All about the Wild Dolphins Cruise Experience

Swim with the wild dolphins in Rockingham. The Dolphins come incredibly close, we’ll have them doing loops and spins within inches of you at times. To ensure that we do not harm the dolphins in any way by transmitting skin diseases or damaging their protective skin layer we adhere to a strict ‘no touch policy’.

We do not touch the Dolphins, its terrible for their health and would ruin the unique friendship we have with them which is based on a mutual curiosity and enjoyment of one another’s company, rather than food. Feeding wild dolphins (and most other species of wild animals) results in an increased mortality rate a nd decrease in reproductive success.

It varies throughout the year between 18 in September through to 25 degrees Celsius during the summer and autumn months. We have nice thick wetsuits and hoods to keep you warm.

You don’t have to be an Olympic swimmer to join in and no previous snorkeling experience is required (although it is helpful)! Our professional and friendly crew conducts introductory snorkeling lessons and have an excellent track record of helping nervous or less experienced swimmers through the experience.

Wild Dolphins Cruise Experience Itinerary - 1 days

  • Day 1 Swim with the Dolphins
    Your 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, sleek, silvery grey dorsal fins start breaking the surface of the water within metres of the back of the boat and it's time to zip your wetsuit up, put your mask and snorkel on and get ready to take the plunge! Our friendly guides will get you seated comfortably, ready to go, on the swim deck. They'll be joining you in the water to ensure you make the most of your wild dolphin encounter. Once the boat is in the right position, the skipper gives the command that 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. They don’t do tricks and we don’t feed them, we simply spend some time enjoying each other’s company … it’s a wild encounter!
    We are dedicated to ensuring the best experience for both visitors and dolphins. We ask you to remember that we are working with wild animals. Please approach each encounter with caution and respect and never assume that we have control over the dolphins’ appearance or behaviors. The dolphins’ approval of our friendship is reflected in our better than 99% success rate.
    You don’t have to be an expert swimmer to join in and no previous snorkeling experience is necessary. Our professional and friendly crew conducts introductory snorkeling lessons and have an excellent track record of helping nervous or less experienced swimmers through the experience. Just bring a sense of adventure and be ready for an unforgettable, exhilarating encounter!
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Real Aussie Says:
There are over 200 local bottlenose dolphins that live amongst the sheltered waters of Rockingham’s bays and islands that we’ve come to know as friends. They don’t perform tricks and we don’t feed them, we simply spend some time enjoying each other’s company!

Wild Dolphins Cruise Experience Price information
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Tour code: SWD-CPER
$215
Swim with the dolphins. Pick up Wellington Street Tourist Coach Stand Perth
$105
Spectator / Observer. Pick up Wellington Street Tourist Coach Stand Perth
$205
Swim with the dolphins. Meet the boat in Rockingham at 8am
$105
Spectator / Observer. Meet the boat in Rockingham at 8am

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Starts

Daily Apr - Jun 4 and Sep 5 to Mar 31 except 25 Dec

Ends
Perth


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour

The chances of a shark encounter are very low, however, when you work in the ocean as often as we do there is unfortunately always a risk. To ensure the safest possible environment for our passengers and crew we use Shark Shields which generate an electric field that produces intolerable discomfort to the sharks sensory receptors known as Ampullae of Lorenzi (found on the snouts of all predatory sharks) forcing them to veer away and leave the immediate area.

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