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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
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We had so much fun here it was non stop and we could have stayed so much longer, everything was so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BobDuckworth
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Very special experience

This was an incredible experience. To be in the water with the dolphins playing freely around us... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Debbi R
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Goulburn, Australia
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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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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
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 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had so much fun here it was non stop and we could have stayed so much longer, everything was so enjoyable highly recommmeded

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Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Bob! Thank you so much for the 5 stars and for taking the time to leave a review - it's very much appreciated! Glad you had so much fun and a great experience! Hope to see you again one day! Kind regards Lesley :-)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an incredible experience. To be in the water with the dolphins playing freely around us was something I never imagined possible. Fabulous! Lesley and Andrew and their crew clearly love the dolphins and their environment and share in a very supportive way. I'd...More

Thank Debbi R
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Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Debbi! Thank you so much for the 5 star and for taking the time to leave a review :-). I'm so happy you were able to come and join us for a wild dolphin swim! It was a fantastic morning for our end of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an awesome experience swimming with the dolphins, the entire team were very experienced and attentive creating an awesome and exciting atmosphere. Highly recommend this activity if you want a very unique experience of swimming with the dolphins in their natural environment.....they swim all...More

Thank Melanie L
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Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Melanie! Thank you so much for the 5 stars and for taking the time to leave a review for DSA - it's very much appreciated :-)! We're so glad you and David were able to join us for the last wild dolphin swim tour...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

It was absolut amazing. So many Dolphins also with Babys. And we had the chance to swim 3 times. The crew was awesome. Very friendly and helpful. The Best experience i've ever had. Next time i come to australia i will do it safe again.More

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Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Hello! Thank you for the wonderful review! So glad you had such a great experience and were able to see babies as well - they're sssoooo cute!! We look forward to seeing you again! Make sure you contact us before you book, as we offer...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

I recently went on the wild dolphin swim as part of a birthday surprise for my hubby. It was a truly awesome experience. We were all watching the waves, waiting and hoping and suddenly there were 100s and 100s of dolphins coming to play with...More

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Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a fabulous review! It is a truly humbling experience seeing - and, particularly, being in the water with - so many dolphins. Many of our guests are moved to tears by the experience...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

It was A-MAZING, MAGICAL, PERFECT, we have enjoyed it sooo much! Thank you so much to the amazing crew for making this experience so incredible! We saw sooo many dolphins, the captain said they were between 100 and 200, just unbelievable! And there was a...More

1  Thank Typhainebou
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Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Hello Typhaine!! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a fabulous review!! It was wonderful to meet you and Vincent and to share this amazing experience with you both :-). Thank you for your many kind words and for explaining so...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

I swam with many dolphins all over the world and this experience is by far the best. I can highly recommend it. I have been twice and cannot wait to go again. If I could I would be there every weekend. The staff are extremely...More

4  Thank Anneke O
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Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hello Anneke! Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave a review for DSA :-). I'm so glad Olivia 'introduced' you to our wild dolphins swim and that you want to come again and again - I understand how addictive the dolphins...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

The dolphin swim experience was one of the most rewarding and incredible things I have ever done! The moment you get on board at 5am the crew are so welcoming and friendly, they really lift the spirit of the whole group. The organisation of the...More

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Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi Sophia! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! It was wonderful to meet you and Hannah on Sunday and take you out to swim with the dolphins - what a great couple of swims you guys had!!...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

wife said she wanted to swim with dolphins so that's what she did in the wild not in a captive manner like she showed me she wanted. never throught i would see a smile that big on her face again after a battle with cancer,not...More

Thank Andrew S
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Andrew P, Owner at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Dear Andrew, My career swimming with dolphins began with a dream, literally. One I followed and it began with taking people, families, children who were living with illness, disease and uncertainty to meet with and swim with dolphins. I simply loved the way we all...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

I wish I could give this place 100 stars! We visited with family who were in Australia for a short period of time. Early morning starts aren't usually my thing but it was justified getting to see the sunrise while we were making our past...More

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Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hello Julio! Wow! Thank you for taking the time to leave such an informative and fantastic review - we really, really appreciate it! I can honestly say, not as an employee of DSA, but as an individual who is great friends with all the staff...More

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Megan L
12 April 2018|
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Response from Andrew P | Property representative |
Thanks to my friends:) I think you have your answer. Full training on board. However, a little practice goes a long way. I have another friend coming on next weekend with a young child. I suggest grabbing a mask and snorkel... More
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Jill1968
8 April 2018|
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Response from Andrew P | Property representative |
Hi Jill, We are generally within a 10 nautical mile radius of the heads of Port Stephens and yes, we are in open water. Even on a relatively calm day our boat moves and if you are susceptible to motion sickness, we suggest... More
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Den H
3 April 2018|
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HI Den, We do ask if you are over 100kg (female) 110kg ( male) that you contact us first to discuss. Weight falls into two categories Workplace health and Safety e.g our Dive Masters can only lift safely a certain weight... More
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