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Dolphin Swim Australia

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| Dock C, d'Albora Marinas, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 1300 721 358
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Best early Sunday morning ever

We had an amazing time with the great crew at Dolphin Swim Australia. The dolphins were out in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Adam C
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Swimming with the Dolphins Australia

Omg. I had an amazing day actually in the ocean swimming with the dolphins. Just watching them... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Debra B
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Sydney, Australia
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Want to swim with dolphins?? Come with us and we'll make sure you leave with a clear conscience! Dolphin Swim Australia offers the FIRST and ONLY permitted WILD DOLPHIN SWIM in New South Wales, Australia!! Become a part of the pod in the dolphins' own environment and witness true dolphin behaviour! This is a thrilling bucket list experience that you don't want to miss :-)!!
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Hours Today: 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Dock C, d'Albora Marinas, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had an amazing time with the great crew at Dolphin Swim Australia. The dolphins were out in force and all the team looked after us so well. They also really care for the dolphins and the area we swam in. Would highly recommend as...More

Thank Adam C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Omg. I had an amazing day actually in the ocean swimming with the dolphins. Just watching them swimming under us, gliding through the water, doing sumersaults right in front of us. Such a surreal moment. The dolphins just seemed to love interacting with us in...More

Thank Debra B
Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Debra :-)! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was lovely to meet you and Stephen and be able to share this magical experience with you. The dolphins never fail to thrill and mesmerise everyone who comes along - even the staff...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pure nature adventure, which you will never forget. Swimming with dolphins in a pool is 1 thing, but swimming together with dolphins in their wild environment is...got no words for that. The crew including the owner of the company are nature lovers from the...More

Thank ben041bh
Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ben! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review - we really appreciate it! I agree that there really are no words to aptly describe the feeling of swimming with wild dolphins. It is such a surreal experience that I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had bought my friend a swim with the dolphins for her birthday and I joined her as a observer WOW this was amazing, what can I say this is truly the best experience to swim and see dolphins in their natural habitat! Every DSA...More

1  Thank murphyolga
Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Olga! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! It was wonderful to meet you and Sue on Sunday and share such a fantastic morning with you - wasn't it great??!! We hope to see you again one...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome experience! Andrew and team were excellent from the moment you got on board till you disembarked. Even though we took the observer option we were given the same consideration and concerns that we were having a good time as the actual swimmers. We were...More

1  Thank heliepoo
Andrew P, Owner at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor and for sharing your experience. Great to have you with us! Dolphin Smiles Andrew CEO Dolphin Swim Australia

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the best time out this morning with an amazing, happy, enthusiastic, and informative crew. To see and experience the dolphins in their free and natural habitat was superb!! The guys could not be more helpful and supportive, the equipment is top notch, and...More

Thank Jill P
Andrew P, Owner at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jill, It was a pleasure having your team on board! Beautiful people and an amazing wild dolphin experience in the pristine Port Stephens marine park. How does it get any better than this? Have a great year and we hope to see you again....More

Reviewed 25 October 2017

What a great experience, a very professional team that make you feel very welcome. From the very start, enjoying a very comfortable vessel with a full list of features including hot showers to boot! All equipment is provided, full instruction and local landmarks are explained....More

Thank PBULl64
Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Hello Peter! Thank you for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure to meet you, Jane and Jessica on Monday and to share this amazing experience with you :-). Jessica certainly got a few great swims in! We thank you for choosing Dolphin Swim Australia...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Thankyou so much to the superb crew of Dolphin Swim Australia a totally professional tight knit crew who went out of their way to make for a spectacular experience of a lifetime It 's easy to see they love their work ,what a job!!! They...More

Thank Jane F
Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hello Jane Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a fabulous review! We certainly do love our jobs - who wouldn't??!! - and really appreciate receiving the positive feedback for our efforts :-). The water is chilly at the moment, however...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

We did this dive a number of weeks ago but truth be told we had quite an underwhelming experience. The reviews on Trip Advisor are out of this world. This made it really easy for us to have over $600+ for me and my partner....More

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Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hello Sheena Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review! I really appreciate the fact that your review is so well balanced - you have stated both the pros and cons of DSA's wild dolphin swim. The dolphins' welfare and our...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

What an amazing experince and fun morning. From the skipper to the boys, the knowledge, the care, the attentitiveness with young kids, worth the early wake up. Light breaky is provided. Then too top this off with having wild dolphins swim up under and in...More

Thank Nyree H
Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hey Nyree! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review! I'm really glad you were so happy with everything and that you had such an amazing experience :-)!! Hope to see you again one day! Kind regards Lesley :-)

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scmills
7 May 2017|
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Response from Adam-MandyB | Reviewed this property |
Hi You don't need to be super physical fit, you just need to be able to step on to the boom net and sit on the edge of the net and drop yourself into the water and hold onto the rope and breath through a snorkel. There is... More
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Annu R
19 March 2017|
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Response from Lesley D | Property representative |
Hi Annu! Dolphin Swim Australia's season runs from the beginning of September until the end of May, so there won't be any wild dolphin swims during the time you will be in the area. Many other companies do dolphin watching... More
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Babydolphz
17 March 2017|
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Response from Lesley D | Property representative |
Hi! So sorry - Dolphin Swim Australia's wild dolphin swim season finishes at the end of May, however there are many companies who do dolphin watch tours inside Nelson Bay during the time of your visit :-).
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