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Swim with Dolphins Day Trip from Perth

Rockingham, Australia

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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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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
Hotel Pickup and Drop-off

Departure Point

Val Street, Val St, Rockingham WA 6168, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Tourist Coach Stand on Wellington Street @ 6:30am
The Bell Tower @ 6:45am
Perth Ambassador Hotel @ 7:00am
Crown Perth @ 7:15am

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
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Rockingham Wild Encounters
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Rockingham Wild Encounters

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Swim with Dolphins Day Trip from Perth?
This activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "I’d recon you wear extra snorkelling suit as a base layer." See review
  • "Suitable for all ages, I went with my husband and teenage boys and we all agreed this was the highlight of our WA trip." See review


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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
Dickinson L
, 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!!!

Product code: 5241SWIM

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