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Dolphin Eco Cruise

The Dolphin Eco Cruises are still running all year round weather permitting.  Our Discovery Centre is currently closed until our new facilities are ready in December 2018. Until then our team of volunteers will still be able to assist you at the beach.

The Dolphin Discovery Centre's Dolphin Eco Cruise is for one and a half hours within Koombana Bay. The vessel provides an excellent viewing platform designed to get you as close as possible to the dolphins without getting your feet wet. The team will introduce you to our local Bottlenose dolphins as they interact in their natural environment.  Many of the Dolphins seen on the cruise call Koombana Bay their home. They can be seen frolicking, playing, sleeping and feeding during the cruise. The informative commentary from the skipper of the boat will also keep you updated throughout the cruise.

Cruise Departure Times for the Dolphin Eco Cruise and the Swim on the Wildside Encounter (Swim Tour):

Please note: that some times may change due to weather or numbers, please always ring and check if a later Eco Cruise is available.

Please book to avoid disappointment.
Adult $54
Concessions (Seniors/Students/YHA) $45
Children (4 to 14) $40
Family (2 adults & 2 children 4 to 14) $168
Please note: The family price is automatically deducted when 2 adults and 2 children are chosen.

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Please note: Even though children 3 and under are free of charge, we need to be advised of their inclusion as they need to be included on the manifest.  All students/concessions/YHA will be asked to present their concession cards in order to claim their 'reduced rate'.  Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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 What to bring:

  • Sun protection
  • Jumper/Windcheater
  • Don't forget your camera!


  • Maximum 28 passengers.
  • Exclusive group bookings available upon request.
  • Please collect your cruise ticket from the Dolphin Discovery Centre 1/2 an hour prior to departure.
  • Periodically the cruise will depart from an alternative jetty due to variable weather conditions - transfers cannot be provided.
  • Payments with a 'discount voucher' are unable to be booked online. To book with a voucher contact the centre directly on: (08) 9791 3088 Mon-Fri 9.30am - 2.00pm
  • All boat trips are subject to suitable weather conditions.
Other Terms and Conditions here.

From Our Blog

How will you celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th? Why not join us here at the Dolphin Discovery Centre. Entry will be FREE for everyone on the day and include kids story time with Louie the Dolphin

Hi All, Saturday was a very hot, summery day and when we arrived at the DDC Levy and Aurora were already in the Interaction Zone and spent a good hour with our Visitors & Volunteers. Anyone that wants

VOLUNTEER JOHNS BLOG Had another fantastic day last Saturday at the Dolphin Discovery Centre! I drove in along the ocean drive and, as I glanced at the beautiful ocean and sunny blue sky, I thought