Swim with Wild Dolphins - Rockingham

Have you ever dreamed of swimming with wild dolphins? Join Perth Wildlife Encounters, a company with over 25 years of experience & friendship built up with local dolphins, for a magnificent encounter experience from Shoalwater.


  • 3 to 6 hour cruise on our luxury, custom built boat (toilets and showers onboard)
  • Full length wetsuits, mask and snorkel & snorkeling lessons
  • Our wild dolphin guarantee! If we don't swim with dolphins on your cruise, you can come again for free.
  • Expert guides riding underwater scooters to get you up close and personal with the dolphins
  • Light lunch and refreshments served onboard
  • Self serve tea, coffee, hot chocolate & fresh water.

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!

Swimmer $250.00 (Per Person)
Spectator $150.00 (Per Person)

What's included

  • Complimentary photos of your cruise uploaded to Flickr for you to share!
  • Full length wetsuits, mask and snorkel & snorkeling lessons


  • Allow approximately 6 hours for the whole experience


  • Val St, Rockingham WA 6168, Australia


  • Minimum age: 6
  • Children must be 6 year or over to participate in this tour..

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Please contact us if you require a coach transfer from Perth.

Available Bookings from August 18 to August 24

Change Dates

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

Thu 18 Aug
Fri 19 Aug
Sat 20 Aug
Sun 21 Aug
Mon 22 Aug
Tue 23 Aug
Wed 24 Aug

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Nathalie Thiry from France wrote on 02 March 2019

Just Amazing

Good staff, very safe, good lunch, well organized ! thumbs up for your very good job ! Thank you for this wonderful day !

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Keith Holt from Australia wrote on 09 February 2019


Great day out, thank you

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Jenna from New Zealand wrote on 29 January 2019

Swim with the Dolphins

Absolutely amazing! The staff/tour guides were so friendly and helpful. Had a smile on their face all day and even after years of doing these tours, their excitement levels were on par with everyone else’s. The guides were welcome to questions and happily chatted away with us during the tour. The experience in itself, seeing the dolphins, seeing a calf, seeing the stingray and the way the dolphins hunt was fantastic. We even got to see a seahorse which was so unexpected. Most definitely would do this again when I come back and have already told people about Wild Encounters. I will be back :) thank you so much!!!

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Joey from Singapore wrote on 12 January 2019

Best day in my life

The experience was so good and worth the money considering that the dolphins are really wild and the crew did not feed them to get them to interact with us! Swam with 6-8 dolphins below me and it was so touching and unbelievable! The lunch was amazing and there were fruits, drinks and biscuits also! Thanks for the experience! Would definitely go again when I come to Perth next time! ?

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John from Australia wrote on 04 January 2019

Great Experience

Was excellent watching so many play in the waters around you

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