425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii
Cross one off the bucket list and swim with dolphins! The experience offered by Dolphin Quest is as cool as it sounds, especially if you’re a huge fan (and who isn’t?) of these playful, hyper-intelligent marine mammals that’ve bonded with us human types for centuries. Even if you don’t book a dolphin encounter yourself (they take reservations up to one year in advance) all encounters are visible to the general public from a lawn overlooking the lagoon. Dolphin Quest is hosted by Hilton Waikoloa, but you don’t need to be a guest of the hotel to book some awesome quality time with a dolphin.