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Swim with Dolphins Day Trip from Perth

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Get the opportunity to observe and mingle with Australia's native dolphins in their natural habitat on this boat tour from Perth. The tour's guides know the best spots in Rockingham to find pods of dolphins that are used to the presence of humans and will teach you safe and respectful ways to swim in the water alongside them.
  • Tour led by guides who have built rapport with the dolphins over the years
  • Provided wet suit and snorkel gear for a comfortable time in the water
  • Full briefing on how to behave respectfully and safely around the dolphins 
  • Refreshments and light lunch 
What to Expect
Customize the start of your tour by choosing hotel pickup or central location meetup in Perth or Rockingham. Once you arrive in Rockingham, transfer to the custom-built dive boat, featuring a large swim platform for easy access to the water.  The captain and crew know where the dolphins like to hang out; they'll pilot the boat toward the secluded coves that are safe for swimming and diving alongside the marine mammals. As you travel, get expertly fitted with a mask, fins, snorkel, and wetsuit. After an orientation from the crew on how to safely and responsibly be in the water with the large animals, find a spot and jump in. While swim-with-dolphin opportunities can be found at many beach resorts in Australia, this tour provides a superior experience due to the staff, who has built a rapport with these mammals over years of swimming expeditions.  Refuel with water, tea, coffee, and a light lunch before returning to your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
490 Wellington St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Tourist Coach Stand - 490 Wellington Street at 6.50am
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Dolphin Cruise
  • Wetsuits and snorkeling equipment
  • Light lunch - please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Bottled water, tea and coffee
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A basic level of swimming is required. You don't need to be an expert swimmer and no previous snorkeling experience is necessary
  • Please bring swimsuit, towel, a change of clothes, sunscreen, hat and a warm jacket
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
I took my family on the Swim With Wild Dolphins Tour today, and could not be more pleased! The crew were very professional, while also a lot of fun. JD was our skipper, he was a great skipper. You can tell he’s done it for years and can definitely read the wild dolphins
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Response from PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Swim with Dolphins Day Trip from Perth
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Ironman110, Thank you for taking the time to write this review! It sounds like you had a wonderful day on our Swim With Wild Dolphins Tour. You are very lucky to be able to swim with two groups of wild dolphin and see so many different behaviours. I will pass your lovely comments onto the crew, especially JD. He is definitely a very experienced skipper. We hope to see you again soon, Trini Rockingham Wild Encounters
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We met the boat in Rockingham and were on the second tour of the new season. The boat is nice and modern. It was amazing to get in the water with the dolphins and they ensure everyone gets a good change to see the dolphins. The crew are knowledgeable and respectful towards the
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Response from PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Swim with Dolphins Day Trip from Perth
Responded 25 Sep 2019
Hi 2christy2, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so glad you were able to come out and enjoy a day with the wild dolphins and our lovely crew! It really is an incredible experience to go out and spend a day with these beautiful animals in their natural habitat! We hope to see you again soon, Gabby Rockingham Wild Encounters
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Initially, we were not sure whether to do a tour of Penguin Island or Swim with Wild Dolphins. We spoke with them and then decided to go for Wild Dolphins experience. We had already seen Penguin feeding at Caversham. I think it was a wise decision as it turned out to be a
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Response from PenguinIslandLocal, Front Office Manager at Swim with Dolphins Day Trip from Perth
Responded 12 Aug 2019
Hi TraavelGeek, We are so glad this was a lifetime experience for you and your family. Thankyou so much for the thorough review. Regards Sam Rockingham Wild Encounters
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Absolutely amazing experience swimming with wild dolphins. I could do this again & again Well looked after by crew Provided wetsuits and lunch and fantastic guides Incredible activity so close to Perth don't miss it
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Response from PenguinIslandLocal, Front Office Manager at Swim with Dolphins Day Trip from Perth
Responded 10 Jul 2019
Hi carolyninwa, Thankyou so much for the lovely review. It really is amazing to swim with our Wild Indo-pacific bottle nose Dolphins in there natural environment. We will pass your good feedback onto our crew. Regards Sam
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Best experience ever. The instructor at the time could see that I was nervous so took me to one side and actually let me swim with the dolphins on my own with just him so he could focus on me to help me feel more comfortable. The instructor really took the time to help me swim
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Response from PenguinIslandLocal, Front Office Manager at Swim with Dolphins Day Trip from Perth
Responded 12 Jun 2019
Hi nnature, Thankyou for the lovely review. We are so glad to hear that you had a great experience on the Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour. Our crew are always there to help you get the best experience possible on the day. Ill pass on the good feedback. Sorry you didn't get a bit more time in the water. As the Dolphins are 100% Wild there is only so much time we can spend with them. They may be feeding or travelling so our skipper has to call it a day when he thinks the Dolphins are finished socialising for that day. Regards, Sam Rockingham Wild Encounters
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