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Dolphin Swim Australia

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Nelson Bay, Australia
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About Dolphin Swim Australia
Dolphin Swim Australia is the only permitted wild dolphin swim in New South Wales, and the first snorkelling experience of its kind in the world. We are located in the beautiful Port Stephens - a 2.5 hour drive north of Sydney! Come and be a part of the pod and witness true wild dolphin behaviour in their own environment.. This is NOT a net tour. Our swimmers are fully immersed in water, while safely harnessed between the two catamaran hulls, being gently pulled through the water while the dolphins swim all around you - a truely magical experience! This is the most interactive and safe way to swim with dolphins as they are constantly moving with us. This is how we have long experiences of being 'part of the pod'. DSA is a certified Eco Tourism company that do not chase, harm, harass or feed dolphins - they choose to have fun with our in-water guests! This is a thrilling bucket list experience that you don't want to miss!
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Brianne L wrote a review Apr 2022
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I SWAM WITH WILD DOLPHINS ON THE WEEKEND!! 🐬 Absolutely amazing experience thanks to the Dolphin Swim Australia! Have done many dolphin cruises before but THIS was unforgettable experience. The crew were amazing and so helpful as they wanted to ensure everyone had the time of their life. We got lucky with the weather and these beautiful creatures were keen to put on a hell of a show! Anyone thinking of heading up next season please reconsider the usual boring cruises and join Adam and his rad team for a much more intimate and enjoyable experience. 🤙🏼
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Alice wrote a review Mar 2022
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I have to recommend the observer package as a stellar dolphin watch option in the area. I've done a lot of different dolphin watches, including in Port Stephens, and I thought this was both excellent value and really special. The staff are persistent about finding dolphins who are willing to be engaged and stick around playing, and since this process can take some time and you're out there for a while, the result is that you just see a ton of different dolphins at varying distances, often right at the bow. I went on my honeymoon and loved it. My partner and I saw two different species, some dolphin calves, and multiple pods. It's also just a really lovely morning boating trip; unlike the other dolphin watches I've been on in the area, you go further out into the open waters of the marine park. The staff are really friendly and VERY energetic. I felt looked after, and I believe that the swimmers were taken pretty good care of and that the staff did a great job making sure all the groups got a worthwhile swim after an initial disappointment. We'll be back :)
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Elizabeth wrote a review Feb 2022
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It was a great morning in perfect weather, low seas with lots of dolphins. The crew are such a well trained team, enthusiastic and extremely helpful. They have a great system for ensuring safety and maximising the whole experience. The dolphin Swim team and Frank the captain of Imagine work perfectly together. With such an early start it is so thoughtful to provide breakfast on the way out of the bay . We had time for two swims each with the plenty dolphins visible and also the joy of observing them while the others had their turns. It was such a happy day with a happy joyful team. It is great that the package includes photographs and a video of the day. So much planning has gone in to make this an experience to remember. I certainly will plan to go again! Thank you everyone
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Date of experience: February 2022
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danny D wrote a review Feb 2022
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What a fantastic day, the crew were great, made you feel very welcome. the atmosphere, with all the dolphins swimming around and amoungst us was electrifying. The highlight of our Xmas break, would highly recommend
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Cary H wrote a review Feb 2022
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Thank you dolphin swim Australia, this is a once in a lifetime experience and anybody who is in the area should definitely do this amazing experience. The dolphins literally swim right in front of you and there are big pods of dolphins. The crew on the boat are amazing and make everyone feel comfortable safe and at ease. The entire experience from start to finish is just incredible and we highly recommend going and doing the dolphin swim. Thank you dolphin swim Australia and all the crew, it was wonderful meeting you all.
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Date of experience: February 2022
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