Swim with the Dolphins

An award-winning tour guaranteed to thrill! Join us for an intimate Swim With The Dolphins in their natural environment. Our most popular and exhilarating tour. You will be accompanied by our experienced guide and trained volunteers as you venture into the beautiful waters of Koombana Bay, home of the dolphins. Also available as Gift Vouchers!

The Dolphin Discovery Centre will provide you with everything you need for your 4 hour adventure, including snorkelling equipment, wetsuits, a snack and drink and our knowledgeable team who are incredibly passionate about Bunbury’s dolphins and all marine life in the bay. Every tour is also part of our Conservation, Education, and Research Projects to document the local bottlenose dolphin population.

We do guarantee dolphin sightings or you go again for free on the next available trip (subject to availability). As they are wild animals, please understand that a dolphin interaction cannot be guaranteed.

Swim Tour season runs from November to April with tours departing daily at 7:45am.  

  • All children swimming must be aged 8+ and must be accompanied by a swimming adult.
  • All participants who are swimming must be independent and confident swimmers. 
  • If you book on and you cannot swim or be independent in the water, you will be asked to sit on the boat, no refunds will apply.
  • We do supply floatation devices if required, but this cannot negate your ability to swim.
  • The Swim Tour must have a minimum number of swimmers to run. We will contact you if we need to cancel or move dates.
  • Please make sure you have booked any infants in your group a ticket too.

Every purchase goes towards funding Dolphin Discovery Centre’s essential conservation, education and research projects.

Seasonality

Tour Details
DatesDaysTimes
November – AprilDaily7:45 am

Please note: Tour times are weather and numbers permitting.

 

Tour Info

What you’ll see

  • The dolphins are wild, which makes it extra special as they aren’t performing – just behaving naturally.
  • You may see examples of feeding, socialising, jumping and sleeping.
  • Feel the buzz of the dolphins’ echo location checking you out!
  • Learn how we ID all the dolphins.

What’s included

  • 4 hour guided swim tour with our experienced guide.
  • Wetsuit, mask, snorkel and fins.
  • Buoyancy vest, if required.
  • Snack on board.
  • Water provided.
  • After your tour we provide hot showers and changing rooms.
  • 50% Discount on entry prices to our Discovery & Interpretive Centre

Important info:

  • All children swimming must be aged 8+ and must be accompanied by a swimming adult.
  • All participants that are swimming must be independent and confident swimmers.
  • If you book on and you cannot swim or be independent in the water, you will be asked to sit on the boat, no refunds will apply.
  • We do supply flotation devices if required, but this cannot negate your ability to swim.
  • The Swim Tour must have a minimum number of swimmers to run. We will contact you if we need to cancel or move dates.
  • Please make sure you have booked any infants in your group a ticket too.
  • All children observing must be accompanied by an observing adult.

What to Bring

  • Bathers/swim suit.
  • Towel.
  • Jumper/windcheater (something warm).
  • Hat and sunscreen.
  • Don’t forget the camera!
  • Medication (if you require during a 4 hour period).

Booking Info

Passenger Numbers

  • Minimum 8 paying Swimmers.
  • Maximum 20 Swimmers.
  • Maximum 4 Observers.
  • All children swimming must be accompanied by a swimming adult.
  • All children observing must be accompanied by an observing adult.
  • On these tours we guarantee you will see dolphins or you can go again for free on the next available tour, subject to seat availability.  Full refund or reschedule is available up to 72 hours prior to your tour. Within 72 hours of departure failure to attend are charged 100% of the tour price. We highly recommend to take out Travel Insurance and ascertain that it covers cancellations due to illness etc. to protect yourself from any financial losses.

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Tour Prices

All Swimmers 8+ $220
Observers - Adults $140
Observers - Concession/Students/YHA/Children $95

Refund Policy:

On these tours we guarantee you will see dolphins or you can go again for free on the next available tour, subject to seat availability.  Full refund or reschedule is available up to 72 hours prior to your tour. Within 72 hours of departure failure to attend are charged 100% of the tour price. We highly recommend to take out Travel Insurance and ascertain that it covers cancellations due to illness etc. to protect yourself from any financial losses.

The swimmer acknowledges that they understand the fact that dolphins are wild animals and travel through the sea as they wish and that the purpose of the Dolphin swim is to attempt to locate a pod/group of dolphins and enter the water with them.  Furthermore, the Swimmer acknowledges that the purpose may not be realised if dolphins are unable to be found or if once found, the dolphins are exhibiting signs of aggression or other behaviours that in the judgement of staff of the DDC would render it unwise to enter the water with them.  If these circumstances occur the swimmer will be offered to go again for free on the next available tour (subject to availability) or refunded back to the observer rate.

In the case of cancellation due to adverse weather conditions or vessel maintenance, we will re-book your tour for an alternative time suitable to you or offer a 100% refund.  When considering cancelling tours our key consideration is your safety and comfort.