Rockingham Wild Encounters - Dolphin Swim

Rockingham Wild Encounters - The Story.

Terry Howson grew up playing on the waters and beaches of Western Australia's Indian Ocean. In 1989 he had a dream to befriend and swim with wild dolphins. He was determined to win their trust through friendship, rather than offering them food as a coercion.

Terry set aside one year to visit the dolphins on a daily basis to learn everything he could about their habits and behaviour. It took seven months of trying to join them in the water before he got his first underwater glimpse of a curious young female who he now knows as Logo.

As time went on, Terry's underwater interactions with Logo became more frequent as her trust in his friendship strengthened. Gradually other dolphins became curious of the new visitor in their world and also started to interact regularly. It soon became obvious that Terry had the opportunity to create a truly unique eco-tourism adventure.

There are two fantastic ways to enjoy the dolphins. For the ultimate dolphin experience, join our Dolphin Swim Tour or enjoy their magical sights and sounds from on board the Dolphin Watch Tour.

Dolphin Swim Tour ex Rockingham
Adults: $177.00 / Children: $177.00

Board your Rockingham Wild Encounters vessel at the Cruising Yacht Club Jetty at Rockingham, to commence a Swim with the Dolphins cruise. Travel aboard Apollo III, a 15.5 metre motorised vessel, for the unforgettable experience of swimming with wild dolphins in their natural environment. Begin by cruising Rockingham's sheltered bays and islands in search of any of over 200 local dolphins. Once the skipper spots the first group of the day, an excited buzz takes over the boat, and the crew will ensure that you are fully prepared to enter the water. The silvery grey coloured dorsal fins start breaking the surface of the water within metres of the back of the boat. Once in the water, you will be surrounded by flashing grey torpedoes and the water fills with whistles, splashes and laughter - both human and dolphin. They do not do tricks and no feeding is involved, just spend some time enjoying this wild encounter. A light lunch is served on board. Cruise concludes between 11.00am and 2.30pm, depending on dolphin activity.

Departure Days:
~~ 01-Apr-2019 to 31-Mar-2020~~Valid for 01APR19-31MAR20 :
Daily except 04JUN-31AUG, and 25DEC.~~~~
~~ 01-Apr-2020 to 31-Mar-2021~~Valid for 01APR20-31MAR21:
Daily except 02JUN-31AUG and 25DEC.~~~~

Departure Point:
The Cruising Yacht Club Jetty, corner of Val Street and the Esplanade, Rockingham.

Departure Time:
8:00am

Duration:
3-6 hours depending on sightings.

Entrance Fees:
- Included.

Meals:
- Light lunch.
- Self serve tea and coffee.

Not Included:
- Coach transfers from Perth City hotels.

Inclusions:
- Wetsuits and all snorkelling equipment.

What to Bring:
- Camera.
- Comfortable shoes.
- Hat.
- Sunglasses.
- Sunscreen.
- Warm jacket (the sea breeze can be cool, even in Summer).
- Swimwear.
- Towel.
- Change of clothes.

Adults $177.00
Children $177.00
Dolphin Swim Tour ex Perth Train Station
Adults: $186.00 / Children: $186.00

A Rockingham Wild Encounters vehicle will pick you up from the Tourist Coach Stand on Wellington Street for your transfer to the Cruising Yacht Club Jetty at Rockingham, the departure point of your cruise. At 7.45am board your vessel to commence a Swim with the Dolphins cruise. Travel aboard Apollo III, a 15.5 metre motorised vessel, for the unforgettable experience of swimming with wild dolphins in their natural environment. Begin by cruising Rockingham's sheltered bays and islands in search of any of the 200+ local dolphins. Once the skipper spots the first group of the day, an excited buzz takes over the boat, and the crew will ensure that you are fully prepared to enter the water. The silvery grey coloured dorsal fins start breaking the surface of the water within metres of the back of the boat. Once in the water, you will be surrounded by flashing grey torpedoes and the water fills with whistles, splashes and laughter - both human and dolphin. They do not do tricks and no feeding is involved, just spend some time enjoying this wild encounter. A light lunch is served on board. Cruise concludes between 11.00am and 2.30pm, depending on dolphin activity. On return to the jetty, enjoy 45 minutes free time before the coach transfer back to Perth which takes approximately 45 minutes. Return time to Perth is between 12.30pm - 3.30pm.

