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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
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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 3 days ago

My partner and I took two trips in the space of a week back in December and it was simply magical. Thoughtfully/carefully managed, would recommend to all dolphin lovers.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nadia D
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Nadia D, Thank you so much for your lovely review! It sounds like you had a wonderful trip, the both times you came. I will pass your lovely comments onto our crew. We hope to see you again soon! Trini Rockingham Wild Encounters

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were visiting a friend in Perth over Christmas and we made a trip to Penguin Island. We saw the photos and videos about the dolphin excursions and from the look on my face, my wife knew this was the Xmas present...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank duff3833
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi duff3833, Thank you so much for this detailed review! It sounds like you had a wonderful time on our Swim With Wild Dolphins Tour. I will pass your lovely comments onto our crew, they will definitely appreciate your kind words. We're so happy we...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this trip! The staff were phenomenally helpful and friendly and went over and beyond to ensure we got to see the dolphins and had a good time, the only fault I have is that the food came in plastic packaging and was just...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Levi C
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Levi C, Thank you so much for you wonderful review. I am glad you had a amazing day swimming with the wild dolphins. I will pass on your lovely comments to the crew. I will also pass on your suggestion for recyclable packaging of...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Absolutely a must for dolphins lovers! great time, best feeling was to see the dolphins in their habitat, no tricks, no treats, just real. thanks!More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lucia g
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Lucia g, Thanks so much for this lovely review! It sounds like you had a fantastic day seeing the Wild Dolphins. It's so great that you came to see and support these beautiful animals in the wild, rather than in captivity. We hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would highly recommend this experience! It’s incredible to see the dolphins in their natural environment and not in captivity, as this reduces their life span. The staff were more than accommodating and the dolphins were social and peaceful👍 a great day overall

Thank emanuelav951
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Emanuelav951, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review, it sounds like you had a fantastic day seeing our Wild Dolphins. I will pass your lovely comments onto the crew. We hope to see you again soon, Trini Rockingham Wild Encounters

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didnt quite know what to expect on this one. Was not disappointed. They promised Dolphins which l thought was a bold promise but they delivered. Very interesting commentary about bird island and all the different birds. Saw large amounts of sea lions and the promised...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mandy D
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mandy D, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so lucky to have the beautiful Indo-pacific bottlenose dolphins so frequently in the marine park as they have a home range of 5-20km. All of the incredible wildlife is amazing, it really...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its just an awe inspiring trip that reminds you how small humans are in relation to the world and the respect needed for wildlife. How much of dolphins you see is entirely a guess, as they come and go. The staff however try throughout the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi 809brendanp, Thank you so much for your great review! It's a wonderful experience to have the dolphins swim with us and as you mentioned its up to the dolphins how much of an interaction we get. Our staff do their best to give every...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a Great day swimming with dolphins, Great staff our guide Tayla was patient and very well informed. Highly recommended if you want a memory of a lifetime then this is the place to go

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carl f
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi carl f, Thank you so much for your great review! I'm glad to hear you had such a wonderful experience. I will pass your kind words on to Tayla. We hope to see you again soon Tazia Rockingham Wild Encounters

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The instructions went over quite fast and shortly we were ready in our wetsuits. After some minutes we saw the dolphins, so we were reall lucky. Nice staff with a lot of background information about the dolphins. Highly recommended!More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank australientravel
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi australientravel, Thank you so much for your great review! It sounds like you had a great day and were very lucky to find dolphins so quickly. I will pass on your nice words to the crew. Hope to see you again soon Tazia Rockingham...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This experience was truly incredible - more than I'd dreamed. The crew ensured we respected the dolphins and instructed us clearly on how to get the best views. I really appreciated how the needs of the dolphins were paramount and how the crew shared their...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi colleenl208, Thank you so much for your review! I'm glad to hear you had a incredible time on your Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour. It is a wonderful opportunity to swim with wild dolphins and we want to respect the relationship we form with...More

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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
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