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Perth Wildlife Encounters - Swim with Wild Dolphins

Ever dreamed of swimming with wild dolphins?Experience it today with ROCKINGHAM WILD ENCOUNTERS, Australia's original and multi award winning wild dolphin specialists. They don't do tricks and we don't feed them, we simply spend some time enjoying each others company. It's the ultimate wildlife encounter with one of t... view more info

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For assistance with your booking call 1300 885 775 (+61 8 9460 4900)


Hours: 8.30am- 5.00pm daily during season (Sept 1st - early June). 9am- 3pm daily during winter off season (early June- August 31)


The adventure begins with cruising Rockingham's sheltered bays and islands in search of any of over 200 local dolphins that your crew have come to know as friends. Before long the skipper spots the first group of the day and an excited buzz takes over the boat as the crew ensures you're fully prepared to enter the water. "Zip your wetsuits up, masks and snorkels on and make your way to the swim deck - it's time to get wet!" Sleek, silvery grey dorsal fins start breaking the surface of the water within metres of the back of the boat and the skipper gives the command everyone's been waiting for - "Go!" Suddenly, you are surrounded by flashing grey torpedoes and the water is filled with whistles, splashes and laughter - both human and dolphin.

The Swim with Wild Dolphins tour is popular with people of all ages. You don't have to be a great swimmer to join in and no previous snorkeling experience is required- although it is helpful! Our crew conduct snorkelling lessons and have an excellent track record of helping nervous/ less experienced swimmers through the encounter using aqua scooters to tow amongst the action.

The tour is not recommended for children 6 years or younger unless the child has previous ocean experience and the parent is confident in their ability.
Tours depart daily from September 1 to June 1.
Closed June, July, and August for Winter and December 25th for Christmas.

Cancellation Policy

We understand plans can change, so here are our conditions and policies

Operator Terms and Conditions
CANCELLATIONS: BOOKINGS OF 3 PASSENGERS OR LESS- Cancellations or amendments within 48 hours of departure are charged 50% of full tour price. Cancellations or amendments within 24 hours of departure are charged 100% of full tour price. BOOKINGS OF 4 PASSENGERS OR MORE- Cancellations or amendments within 7 days of departure are charged at 50% of full tour price. Cancellations or amendments within 48 hours are charged at 100% of full tour price. CONDITIONS: * All tours are subject to weather conditions * We accept single bookings however we require a minimum of 8 passengers to operate * Maximum passenger numbers for Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour are 42 pax. * When working with wild animals we can never guarantee sightings however previous experience has shown that we work on a 99% success rate. There are no refunds in the event of not finding dolphins.


Val Street , Rockingham, WA 6168


Rockingham is a 45 minute drive south of Perth via the Kwinana Freeway. Meet our boat at the Cruising Yacht Club Jetty (corner of Val St & The Esplanade), Rockingham or catch our tour coach from Perth.



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Rated by 4 guests
Marat Korsik
What a special day to have swum with wild dolphins and observe their behaviours we only watched in BBC documentaries before. Worth the money spent, just unforgetable. I also want to acknowledge the support I have received from the staff as a nervous swimmer and a first time snorkler! Highly recommend this cruise.

Julie Smith
Super experience and a MUST DO if in Perth.
Brilliant crew, boat and equipment excellent and lovely lunch. A very special day. Thank you . These beautiful creatures are such a joy to be with, emotional and humbling. Without a doubt the highlight of my three months home in Australia.

Brandon Edwards
Wonderful experience! The team who take you out are chatty, very friendly and knowledgeable about the dolphins in this area. Highly recommended!