Departure Days:
~~ 01-Apr-2019 to 31-Mar-2020~~Valid for 01APR19-31MAR20 :
Daily except 04JUN-31AUG, and 25DEC.~~~~
~~ 01-Apr-2020 to 31-Mar-2021~~Valid for 01APR20-31MAR21:
Daily except 02JUN-31AUG abd 25DEC.~~~~

Departure Point:
The Cruising Yacht Club Jetty, corner of Val Street and the Esplanade, Rockingham.

Departure Time:
8:00am (Tourist Coach Stand pick up from 6:50am).

Pickup:
Tourist Coach Stand, Wellington Street (outside Perth Train Station).

Dropoff:
Tourist Coach Stand, Wellington Street (outside Perth Train Station).

Duration:
3-6 hours depending on sightings.

Entrance Fees:
- Included.

Meals:
- Light lunch.
- Self serve tea and coffee.

Not Included:
- Not applicable.

Inclusions:
- Wetsuits and all snorkelling equipment.
- Return coach transfers from Perth Train Station.

What to Bring:
- Camera.
- Comfortable shoes.
- Hat.
- Sunglasses.
- Sunscreen.
- Warm jacket (the sea breeze can be cool, even in Summer).
- Swimwear.
- Towel.
- Change of clothes.

Adults $186.00
Children $186.00
Dolphin Swim Tour ex Perth Hotels
Adults: $194.00 / Children: $194.00

A Rockingham Wild Encounters vehicle will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to the Cruising Yacht Club Jetty at Rockingham, the departure point of your cruise. At 7.45am board your vessel to commence a Swim with the Dolphins cruise. Travel aboard Apollo III, a 15.5 metre motorised vessel, for the unforgettable experience of swimming with wild dolphins in their natural environment. Begin by cruising Rockingham's sheltered bays and islands in search of any of over 200 local dolphins. Once the skipper spots the first group of the day, an excited buzz takes over the boat, and the crew will ensure that you are fully prepared to enter the water. The silvery grey coloured dorsal fins start breaking the surface of the water within metres of the back of the boat. Once in the water, you will be surrounded by flashing grey torpedoes and the water fills with whistles, splashes and laughter - both human and dolphin. They do not do tricks and no feeding is involved, just spend some time enjoying this wild encounter. A light lunch is served on board. Cruise concludes between 11.00am and 2.30pm, depending on dolphin activity. On return to the jetty, enjoy 45 minutes free time before the coach transfer back to Perth which takes approximately 45 minutes, then hotel drop offs will commence. Return time to Perth is between 12.30pm - 3.30pm.

Departure Days:
~~ 01-Apr-2019 to 31-Mar-2020~~Valid for 01APR19-31MAR20 :
Daily except 04JUN-31AUG, and 25DEC.~~~~
~~ 01-Apr-2019 to 31-Mar-2021~~Valid for 01APR19-31MAR21:
Daily except 02JUN-31AUG and 25DEC.~~~~

Departure Point:
The Cruising Yacht Club Jetty, corner of Val Street and the Esplanade, Rockingham.

Departure Time:
8:00am (hotel pick ups from 6:30am).

Pickup:
Perth City Hotels.

Dropoff:
Perth City Hotels.

Duration:
3-6 hours depending on sightings.

Entrance Fees:
- Included.

Meals:
- Light lunch.
- Self serve tea and coffee.

Not Included:
- Not applicable.

Inclusions:
- Wetsuits and all snorkelling equipment.
- Return coach transfers from Perth City Hotels.

What to Bring:
- Camera.
- Comfortable shoes.
- Hat.
- Sunglasses.
- Sunscreen.
- Warm jacket (the sea breeze can be cool, even in Summer).
- Swimwear.
- Towel.
- Change of clothes.

Adults $194.00
Children $194.00

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