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Dolphin Swim Australia

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Address: | Dock C, d'Albora Marinas, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 1300 721 358
5:00 am - 10:00 am
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Thu - Sun 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

FIRST and ONLY permitted WILD DOLPHIN SWIM in New South Wales, Australia!!...

FIRST and ONLY permitted WILD DOLPHIN SWIM in New South Wales, Australia!! Become a part of the pod in the dolphins' own environment and witness true dolphin behaviour. This is a thrilling bucket list experience that you don't want to miss :-)!!

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This was the highlight of our Australian vacation! Family of three - one 12 year old and one mom swam with one Dad observer. Early arrival - perfect. Gear provided from... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ally G
Auburn, California
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Auburn, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the highlight of our Australian vacation! Family of three - one 12 year old and one mom swam with one Dad observer. Early arrival - perfect. Gear provided from wetsuits to snorkels/masks with staff helping you fit everything correctly. ( If you have long hair bring a hair tie). Light food provided - fruit and bread. The gluten... More 

Thank Ally G
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So many dolphins it was breathtaking! No experience necessary! This needs to be added to your bucket list! Family friendly. Team was fantastic. Would definitely do this again.

Thank Karen L
2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

WOW!!! What a way to spend Mothers Day... This is something everyone needs to experience. We had the joy of seeing these beautiful dolphins so up close and personal and in their natural environment. My son 27 and 2 grandchildren 12 & 2 couldn't wipe the smiles from their faces. I am already planning my next 2 trips as I... More 

Thank Suzii Q
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love dolphins and want to respect and honour their freedom but still interact with them, and see them up close then this is without doubt the only way to do it. We were within a metre of 50+ dolphins, and truly felt like one of the pod as they surfed the bow wave right in front of the... More 

Thank CarolineSYD
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We donned a wetsuit and jumped in,There are some many more Dolphins under the surface,even babies.My 10 yr old had a great time they gave her all the attention that she needed.Great family adventure.

Thank Soballa
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing tour, the dolphins were stunning it was a dream come true for my girlfriend and i to swim with wild dolphins! the boat was awesome and the crew were so friendly!!! i would highly recommend this for anyway who is looking for a fantastic adventure away and for any one who wants to see dolphins their friendly and playful... More 

Thank Flynn M
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

This tour was an incredible experience! Highly recommend this trip to watch dolphins interacting in their natural habitat. You feel like you are part of the pod of dolphins and watch them engage with each other and with you underwater. The crew were fantastic - enthusiastic and informative and I felt safe and comfortably at all times during the swim.... More 

Thank SenoritaLaurita
2 reviews
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

My wife and I had an amazing time! When you're underwater swimming with the Dolphin's you feel completely immersed within their environment, swimming within their pod as if you're a part of it. It's a very up close and personal experience. You can make out their finer details and see what makes each Dolphin unique. They constantly dash past you... More 

Thank ReDrUmNZ
Andrew P, Owner at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this review

G'day ReDrUmNZ, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our company and share bout your wild dolphin experience on TripAdvisor. We loved having you both on board and hope we see you again soon. Dolphin smiles Andrew CEO Dolphin Swim Australia More 

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Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

We had this amazing experience this morning. My husband and I were struggling to snorkel just to see the cute and amazing dolphins under the water. We drank lots of sea water and felt like we were drowning as the water keeps on entering the mouthpiece attached to our goggles. We don't have any experience snorkelling. Thankfully, the CEO and... More 

Thank Carolyn B
Andrew P, Owner at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this review

Hi Carolyn & Weng, I often say we are the best wild dolphin swim team in the world and I apologise if that sounds egotistical to some. However I am proud to lead a team of professionals who are expertly trained, completely committed and focused on the health and safety of our swimmers at all times. Our swim techniques and... More 

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Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience. I'd give it 6 stars if I could. It's so wonderful to see a business embracing animals in their natural habitat! The crew were fantastic; very engaging, friendly and so encouraging! They make sure the dolphins are showing signs of encouragement towards us before we jump in their "lounge room" as they called it which not only... More 

Thank Racheal P

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