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Dolphin Swim Australia

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| Dock C, d'Albora Marinas, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 1300 721 358
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Went out this morning with the Dolphin Swim team and they could not have been more professional or... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Simone R
Must do in Nelson Bay

This is an absolute must do for anyone visiting Nelson Bay. It is an early start but so worth it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Want to swim with dolphins?? Come with us and we'll make sure you leave with a clear conscience! Dolphin Swim Australia offers the FIRST and ONLY permitted WILD DOLPHIN SWIM in New South Wales, Australia!! Become a part of the pod in the dolphins' own environment and witness true dolphin behaviour! This is a thrilling bucket list experience that you don't want to miss :-)!!
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  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
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  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 5:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Dock C, d'Albora Marinas, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went out this morning with the Dolphin Swim team and they could not have been more professional or helpful. Being in the ocean with the dolphins was an incredible experience and I would love to have been able to go in again but the dolphins...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an absolute must do for anyone visiting Nelson Bay. It is an early start but so worth it. The team are great, very professional and friendly and put you at complete ease. It was really good finding out more about dolphins and I...More

Thank lauramc06
Lesley D, Swiim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Laura! Thank you for the great review and 5 stars! It certainly was a great day to be out on - and in - the water. I'm so glad you guys had such a fantastic morning and that you came away with a lot...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I embarked on the adventure with Dolphin Swim Australia yesterday and we still can't believe what we had the chance to experience! This was a breathtakingly wonderful encounter from start to finish. The staff were extraordinarily knowledgeable and experienced as well as...More

Thank MaddieLovett
Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Maddie! It was great to meet you girls on Monday and share a fabulous morning with you and the dolphins! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate it! I'm so glad you had such a great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of my girls and I completed the Dolphin Swim for a hens party/birthday and it will go down as one for the ages. Although it was a super early start, it was 100% worth it! All the staff were lovely, with great humour...More

Thank Lizzie U
Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lizzie! What a great experience to share with a bunch of friends - no matter what the occasion! We really love to see the dynamics of different groups that come to swim with the dolphins and get a buzz out of seeing everyone excitedly...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a day!! A bit shaky for me and my wife at first. We both got sea sick but Andrew and his partner were fantastic in helping us recuperate and encouraging us to get in the water, which helped me recover. I had 3 swims...More

Thank Bakr B
Andrew P, Owner at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Bakr, Excellent work to push through a little discomfort (seasickness) and have such an incredible experience. Thank you for sharing your heart on tripadvisor and thank you for joining us on a wild dolphin swim. Happy New Year. Andrew CEO Dolphin Swim Australia

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The 5am start time is 100% worth it once you get into the water with the magnificent creature that is the dolphin. We were lucky enough to be on the first trip for 2018 and it did not disappoint. We were lucky to get 3...More

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Andrew P, Owner at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Well said! My team and I love what we do. It's such a gift for us all to share an experience few get to have in this world, meeting another intelligent, sentient being on their own terms where they are free to come and go...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I joined this tour on their trip of 2018. We were truly lucky to come across a pod of over 100 dolphins. Swimming with these magnificent animals in their natural environment was an experience I will treasure forever. Andrew and his crew...More

Thank James K
Andrew P, Owner at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi James, Awesome day with incredible people such as yourselves, ready and willing to meet dolphins on their own terms in the most respectful way possible creates magic:) Thank you for sharing your heart and your experience on TripAdvisor. Have a great 2018 its been...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the get go- bright and early! The staff were super friendly and excited making you feel instantly comfortable. Jumping in the water and getting towed I actually struggled with a bit the first go, I kept getting water in my mouth piece and coming...More

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Andrew P, Owner at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor;) I'm so proud of my team and how we do our job. Seeing feedback such as yours is gold. Thank you for not taking the soft option of captivity. Thank you for being in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous experiece for the whole family. We took our 2 older children for the experiece of a life time. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thank you to ALL the team. Our daughter has an intellectual disability and the staff were amazing, attentive and so helpful...More

Thank Paula B
Andrew P, Owner at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

HI Paula, Reading a review like this is beautiful thank you so much for taking the time to share. We are very glad you and your family enjoyed yourselves so much. The dolphins have been gracious this summer with lots of bow riding fun to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I felt like crying when I first went in and saw these beautiful dolphins swimming next to me 😍 amazing experience which I will treasure forever. Being a diver I have never had the pleasure of swimming with wild and free dolphins and now I...More

Thank Amy G
Andrew P, Owner at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Amy, Its a beautiful thing swimming with wild dolphins and we applaud you for not taking the soft captivity option and choosing an open water swim where dolphins are free to come and go as they may like. Our team love what we do,...More

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woodynwa888
25 December 2017|
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Response from Lesley D | Property representative |
Hello! You aren't allowed to take any cameras in the water with you, however the staff take photos of you in the net just before entering the water and these photos often have the dolphins in them as well. There are cameras... More
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joanne1128
22 December 2017|
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Response from Lesley D | Property representative |
Hi Joanne! We run one swim per day which starts with a 5am meet on the dock and returning to the dock by 10am. All Swimmer tickets cost $329 and Observers are $70. The swim is suitable for ages 7 to 70. Yes you definitely... More
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scmills
7 May 2017|
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Response from Adam-MandyB | Reviewed this property |
Hi You don't need to be super physical fit, you just need to be able to step on to the boom net and sit on the edge of the net and drop yourself into the water and hold onto the rope and breath through a snorkel. There is... More
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