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Address: | Dock C, d'Albora Marinas, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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+61 1300 721 358
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05:20 - 10:00
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Fri - Sun 05:20 - 10:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

FIRST and ONLY permitted WILD DOLPHIN SWIM in New South Wales, Australia!!

FIRST and ONLY permitted WILD DOLPHIN SWIM in New South Wales, Australia!!

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Awesome morning!

Fantastic time out swimming - staff were super helpful, boat was great, lots of breakfast available and swimming with the dolphins was just awesome. Loved it. A few people got... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Adlom
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic time out swimming - staff were super helpful, boat was great, lots of breakfast available and swimming with the dolphins was just awesome. Loved it. A few people got seasick - lots of help on hand but worth thinking about if you get really seasick and aren't planning to swim.

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Avalon Beach, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I cannot recommend a swim with dolphin swim Australia highly enough. My partner and I attended a swim in early December, and it was one of the best experiences of our lives. We both live by the ocean and love dolphins, and have always wanted to interact with them in the wild, rather than in captivity. The team at dolphin... More 

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Emu Plains, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dolphin Swim Australia is a unique company. The staff are friendly, informative and really make you feel at ease. Great care is taken to ensure both your safety, and the safety and happiness of the dolphins. The explanation and training of how the swim works is excellent.The dolphins are neither chased or harassed. It is their choice if they interact.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly wild swimming - a fantastic, transformative experience. Andrew and his team were exceptionally well-organized, and went to great lengths to ensure that every member of the 'human pod' had a great experience. They are committed to rewarding human-dolphin experiences that do not harm dolphins. All members of the team were delightful, caring and friendly. My 8 year... More 

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Andrew P, Owner at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this review

Dear Melanie & Beatrice, A true pleasure to share the connection with wild dolphins with you all. Thank you for sharing your thoughts here on TripAdvisor and we can't wait to see you on the boat again. Dolphin Smiles Andrew CEO Dolphin Swim Australia More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a stella experience. Once in a lifetime bucket list activity. The boat was comfortable, the staff and crew knowledgeable and fun and the dolphins....well wow. To be in the water with them, swimming in their environment was so special. They are curious and come so close to the boat. You don't know how many are under the water until... More 

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Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for the wonderful review :-)!! Swimming with wild dolphins certainly is a bucket list experience and we love helping people tick it off their list! We often say that seeing the dolphins is like viewing an iceberg - there's so much more to see under the water! And it's great when they come to check out the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our morning out with Dolphin Swim Australia was absolutely fantastic. We were extremely lucky to have perfect conditions with great visibility and a lot of dolphins that were keen to interact with the boat. Not only that, but we found the staff to be fantastic - knowledgeable, enthusiastic and genuinely focused on the wellbeing of the dolphins. This is how... More 

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Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this review

Hi Alison! Thank you for the wonderful review :-P!! I'm so happy you and Gordan had such a wonderful day with such great conditions and dolphin interaction - what more could you want :-)??!! Thank you also for your kind words regarding the staff - we are all very passionate about the dolphins and, particularly, their wellbeing, so it's nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing morning seeing so many pods of playful dolphins! The team were so wonderful, informative, and supportive holding my hand so I could swim with the dolphins. Thank you DSA!

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Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! The dolphins are very inquisitive and really do love to come and 'people watch'! Our staff are passionate about the dolphins and about helping people to experience them in the wild, hence the development of our 'handheld' technique, which certainly does help many people to see the dolphins. Hope to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had such an amazing time on the dolphin swim. We know it was a once in a lifetime experience and to do it together at such a special time in our lives was unforgettable! The team on board were so much fun while being professional and caring. They have one of the best jobs in the... More 

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Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this review

Hey Mon & Daz! Thank you so much for the awesome review here and also the 5 star review on Facebook - we really appreciate it! What a amazing thing to do on your honeymoon - ssoooo special!! Really glad we were able to add something amazing to your honeymoon - or, at least, we were able to help the... More 

Queenscliff, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow wow wow!! Absolutely amazing experience this morning with the DSA crew, this is the only way to see dolphins, they are there swimming with you because they want to play and check us out, not because they want to be fed or are being held captive! The DSA crew made us feel at ease straight away as we were... More 

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Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this review

Hi Peter! Thank you so much for the fantastic review! All the staff at DSA are extremely passionate about the dolphins and, in particular, about promoting this type of wild animal activity as this is definitely the way of the future with many captive facilities continually being closed. The staff also love to help people enjoy the experience as much... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a truly incredible experience! I cannot recommend it enough! You could not fault the crew who are friendly, welcoming, very knowledgable and take the very best care of you to ensure that you have nothing but a fabulous time :) We were lucky enough to have the most beautiful morning, and when the sun rose we had crystal... More 

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Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fabulous review! All of DSA's crew are extremely passionate about the dolphins, the experience itself and about helping guests have the very best time possible, so it's always wonderful to receive such positive feedback :-). I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time and hope you get the chance to come back and... More 

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