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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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Best "adventure" ever!

Went to swim with dolphins! This was on my bucket list. This was the BEST experience ever. The boat is set up perfectly. The staff really love their jobs and the "dollies" as they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Went to swim with dolphins! This was on my bucket list. This was the BEST experience ever. The boat is set up perfectly. The staff really love their jobs and the "dollies" as they call them. They are all about respecting the animals and their environment and making sure you have a great time. They served a very fresh healthy... More 

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We did the swim with the dolphins tour while on our stay in Perth in March 2015. It was a fantastic day from start to finish. The crew were friendly and informative. Wetsuits and snorkel gear were provided. Wet suit was very difficult to get on as it as wet from previous day. We saw dolphins within 10 minutes although... More 

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

Hi Kristy, Thank you for your review and great rating :) It's great to know that you have enjoyed the swim with wild dolphins cruise - sounds like it was a fantastic day! See you again on the boat soon I hope. RWE More 

Perth, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Absolutely brilliant, loved it thanks to Lewie and Lex, we had the best morning and will recommend the tour and company to everyone. The skipper and tour guide where extremely informative friendly and helpful. Mum goes back to the uk with this amazing memory. ....Thank you!! Aimee Logan Rockingham.

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

Hello Aimee, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We were lucky to have a really nice day yesterday. I hope your mum had a safe trip back home :) I will pass on your comment to Lewy. Kindest regards, Lexie More 

Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We choose this tour provider for our dolphin because they have a guarantee. We certainly didn't need to guarantee as we had several close encounters with the dolphins. The dolphins are wild and you do not feed, pet or otherwise touch the dolphins. The guides were great and a box lunch was included in our morning tour.

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

Hello Ben, Thank you for your review and fantastic rating. We are very pleased to know you have enjoyed the Swim with Wild Dolphins Cruise. We truly believe dolphins are best enjoyed in the wild and feel privileged to share with visitors :) RWE More 

Perth, Australia
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The most amazing day ever getting so up close in the wild with dolphins you cant beat it at all. I would never go to a park and swim with them as I feel it is cruel to lock up dolphins for our pleasure. if you do this trip and the dolphins are not around you get to go on... More 

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

Hello Ben, Thank you for you great review. I can only agree with you: observing dolphins in the wild is the only way! Captive dolphins have a much shorter lifespan that wild ones and a much lower quality of life. We are so grateful that people like you make the effort to come on a boat to see them in... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Amazing day! We saw a baby dolphin named Kelly and was a truly amazing experience! The girls who look after you and take you out to swim with them are all lovely and the skipper was very funny and polite! Definitely worth it if you're in western Australia. They also had a bus pick us up from Perth city only... More 

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

Hello, Kelly is the cutest! His mum Blizzard is a dolphin we know really well and we are so happy that she trust us enough to come so close to us with her calf. It is fantastic that you had time in the water with them - very lucky! RWE More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I highly recommend Rockingham Wild Encounters for the Swim with the Dolphins tour. We took it on 13 Mar 2015. The staff was more than helpful and they were patient and kind with those of us that had not snorkeled before. In my opinion, the crew went above and beyond to make everyone's experience fantastic. And, it was obvious that... More 

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

Good morning Vivian, Thank you for your review and fantastic review. I am so happy that we provided you with a lifetime experience and the best day of your holiday! I hope you had a safe trip back home :) RWE More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

What can I say. This was a trip of a lifetime. We were warned it could take several hours to locate a pod of dolphins. But first stop and there they were. A special mention to Tess, our groups guide. I was incredibly nervous as not a strong swimmer at all and had never snorkeld. But that didn't matter. Tess... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a detailed review. I will pass on your kind words to Tess! We hope to see you on the boat again soon :) RWE More 

Manchester
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

What an amazing day! Fantastic swimming in the wild with the Dolphins and the staff were great. One thing that would of made it better would be three teams instead of six allowing more time in the water! Only bad thing I could say about it though! Definitely give it a go worth every $

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

Hello Heather, Thank you for your great review! I am very glad to know that the staff looked after you well :) See you again soon. RWE More 

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Caught the ferry to Penguin island of Rockingham, Perth . Nice smooth trip out and bypassed other little islands to look at the basking seals. Arrived intime to see the live penguin encounter and find out first hand the work being done with the penguins on the island. Lots of tracks around the island ant to the other side where... More 

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

Hi Thank you for your view it sounds like you a an amazing day we hope you can come and visit again soon. More 

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