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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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Perfect way to see dolphins!

We went on the 3 island cruise for 1 hr. Not long after leaving when we were well out in the water we saw dolphins. We also saw birds and sea lions on the boat and this was well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went on the 3 island cruise for 1 hr. Not long after leaving when we were well out in the water we saw dolphins. We also saw birds and sea lions on the boat and this was well worth the money. The lady doing the commentary was very knowledgeable and we got a quiz at the end for which... More 

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

Hi Helen D, We appreciate your awesome feedback about our Three Islands Wildlife Cruise. I will pass your compliments regarding the commentary onto the tour guide, we are happy to hear that you found it very educational and were fortunate enough to see dolphins on your tour. We definitely agree with you that this winter cruise is a must-do attraction... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were looking forward to this 3-island cruise as it seems very interesting and attractive in their websites and adverts. Staff at counter and onboard were all very friendly and nice. However, the boat was not a glass bottom boat as advertised. The cruise sailed to the sea lion island nearby and it was nice to see a few of... More 

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

Hi There, Thank you for your review and great feedback about our customer service. In regards to the boat not being a glass bottom, this was due to it being the first week of our new winter cruise the glass bottom boat was in getting serviced. This was advertised on our website when booking and all customers were informed if... More 

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56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The crew are lovely and they have all the gear etc but being out in the open you spend a lot of time chasing around to find dolphins. The water was very cloudy and a bit choppy. We did eventually find dolphins but it was very hard to see them. I was a bit disappointed as to how little time... More 

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

Hi DWeav, Thank you for taking the time to review the Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour, and for your positive feedback about our customer service. As we do not train or feed the wild dolphins for their own welfare, this sometimes means we spend time at the beginning of the cruise searching for a suitable group. As with any operation... More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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

Hi Frances Munro, Thank you for your fantastic review of our Swim with Wild Dolphins Cruise. We are delighted to hear that you had an awesome trip swimming with the dolphins and were even lucky enough to swim with some calves too! We really appreciate you taking the time to give such positive feedback about the tour and staff, and... More 

Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

"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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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
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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 

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Address: Corner Val St & The Esplanade, Rockingham, Western Australia 6168, Australia
Phone Number: 618 9591 1333
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Rockingham

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