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Rockingham Wild Encounters

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Address: Corner Val St & The Esplanade, Rockingham, Western Australia 6168, Australia
Phone Number: 618 9591 1333
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Description: Experience the exhiliration of swimming with wild dolphins in their...
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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Dolphin Extravaganza

Incredible experience, you have to tick this one of the list. Excellent tour directed by absolute pro's. we were in the water with Dolphins within 20 minutes. very up close and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Incredible experience, you have to tick this one of the list. Excellent tour directed by absolute pro's. we were in the water with Dolphins within 20 minutes. very up close and personal. this tour absolutely delivered. a big 5 stars from here.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This was a fabulous experience and I would recommend this to anyone who admires dolphins. Everyone got several opportunities to be close to dolphins in the water. I think I had 6 or 7 dips into the water and was up close with dolphins on 5. Some were right up close within 2 metres to the side or below of... More 

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

Hi Jenny, Thank you for sharing your experience on our swim with wild dolphins. It seems like the dolphins were in a social mood when you participated :) Thank you again for your visit and wonderful review. RWE More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Wow. How cool?. Cannot recommend enough the team. Took a while to find Dolphins wanting to play, but we just stayed out until everyone happy. Great they gave access to photos they took. How often do companies try to sting you for an extra 50 bucks at the end for this. Thx again..

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

Hi Martin, We interact with 100% wild animals, depending on the day it might take a bit longer to find a group interested in socialising with us. Thank you for your patience! I hope you've enjoyed the photos! Kindest regards, RWE More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My Auntie and Uncle are visiting from the U.K and had originally seen this trip on a t.v program, they were extremely excited throughout the their whole holiday in Perth to be able to go on this trip. My family here in Australia also joined them on this adventure, we didn't research on what to expect. It was an early... More 

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

Hello Natasha, Thank you for your great review! It is wonderful that your visiting family enjoyed their time on our cruise. We too believe that Tayla is part dolphin! Hopefully we'll see you again soon for another wild dolphin experience :) Kindest regards, RWE More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This tour enables you to view dolphins in the wild. However, If you are not a confident at snorkelling, I would try to learn to snorkel before doing this activity. It is not often that you meet people who are as passionate about their work as the Rockingham Wild Encounters guides, both in terms of the care and safety of... More 

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

Hello David, Thank you for your great and detailed review. We feel very privileged to be able to interact with wild dolphins on a daily basis, based on trust. Bottlenose dolphins have much shorter lifespans in captivity as well as much stressful and boring lives. They are best enjoyed in the wild! Thank you for participating in our cruise, we... More 

Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Absolutely amazing! We initially got sized up for wet suits. We were each given a snorkel mask and a belt. We got into groups with a tour guide. She went through the plan as we were being driven out to sea on the boat. We were told how to get into the water and how to hold the person in... More 

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

Hi Steph, Thank for joining us on our Swim with Wild Dolphins Cruise! It's great to hear that your 6 years old daughter enjoyed the experience :) I hope you had a safe trip back home, RWE More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was a magical experience and me and my girlfriend would highly recommend it. It's amazing to see dolphins in their natural environment, swim right up to you and show as much curiosity about you as you do about them. The staff are very friendly and professional and delivered on what was promised. Overall, it was an excellent experience, will... More 

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

Hi Blackfish, Thank you for your great review, it is wonderful to hear from happy customers! Dolphins belong in the wild and have much longer and happier lives when 100% wild :) See you again soon I hope! RWE More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I had travelled to Perth from Tasmania for a holiday and thought it a good opportunity to partake on this encounter. Overall, we had an excellent experience and would recommend this encounter to people of all ages, families etc. Due to wind, we received notification via text message and email the day before to advise that our... More 

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

Hello Zoey, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your time on our Swim With Wild Dolphins Cruise. Due to strong northern winds we were not able to use our usual jetty and had to leave from an alternative jetty. I am sorry about the confusion on the day - it was a quite a unique... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The tour we took part in was both a hit and a miss for us. On the plus side we saw dolphins in the wild, feeding and playing around us. This was amazing to witness and an experience i will remember forever. On the negative side, there was far far too many people on board the boat. I dont know... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, General Manager at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Owen Thanks for your review and the constructive criticism. I appreciate that you enjoyed the experience and can confirm that we often run at close to capacity on our Swim with Wild Dolphins Cruise as it is a very popular experience. Please note that although we can take up to 42 swimmers per cruise, when interacting with the dolphins,... More 

Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This experience was even better than I expected - absolutely fantastic! We were lucky to see so many dolphins and have such great conditions and visibility, but I think the professionalism and attitude of the staff really helped take the experience to the next level. They were all really accommodating, knowledgeable and just made the whole thing as fun as... More 

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

Hello and thank your very much for your great review and rating! We are very proud of our fantastic crew! We hope to see you again soon on one of our boats. RWE More 

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