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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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Type: Tours
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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW 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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Houston, Texas
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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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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Booked the 3 island cruise and had been on the boat for a good 45 minutes, saw dolphins, pelicans and one of the islands before an engine failure. Staff handled the situation very well and we were given a full refund. Will return when family visit again.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was our best day out in Perth. Free pick-up and drop off in the City which definitely helps when as Rockingham is about 45 mins away from the CBD. The staff were really friendly and helpful and pros at making sure we found the dolphins and then had enough time in the water to really enjoy the experience. Definitely... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I went on the swim with dolphins cruise back in January, while visiting my sister in Perth. The safety briefing felt thorough, and the leader of our group was great at calming my slight nerves beforehand. We spotted a group of dolphins after only about 10 minutes of looking, and we were the first group into the water to see... More

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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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