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Rockingham Wild Encounters

Corner Val St & The Esplanade, Rockingham, Western Australia 6168, Australia
618 9591 1333
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$181*
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Ranked #1 of 8 Activities in Rockingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: 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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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Bucket list tick firmly in place. The team looked after us from start to finish making sure we all had a good swim with the gorgeous Dolphins. We had am amazing time and the icing on the cake was the pictures, emailed to us the same day, of our trip. I would recommend it to anyone, thank you so much... More

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

Hi Patricia, Thank you for taking the time to review our Swim with Wild Dolphins Cruise. It's great to hear you've enjoyed the trip, and the pictures afterwards! We were glad to help you with ticking an item off your bucket list :) I will pass on your kind words onto our crew. See you again on one of our... More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My partner and I swam with the dolphins today on this tour...amazing! Highlight of our holiday! Definitely recommended! Tour guides were fantastic and comforting for a pregnant lady hehe. Thank you for the fantastic experience!!

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

Hello Rhiglet, Thank you for your fantastic rating and review! It is always wonderful to get positive feedback from happy customers! I am very glad to hear that our staff looked after you well and that the dolphins were out to impress :) See you again soon, I hope you've enjoyed the rest of your holidays. RWE More

Sydney
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Absolutely loved the whole experience! 1. for the ones worried about sharks! RWE use a special device that with electromagnetic signals repel the sharks. That made us all very very happy :) We were actually wearing the device and the crew explained how it works and all 2. The crew made an amazing job by: finding the dolphins and teach... More

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

Hi Natalya Z, Thank you for your great review of our Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour. We are very glad that you enjoyed your day and appreciate your enthusiasm about our tours being 100% Wild. It is important to us that the experience is wild, swimming with dolphins in their natural environment is the best way to go :) Hope... More

Hamburg, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Wir haben Ende September an der „Adventure Cruise“ teilgenommen und waren begeistert. Eine spontane Umbuchung unserer Tour war ohne Probleme möglich. Schon vor der Abfahrt schwammen Delfine am Boot vorbei, die uns auch den Großteil der Tour begleiteten. Auf Grund der Paarungs- und Brutzeit konnten wir leider keine freilebenden Pinguine und nur einen Seehund sehen, aber das war uns im... More

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

Hi smarcand, Thank you for your great review of our Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. In regards to rescheduling tours, as long as the passenger does so outside of the cancellation policy outlined at the time of booking, we do our best to try and accommodate... More

Secret Harbour, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Had an absolutely awesome experience at the weekend taking part in the swim with wild dolphins. Excellent excursion, very professionally managed. Would definitely recommend - thank you very much Rockingham Wild Encoutwrs.

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We strive to exceed everyone's expectations and educated people on the importance of keeping animals 100% wild. Glad you had a great day and hope to see you again. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Had a great day with the family (2 teenage kids). Everyone had a great time and could not get over how close the Dolphins came to us. The staff and facilities were first rate. The water was still a bit chilly, but did not detract from the experience!

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

Hello John-Teresa E, Thank you for coming out on the dolphin cruise with us and sharing your review. I am very happy to know that your family enjoyed the experience and were happy with our services :) See you again soon on one of our wildlife cruises! RWE More

Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Totally enjoyed Rockingham, Western Australia. And when you're there, do make time for a trip out into the open waters with Rockingham Wild Encounters. The chance to get up close to dolphins frolicking in their natural environment is something you just can't miss. Costing AUD 200 (plus) per pax, the whole experience was definitely value for money. It includes the... More

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

Hi JedidiahTan, Thank you very much for your great review of our swim cruise. It is lovely to hear from happy customers :) We believe that dolphins belong int he ocean and are better observed in their natural habitat, not in captivity. It is fantastic to be able to share it with visitors from all around the world! We are... More

Limerick, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

One checked off d bucket list!!! More than I could ever have expected, lovely crew, Taylor, Tom, Chris looked after us so well, from pick up to drop off.. Lovely lunch provided during the day, after our swim.. Went out in the morning and after 20mins, we came across some friendly sociable dolphins, swam with them for ages, more than... More

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

Hello Whoop84, It seems like you had a great day on the Dolphin Swim cruise! Thank you very much for sharing your review and your 'fin'tastic rating :) I am very happy to read that the crew looked after you well and that the dolphins put up a quality show for you! See you again soon. RWE More

Perth, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Picked a lovely day to visit Penguin Island and decided to take the "Penguin & Sea Lion Cruise" ... What a great choice, the commentary from the young lady on the area was spot on for information and we were also lucky to see Dolphins also at play while we were in the Marine Park .... Just awesome!

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

Hi Shemar68, Thank you very much for your great review. The 45 minutes Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise is a great way to discover the marine park. It is not a dolphin focused cruise, however if they are in the bay our skippers take you for a closer look :) It seems like on your day the dolphins were out... More

Houston, Texas
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378 reviews 378 reviews
170 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Enjoyed getting out on the water for the 3 Island Tour. Able to see plenty of pelicans, cormorant, and sea gulls. Wrong time of year for visting Penguin Island. Also saw sea lions. No dolphins, but can't expect everything. Boat tour is in a shallow water area inside most of the breaking waves, therefore water is fairly smooth. Enjoyed the... More

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

Hi dbinhou7511, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our Three Islands Wildlife cruise. This is the first time we are running a cruise during winter and your feedback is extremely important for us. I am very glad to know you've enjoyed it. We hope to see you soon now that Penguin Island is open and all... More

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