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Swim with Wild Dolphins Day Tour

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Get up close and personal with wild dolphins off the coast of Australia on this exciting tour from Perth. Cruise around small islands and into sheltered bays from Rockingham to interact with dolphins in their natural habitat. Snorkeling equipment is provided, and enjoy the experience with a knowledgeable crew that has befriended more than 200 local dolphins over many years. Their familiarity provides you with a very memorable day on the Indian Ocean.
  • Swim with wild dolphins in the sheltered waters off Rockingham
  • Crew experience with the dolphins makes for a highly memorable adventure
  • Just a short drive from Perth, upgrade to include Perth transfers
  • Snorkel gear and refreshments included
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Swim with Wild Dolphins
Use of Snorkelling equipment
Coffee and/or Tea
Professional guide
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Hotel Pickup and Drop-off
Not suitable for children under 6 years old
Bus transfer $40.00
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Val Street , Val St, Rockingham WA 6168, Australia

Free all day parking on Harrison st & Florence st.

8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.Price: $40 per person Departure & Return meeting points: - Crown Perth Pick up (meeting point outside McDonalds) at 6:30am - Bell Tower Bus stand 6:40am *Please note- Children under 6 years are not permitted on the bus
When booking, select the option that corresponds to your pickup location: a meeting spot in Perth, central Perth hotels, or Rockingham. If departing Perth, your tour starts with the coach drive to Rockingham, where you hop aboard your custom-built ‘dolphin swim’ boat that features a large platform for easy access in and out of the water.

Set off from the shore with the boat crew, who locates a pod of dolphins while you put on your provided wetsuit, snorkel, and mask. Then jump in the water and marvel at the dolphins who quickly surround you, ready to swim with you and show off their playful antics. While swim-with-dolphin opportunities can be found at many beach resorts in Australia and around the world, this tour provides a superior experience due to the staff, who has built a rapport with these beloved marine mammals. It’ll be the highlight of your time in Perth.

When you get out of the water, refuel with provided refreshments on the boat before returning to Rockingham, where your tour ends with the drive back to Perth.
Stop At:  
Rockingham Beach
Your day begins with a coach transfer from Perth or meet the boat at Val st Jetty, Rockingham (located in front of the Rockingham Cruising Yacht Club). On arrival you'll board the Perth Wildlife Encounters custom-made dolphin swim vessel complete with a large rear platform, making access to the water very easy. After your crew has located a pod, you’ll gear up with wetsuits, masks and snorkels (all equipment is included) and then dive into the fun, as you are quickly surrounded by excited whistles and splashes as the dolphins arrive to play. While many resorts provide opportunities to swim with dolphins, the crew’s rapport with these precocious marine mammals has created one of the best swim-with-dolphins excursions in Australia. Better still, Rockingham is a brief, 40-minute drive from Perth, making it an easy day trip. Following your swim, you’ll be treated to lunch with gourmet Seafood platters.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Perth Wildlife Encounters
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitisation during Swim with Wild Dolphins Day Tour?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Swim with Wild Dolphins Day Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Swim with Wild Dolphins Day Tour.

