenose dolphins. Enjoy a hands-on trainer-led encounter as dolphins jump and flip! You'll see the underwater view of the animals in their element as you swim with a mask to see them swim and play.
  • 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
Premier Experience for 3 people [30 min]
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 1.
1 Group (persons 1-3)
USD 1,036.65
USD 1,036.65
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
1 Group (persons 1-3)
USD 1,036.65
USD 1,036.65
USD 1,096.05 5%off
USD 1,096.05 5%off
GE Tax included
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Get ready for an exclusive dolphin encounter where you can enjoy swimming and playing with dolphins in a personalized session in your own private group. Experience a shallow water interactive dolphin encounter, view dolphins underwater with masks and even have your choice of bonus activity!
Premier Dolphin Program Information
  • Total duration: 45 minutes
  • Time with dolphins: 30 minutes
  • Ages: All ages
  • Group size: 3 people max
  • Water depth: Swimming & Shallows
  • The program is specifically designed to match your interests with a marine mammal specialist.
  • View dolphins underwater with masks and shallow water interactive dolphin encounter.
  • Personalized individual and family photos with dolphins are available for purchase after the program.

  • Please Note: A maximum of three (3) participants may participate in this activity. Each child under 4 years old must be accompanied by an adult (18 & over).
    • 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 Encounter (30 minute encounter)
    • Schedule
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    • Pick-up/Check-in
      Time & Location
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    • Drop-off/Check-out
      Time & Location
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    Starting time: 08:45 14:45 15:45
    Starting time: 08:45 14:45 15:45
    • 07:45-08:15 Check-in at the Dolphin Quest Gift Shop
    • 08:45 Safety Briefing (5min)
    • 08:50 Bonus Activity (10min)
    • 09:00 Dolphin Encounter (30min)
      DQO-Family2 Expert trainers are on hand to let you have fun and get experience interacting with dolphins in the refreshing lagoon. Enjoy the opportunity to touch and splash around with them. Knowledgeable trainers share information about their behavior, evolution and anatomy throughout this special program.
    • 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
    Notes
    Restriction(s)
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      • This activity is wheelchair accessible.
      • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
      • Dolphin Encounter programs are not for expectant mothers.
      • Must have one parent or guardian for each child less than five years of age in participating group.
      • Family Swim program can only accommodate up to 6 guests.
      • Must have one parent or guardian for each child under the age of 5 in the participating group.
      • Each child 0-4 must be accompanied by a paying adult (over 18).
    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.
      • 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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      • You can book a maximum of 1.
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    FAQ
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    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
    Payment type
    Credit card payment
    Cancellation Policy
    • 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.
    Change policy
    • Each guest will be subject to a $75.00 fee for any rescheduling.
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