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Address: | Dock C, d'Albora Marinas, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 721 358
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Fri - Sun 05:20 - 10:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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The Dolphin swim experience was amazing! The staff were great and persevered to ensure we had a chance to swim with the dolphins. As you get towed through the weather you look... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
gems2ne88
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Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Dolphin swim experience was amazing! The staff were great and persevered to ensure we had a chance to swim with the dolphins. As you get towed through the weather you look down and all around you to see dolphins swimming right underneath you, to the left of you, in front of you, weaving, playing and communicating. Was absolutely amazing... More 

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Thank gems2ne88
Andrew P, Owner at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this review

Hi Gems, That's right. We never chase, harm harass or pursue dolphins to get a swim. The whole thing revolves around the dolphins 'choosing' to swim with us. Meeting dolphins in the wild and allowing them the grace to interact as they see fit is at the core of co-creating a special encounter where both species allow each other to... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely team on board to take care of everyone. Saw plenty of dolphins frolicking happily in their natural habitat. Can' t beat it. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area...

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

Hi Niksmi, Thank you for sharing your review here on trip advisor. We loved having you on board and sharing this amazing experience with us. We hope you come back soon. Dolphin smiles Andrew CEO Dolphin Swim Australia More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing experience this was, definitely the best and only way to see Dolphins in their natural habitat. The crew on board were excellent and incredibly knowledgable. Couldn't have asked for a better day, the weather was good and the early start was well worth it as it can take time to find the dolphins. Highly recommend it!

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

Hy Dylan, The team at Dolphin Swim Australia applaud your effort and attitude, it makes our job such a pleasure to have enthusiastic and open people on our swim. It can sometimes take a while to locate dolphins, that is the truth. Though the swim experience starts from when you book on and arrive, getting kitted out to enter the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Early start but everyone on board was so friendly right away! We got fitted in our wet suits and spotted the first pod of dolphins within 40 mins! The first lot of swimmers jumped in and we had an amazing swim with the dolphins. Between swims the knowledgeable crew were answering all our questions and telling us interesting facts about... More 

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

Hi Jonny, We are so glad you had a great time. Wild dolphin swimming is without a doubt the best way to experience not only dolphins, though the vibrant and unique environment and ecosystem of the Port Stephens marine park. Our team love what we do. We share a common goal of conservation, education and appreciation of our natural world... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crew was super and all very professional, and enthusiastic. Experience was truely amazing. We were very fortunate to have great water conditions and had opportunity to swim with two pods of dolphins. It was a fabulous experience.

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

Thank you so much for the great review, Julie :-)! I'm so glad we were able to share this experience with you and Amanda and that the conditions were so incredible on the day! We hope to see you both again one day :-). Kind regards, Lesley :-) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I experienced swimming with wild dolphins on Sunday - what an insane wildlife experience ! I have travelled extensively to interact with wildlife all over the world - shark cage diving , African safaris , scuba diving reefs etc , and this is right up there - hanging on to a rope underneath the catamaran as it... More 

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

Hi Jason! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a detailed and fantastic review :-)!! We thoroughly enjoyed yours and Ann's company on the day and are so happy you had such an amazing experience! All the staff at DSA are passionate about the dolphins and love our jobs (who wouldn't??!!) - but, most of all,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience, staff are very passionate, helpful, caring and compassionate. It was a 1 in 100 day with between 20 and 40 dolphins

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Thank hack78
Lesley D, Swim Assistant/Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for your review! It certainly was an amazing day, wasn't it??!! Hope to see you again some time in the future :-)! Kind regards, Lesley :-) More 

Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The absolute best way to experience wild dolphins in their natural environment. A dream come true for me!

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

Thank you for your review, Elin - so glad we were able to help you realise your dream :-)!! And thank you so much for coming and doing the swim twice - two days in a row!!! We all loved meeting you and spending time together and hope to see you again one day in the future when you come... More 

Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! I've been working in the dive industry for 8 years, and sometimes feel spoiled. This experience, however, is truly unique and I highly recommend it to those visiting Australia!

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

Thank you for your fantastic review and recommendation, Scubawoo :-)! Our wild dolphin swim is truly unique - not only here, but worldwide - which makes it an essential bucket-list experience when visiting Australia :-)!! Hope you can come and share the experience again one day :-)! More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The early start at the wharf for 5 am was worth the thrill of a lifetime.We-family of 3 (my son is 9 and a confident snorkeler) had been so keen to have this adventure together.In saying that-I think you do need to be a confident snorkeler to do this activity. Staff were knowledgeable , enthusiastic , welcoming, and helpful.We chose... More 

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

Hi Karen :-)! Thank you for your fantastic review :-)! We loved being able to take you, Troy and Brody out to swim with wild dolphins on your birthday - what a great way to celebrate! Haha - I don't doubt that Brody wants a job with us! He was super keen to get in the water with the dolphins,... More 

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