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Quick Details

Clock Total duration: 4.25 hours

Dolphin Time with dolphins: 60 minutes

User Ages: 10 and up

Users Group size: 2 people max

Water  Water depth: Swimming, Shallows, & Dockside

Per Person

Join us at Dolphin Quest Hawaii for Marine Mammal Trainer for a Day!

Program Content:

  • 60 minutes with dolphins.
  • Spend time with our amazing Dolphin Quest dolphins and experience what it’s like to be a marine mammal trainer.
  • Guests spend time side-by-side with marine mammal specialists and dolphins and participate in dolphin health exams, dolphin training sessions, dolphin play time, and dolphin programs for guests.
  • Learn through hands-on instruction how our marine mammal specialists use positive reinforcement and affection to create strong relationships and trusting bonds with our dolphins.
  • Learn about careers working with dolphins and marine mammals.
  • Guests will participate in our Dolphin Paint program where they’ll hold a blank 8”x10” canvas while our dolphin artist holds a paint brush and creates a one-of-a-kind painting which they will take home as a keepsake.
  • Guests also receive a 5”x7” Marine Mammal Trainer in Action photo of themselves.
  • Participation in our Encounter Deluxe program is included during this experience.
  • Veterinary Apprentice for a Day themed program is offered upon request and focuses on animal care and well-being practices for those interested in this field.
  • The Marine Mammal Trainer and Veterinary Apprentice for a Day programs are also available as extended 5-day programs, so if interested please contact us at (808) 987-3434.

Program Pricing:

  • $850/person.

Program Logistics:

  • Life jackets are required and provided.
  • Swim masks are provided for underwater viewing.
  • Dolphin Quest photographer will take photos of guests during their encounter.
  • Digital photo packages are available for advance purchase at a special rate during booking.
  • Digital or print photo options are available for same day viewing and purchase after encounter.
  • To ensure the safety of our dolphins, no cameras, phones, GoPros, or loose valuables are permitted on the docks or in the water.
  • Complimentary lockers, outdoor showers, and changing rooms available for guests.
  • We recommend guests bring their own towels since they are not provided.
  • Wear your swimsuit since you’ll be interacting with our dolphins from our docks and in the water.
  • We recommend bringing or buying a rash guard to wear during the program for extra sun protection.

Important Information:

  • Please review our Terms and Conditions prior to booking a dolphin encounter.
  • For guests with special needs, please contact us.
  • If you need assistance or more information, please contact us at (808) 987-3434.