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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 5 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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Hamburg, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Wir haben Ende September an der „Adventure Cruise“ teilgenommen und waren begeistert. Eine spontane Umbuchung unserer Tour war ohne Probleme möglich. Schon vor der Abfahrt schwammen Delfine am Boot vorbei, die uns auch den Großteil der Tour begleiteten. Auf Grund der Paarungs- und Brutzeit konnten wir leider keine freilebenden Pinguine und nur einen Seehund sehen, aber das war uns im... More

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Secret Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Had an absolutely awesome experience at the weekend taking part in the swim with wild dolphins. Excellent excursion, very professionally managed. Would definitely recommend - thank you very much Rockingham Wild Encoutwrs.

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We strive to exceed everyone's expectations and educated people on the importance of keeping animals 100% wild. Glad you had a great day and hope to see you again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Had a great day with the family (2 teenage kids). Everyone had a great time and could not get over how close the Dolphins came to us. The staff and facilities were first rate. The water was still a bit chilly, but did not detract from the experience!

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

Hello John-Teresa E, Thank you for coming out on the dolphin cruise with us and sharing your review. I am very happy to know that your family enjoyed the experience and were happy with our services :) See you again soon on one of our wildlife cruises! RWE More

Singapore, Singapore
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Totally enjoyed Rockingham, Western Australia. And when you're there, do make time for a trip out into the open waters with Rockingham Wild Encounters. The chance to get up close to dolphins frolicking in their natural environment is something you just can't miss. Costing AUD 200 (plus) per pax, the whole experience was definitely value for money. It includes the... More

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

Hi JedidiahTan, Thank you very much for your great review of our swim cruise. It is lovely to hear from happy customers :) We believe that dolphins belong int he ocean and are better observed in their natural habitat, not in captivity. It is fantastic to be able to share it with visitors from all around the world! We are... More

Limerick, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

One checked off d bucket list!!! More than I could ever have expected, lovely crew, Taylor, Tom, Chris looked after us so well, from pick up to drop off.. Lovely lunch provided during the day, after our swim.. Went out in the morning and after 20mins, we came across some friendly sociable dolphins, swam with them for ages, more than... More

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

Hello Whoop84, It seems like you had a great day on the Dolphin Swim cruise! Thank you very much for sharing your review and your 'fin'tastic rating :) I am very happy to read that the crew looked after you well and that the dolphins put up a quality show for you! See you again soon. RWE More

Perth, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 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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PenguinIslandLocal, Manager at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Shemar68, Thank you very much for your great review. The 45 minutes Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise is a great way to discover the marine park. It is not a dolphin focused cruise, however if they are in the bay our skippers take you for a closer look :) It seems like on your day the dolphins were out... More

Houston, Texas
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
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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PenguinIslandLocal, Manager at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi dbinhou7511, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our Three Islands Wildlife cruise. This is the first time we are running a cruise during winter and your feedback is extremely important for us. I am very glad to know you've enjoyed it. We hope to see you soon now that Penguin Island is open and all... More

Perth
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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PenguinIslandLocal, Manager at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hello Fussy08, Thank you very much for your review, and great rating. I am glad to hear you've enjoyed the 3 Islands Wildlife Tour - this is the first winter season that we are offering this cruise, so your feedback is extremely important to us. I am so sorry about the unfortunate engine failure on our boat that day -... More

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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PenguinIslandLocal, Manager at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Clarkey1886, Thank you for taking the time to review our Swim with wild dolphins cruise. We are happy to know we provided you with the best experience during your stay in Perth! I am glad to hear the crew delivered a great service - and the dolphins too :) RWE More

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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PenguinIslandLocal, Manager at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hello cheese_fancier, Thank very much for your great review and fantastic rating. It seems like the dolphins were in a social mood that day! It is very lucky that you got to see a sea lion too :) We hope to see you again soon for a visit to Perth and on one of our cruises. RWE More

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