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True Gem!
, Apr. 2021
We did the swim with wild dolphins This is simply the best experience in Perth We had the most amazing day with great friendly staff you truly get what you pay for Rockingham wild encounters is the true gem of WA thank you guys!
First ever swim with dolphins, amazing experience, great crew, would do it again!
, Jan. 2021
First time ever snorkeling and definitely the first time swimming with dolphins! This was a great experience, got to see a few dolphins swimming around us and some getting really close. The crew were very thoughtful for both the environment, the dolphins and all of us, really made the day even more special. Great experience in the wild :)
Great Day out and experience
, Mar. 2020
Wonderful crew, boat and experience, the whole day was very well organise and we were extremely lucky with so many sightings, would do it again sometime.
Bucketlist checked
, Feb. 2020
Amazing experience getting super close to the dolphins multiple times. Guides were very friendly. Experience of a lifetime.
Unforgetable experience
, Feb. 2020
Trainers very enthusiastic and organized. The experience of seeing the dolphins so close is unforgetable!
Fiona S
, Dec. 2019
What a brilliant, well organised and amazing day. The instructors were knowledgeable and friendly. The boat and equipment was well maintained. And best of all the dolphins were so close and playful.
One of the best experiences in my life
, Sep. 2019
Over the years I’ve tried to see or swim with dolphins so many times. But for some weird reasons they just never showed up. In zanzibar, in Bali, in Byron Bay… But this time, as soon as we got on the boat and started sailing, they just came next to us! When I was in mexico, I saw the sea world offering swimming with dolphins in captivity… that just didn’t feel right to my heart. Wild encounter means so much to me. And I do wish the government limit the amount of people going to swim with dolphins in the bay. I’d say no more than one tour a day. We saw some penguins swimming too! The water is freezing, for me. I couldn’t feel my ears. I’d recon you wear extra snorkelling suit as a base layer. The ship provides 5mm wetsuit and that really kept me warm. I really appreciate how the tour and Aussies in general really love and protect their animals and environment. Proper safety briefings, proper knowledge briefing on the dolphins. Really professional and well organized. Rockingham is a beautiful place, nice coffee shops around.
Great experience!! Full of joy!!
, Mar. 2019
IT was awsome to See dolphins in their natural environment!! I can 100% recommend it!! If you really wanna see dolphins, book this trip instead of going to the zoo or aquarium!! Support this organisation, the team was so kind and they told really interesting knowledge about this special animals!! They also try their best, that you can see the animals in a good way, close and many times!!
Great day with dolphins!
, Feb. 2019
Everyone had numerous encounters with multiple dolphins. We were able to see a ~ 3 week old infant with mom and an older calf. There was no feeding of the dolphins, only curiosity on their part! The guides were very friendly and new a lot about individual dolphins and their habitat. Great day on the ocean!
Amazing experience
, Oct. 2018
Marvelous!! Lifetime exposure. Very charm and friendly guides. We were lucky to swim with dolphins for many times! Thanks god and tour company! Would highly recommend
, Oct. 2018
A must if your visiting..just the best day EVER.crew are brilliant and know their stuff and as for the dolphins well thete was so many i couldnt count...worth every penny and more..brilliant.
Once in a lifetime experience to...
Evangelia T
, Apr. 2018
Once in a lifetime experience to spend time with wild dolphins. Suitable for all ages, I went with my husband and teenage boys and we all agreed this was the highlight of our WA trip. The crews passion for dolphins is genuine along with their desire for you to share their joy. Very profesional!!!
Absolutely amazing!!! I cannot...
Peter H
, Mar. 2018
Absolutely amazing!!! I cannot recommend this tour enough!! An absolutely amazing experience that must be done! Such a great day and the team were excellent.
Absolutely loved this tour. Have...
Ellen d
, Dec. 2017
Absolutely loved this tour. Have been on dolphin swimming tour before but never got so close to dolphins as on this trip. There were so many of them and we had so much time swimming with them. Heaps of food, warm tea, wetsuits, even a towel, and snacks were provided. This is a MUST DO when in Perth!!
The trip far exceeded my...
, May 2017
The trip far exceeded my expectations. I didn't realise how many dolphins there were or how close you actually got to them. It is just you, a snorkel and a dolphin next to you absolutely amazing. The trip is really well managed, the staff are clearly well trained and are very helpful.The tour organisers have clearly put a lot of thought into the trip as shown by the nice touches like the warm shower on the boat which came in really handy as the sea was quite cold. The staff were really keen to give us as many opportunities to swim with the Dolphins as possible. Once a pod moved we would move the boat to find another and jumped straight back in the water. I want to say a personal thanks to Will, Kameika and JT for one of the best days I've had.
I loved everything about the morning...
Sabrina M
, Jan. 2017
I loved everything about the morning we spent with swimming with wild dolphins. Beautiful day, the guide was punctual, the crew was nice and very easy to connect with, great group. We saw dolphins at our first stop already. It's important to be aware of the fact that they are wild. Don't expect to touch a dolphin or playing with them. It's all about observing them in their natural habitat. I guess we were in the water about five times for a couple of minutes each. Last time we were in, we could watch the dolphins eating some fishes which they caught with help of a sting ray. We even got free pictures sent to us by e-mail.
Had an amazing experience swimming...
James H
, Jan. 2017
Had an amazing experience swimming with the dolphins that comes right next to you or under you. What a wonderful way to start the new year!
A lovely experience with good guides...
Alison W
, Nov. 2016
A lovely experience with good guides who knew what they were talking about but glad. Did not go in high season!
What an amazing tour, my partner and...
Kelly R
, Nov. 2016
What an amazing tour, my partner and I had a great time, saw and swam with many Dolphins, the guides were very warm, friendly and knowledgable, the boat was fully shaded and in great condition. We ran on time and safety was paramount. Would highly recommend this to anyone traveling to Perth!!
Fantastic experience to be in the...
Bernard A
, Mar. 2016
Fantastic experience to be in the water with wild dolphins. We were really well looked after by the friendly instructors who made sure that everyone was comfortable in the water and had an opportunity to get close to the action. A memory for a lifetime.

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