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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$155.61*
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Swim with Dolphins Day Trip from Perth
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Went to do the wild dolphin snorkel and I absolutely loved it! The day was arranged to get picked up at the bus stop outside the main Perth station, then there was about an hour... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to do the wild dolphin snorkel and I absolutely loved it! The day was arranged to get picked up at the bus stop outside the main Perth station, then there was about an hour drive to Rockingham. After getting on the boat and filling out some forms and being given our gear, we were taken to find the dolphins.... More 

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

Good Morning, Thank you for leaving us such a great review! I agree the Swim with Wild Dolphins is definitely an amazing experience and I am glad that you enjoyed your day out on the boat and with the Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins. I hope you get the chance to visit us again! Regards Sarah Rockingham Wild Encounters More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We signed up for the sea lion, penguin and the dolphin tour. For the sea lion and the dolphin tour, i think it is very worth it although the price is on the high side, but the chance to see wild dolphins and sitting in a nice speedboat makes it worth it! But for the penguin island, i think the... More 

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

Hi Andy Y, Thank you for leaving a review. I am glad you enjoyed the Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Adventure Cruise. Penguin Island is a nature reserve and is the only Island we are allowed to step foot on. We cannot guarantee you will spot any wild Penguins whilst walking around Penguin Island because their natural behaviour during daylight... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a "swim with the dolphin tour" 3 months in advance, and it was confirmed by email about a week before. Less than 2 days before though, messages come through that our tour was cancelled due to "low passenger number" and we could move it to the day before or after. Since we had a tight schedule and could... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Owner at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Alice. As per our conversations with you on the phone and by email, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused with having to cancel the day that you were booked on our Swim with Wild Dolphins cruise. We did our best to leave it as long as possible before making this decision to try and get enough passengers onboard... More 

Cambridge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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PenguinIslandLocal, Owner at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback and my sincere apologies for the misunderstanding and inconvenience that you experienced on your visit. I was greatly concerned with your review as we do strive for excellent customer service and our ticketing and reservations staff usually do a fantastic job of getting our visitors checked in on time. I've looked into your booking and can... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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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Reviewed 10 April 2017 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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Reviewed 8 April 2017 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 

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