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Swim with Wild Dolphins

An exhilirating wildlife encounter that will stay with you forever! Experience swimming with wild  dolphins in their natural environment onboard Rockingham Wild Encounters multi award winning cruise. This adventure is suitable for experienced and first time snorkellers and all ...

Why Choose Rockingham Wild Encounters?

  • Our longstanding friendship with the dolphins is built on trust and mutual curiosity, not food! PWE founder Terry Howson believed that the dolphins should never be offered food as an incentive to ensure natural behaviours were not compromised. Read more about how he established the friendship with the dolphins here
  • Wild dolphin guarantee. If you don’t see dolphins on your cruise, come again free! 
  • Only one cruise per day and we don’t set a scheduled finish time. So there’s no hurry to get back to the jetty. We’re working with wild animals who don’t always follow the schedule so, if we need to stay out a bit longer to deliver a quality experience then that’s what we do
  • We’re only 45 minutes south of Perth so getting here is easy! You can even catch our coach from Perth.
  • Our modern and comfortable boat. It was purpose built for dolphin swimming and yes it has hot showers on board!
  • Anyone can do it! You don’t need to be a strong swimmer or experienced snorkeler. Our expert guides will be right there with you and use underwater aqua scooters to tow you right amongst the action

Day 1 : Swim with Wild Dolphins
The Adventure begins with boarding the boat in Rockingham where friendly crew will fit you out with a wetsuit, mask and snorkel. After an introductory briefing from the skipper, the cruise departs and the search for wild dolphins commences! It usually takes between 20 to 60 minutes to locate the first group of dolphins. During the search, your guides conduct snorkeling lessons and ensure you’re prepared for the amazing experience to come! Once the skipper locates some dolphins, it’s time to zip up your wetsuit, put your mask and snorkel on and head down to the swim deck where your guide will be waiting to accompany you into the water. We enter the water in small groups of up to 6 people. Each group is led by a guide using an aqua scooter to tow your group right amongst the dolphins! This is the easiest snorkeling you will ever do, simply float, put your face down and enjoy the dolphin show going off below! Underneath will be our lead guide riding solo on an aqua scooter who will be playfully looping and spinning the dolphins within inches of where you’re peacefully floating at the surface. Interacting with these fascinating animals in their natural environment is exhilarating and we are dedicated to providing the best experience for both dolphins and our guests. They are intelligent, social creatures and most days it’s clear they’re having as much fun as us! We may also have the privilege of observing some fascinating natural behaviours along the way such as hunting, mating and even sleeping! We ask you to please remember that we’re visiting wild animals and that we can’t control the dolphin’s natural behaviours or appearance. In the unlikely event that you don’t get to swim with the dolphins, we offer you the opportunity to come again free of charge (conditions apply*).
Meals :None

Departure Options

Meet the boat from The Cruising Yacht Club Jetty (corner of Val St and The Esplanade) at 7.45am. (Allow 45 minutes drive from Perth)

Bus transfer to Val Street Jetty in Rockingham from 1 of 4 locations in the Perth CBD (Tourist Coach Stand on Wellington street @ 6:30am, The Bell Tower @ 6:45am, Perth Ambassador Hotel @ 7:00am and Crown Perth @ 7:15am) Costs an additional $40 per person.

 

 

Coach Transfers

Bus transfer to Val Street Jetty in Rockingham from 1 of 4 locations in the Perth CBD (Tourist Coach Stand on Wellington street @ 6:30am, The Bell Tower @ 6:45am, Perth Ambassador Hotel @ 7:00am and Crown Perth @ 7:15am). An additional $40 per person.