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Rockingham Wild Encounters

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Address: Corner Val St & The Esplanade, Rockingham, Western Australia 6168, Australia
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Experience the exhiliration of swimming with wild dolphins in their natural...

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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Sea Lion, Dolphin and Penguin Island Cruise

We had a great day out doing the Sea Lion, Dolphin and Penguin Island Cruise. The staff are amazing and well versed with information pertaining to each attraction. We had a lovely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a great day out doing the Sea Lion, Dolphin and Penguin Island Cruise. The staff are amazing and well versed with information pertaining to each attraction. We had a lovely visit from the local Sea Lions and Dolphins swimming near to and alongside our boat. Penguin Island is great for nature lovers to explore the Island and for... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi JScott09, Thank you for yet another lovely review! It sounds like you really enjoyed your day out exploring Shoalwater Islands Marine Park and viewing the wildlife and I will pass your kind words onto the crew! If you get the chance I recommend you come and join us on our Swim with Wild Dolphins Cruise on your next visit.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I feel so lucky and privileged to have experienced such beautiful creatures in their natural habitat! Having spoken to so many people who have travelled and come face to face with dolphins in captivity, I am so glad that I chose to do the Rockingham Wild Encounter! Having boarded the boat at Rockingham Jetty with my two teenage children and... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for this amazing review! We are so glad to hear that you've had a wonderful time with us on our Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour! Our crew are incredibly passionate about their work, and who wouldn't be when you work with such beautiful animals. Seeing dolphins out in the their own environment is such... More 

Norah Head, Australia
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! What a fabulous time I had today. I went on the swimming with dolphins tour, being picked up at Perth and then boarding the boat at Rockingham. On the boat I put on my supplied wetsuit, and was shown how to use a snorkel. Then the boat went looking for dolphins and some were found very quickly but as... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Lynette H, Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review! It sounds like you had an amazing time out on our Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour and I will pass your kind words onto Will and the rest of the crew. As the Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins are completely wild the crew constantly assess their behaviour to... More 

Perth, Australia
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cruise was a gift to my husband and I from our beautiful daughters. So amazing and special, just everything was perfect, the staff, the wildlife, the weather. An absolute must do.

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi R9342PPmichelles, Thank you for such a great review I am glad you enjoyed your Swim with Wild Dolphins and sounds like you have the best daughters, giving you such an amazing gift! It is so nice to hear you enjoyed your day and I hope you get the chance to come out again. Regards Sarah Rockingham Wild Encounters More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Couple in 50's. Pre-booked a couple of days ahead. Price (at time of writing), $85 per adult. The boat used is modern and very safe, crew were brilliant; JD the skipper and Katy who gave a continual informative narrative of the animals and islands. JD ensured that everyone on board had the opportunity to take pictures. As with all wildlife... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi 138Paul138, Thank you for leaving a great review, Will pass on your great feedback to JD and Katie, we hope to see you again some time! Kindest Regards, Tayla Rockingham Wild Encounters. More 

Hong Kong
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Instead of going to the more popular Rottnest Island, we choose to go to Penguin Island and take on the Wild Encounters cruise. It is amazing to see so many dolphins swimming up close and sure enough to see the sea lions as well. The lady guide was informative yet making a fun trip for us. She took pics and... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Sheepo, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review, We are so glad you enjoyed your time on Penguin Island and seen heaps of dolphins! Penguin Island is a nature reserve and quite a small island but being lucky enough to spot a wild penguin on the island is great! We hope to see you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing amazing amazing!! I think very highly of the rockingham wild group!! Amazing people and an amazing organisation. Staff are chatty, approachable and aim to get those a little nervous or scared up close with the dolphins too. Would recommend these guys over and over to everyone! Hope to be back again soon for my third swim! Thanks guys!! 🐬🐬🐬

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Lauzzyy, Thank you so much for your great review, I am so glad you had such a great day, and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon! Kindest Regards, Tayla Rockingham Wild Encounters. More 

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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Having been in the water with captive dolphins I can safely say this experience is far better. Very well organised, suitable for those who haven't snorkelled before, although I would say water was a bit choppy so glad I was confident swimmer. Lunch was good. Dolphins located really quickly and informative guides. Excellent and memorable experience.

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi Fergie1910, Thank you so much for leaving a great review, so glad you had a great day! We hope to see you out there again some time! Kindest Regards, Tayla Rockingham Wild Encounters. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

To get the opportunity to see these amazing creatures in the wild is very special. The guys & girls of rockingham wild encounters are a truly brilliant, kind, friendly and knowledgeable bunch. Not only do you get time in the water with the dolphins but the crew also take the time to explain what you have seen and the patterns... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi RagingBull, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! It sounds like you really enjoyed your day out with our crew and the Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins, I will pass your kind words onto the crew! I hope you get the chance to visit us and the dolphins again, and on your next visit I recommend coming to explore Penguin... More 

Barnet, Herts
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I was luck enough to do the Swimming with Wild Dolphins Tour and visit Penguin Island. Both of these trips were amazing. Well organised. Value for money. Great fun experiences and something you wouldn't normally get to do. Highly recommend doing both trips! Thanks for a fabulous time!

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Rockingham Wild Encounters, responded to this review

Hi crocusfield, Thank you for another great review, I just finished replying to you Penguin Island review! The Swim with Wild Dolphins tour is definitely a once in a lifetime experience and it sounds like you had an amazing day, even managing to find the time to visit Penguin Island. We hope to see you again! Regards Sarah Rockingham Wild... More 

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