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Address: Corner Val St & The Esplanade, Rockingham, Western Australia 6168, Australia
Phone Number: 618 9591 1333
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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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Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise

We went on the Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise as a large family group for Pop's birthday in November 2015. Our ages ranged from 10 to 82 and everybody had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
John S
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Perth, Australia
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Beijing
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While we found the crew to be passionate and very professional from start to finish, we felt the experience itself was rather disappointing. I have read most of the reviews from those who have rated your service from Excellent all the way to Terrible, and have concluded we must be the unlucky few who have had a disappointing experience with... More 

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

Hi Alexchw, Thank you for taking the time to express your feelings about your ‘Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour’ and I am very sorry that the tour did not meet your expectations. I do understand that you feel that the experience was unbalanced, but as mentioned in previous responses, it would have been because the first group was not seeing... More 

Perth, Australia
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on the Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise as a large family group for Pop's birthday in November 2015. Our ages ranged from 10 to 82 and everybody had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The skipper and commentator were extremely knowledgeable and accommodating and ensured that everybody enjoyed the thrill of observing the wonderful wildlife in the Shoalwater... More 

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

Hi John, Thank you so much for your positive feedback on our 'Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Tour'. We are so pleased that everyone in your group had an enjoyable time and we look forward to seeing you again in the future! Kind regards, Annabel Rockingham Wild Encounters More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a brilliant day out to Penguin Island. Great to see these wonderful small penguins. We then went on the boat to see the dolphins, they were magical. They followed our boat and gave us a fantastic display. We then saw the sea lions and pelicans on the island, brilliant. Remember to take something warm to wear on the... More 

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

Hi Cambridgeseniors, Thank you for taking the time to post a wonderful review of your trip on our Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Adventure Cruise. We are very happy to hear that you had a brilliant day and were able to see a range of wildlife. As you have mentioned, it can get windy out on the ocean so we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The day started out with us filling in some waiver forms and getting our gear ready. We will then sorted into some groups and went out into the water 3 at a time. We saw a lot of dolphins in the last dive. The boat was very well organised and lunch was nice. They also let you borrow the underwater... More 

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

Hi Jacob C, Thank you for your great review of our Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour. It sounds like you had an awesome day and were even lucky enough to have time for a free swim with our underwater scooters! We are glad to hear your feedback regarding the organisation and lunch. Kind Regards, Kiesh Rockingham Wild Encounters More 

Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The half day spent on the Wild Encounters Wild Dolphin Swim has to be one of the most remarkable things I have ever experienced. As a keen lover of all things wildlife, this proved to be everything I hoped it would be and more. From the moment you arrive and are welcomed onto the boat, being sized up for your... More 

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

Hi XiscoVII, Thank you for your remarkable review on our Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour. We appreciate your high recommendation and agree that this is a must-do experience with memories that will last a lifetime! We hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards, Kiesh Rockingham Wild Encounters More 

Rockingham, Australia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From my first phone call the staff were so helpful everything was explained to detail .The boat to see the Dolphins sea Lion and Penguins was comfortable and quiet ,well skipperd and Annabel gave an excellent clear knowledgeable commentary on the islands and wildlife .Well done all of you . You made it a wonderful experience for my grandkids and... More 

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

Hi 1j2p3o4c, Thank you for your positive feedback regarding our Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Adventure Cruise. We have passed your feedback onto Annabel and she is happy to hear that you had a great experience and enjoyed her commentary! We hope to see you out with us again in the future. Kind Regards, Kiesh Rockingham Wild Encounters More 

Gateshead, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic, saw lots of dolphins and sea lions. Penguin island always a pleasure to visit which we do every time we over in Oz.

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Thank Geordie112
PenguinIslandLocal, General Manager at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Geordie112, Thank you for your positive feedback regarding our Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Adventure Cruise. We can't wait to see you back out with us for another 100% wild adventure! Kind Regards, Kiesh Rockingham Wild Encounters More 

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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've just spent the most amazing morning on the swim with dolphins trip run by Rockingham Wild Encounters. I've always wanted to swim with dolphins and I couldn't have asked for a better trip. From the moment everyone got on the boat we were well looked after, everyone was provided with wet suits and snorkels and then we were split... More 

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

Hi Mhairi B, We are very grateful that you have taken the time to write such a wonderful review of your day on our Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour. We are glad to hear that you were even lucky enough to have a go on our underwater aqua scooters. It sounds like you had an amazing day from start to... More 

Vienna, Austria
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on the dolphin, sea lion and peguin adventure tour, which was really worth the money (85 Dollars per person). We saw a big group of wild dolphins, 10 sea lions and finally also the penguins on Penguin Island. You first do a 90 min. cruise on the boat and are then dropped at Penguin Island, where you can... More 

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

Hi Simone-Franjo, We appreciate you taking the time to write a great review regarding our Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Adventure Cruise. We are happy to hear that you spotted such a large group of dolphins- as the experience is 100% wild the number of dolphins can differ from day to day so you certainly had a lucky one! Kind... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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397 reviews
202 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rockingham Wild Encounters is a company offering boat trips and other watery activity near Penguin Island at Rockingham, Perth. It is hard to get to the location by public transport, buses in this part of the world running twice an hour. Wild Encounters offers swimming experiences but its main activities are boating. There is the five minute boat ride to... More 

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

Hi Malarchy, We appreciate you taking the time to write a positive review about Penguin Island. The visibility out of the glass bottom varies from day to day depending on the weather conditions leading up to that day. But the main highlight of the cruise is to spot the rare Australian Sea Lions- and it sounds like you were even... More 

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