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Rockingham Wild Encounters

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Address: Corner Val St & The Esplanade, Rockingham, Western Australia 6168, Australia
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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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US$ 156.53*
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In the Wild

Who would think that in a coastal suburb you could find Little Penguins, Sealions, Dolphins and so many varieties of birds all going about there business not bothered by the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Perth, Australia
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Who would think that in a coastal suburb you could find Little Penguins, Sealions, Dolphins and so many varieties of birds all going about there business not bothered by the presence of humans. The sea grass keeps the water crisp and clear so a fantastic place to swim. I am blessed to live and work in this environment and love... More 

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

Hi MacAttack720, Thank you for writing us such a fantastic review! Your title 'In the Wild' is a great description of this Class A Nature Reserve. It is nice to hear you enjoyed your day and its definitely a beautiful place to live and work. Regards Sarah Rockingham Wild Encounters More 

Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the penguin & sea lion cruise. Booked the tickets online with ease. During the cruise we spotted also spotted dolphins and the boat got close enough for us to take photos. We arrived at penguin island and watched the penguins getting feed and then proceeded on the boardwalk around the island. Under the board walks we spotted penguins... More 

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

Hi Jodster_486, Thank you for your great review, it sounds like you were extremely lucky during your visit! We love trying to spot dolphins on our Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise as they are a massive bonus, we love watching their natural behaviour and getting close enough for photos. Seeing the little penguins in the wild is also very lucky,... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing trip & although the previous day's trips had struggled to find dolphins quicky our skipper found them in 25mins!! Unbelievable to see the creatures in their natural habitat & there were lots of them too! I can't recommend this trip enough everyone should do it!! Thanks to all the crew too who were great!

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

Hi shelagh c, Thank you for leaving a great review, you were so lucky to find the dolphins so quickly! Average search time is any where between an hour to an hour and a half, we are so glad you had a great time! Thanks again, Kindest Regards, Tayla Rockingham Wild Encounters. More 

Yokohama, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have participated in a number of wild dolphin swims and this was arguably the best. A great boat, winderful crew and a magical experience with the dolphins. Was a bit dubious wrt the rules and number of participants at first but it worked out perfectly. If you want to truly see dolphins- see them in the wild and yhese... More 

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

Hi Seawooluf, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review, We appreciate your kind words and are so happy you enjoyed swimming with the wild dolphins through Rockingham Wild Encounters! Thanks again, Kindest Regards, Tayla Rockingham Wild Encounters. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fab day out. Conditions not great but the crew managed to find some dolphins for us to swim with. Tea, coffee, water and ginger biscuits available for us to help.ourselves plus fresh fruit mid morning and a choice of trapdoor lunch. Crew were great,very helpful.and knowledgeable and although we made our own way there. Will kindly allowed us to hop... More 

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

Hi Ann L, Thank you for leaving a great review, We hope you had a fantastic time! You were so lucky to have the dolphins surfing in the waves behind the boat! Thanks again, Kindest Regards, Tayla Rockingham Wild Encounters. More 

Parramatta, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome trip, great crew. Took us a while to find some dolphins to swim with but we did, the crew were great explaining what was happening and what we saw. Picked us up in Perth which was great too. I would recommend this trip,

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

Hi Aileen C, Thank you for sharing your experience! It is great to hear you enjoyed your time on our Swim with Wild Dolphins Cruise and I will pass your kind words onto the crew. I hope you get the chance to visit us again! Regards Sarah Rockingham Wild Encounters More 

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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like that we get to see the dolphins in the wild and not in captivity. The tour was very well organized. You can choose to either meet directly at the jetty or get picked up from Perth city. Once on the boat, the crew hands out the snorkel and wetsuits. ( you could bring your own too ) You... More 

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

Hi Grace T, Thank you for your review! Swimming with wild dolphins is definitely a once in a lifetime experience, especially when they are given no incentives, such as food, to swim with us. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us and I will pass your kind words onto the crew! I hope you get the chance to... More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great day out. We were collected from Perth and driven down to Rockingham for $10. That's brilliant for a start. Once on board the boat, masks, snorkel and wetsuits are provided. You are divided up into teams and you get about 4 to 6 entries into the water. We had a great encounter with dozens of dolphins in... More 

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

Hi CraigandTania, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on our Swim with Wild Dolphins Cruise. You have given a great description of the tour and it sounds like you had an amazing time with the dolphins. I hope you get the chance to come out with us again, and maybe on your next visit you can... More 

Naples, Florida
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175 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We swam with so many dolphins it was really amazing. I will warn you that the water was COLD!! But worth the experience. You really are swimming with wild dolphins and the tour operators are wonderful.

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

Hi Wendy P, Thank you for your review! I am glad that you have enjoyed your swimming with wild dolphins experience, even though the water was cold it can be soon forgotten when distracted by the dolphins. We do provide wetsuits that are 5mm for warmth and buoyancy, in future you are more than welcome to bring your own wetsuit... More 

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the best time ever! Got to see dolphins up so close and in the best possible environment, the wild! Was unreal to encounter these beautiful animals without any incentives other than their want to socialise and we even managed to score ourselves a sneaky peak of an eagle ray and a flying fish. The staff were super friendly, informative... More 

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

Hi Zoeckerr, Thank you so much for your kind words and your great review! We were happy to have you on board, I am so glad you had such an amazing day! We hope to see you out here again soon. Thanks again, Kindest Regards, Tayla Rockingham Wild Encounters. More 

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