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Hilton Waikoloa Dolphin Quest

Dolphin Quest

What is it about dolphins that so fascinates and beckons us into their world? Dolphin Quest programs at Hilton Waikoloa Village can take you there, with interactive, in-water dolphin encounters, guided by marine mammal experts. With a wide range of programs for all ages, exclusive family experiences for everyone together—and custom presentations for your meeting or convention, Dolphin Quest is a truly inspiring and unique way to make your Big Island of Hawai’i vacation unforgettable.

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Hawai‘i Nautical

Choose from catamaran sailing, snorkeling, dolphin- and whale-watching, sunset cruises, private charters and more, aboard the Hilton fleet of vessels from nearby ‘Anaeho’omalu Bay. Explore the Waikoloa and Kohala-Kona coastline aboard The Spirit of Aloha, a 54-foot sailing catamaran. Dolphins, green sea turtles and seasonal whales are some of the creatures that can be seen. Board from the ‘Anaeho’omalu Bay beach to snorkel, sail, enjoy and relax. The custom-designed sunset-orange and Maile lei sail is a stunning contrast to the azure Pacific as it sails along the blue Pacific Ocean. Itineraries include morning snorkel sails, afternoon wildlife watching, and sunset cruises. During whale season every December thru April, see whales or cruise again free on our 90-minute morning powerboat or afternoon sailing catamaran whale-watch outings. Captain and lifeguard-certified crew members are available to answer questions about the ocean, navigation, sea life and marine conservation.

Amenities of the sailing catamaran Spirit of Aloha include an onboard bar, a large fully-enclosed and covered cabin with table and bench seating, two full restrooms, freshwater shower, surround-sound system and multiple stairway entry points for snorkelers entering the water. Ample outdoor areas for sunning are also available. Features of the powerboat Maka’i include its fast, nimble thrill-ride and wide open viewing platform.

Free shuttle between the resort and the beach is available for boat passengers.

Ocean Sports

Join the friendly Ocean Sports crew for an award-winning ocean adventure you’ll remember forever! Step aboard one of our 3 legendary sailing and power catamarans for a fun Snorkel Adventure Cruise, romantic Pau Hana Sunset Cruise, or exciting Guaranteed Seasonal Whale Watch Cruise ( December 1 – April 15th)…or design your own itinerary on an exclusive catamaran charter.

If the beach is more your style, visit our Beach Hut at ‘Anaeho’omalu Bay at the Waikoloa Beach Resort for kayak, stand-up-paddleboard, hydro-bike, snorkel, and boogie board rentals…or choose to relax under the swaying palms in one of our shaded cabanas. Tour the reef without getting wet on our daily Glass Bottom Boat Cruises. And for an old-fashioned day of play on the beach, be sure to ask us about our Aloha Days Beach Packages!

Recognized in 2019 as one of the 10 Best Tour Operators in all of Hawaii by USA Today, we provide exceptional service with aloha. For more information and activity reservations, visit us at ‘Anaeho’omalu Bay, our Whale Center in Kawaihae, or on the web at You can call us at (808)886-6666.

Experience you can trust…locally owned and operated since 1981

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