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Dolphin Swim Australia

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| Dock C, d'Albora Marinas, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 1300 721 358
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Great couple of hours, relaxing and reasonably cheap. Tea and coffee was available and good way to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sam_clark39
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Brisbane, Australia
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Add this to your bucket list!!

As soon as you put your head into the water and see the dolphins all around you, it's like entering... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vesna D
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Want to swim with dolphins?? Come with us and we'll make sure you leave with a clear conscience! Dolphin Swim Australia offers the FIRST and ONLY permitted WILD DOLPHIN SWIM in New South Wales, Australia!! Become a part of the pod in the dolphins' own environment and witness true dolphin behaviour! This is a thrilling bucket list experience that you don't want to miss :-)!!
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  • Average1%
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  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Dock C, d'Albora Marinas, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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+61 1300 721 358
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great couple of hours, relaxing and reasonably cheap. Tea and coffee was available and good way to sight seeing and see dolphins, by the way, I got to see about 20 dolphinsMore

Thank Sam_clark39
Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sam! Thanks so much for leaving a review, but did you mean to leave it for another company which does only dolphin watching? We do offer dolphin watching, however we go out for 4 hours and include tea, coffee, breakfast and photos as well....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As soon as you put your head into the water and see the dolphins all around you, it's like entering another world. I found the experience to be surreal and touching. The dolphins look so happy to be around us and their curiosity and playfulness...More

Thank Vesna D
Lesley D, other at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Vesna! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review - we really appreciate it! It was lovely to meet you and Vera the other day and share this amazing experience with you :-). We hope you can come back and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome experience, great staff - not only up close to the dolphins but in the water with them swimming around you. Staff had great knowledge and respect for the dolphins in their natural habitatMore

Thank Jeff A
Lesley D, other at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jeff! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a 5 star review - we really appreciate it! It was great to meet you and Cathy the other day and share this amazing experience with you both :-). We hope you can...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing experience swimming with the dolphins with Dolphin Swim Australia this morning. The crew were fantastic, funny, friendly, helpful, very knowledgeable & really interacted with the group from the minute we arrived. They made the morning so much fun. We got...More

Thank SpeedyKaz
Andrew P, Owner at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

HI SpeedyKaz, Beautiful review! My team and I love what we do and sharing such an experience is not work, its a privilege. Thank you for choosing the wild dolphin swim option and for sharing your experience with the world. See you again! Dolphin smiles...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bloody amazing! I was given this as an Xmas gift by my sister and I was excited. But the actual experience surpassed my expectations. Being towed under a catamaran with 20-40 dolphins (some babies among them) was sooooo awesome. And the crew were so helpful...More

Thank Jo H
Andrew P, Owner at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

HI Jo, Thank you for joining us and for sharing such a heartfelt message with the world. We (and the dolphins) hope we see you again:) Dolphin smiles Andrew CEO Dolphin Swim Australia

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent crew of people on imagine and amazing experience! Everyone was very knowledgable of both dolphins and conservation of the planet - excellent safety briefing and instructions provided. Particular thanks to andrew, jake the snake and Matty for encouraging and helping my aunt who had...More

Thank Michele B
Andrew P, Owner at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ah-bloody-amazing review:) Thank you for joining us for the best wild dolphin swim on planet Earth in a most incredible, pristine and beautiful location, the Port Stephens marine park. From my team and myself, we loved having you onboard and we are very grateful for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here all the way from Hong Kong with my boyfriend. This tour was recommended by a friend and it's worth every penny! We didn't have much luck at the beginning but did get to swim with dolphins towards the end. The staffs are extremely...More

Thank mokcarmen
Andrew P, Owner at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Mokcarmen, We love hearing from our people and how they feel about our swim and the team that brings such an experience to visitors from all over the world. Thank you for not taking the soft option of captivity and coming from so far...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018

Went out this morning with the Dolphin Swim team and they could not have been more professional or helpful. Being in the ocean with the dolphins was an incredible experience and I would love to have been able to go in again but the dolphins...More

Thank Simone R
Lesley D, Swim Assistant at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Simone! Thank you for the great review and the 5 stars - much appreciated! Thank you also for understanding and appreciating what we do with regard to the dolphins' behaviour. It really is important to realise that, being a wild animal experience, we have...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

This is an absolute must do for anyone visiting Nelson Bay. It is an early start but so worth it. The team are great, very professional and friendly and put you at complete ease. It was really good finding out more about dolphins and I...More

Thank lauramc06
Lesley D, Swiim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hi Laura! Thank you for the great review and 5 stars! It certainly was a great day to be out on - and in - the water. I'm so glad you guys had such a fantastic morning and that you came away with a lot...More

Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

My sister and I embarked on the adventure with Dolphin Swim Australia yesterday and we still can't believe what we had the chance to experience! This was a breathtakingly wonderful encounter from start to finish. The staff were extraordinarily knowledgeable and experienced as well as...More

Thank MaddieLovett
Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hi Maddie! It was great to meet you girls on Monday and share a fabulous morning with you and the dolphins! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate it! I'm so glad you had such a great...More

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woodynwa888
25 December 2017|
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Response from Lesley D | Property representative |
Hello! You aren't allowed to take any cameras in the water with you, however the staff take photos of you in the net just before entering the water and these photos often have the dolphins in them as well. There are cameras... More
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joanne1128
22 December 2017|
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Response from Lesley D | Property representative |
Hi Joanne! We run one swim per day which starts with a 5am meet on the dock and returning to the dock by 10am. All Swimmer tickets cost $329 and Observers are $70. The swim is suitable for ages 7 to 70. Yes you definitely... More
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scmills
7 May 2017|
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Response from Adam-MandyB | Reviewed this property |
Hi You don't need to be super physical fit, you just need to be able to step on to the boom net and sit on the edge of the net and drop yourself into the water and hold onto the rope and breath through a snorkel. There is... More
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