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Rockingham Wild Encounters

Corner Val St & The Esplanade, Rockingham, Western Australia 6168, Australia
618 9591 1333
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Ranked #1 of 4 activities in Rockingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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... more » 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Purchased as a present for my boyfriend's birthday we traveled the 45 minute commute from Perth. Greeted by friendly and excited staff our deal was processed. While we waited for the tour to commence my famished boyfriend and I chose to dine at the cafe; there was an extensive selection however very pricy especially if you have a family we... More

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PenguinIslandLocal, Management Representative at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to rate us here on tripadvisor and for your lovely comment about your experience on our Three Island Wildlife cruise. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed your wildlife encounter with the Sea Lions :) And looking at your pictures you shared, it seems the Sea Lions were having a bit of... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We joined the cruise on the 6th June and it was AWESOMEEEEE! it was a fruitful one-hour cruise where we saw dolphins and seal lions in their natural habitat. being a diver, the urge to dive down and swim with the dolphins was so strong - but of course, it was WINTER! :) WELL DONE, Rockingham Wild Encounters! It was... More

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

Hi Winytan. Thanks for being the first person to review our first ever 3 Islands Wildlife Cruise!! I couldn't have asked for better feedback :) Glad to hear all the wildlife showed up! Thanks again and if you get the chance come and see us again in summer when Penguin Island reopens- the kids will love the birds, beaches and... More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

It is fully organised and the guides are well prepared. In case you don't find any dolphin in your tour, they rearrange your booking for free. They pick you up at City (in front of Wellington Bus Terminal) and drive you to Rockingham. Then you catch a boat where they provide you a swimming suit which is made to you... More

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

Hi there and thanks for the great review- it had lots of good info for anyone else considering our Dolphin Swim Cruise. It sounds like you found a group of dolphins hunting on the back of a big stingray- it's one of my favorite things to watch the dolphins doing! A couple of years ago we had a film crew... More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This tour had the WOW factor indeed! Although i live in Perth I had never realised I could swim with dolphins without having to travel away on holiday. The boat was very well organised for the day and the staff were all really helpful. We swam with wild dolphins and i think that speaks for itself- amazing! I would recommend... More

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

Hi Laura. Thanks for the great review and always pleased to hear from a local (especially one who hasn't heard of us before even though we've been operating now for 25 years!!). If you enjoyed the dolphin swim, check out our penguin island website, we've got lots of fun stuff to do there- the sea kayak out to Seal Island... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Thank-you to the Rockingham Wild Encouter Guys!!!! This has to be one of the best experiences of my life. I never dreamt that I'd get so close to Wild Dolphins! We were split into 3 separate teams and everyone got a decent amount of time in the water with the Dolphins. The crew were really cool and although its not... More

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

Hi There and thanks for the fantastic review. Really glad you enjoyed the day and I agree that the coffee is a critical part of a successful dolphin swim- our crew can't operate without it! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Perth :) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I went to WA to get close to nature and have the eco holiday experience. This tour was everything that I wanted. When you have dolphins swim around you and come eye to eye with a dolphin in their natural environment there is no better experience even if it is only for a short while. As far as I am... More

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

Hi Cherrie P. Thanks for the fantastic review and appreciate your comments about Bunbury. We do believe that our method of swimming using the aqua scooters is the most effective way to get really close to the dolphins- it eliminates all the arms and legs splashing around and creating a lot of noise at the surface which has the potential... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

One of the greatest experience of my life!!!!!! See these awesome animals in their own enviroment is priceless, no more delphinarium no more wild life themed parks... If you are in Perth is one of the MUST DO turist attractions!!!!and Rockingham wild encounters is great!nice stuff, great organisation and a great way to spend a day!!!

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

Hi Cecilia. Thanks for the awesome review. Appreciate your kind words and will pass them on to all of our crew :) Hope to see you on board again one day! More

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Good day - we had 4 swims, 2 we had no encounters and 2 we had dolphins swimming inches away from us. It was a once in a lifetime experience. Holding onto strangers belts isn't a situation anyone enjoys but it is essential that you avoid splashing and this is the best way to do this and not scare the... More

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

Hi Lauren, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share it! I can understand the motivation to swim all day with the dolphins! I am sorry to hear that in your case the cruise felt short. We try to be out there as long as we can and give everyone as much opportunity to see the... More

York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Thank you to everyone at Rockingham Wild Encounters for our brilliant day out on the boat swimming with wild dolphins. We started early at 8.30am and boarded the boat at Rockingham Beach. We were all given wet suits, snorkels and a belt. These were colour coded in terms of which team we were in. We set off out to sea... More

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

Hello, and thank you for your fantastic review and rating of the Swim with wild dolphins Cruise. Dolphins change their behaviour throughout the day, and sometimes it takes a few tries to get the right group with the right behaviour. It is great to hear that on your day they showed up in force in the end! Thank you again... More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Swimming with and being so close to wild dolphins was a wonderful experience. Staff were professional and took the time to make sure everyone's experience was as good as the next person's. The crew also took the time to locate dolphins in a couple of different areas. We were lucky enough to witness a number of travelling dolphins playing and... More

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

Good morning Daz, thanks for sharing your experience of the swim with wild dolphins! I am very glad to hear you have enjoyed your day with us. It is a great advice of yours - sea sickness can run a cruise! We sell natural relief on board which helps with motion sickness just in case :) See you again soon... More

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