Swim with Wild Dolphins Day Tour

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Swim with Dolphins Day Trip from Perth

From USD 97.62

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Swim with Wild Dolphins
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Professional guide
  • Complementary photos from your cruise uploaded to Flickr for you to share!
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off
  • Not suitable for children under 6 years old

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Val Street
    Val St, Rockingham WA 6168, Australia

    Free all day parking on Harrison st & Florence st.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Rockingham Beach

6 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travellers

Cancellation Policy

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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Featured review
Everyone was friendly and helpful. Special shout outs to Amy and Samara, for encouraging words during swim, and going above and beyond. Wonderful experience and I would highly recommend.


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Amelia_L, June 2023
such an incredible journey. we learned so much about the dolphins and our guides were fantastic. the food on board was amazing. i got to swim with the dolphins about 6 times that day.
Incredible day out
Georgina_F, May 2023
Incredible day out swimming with the dolphins. The crew even take pictures for you too. Tip: take the transfers as getting from Perth to rocking ham is a challenge.
Stephanie_H, May 2023
Even the ad stated that good weather was required, and that a change of date or refund would be offered if it was cancelled due to poor weather. This didnt happen so rather than not go and waste our money, we decided to go but stay on the boat since it was freezing cold, windy and rainy, and we didnt want the rest of our holiday in Australia to be spent in bed with a cold. This turned out to be better than getting in the water, because others who actually got in said we would have had the better view since it was too dark to see the dolphins underwater. The guides insisted that the experience wouldnt be affected by weather because "dolphins don't care about rain", but after doing plenty of research, we've confirmed this to be untrue, as dolphins will often swim deeper in colder temps or when there is rain. Overall it was cool seeing the dolphins, but it was definitely not worth the $250+ per person and we've been left pretty disappointed, as well as others that we spoke to after we got back to shore since they only spent a total of maybe 5 or 6 minutes in the water with all the switching out of different groups of people.
Everyone with blood should have a try
chan_m, Apr 2023
Cannot be better than this in my life . The crews super experience .. professional …never forget this fabulous experience .. here would like to thanks Amy, our swim leader . Jackson and Jack helps us to find the dolphins and using trick to lead them around us . Big thanks you guys . What a great job .. thanks from deep of our heart😘😘😘😘😘😘
Well worth it!
Sunainika_S, Apr 2023
The crew were great and had lots of interesting information to share. It took a while to find the dolphins but it was worth the wait. Lunch was good but the tour description said seafood platter, which we didn't get. Overall a wonderful and special experience for me and my 9 year old.
Brian_F, Apr 2023
The Dolphins, kind and helpful staff, we swam with 40 dolphins!. We recommend this tour. Should say we meet on the Jetty, there was no office.
A day to remember
Riana_H, Mar 2023
fabulous crew with a super manner sharing the tips and tricks for a great day. Smoothly in and out of the water numerous times and up close with the dolphins. Awe inspiring :)
Great trip, great guides!...
Kay_H, Mar 2023
Great trip, great guides! Can definitely recommend 👍 Since there is a minimum of characters, have a few dolphin emojis 🐬🐬🐬
Well worth doing
Frazer_W, Mar 2023
You get what you pay for, this tour is well worth doing. All of the guides were friendly to the humans whilst ensuring the Dolphins safety at the same time.
Hugely overrated
Allan_B, Feb 2023
A hugely overrated experience and not a patch on the other swim with wildlife experiences I've done. You don't actually swim with the dolphins you simply get in the water and see them for a total of about 10 seconds throughout the day
This was such an awesome...
Josh_N, Feb 2023
This was such an awesome day the crew were so nice and friendly the guides in the water made sure you saw the dolphins. Unreal highly recommend
Worthwhile experience but don't hold back from jumping in
Richard_H, Jan 2023
I really enjoyed the day which was generally well organised with a friendly and enthusiastic young crew. We were divided into small groups to jump off the boat to see the dolphins. However I did not always feel that there was a fair allocation between the different groups being taken out. For example the "black" group got taken out twice in a row. Also it would have been good to have been warned that the last swim was or might be the last one. I felt a bit short changed when it all ended suddenly. I was ready for one more swim. At USD200 this is an expensive tour and I thought this aspect could have been handled a bit better. I would go again but would be a bit more pushy and assertive about getting in the water and pay less attention to which group was being called.
A dream come true
Christina_J, Jan 2023
We really had a fantastic time. Your team is fabulous, the food was great and the equipment was really really good. We were very lucky with the weather and found some happy wild Dolphins playing around while we were in the water. Thank you for all we definitely will recommend this adventure.
Claire_F, Jan 2023
In the water with the dolphins and the information on dolphins provided on the life style behaviour breeding - origins of the company
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for your lovely review Claire, hope you had a great experience swimming with dolphins.
Bucket list certified
ross_j, Jan 2023
Absolutely the experience of a lifetime very rarely can you say the experience far exceeds the exception but that is so true of this one Brilliant fantastic wow Rossco
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Wow that is fantastic to hear Ross! Sounds like you had a brilliant time, thank you for letting us know! Hope to see you again.
Everyone was friendly and...
Randi_L, Jan 2023
Everyone was friendly and helpful. Special shout outs to Amy and Samara, for encouraging words during swim, and going above and beyond. Wonderful experience and I would highly recommend.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for taking the time to leave us this kind review, I will pass this along to the girls! We're glad you enjoyed all aspects of your swimming with wild dolphins tour. Hope to see you again.
If you are traveling to Perth It is a must-do
DrM_A, Jan 2023
Our best WA experience period!!! The whole process was extremely well organised. Staff and guides were extremely friendly and helpful. Food was great. Highly highly recommend it and will definitely will come back for more.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Wow thank you for your awesome review!!! We can't wait to have you back, sounds like you had a fantastic time with Perth Wildlife Encounters!
Staff were helpful and...
RickandRhonda_J, Dec 2022
Staff were helpful and organised Experience was good Disappointing as the lunch was sandwich not advertised seafood platters and the trip was to be 6 hours which I expected to be from when we got on boat to end For the cost I thought we could have tried to swim after lunch again with dolphins
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi there, thank you for your review. We appreciate guest feedback and take all criticism on board. I understand your disappointment regarding the seafood platters as our website mentions "Gourmet platters including local fresh Seafood", which could come across as seafood platters, our apologies for the confusion. This tour can run anywhere from 3 to 6 hours, which is outlined online and explained by our crew on board - the finish time will depend on how quickly you find the dolphins. If your tour concluded on the 3 hour mark it means you were very lucky to not have spent much time searching for dolphins and could get swimming with them straight away! We hope you still had a great time swimming in the water with our beautiful local wild dolphins, and enjoyed the experience and crew.
Great tour but not recommend 'Spectator tour'
Kei_K, Dec 2022
We had accidentally booked 'Spectator Tour', but on the booking confirmation saying that "WHAT'S INCLUDED" was..., - Swim with Wild Dolphins - Use of Snorkelling equipment - Professional guide We have thought that we still could somehow swim with Wild Dolphins on that day, but actually wasn't of course. The information that provider used for customer who book 'Spectator Tour' was obviously wrong and not acceptable for this discrepancy. The tour crews were so busy for looking for dolphins therefore no care for other customers who were only spectating. That was so disappointing, so I would recommend not to book 'spectator tour'. However, if you do book a tour for "Swim with Dolphins", I think it will be a great experience you might have.
Wow . Loves it. Will go for it when my arm heals
TheresaLH_W, Nov 2022
The staff were so helpful, pleasant, and make my trip so much enjoyable . Excellent experience. Will definitely go again

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