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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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Great for dolphins & humans

I recently went on the wild dolphin swim as part of a birthday surprise for my hubby. It was a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RGtravelling
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Amazing experience and best crew ever: just DO IT!!

It was A-MAZING, MAGICAL, PERFECT, we have enjoyed it sooo much! Thank you so much to the amazing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Typhainebou
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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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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

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

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

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 March 12, 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 March 12, 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 March 11, 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 March 12, 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 March 3, 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 March 4, 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 February 26, 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

1  Thank Julio S
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Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 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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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

I’ve wanted to swim with wild dolphins my entire life so for my 40th birthday I knew that was the thing to do! The whole operation from start to finish is professional, environmentally aware, and unique. The staff go above and beyond with customer service,...More

1  Thank AusFamily123
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Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

Hi! Thank you so much for leaving your review - we really appreciate it! I'm so glad you were able to celebrate your 40th birthday by participating in such a beautiful experience as swimming with wild dolphins :-). I can understand your concern regarding children...More

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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

We went out yesterday to swim with the dolphins after receiving the experience as a birthday present. It was purely incredible to be in the middle of the ocean in their natural habitat, just watching them play so close to us without being enticed to...More

Thank LisaB555551
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Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

Hi Lisa! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review - we really appreciate it!! We look forward to sharing the experience with you again! Kind regards Lesley :-)

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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Great couple of hours, relaxing and reasonably cheap. Tea and coffee was available and good way to sight seeing and see dolphins, by the way, I got to see about 20 dolphinsMore

Thank Sam_clark39
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Lesley D, Swim Assistant / Marketing Manager at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2018

Hi Sam! Thanks so much for leaving a review, but did you mean to leave it for another company which does only dolphin watching? We do offer dolphin watching, however we go out for 4 hours and include tea, coffee, breakfast and photos as well....More

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Reviewed January 28, 2018

As soon as you put your head into the water and see the dolphins all around you, it's like entering another world. I found the experience to be surreal and touching. The dolphins look so happy to be around us and their curiosity and playfulness...More

Thank Vesna D
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Lesley D, other at Dolphin Swim Australia, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2018

Hi Vesna! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review - we really appreciate it! It was lovely to meet you and Vera the other day and share this amazing experience with you :-). We hope you can come back and...More

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Megan L
April 12, 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
April 9, 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
April 3, 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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