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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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Fantastic funtastic Dolphin swim

Thankyou so much to the superb crew of Dolphin Swim Australia a totally professional tight knit... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jane F
The company are very good but it is all down to luck

We did this dive a number of weeks ago but truth be told we had quite an underwhelming... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sheena F
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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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| 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 2 days ago

Thankyou so much to the superb crew of Dolphin Swim Australia a totally professional tight knit crew who went out of their way to make for a spectacular experience of a lifetime It 's easy to see they love their work ,what a job!!! They...More

Thank Jane F
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did this dive a number of weeks ago but truth be told we had quite an underwhelming experience. The reviews on Trip Advisor are out of this world. This made it really easy for us to have over $600+ for me and my partner....More

Thank Sheena F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experince and fun morning. From the skipper to the boys, the knowledge, the care, the attentitiveness with young kids, worth the early wake up. Light breaky is provided. Then too top this off with having wild dolphins swim up under and in...More

Thank Nyree H
Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Nyree! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review! I'm really glad you were so happy with everything and that you had such an amazing experience :-)!! Hope to see you again one day! Kind regards Lesley :-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bloody unreal!! Best experience of my life,staff were outstanding and not only did we swim with the dolphins we saw about 8 humpback whales and calves breaching!! Absplutely fantastic 10 out of 10 highly recommended.

Thank loolaa b
Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review! You guys certainly had an epic day out there with the humpbacks as well - woohoo! So happy that you had such a great experience :-). Kind regards Lesley :-)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing can prepare you to see the Taj Mahal for the first time. Nothing can prepare you to see the Eiffel Tower for the first time. Nothing can prepare you to see an African elephant in the wild.. And nothing can prepare you for this.....More

Thank tm7772017
Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi! Wow! We love all the reviews our guests leave, of course, but I must say that to be compared to, or even considered in the same league as, the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, or an African elephant in the wild, is probably one...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bucket list - big tick. What an amazing experience, cannot praise the tour and Adam and the crew highly enough - the crew are all so lovely and knowledgeable, and the love and enthusiasm they have for their jobs is infectious. Five hours of dolphins...More

Thank Niki W
Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Niki! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! We're so happy you had such a magical day out there :-)! Thank you also for your kind words about Adam and the crew - we're so lucky to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once in a lifetime experience. Extremely good value for money. Highly recommend. Swam with around 100 dolphins all around us underneath the boat. Incredible.

Thank Jonah S
Adam W, Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jonah, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your morning- it was an absolute cracker! It was nice to meet you on the boat, keep up the amazing saxophone music! Cheers, Adam

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What better way to see an animal then when it is free, in its natural environment, not being harassed and choosing to come and view you!!! This was a fantastic and unique experience, the crew were lovely, energetic and thoughtful. I had a bad back...More

Thank Emma5b
Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Emma! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review - we really appreciate it! So glad you had such a great experience :-)!! Kind regards Lesley :-)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to the complete Dolphinswim-Crew for a wonderful day ! Absolut amazing. We came with little expectations and left with an unbelievable experience.More

Thank margaritis2017
Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review - we really appreciate it! Very wise of you to come with little expectations - it is, after all, a wild animal experience and we are at the mercy of not only...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is well worth getting up early to get the best part of the day at sea. We saw a mother humpback and calf first - they were breaching, tail slapping and putting on a great display. Then we found a couple of dolphins. A...More

Thank Bronwyn E
Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Bronwyn! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review :-)! It sounds like you had an amazing morning - the Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park can really turn it on! Thanks also for the positive remarks about the crew -...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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Annu R
19 March 2017|
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Response from Lesley D | Property representative |
Hi Annu! Dolphin Swim Australia's season runs from the beginning of September until the end of May, so there won't be any wild dolphin swims during the time you will be in the area. Many other companies do dolphin watching... More
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Babydolphz
17 March 2017|
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Response from Lesley D | Property representative |
Hi! So sorry - Dolphin Swim Australia's wild dolphin swim season finishes at the end of May, however there are many companies who do dolphin watch tours inside Nelson Bay during the time of your visit :-).
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