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Rockingham Wild Encounters

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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...more
Corner Val St & The Esplanade | Cruising Yacht Club Jetty, Corner of Val Street and The Esplanade, Rockingham, Western Australia 6168, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our lead instructor Taylor was amazing. The way she interacted with the dolphins and spoke about them, came from her heart. So friendly and caring to all the passengers. Thanks Taylor you are one amazing person. The driver and all the crew did an amazing...More

Thank Travel597958
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 1.5hrs penguin island wildlife cruise. The highlight for the trip was have a young sea lion which the crew spotted away from the sea lion island. He did leaps and jumps for us as he swam back to the island and it...More

Thank ann_marisa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in winter, so the penguins were nesting, meaning we didn’t get to see any on the island, however in the summer months the island is fully open with a few penguins in captivity (they are not fit to be released) so seeing some...More

Thank travelswithkat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ian and Rick were fantastic guides and crew. They made sure that everyone got to see all the wildlife by pointing them out and turning the boat. Ian also gave us lots of information about other places in the local area that he felt we...More

Thank vannsandra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cruise was good and informative. We saw Penguins, sea lions and osprey. However we did not see any penguins. We only cruise by Penguin Island. Understand Penguin Island is closed during winter and only Rockingham Wild Encounters are allowed to go onto the Island....More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

I really enjoyed it! Dolphin's appearances were something we truly anticipated. The waves were a bit challenging & the salty water got into my eyes & nose few times during those few times we got in and out of water, but I won't exchange it...More

Thank NatTjenSing
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Hi NatTjenSing, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It sounds like you had a great dolphin experience on our Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour and I am happy to hear you were well looked after by the crew. I will pass...More

Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

We didn’t get to see penguins at the Penguin island. However, we saw dolphins, sea lions, and other wild sea animals. The tour guide was very entertaining and they send you a photo of the excursion in one day after the trip. It is a...More

Thank Eunjin C
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

Hi Eunjin C, Thank you for a great review. I am glad we could find you such an array of marine wildlife during your tour. Over the winter months we run The Penguin Island Wildlife Cruise and that is the only way for the public...More

Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

I'm traveler and I never seen a experience like this. I just spent an amazing day. The boat crew was perfect and friendly. It was a long time ago that I seeking to swim with dolphins and I decided with them. No regrets !!! The...More

Thank Anthony P
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Hi Anthony P, It sounds like you loved every minute of your day and that is our plan! I am so happy we were able to help you achieve your child hood dream and I want to thank you for your wonderful review. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Decided to join this tour that is suppose to see dolphin and sea lion in the wild as well as a visit to the Penguin Island. Firstly, everything was very organized and we arrived at the location which has free parking. The weather on the...More

Thank Stektan
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2018

Hi Stektan, Thank you for leaving a lovely review. We appreciate your positive feedback and we hope you can visit again soon. Kindest Regards, Tayla Rockingham Wild Encounters

Reviewed May 23, 2018

Spent an awesome day "swimming" with dolphins! I say "swimming" because frankly, we weren't doing much other than just floating on the water surface and letting the dolphins come and go as they please LOL. Which makes this super easy for children to join in...More

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2018

Hi there Ndrea2014. Thank you for taking the time to jump onto TripAdvisor and sharing your experience of our Swim With Wild Dolphins Tour. It sounds like you and your family enjoyed your day out in the water with the local friendly dolphins! As you...More

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Response from Robert G | Reviewed this property |
Yes they can but there may be a fee, so check with the provider
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Response from PenguinIslandLocal | Property representative |
Hi San20sg, There is a large free carpark on site and over flow parking on Penguin Road at the Shoalwater Lawn Bowling Club. Pengo's Café is located right next door to the gift shop however there are no shops or cafes... More