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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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Experience the exhiliration of swimming with wild dolphins in their natural...

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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Swim with Dolphins Day Trip from Perth
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EPIC ADVENTURE 😎

I took the wild dolphin tour whilst visiting my home in WA from the Cayman Islands where I help run a valet dive and watersports operation (white sand cayman) As a watersports... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kaz V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the wild dolphin tour whilst visiting my home in WA from the Cayman Islands where I help run a valet dive and watersports operation (white sand cayman) As a watersports operator, we cater to mainly American tourists who are accustomed to high level service, so I was honestly blown away by the quality of this operation... every aspect... More 

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Thank Kaz V
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Kaz V, Thank you so much for your epic review! Our crew are very passionate about the wildlife and it is great to hear that it shows. I am glad that you enjoyed your day exploring Shoalwater Bay with us and the dolphins. Your kind words are greatly appreciated, especially when they come from a fellow tour company. We... More 

Singapore, null, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our kids and us had such a awesome time exploring the islands, learning about the wildlife and spotting friendly dolphins. The entire experience was made even more beautiful when we had such a wonderful guide and ferry captain who are so knowledgeable and fun to be with. Our captain steered to places where we could spot dolphins swimming and playing.... More 

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Thank CarolLim777
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi CarolLim777, Thank you for your review! It is great to hear you have enjoyed your day exploring Penguin Island and even getting the opportunity to view some wild dolphins on your cruise. I will pass your kind words onto our crew. Hope to see you again soon! Regards Sarah Rockingham Wild Encounters More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OH MY GOSH you guys - you HAVE to do this. This was honestly AMAZING and the best day Ive had in a VERY long time. It truly is a magical experience to see dolphins out and about in the wild. I could have stayed for HOURS longer than it lasted just because I didnt want to leave!!!! Ill definitely... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Sarahmarshall2016, Thank you so much for the amazing review!! It is such an incredible experience to see dolphins out in the wild, and we're so glad that you have enjoyed yourself on the tour! Can't wait to see you out again! Kind regards, Annabel Rockingham Wild Encounters More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

When I saw the video on Rockingham Wild Encounter website, I told myself this is a cruise I want to add in the itinerary 3 months back and marked this as a highlight for my Perth trip. Therefore, I pray for good weather. The weather did not fail me and so did this cruise. What surprise us was, we were... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Muzie, Thanks so much for leaving us a great review on our 'Dolphins, Penguin and Sea Lion Adventure Cruise'! Looks like you just made it in time before Penguin Island closed for the season. We are so lucky to be able to bring everyone out to see these amazing wild animals out in their own environment! Dolphins live much... More 

Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The crew did everything they could to find proper dolphins to swim with and I had a great time! Nice crew and you always felt safe in the water! Loved it!

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Lea0497, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! So glad to hear that you have had a great time with us out on the Swimming with Dolphins tour! The crew absolutely love their jobs and it's great that it shows! Hope to see you again some time soon! Kind regards, Annabel Rockingham Wild Encounters More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Went for the Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise on a Thursday morning. It was the best 90 minutes spent throughout our stay in Perth. It was not a cruise at all, but an exhilarating roller coaster ride. About 6 dolphins hitched a ride on the waves created by our boat and followed us a long way. It was... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi little0nes, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, There are 1200 little wild penguins who live on the island all year round, but the natural behaviour for a wild penguin is to go fishing and hunting during the day coming back to the island at night time so chances of seeing a wild penguin during... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We had a lovely day out on the water searching for dolphins today, but unfortunately it just wasn't our day. Were we disappointed? - Yes a little (especially after reading such great reviews recently about the experiences of others). However we completely understand, appreciate and respect that these beautiful creatures are wild and free, not performing animals held captive in... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Liz D, I am sorry to hear you were unlucky with the wild dolphins yesterday, unfortunately that does happen on the rare occasion. Your review is very accurate and I am glad to hear you still managed to enjoy your day even though the dolphins weren't co-operating! The crew are very passionate about the wild dolphins and I know... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We booked the Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise which was so cool. We were so lucky to see heaps of wildlife including a couple of dolphin families enjoying the morning fishing, the babies are so cute. Captain Aaron created waves for the dolphins to surf behind the boat, they really seemed to enjoy the surf everyone on board... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi deb255100, Thank you for leaving such a great review for our tour. Annabel really is passionate about the wildlife and is keen to share her interesting knowledge. It sounds like you made the most of your day spending some time on Penguin Island. I hope you get the chance to visit again in the future. Kind regards, Katie Rockingham... More 

Dortmund, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

What an experience!! About one hour South of Perth one can board a fast vessel with a crew of five. The vessel takes off at 8am off the jetty in Rockingham. There were approximately 30 people joining the trip. We tried several spots to finally find wild dolphins off the coast of Rockingham, Western Australia, which took as about one... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Falko2016, Thank you for your great review, sounds like you were very lucky! I am so happy you had a great day and it was the high light of your trip to Australia this year! Thanks again, We hope to see you again soon! Kindest Regards, Tayla Rea Rockingham Wild Encounters. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

The Rockingham dolphin tour is a must do when visiting Perth. Unfortunately we did not have time to attend any of the other tours however I imagine these are great too. The staff on the boat were extremely knowledgeable and clearly really cared about the dolphins which we were swimming with and had names for a number of them. For... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Daniel M, Thank you for taking the time to leave such an amazing review! We are so glad that you've had a great time with us on our 'Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour'! Our staff truly love their job (and who wouldn't!) and it's so great that it shows out on the boat! That's very right that people of... More 

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