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Dolphin Quest Kid-Friendly Dolphin Swim Experiences for Families and Young Kids
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Introduce your child to a dolphin on these kid-friendly experiences at Dolphin Quest. These hands-on adventures with a trained live dolphin are the perfect environment to learn about marine life and the wonderful bottlenose dolphin.

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Dolphin Quest offers some of the most amazing dolphin interactive programs in Hawaii, with over 27 years of experience in animal care and conservation. In their saltwater lagoon at the Kahala Hotel & Resort, you and your children can get up close personal with these marine mammals.
The Kids' Aquatic Adventure combines a 20-minute shallow-water dolphin encounter with a variety of fun and educational activities both in and out of the water. The Toddlers' Dolphin Encounter allows one adult and toddler (ages 0 to 4) to safely interact with a live dolphin on the docks! You can 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 with Dolphin Quest. Make sure to also check out our classic dolphin experiences or book a private dolphin swim.

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Price
Dolphin Encounter & Kids' Aquatic Adventure [20min / Total 1.5 hours]
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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 208.38
USD 208.38
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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 208.38
USD 208.38
USD 220.32 5%off
USD 220.32 5%off
GE Tax included
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Perfect for "keikis" (kids), this hands-on adventure features a face-to-face 20-minute shallow water dolphin encounter, a rendezvous with Hawaiian reef fish and other marine animals, all combined with a variety of fun and educational out-of-water activities.
Kids’ Adventure Program Information
  • Total duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Time with dolphins: 20 minutes
  • Ages: 5-9
  • Group size: 6 people max (Interact with dolphins in a small, intimate group of no more than six people with a marine mammal specialist.)
  • Water depth: Shallows
  • Variety of fun and educational out-of-water activities with a variety of fish and other animals.
  • Personalized photos with dolphins are available for purchase after the program.
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 2 - 3 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: 20 minutes with dolphins / Guided marine animal lesson / games and activities / Life jacket
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Starting time: 09:00 14:00 (2/29 only)
Starting time: 09:00 14:00 (2/29 only)
  • 08:00-08:30 Check-in at the Dolphin Quest Gift Shop
  • 09:00 Safety Briefing (10min)
  • 09:10 Fun and Educational Activities (1hr)
    The program begins with a Hawaiian Reef Ecosystem Tour in the artificial lagoon area has weave through the beachfront and poolside terraces. There are filled with all kinds of ocean creatures and the expert trainer will shar fun facts about Hawaii's tropical sea life through activities & games.
  • 10:10 Dolphin Encounter (20min)
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  • 10:30-11:00 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
Dolphin Encounter for Toddlers [10min]
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 8.
1 Group (persons 2)
USD 162.30
USD 162.30
Adult/Child (Age 5 & over)
USD 162.30
USD 162.30
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
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Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
1 Group (persons 2)
USD 162.30
USD 162.30
USD 171.60 5%off
USD 171.60 5%off
Adult/Child (Age 5 & over)
USD 162.30
USD 162.30
USD 171.60 5%off
USD 171.60 5%off
GE Tax included
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The perfect option for a toddler to meet and interact with a dolphin! This dock-side shallow water experience offers 10 minutes of interaction and some of the cutest picture perfect moments in Hawaii!
Family Dolphin Program Information
  • Total duration: 15 minutes
  • Time with dolphins: 10 minutes
  • Ages: 0-4 (with Adult)
  • Group size: 6 people max (Interact with dolphins in a small, intimate group of no more than six people with your marine mammal specialist.)
  • Water depth: Dockside
  • Variety of fun and educational out-of-water activities.
  • Personalized individual and family photos with dolphins are available for purchase.

  • Please Note: The Group price is for one toddler (0 to 4 years old) and one adult (18 years old or over) ONLY!
    Additional adult and children participants five years old or over may participate as long as at least one Group (one adult and one toddler) is booked.
  • 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: 10 minutes with dolphins / Games & play
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Starting time: 10:40 14:40 16:30
Starting time: 10:40 14:40 16:30
  • 09:40-10:10 Check-in at the Dolphin Quest Gift Shop
  • 10:40 Safety Briefing (5min)
  • 10:45 Dolphin Encounter (10min)
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  • 10:55-11:25 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.
    • 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.
    • Children 5 years old and above can participate in this activity.
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
    • Each child must be 4 years old and below and accompanied by an adult (18 & over).
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.
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FAQ
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Do you have changing areas or lockers?
  • Yes, changing areas and lockers are available for use.
    There are complimentary lockers near the Dolphin Quest kiosk for Dolphin Quest participants. Also, there are restrooms located next to the pool area at the Kahala for use as a changing area and freshwater shower is available for program guests to use outdoor. Please note that Dolphin Quest is not liable for lost or stolen items.

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
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 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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