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Rockingham Wild Encounters

Corner Val St & The Esplanade, Rockingham, Western Australia 6168, Australia
+61 8 9591 1333
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Swim with Dolphins Day Trip from Perth
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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 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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Corner Val St & The Esplanade, Rockingham, Western Australia 6168, Australia
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Went to do the wild dolphin snorkel and I absolutely loved it! The day was arranged to get picked up at the bus stop outside the main Perth station, then there was about an hour drive to Rockingham. After getting on the boat and filling...More

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Good Morning, Thank you for leaving us such a great review! I agree the Swim with Wild Dolphins is definitely an amazing experience and I am glad that you enjoyed your day out on the boat and with the Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins. I hope you...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

We signed up for the sea lion, penguin and the dolphin tour. For the sea lion and the dolphin tour, i think it is very worth it although the price is on the high side, but the chance to see wild dolphins and sitting in...More

Thank Andy Y
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Hi Andy Y, Thank you for leaving a review. I am glad you enjoyed the Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Adventure Cruise. Penguin Island is a nature reserve and is the only Island we are allowed to step foot on. We cannot guarantee you will...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

We booked a "swim with the dolphin tour" 3 months in advance, and it was confirmed by email about a week before. Less than 2 days before though, messages come through that our tour was cancelled due to "low passenger number" and we could move...More

Thank Alice A
PenguinIslandLocal, Owner at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Hi Alice. As per our conversations with you on the phone and by email, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused with having to cancel the day that you were booked on our Swim with Wild Dolphins cruise. We did our best to leave it...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

We left from Rockingham at 8am on 10th April 2017. The trip was well organised, with witty, knowledgeable professional staff. Information and facts given in a way that didn't overload the senses or bore. We had our first encounter within 5 minutes of setting off...More

Thank traipsing__tina
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Hi traipsing__tina, Thank you very much for a great review! We are so glad you had a fantastic day on our Swim with Wild Dolphins tour! We hope to see you again some time! Kindest Regards, Tayla Rockingham Wild Encounters.

Reviewed 23 April 2017

it took ages for the boat to leave as we were getting gear sorted and checking in on the ipad. we had a big group. in my opinion too big as only two groups are in the water at a time. seemed they were only...More

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Hi dave w, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, The Swim with Wild Dolphins tour has been operating for over 25 years now, Apollo III which is our Dolphin swimming vessel was designed specifically to Swim with Wild Dolphins. In the...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We booked all our stuff through travel agent & paid, our itinerary said confirmed, ferry leaves at 10.20 go on dolphin & sea lion trip to be dropped back to penguin island for dolphin island tour & feeding, when we checked in at desk greeted...More

Thank Rosalie R
PenguinIslandLocal, Owner at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thanks for your feedback and my sincere apologies for the misunderstanding and inconvenience that you experienced on your visit. I was greatly concerned with your review as we do strive for excellent customer service and our ticketing and reservations staff usually do a fantastic job...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017

My girlfriend and I had an amazing day out on the water swimming with the dolphins today. We have both travelled extensively and have encountered penguins, ridden camels and now swum with dolphins. I was hesitant as I do not like using a snorkel and...More

Thank Jeanette B
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Hi Jeanette B, Thank you so much for leaving a great review. I am glad you felt at ease and enjoyed your time on our Swim with Wild Dolphins Cruise. We do hope to see you again soon! Thanks again, Kindest Regards, Tayla Rockingham Wild...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Wow what a great experience. The boat alone is a treat and the crew were amazing. We saw six dolphins who stayed alongside the boat for ages. Our tour guide told us lots of interesting facts about the Dolphins, local wildlife and the Sea Lukns....More

Thank Susan E
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Hi Susan E, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We are so glad you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon. Kindest Regards, Tayla Rockingham Wild Encounters.

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great morning out on the water with the dolphins. The crew were friendly and knowledgeable. Very well organized re getting people in and out of the water. Nice lunch and tea/coffee available to warm you up in between swims. Suitable for all ages and swimming...More

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Hi Lyndall F, Thank you for your great review, We are so glad you had a great time on our Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour and we hope to see you again one day! Kindest Regards, Tayla Rockingham Wild Encounters.

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

You get in a wet suit with 30 other people and then you're put in a group of 5-6 to float on the surface of the Bay so you can get a glimpse of a dolphin swimming. No Big deal. You trade off with other...More

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

Hi Mac F, Thank you for taking the time to leave us review. Every day is different in regards to passenger numbers, ocean conditions and weather conditions. The Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins that we operate with are 100% Wild, they do not migrate. The way we...More

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Thadchaiani S
23 March 2017|
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Response from PenguinIslandLocal | Property representative |
Hi Thadchaiani S, Thank you for your enquiry. It is suitable to bring a baby over to Penguin Island on the ferry, entry into the discovery centre to see the Penguin Feeding show and also on our 45 minute Penguin and Sea... More
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DeannaBanana3011
1 February 2017|
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Response from PenguinIslandLocal | Property representative |
Hi DeannaBanana3011, As a tour guide on the wildlife cruises I personally recommend taking one of the tours to see the wild dolphins and sea lions. When you take one of these options entry into the Discovery Centre is... More
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bebe73503
20 December 2016|
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Response from PenguinIslandLocal | Property representative |
HI, The dolphins we work with are 100% wild we do not track train touch or feed any of the wildlife we work with. On our Dolphins Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise we offer a 100% dolphins guarantee. We have a better... More
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