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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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What an incredible day today...25th January 15 Boat and equipment great, staff great, dolphin encounter great, sights great I am a person who is rarely impressed...but today I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Wanneroo, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

What an incredible day today...25th January 15 Boat and equipment great, staff great, dolphin encounter great, sights great I am a person who is rarely impressed...but today I was overwhelmed, these guys have really got their act together....I live in perth, this is a major attraction in WA

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Cairns
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

OK firstly this cruise is expensive, $205 per person for a half day outing, so expectations are high. But before considering going on this cruise you may need ask yourself what you really want from a Dolphin encounter. If you are expecting so see Dolphins perform tricks, free swim or dive with Dolphins, play, pat or get a kiss from... More 

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London, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My husband and I heard about the "Swim with wild dolphins experience" via a short segment on a TV tourism show for Western Australia. We were blown away by footage of Dolphins swimming right up to the boat and interacting with tourists, so we decided to have a go ourselves. We visited in January of 2015, and though I thought... More 

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

Hi Thank you for your amazing review I have already passed it onto the Swim with Wild Dolphins crew and congratulated them on a job well done! It's pleasing to hear that they are doing such a great job. Hope you are able to come back next season for some more dolphin therapy. More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Amazing day highly recommended great tour guides excellent facilities had a brilliant day seen lots of Dolphins in crystal waters ...

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

Thank you for your fantastic review! I am very happy to know that you've enjoyed your cruise and the service our staff provided :) See you again soon I hope! RWE More 

Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My family (kids aged 5, 7 and 9) went on the Dolphin watching tour which included visits to Seal and Penguin Islands. We all had a great experience. We did see lots of dolphins which is obviously lucky and special, but we found the entire trip organised and professional. The online booking was easy and the on-site check-in was simple.... More 

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

Hi PJMomof3, Thank you for your awesome review of our Dolphins, Penguins and Sea Lions Adventure Cruise. We are happy to hear that our staff were both helpful and professional, and that they were able to make your day as smooth and enjoyable as possible. We are glad to see that you received our email notifying passengers of helpful hints... More 

Perth, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

First of all, this was an amazing day out! My 2 sisters and I went on Monday the 5th of January and had a great day! I had previously been a little worried because I am not a huge fan of boats or deep water but the boat itself was great, no issues there and certainly nothing to be afraid... More 

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

Hi JordanRix, Thank you for writing an amazing review for our Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour. We appreciate your comments as reviews such as yours can help others who may be slightly apprehensive about the open ocean understand how the tour operates, and encourage them to join the experience too. We are happy to hear that you and your sisters... More 

Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went on the Dolphin adventure tour, and set off with a great deal of excitement and anticipation. The ride at sea was wonderful, and we did manage to see dolphins near the boat a couple of times. Unfortunately, we hardly got a chance to see them in the water. We were travelling in a small group of 4 (as... More 

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

Hi Sherpa96, Thank you for posting a great review. We have a better than 99% success rate at finding the local wild dolphins however as you have mentioned, if you are in the unlucky 1% who don’t see any dolphins during a cruise, passengers are welcome to come again free of charge until the end of our current season. Unfortunately... More 

Perth
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The boat is great – clean, well looked after and really well decked out for its purpose. There’s plenty of air flow but very good shade and protection too. There are nice big under-seat storage crates for all your gear – perfect. The lunch was fresh, tasty and simple. The best thing about this tour is the fact that you... More 

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

Thank you for your review on our Swim with Wild Dolphins tour, it sounds like you had a most amazing day, something we strive to achieve on every tour. I will pass on your feedback regarding "Sometimes the instructions by the guides could have been more comprehensive, clearer and louder". We will be working on the crew making their instructions... More 

Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

First time swimming with Dolphins. Absolutely fantastic experience. The trip was very professionally organised and the boat and equipment first class. After a couple of hours we all felt a little cold even though we had thick wet suits. You need to be reasonably confident in the sea to enjoy the experience. Take a warm change of clothing. Highly recommended.... More 

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

Hi Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed your swimming with wild dolphins tour. Yes it can get cold so bring warm jumper to put on after the tour. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Tampere, Finland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

the best dolphin swim what I have had. Very well-organized trip and we saw lots of dolphins. The staff was professional and friendly. Relaxed atmosphere :) We liked a lot.

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

Hi Susanna Thank you for your review it sounds like you had a great time hope you are able to come back again More 

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