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Perth: Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour

1. Perth: Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour

Enjoy swimming with wild dolphins, a bucket list memorable adventure. Rockingham is a 45-minute drive south of Perth. In Rockingham, climb aboard the custom-built luxury dolphin swim boat designed to make accessing the water easy. Cruise Rockingham’s sheltered bays and islands in search of any of over 200 local dolphins. The crew will conduct introductory snorkeling lessons. 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 you don’t feed them, they simply spend some time enjoying each other’s company. After your experience, enjoy a gourmet platter, including fresh local seafood onboard before returning to Rockingham, where your day finishes with the drive back to Perth. Choose to swim with the dolphins or stay dry onboard as a spectator.

Dolphin Penguin & Sea Lion Cruise with Seafood Platter for 2

2. Dolphin Penguin & Sea Lion Cruise with Seafood Platter for 2

Enjoy the highlights of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park on a wildlife cruise and keep a lookout for local animals. See the penguins being fed on Penguin Island before taking the ferry back to the mainland and enjoying a seafood platter. This glass bottom boat cruise takes place along the rugged coastlines of the Penguin, Seal, and Bird Islands. Wild dolphins, Australian sea lions, pelicans, and birds of prey are all regularly seen and the crew will be able to give you tips to help spot the animals. The cruise finishes up on Penguin Island where you can watch the penguins being fed. Enjoy some time to explore the island at your own pace before returning to the mainland by ferry at your leisure and enjoying a seafood platter lunch at Pengos Cafe.

Winter, Wildlife & Seafood Cruise

3. Winter, Wildlife & Seafood Cruise

Enjoy the scenic highlights of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park and keep a look out for the wildlife. This 60-minute glass-bottom boat cruise takes in the ruggedly spectacular coastlines of Penguin, Seal & Bird Islands and takes advantage of the best wildlife spotting opportunities of the day. Wild dolphins, rare Australian sea lions, pelican rookeries, and birds of prey are regularly sighted and our friendly crew will get you right amongst the action! After your tour enjoy a fresh Fish and chip lunch at Pengos Cafe. Highlights: Seeing rare Australian sea lions on the beach at Seal Island Seeing wild dolphins at play (although sightings are regular, they are not guaranteed as our cruise is restricted to inside Shoalwater Bay) Exploring the rugged islands and viewing nesting pelicans, cormorants and spotting other sea birds that live in the park Drifting over seagrass meadows and limestone reefs spotting fish and other marine life through the glass bottom Viewing the fossilized remnants of ancient tuart forests

Perth: Intermediate Private Kiteboarding Lesson

4. Perth: Intermediate Private Kiteboarding Lesson

Learn how to enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite, water re-launch the kite, and perform your first body drag downwind. This lesson will also teach you to maintain correct kite position in the wind window, change direction to the left and right while body dragging, and recover the kite and bar in the water. And that's all just for starters! Depending on your level, you may also learn an upwind body drag to recover board, an upwind body drag holding the board with one hand, entering and exiting at the same point while upwind body dragging, and much more. Don't miss this chance to improve your kiteboarding skills.

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What people are saying about Shoalwater

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 127 reviews

I can only recommend this tour! The guides were very friendly and offered us a great tour. After about 30 minutes drive we had already arrived at a spot with dolphins. Great care has been taken to ensure that everyone has the chance to see as many dolphins as possible. We even saw a baby dolphin! A great highlight! The food that was served after swimming was also very good and varied! I can only recommend this tour and would book it again and again!

Wonderful to have so many wild dolphins swim and play so close to you. Unforgettable experience. The crew were amazing , a well oiled machine, so passionate they seemed more excited than half the customers. Very kind people who worked to make sure we all got the most from the experience.

Instructor's were incredible and we saw plenty dolphins. It's a must-do experience!

The staff were very knowledgeable and super friendly! Love them!

Mega well organized tour with lots of dolphins and great staff