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Rockingham Wild Encounters

Address: Corner Val St & The Esplanade, Rockingham, Western Australia 6168, Australia
Phone Number: 618 9591 1333
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Experience the exhiliration of swimming with wild dolphins in their...
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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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Grand Junction, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The staff team was well-prepared and well-organised and we had a wonderful time. The boat was clean and well kept and getting up close to view dolphins in the wild was definitely the highlight. It was definitely worth the cost, especially as they give the option of going out a second time if you don't see dolphins.

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

Hi Thank you for your review. Sounds like you had a great day out with the dolphins. We have one of the luckiest jobs in the world to be able to work with and interact with this 100% wild animals. I hope the rest of your holiday is just as wonderful. More 

Pembroke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I'm in Australia for 6 months doing a semester of my undergrad (exchange) and I decided to visit a friend in Perth for a week and this was one of the excursions we decided to do. I love marine life and animals (I'm studying Animal Biology) and today's experience was by far the most amazing one I've had with dolphins!... More 

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

Hi Katie Thank you for your great review. Its always amazing to hear that passengers are being well looked after and the crew are passing on everything they know to educate passengers. I'll let Tom know you said hi. Have a great trip home. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

In a word... Wow! Even as a local I was stunned. Seeing such gorgeous animals in their own environment up close and personal was amazing. I would highly recommend the Dolphin swim to anybody, even if like me it's practically your own backyard. Staff were great and you can really tell they have a passion for what they do.

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

Thank you for your review. Its always great to here the crew are showing how passionate they are on ever trip. There is no better way to enjoy the company of 100% wild animals. We hope you will be able to visit again soon More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

I went swimming with dolphins with my 8 year old. We both had an absolutely amazing time. We got into the water about 5 times per group and the dolphins swam right near us. Because the dolphins are wild and change their mood easily, we had to be still and quiet so they would come to us. The staff were... More 

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

Hi Kayleigh Wow it sounds like you had a most amazing day with your son and 100% wild dolphins. It is a day he will remember for ever! It is well worth the cost the experience the beauty of 100% wild dolphins with the experience of a guide. We hope on day you both can return to see the dolphins... More 

Stoke- on- Trent
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Would recommend this trip it's only half a day but we'll worth it. I can't snorkel very well but the guide was patient and helpful in the end I got it and how wonderful saw dolphins swim underneath us made my day. We even saw a mother with her calf excellent would experience this again :-)

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

Hi Lorna Thank you for your review and kind words. Its always great to hear the crew are going above and beyond to ensure all passengers are able to enjoy their day and experience the beauty of 100% wild dolphins. We hope you will be able to come visit the dolphins again soon. More 

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

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

Hi Thank you for your review WOW what an achievement to impress the rarely impressed!! We are all ecstatic that we were able to provide you a day to forever remember! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Cairns
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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PenguinIslandLocal, Manager at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Andy Thank you for your review. We couldn't of put it better, a 100% Wild encounter means 100% no touching. tracking, training or feeding. To keep these beautiful animals safe we work under strict guidelines. Unfortunately there are lots of road works happening in Perth city along Wellington Street. We try our best to inform all passengers where to... More 

London, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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