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Rockingham Wild Encounters

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Address: Corner Val St & The Esplanade, Rockingham, Western Australia 6168, Australia
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Experience the exhiliration of swimming with wild dolphins in their natural...

Experience the exhiliration of swimming with wild dolphins in their natural environment. Meet Logo, Boomerang or any other of over 200 bottlenose dolphins that we have come to know as friends. You don't need to be an expert swimmer and we'll teach you how to snorkel. Just bring a sense of adventure and be ready for a wild encounter with one of the oceans most fascinating creatures. We have over 20 years experience and a better than 99% success rate.

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US$157.76*
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A truly fantastic encounter!

We left from Rockingham at 8am on 10th April 2017. The trip was well organised, with witty, knowledgeable professional staff. Information and facts given in a way that didn't... read more

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Cambridge
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We left from Rockingham at 8am on 10th April 2017. The trip was well organised, with witty, knowledgeable professional staff. Information and facts given in a way that didn't overload the senses or bore. We had our first encounter within 5 minutes of setting off from the jetty! I particularly liked that they did not irk or pursue the dolphins... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi traipsing__tina, Thank you very much for a great review! We are so glad you had a fantastic day on our Swim with Wild Dolphins tour! We hope to see you again some time! Kindest Regards, Tayla Rockingham Wild Encounters. More 

Nowra, Australia
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322 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

it took ages for the boat to leave as we were getting gear sorted and checking in on the ipad. we had a big group. in my opinion too big as only two groups are in the water at a time. seemed they were only interested in everyone having a short time with dolphins and then it was all over,... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi dave w, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, The Swim with Wild Dolphins tour has been operating for over 25 years now, Apollo III which is our Dolphin swimming vessel was designed specifically to Swim with Wild Dolphins. In the morning we do need to run through a few formalities at the jetty before we... More 

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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked all our stuff through travel agent & paid, our itinerary said confirmed, ferry leaves at 10.20 go on dolphin & sea lion trip to be dropped back to penguin island for dolphin island tour & feeding, when we checked in at desk greeted by rude staff who claimed we were booked in for all other times so we... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I had an amazing day out on the water swimming with the dolphins today. We have both travelled extensively and have encountered penguins, ridden camels and now swum with dolphins. I was hesitant as I do not like using a snorkel and mask, but I was both put at ease and given swimming goggles. The staff were... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Jeanette B, Thank you so much for leaving a great review. I am glad you felt at ease and enjoyed your time on our Swim with Wild Dolphins Cruise. We do hope to see you again soon! Thanks again, Kindest Regards, Tayla Rockingham Wild Encounters. More 

Leek
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow what a great experience. The boat alone is a treat and the crew were amazing. We saw six dolphins who stayed alongside the boat for ages. Our tour guide told us lots of interesting facts about the Dolphins, local wildlife and the Sea Lukns. Well worth the money - I would highly recommend.

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Susan E, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We are so glad you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon. Kindest Regards, Tayla Rockingham Wild Encounters. More 

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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great morning out on the water with the dolphins. The crew were friendly and knowledgeable. Very well organized re getting people in and out of the water. Nice lunch and tea/coffee available to warm you up in between swims. Suitable for all ages and swimming abilities.

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Lyndall F, Thank you for your great review, We are so glad you had a great time on our Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour and we hope to see you again one day! Kindest Regards, Tayla Rockingham Wild Encounters. More 

Bend, Oregon
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67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You get in a wet suit with 30 other people and then you're put in a group of 5-6 to float on the surface of the Bay so you can get a glimpse of a dolphin swimming. No Big deal. You trade off with other groups while you sit on the boat. Then you have a wrap for lunch and... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Mac F, Thank you for taking the time to leave us review. Every day is different in regards to passenger numbers, ocean conditions and weather conditions. The Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins that we operate with are 100% Wild, they do not migrate. The way we operate the tour we are able to drive our aqua scooters quietly on the surface... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best day of my trip to WA by far - the crew were awesome and we got to spend heaps of time in the water with these amazing creatures. I love that we wernt allowed to touch or feed the dolphins, they came to us because they wanted to, it was all done the best way to keep the dolphins... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Emma_HOT, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! So glad to hear that you've had an amazing time on our Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour! It's such an incredible experience to swim with wild dolphins, and as you said, its so great that they are completely wild and not fed or touch. Dolphins... More 

Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rockingham Wild Encounters are absolutely fantastic. They go above and beyond to make your tour fun and exciting. I was worried that it would be too cold for our trip (it was a max of 29 degrees when I went) but the wetsuits they provided were of top quality. You actually got to swim with the dolphins multiple times, it... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for your positive feedback and for sharing your experience here on Trip Advisor of your Swim With Wild Dolphins Tour. The wetsuits that we supply are all 5mm thick which keeps you nice and warm in the water as you mentioned and also being 5 mm thick the wet suits keep you positively buoyant and makes... More 

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did the 'Dolphin Swim' tour and it was amazing. Very well organised, and run by great staff who clearly enjoy their job. We were picked up in the bus from Perth by William. The interior of the bus could do with a revamp, maybe some new seats and seat belts, but it got us to Rockingham safely. Once in... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for your excellent review of your experience on our Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour. It sounds like you had a really great time out in the water with the wild dolphins. Our crew take a lot of pride in their work and it clearly shows with your positive feedback. As you mentioned in your review we... More 

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