Rockingham Wild Encounters, Rockingham

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For our previous guests…

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For first time visitors…

We are a cruise company based on the shores of the spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park (40 minutes south of Perth). We are well known for our multi award winning Swim with Wild Dolphins tour. There are approx 180 wild bottlenose dolphins that we have come to know as friends over the past 21 years of operation. Our friendship is based on trust and a mutual enjoyment of each others company. They don’t do tricks and we don’t feed them, we have the privilege of experiencing natural dolphin behaviors on their terms and in their natural environment. For more info, to book tours or buy gift vouchers visit www.dolphins.com.au

We also operate a ferry service to Penguin Island and cruises through the ruggedly spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Penguin Island is a unique destination with lots of fun and exciting things to do! As the name suggests it’s famous for its little penguins. They are only 30- 40cm tall making them the smallest species of Penguin in the world. Penguin Island has Western Australia’s largest population of approximately 1200 little penguins. These fascinating but shy birds can be difficult to find on the island as they usually waddle down the beach before sunrise and spend the rest of the day hunting for food out at sea, after which they waddle back up the beach to their burrows as sunset approaches. To ensure everyone gets a close up penguin experience island rangers present 3 penguin feeding shows daily in The Penguin Island Discovery Centre. Feeding times are at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

Apart from its famous wildlife, Penguin Island has beautiful beaches, great snorkeling, its popular for body boarding, fishing or just a great way to escape for a day…. Best of all it’s only a 5 minute ferry ride away. You can also combine your visit to Penguin Island with our glass bottom boat cruise to view sea lions and our Dolphin Watch Eco- Adventure. For more information visit www.rockinghamwildencounters.com.au
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  • Best experience ever. The instructor at the time could see that I was nervous so took me to one side and actually let me swim with the dolphins on my own with just him so he could focus on me to help ...  more »
  • Had the best time hunting for & then swimming with old dolphins The most amazing experience as the dolphins came to interact with us ~ no pressure, no enticing them with food, they were curious & want...  more »
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  • Always an adventure going to Penguin Island, it's a nice leisurely walk across the ocean at low tide, make sure to go in the early AM to beat the wind and its a nice ferry ride back to the main land once the tide has swelled and the winds kicked up. Snacks are a must and a dry bag to keep the valuables safe. Great for snorkelling, boating, swimming adventuring and penguin searching.
  • Thank you for making our daughter's birthday extra special. We had an amazing time. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience Dolphins, Sea Lions, Penguins, Stingrays, Pelicans and much more in this stunning place. Our tour guide was very informative and the skipper took us to all the best spots. Thanks again, Mandy

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