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Swim With Dolphins in Hawai’i

February 13, 2015, 7:20 AM HST
* Updated February 13, 7:22 AM
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There are a few options you can choose from when seeking the best and safest way to swim with dolphins in Hawai’i. There are guided open ocean tours that offer an opportunity to snorkel and swim with wild dolphins, specific dolphin tours, and educational programs run by nonprofit organizations focused on marine mammal conservation.

Dolphin Quest Hawai’i is located at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island. Residents and visitors are invited to experience a rare opportunity to swim and visit with dolphins in a protected and controlled environment. This is a great place to choose if you are planning on doing this activity with small children, elderly, and those who would rather not swim with dolphins in the open ocean. Here, guests can swim with the dolphins, gently touch them, talk with them, and learn all there is to know about Hawai’i dolphin education and marine mammal conservation efforts.

Dolphin Quest offers a variety of programs ranging from 10 minute long visits with toddlers two to four-years-old (accompanied by an adult), Hour and a half kids programs, single adult and group visits, and training programs. The five and a half hour ‘Trainer for a Day’ program is available for those that are 10 year and older, and the ‘Trainer for a Week’ program is available for those that are 12 years and older for five and a half hours a day, five days in a row.

Dolphin Quest is accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks & Aquariums, and the International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association. Dolphin Quest is an internationally renowned organization devoted to educating the public through a variety of programs, and dedicated to the conservation of marine wildlife through exemplary animal healthcare and successful breeding programs, dolphin-human interactive programs, educational outreach, and their passionate commitment to ocean wildlife research.

For more information about Dolphin Quest Hawai’i call (800) 248-3316.

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