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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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Magical experience in the wild!

This is DEFINITELY a "Bucket-list" experience! The whole experience is well run and with such lovely, enthusiastic crew, you can't help but get caught up in the excitement. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
FrancesMunro
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Hastings, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is DEFINITELY a "Bucket-list" experience! The whole experience is well run and with such lovely, enthusiastic crew, you can't help but get caught up in the excitement. We were picked xxx ked up promptly and conveniently from Perth Central Station, for no extra charge, then taken down to Rockingham Jerry at Causeway Bay. We were warmly and efficiently welcomed... More 

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Seattle
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

"AMAZING!! AWESOME!! PERFECT!!!" constantly being said throughout the trip today and I couldn't agree more. Had booked this trip at the suggestion of my colleague and was slightly hesitant since it is the end of the season with winter approaching, the weather has been quite chilly lately. But since I had a 50% off offer decided I should check it... More 

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

Hi There, Thank you very much for such an amazing review and rating on our Swim with Wild Dolphins. I'm glad you were able to take up the offer we had out for the end of our season. The crew would be happy to read this feedback as they strive to make sure everyone has an enjoyable day and gets... More 

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We did the tour on 22nd May - beautiful weather, calm water and we were lucky enough to be in the water within 15-20 minutes. The crew were great & made it easy for someone who gets a bit nervous in deep water! So many dolphins - so close and so vocal .... it was amazing! With such a small... More 

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

Hi There, Thank you for sharing your positive review on our Swim with wild Dolphins tour. It truly sounds like you had an amazing day out on the water, swimming with the dolphins in the wild is definitely the best way to do it! We hope you will be able to join us another time :) RWE More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I strongly recommend this tour to anyone interested in swimming or watching dolphins in the wild. I was on the tour on 22nd April and had an amazing day. The all girl crew were professional, knowledgeable and ensured every single member of the tour had an enjoyable and memorable day. Their enthusiasm and genuine concern for the customer was first... More 

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

Hi Lisa Wow your day sounds amazing. The girls will be pleased to read this. They strive to make sure everyone has enjoyed their day and gets the best possible view of the dolphins playing in the water around. We all hope to see you again soon. More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Incredible experience, you have to tick this one of the list. Excellent tour directed by absolute pro's. we were in the water with Dolphins within 20 minutes. very up close and personal. this tour absolutely delivered. a big 5 stars from here.

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

Hi Shane Sounds like you had a great day out visiting and swimming with 100% wild dolphins. It is our pleasure and not so much a job to take visitors out to see this magical animals. All crew are so enthusiastic about their roles there that its hard to believe they actually get paid to swim with wild dolphins. We... More 

Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This was a fabulous experience and I would recommend this to anyone who admires dolphins. Everyone got several opportunities to be close to dolphins in the water. I think I had 6 or 7 dips into the water and was up close with dolphins on 5. Some were right up close within 2 metres to the side or below of... More 

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

Hi Jenny, Thank you for sharing your experience on our swim with wild dolphins. It seems like the dolphins were in a social mood when you participated :) Thank you again for your visit and wonderful review. RWE More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Wow. How cool?. Cannot recommend enough the team. Took a while to find Dolphins wanting to play, but we just stayed out until everyone happy. Great they gave access to photos they took. How often do companies try to sting you for an extra 50 bucks at the end for this. Thx again..

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

Hi Martin, We interact with 100% wild animals, depending on the day it might take a bit longer to find a group interested in socialising with us. Thank you for your patience! I hope you've enjoyed the photos! Kindest regards, RWE More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My Auntie and Uncle are visiting from the U.K and had originally seen this trip on a t.v program, they were extremely excited throughout the their whole holiday in Perth to be able to go on this trip. My family here in Australia also joined them on this adventure, we didn't research on what to expect. It was an early... More 

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

Hello Natasha, Thank you for your great review! It is wonderful that your visiting family enjoyed their time on our cruise. We too believe that Tayla is part dolphin! Hopefully we'll see you again soon for another wild dolphin experience :) Kindest regards, RWE More 

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This tour enables you to view dolphins in the wild. However, If you are not a confident at snorkelling, I would try to learn to snorkel before doing this activity. It is not often that you meet people who are as passionate about their work as the Rockingham Wild Encounters guides, both in terms of the care and safety of... More 

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

Hello David, Thank you for your great and detailed review. We feel very privileged to be able to interact with wild dolphins on a daily basis, based on trust. Bottlenose dolphins have much shorter lifespans in captivity as well as much stressful and boring lives. They are best enjoyed in the wild! Thank you for participating in our cruise, we... More 

Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Absolutely amazing! We initially got sized up for wet suits. We were each given a snorkel mask and a belt. We got into groups with a tour guide. She went through the plan as we were being driven out to sea on the boat. We were told how to get into the water and how to hold the person in... More 

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

Hi Steph, Thank for joining us on our Swim with Wild Dolphins Cruise! It's great to hear that your 6 years old daughter enjoyed the experience :) I hope you had a safe trip back home, RWE More 

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