Swim with the Dolphins

Seasonal Tour from November to April.

Join us for an intimate swim with wild dolphins in their natural environment. This tour is our most popular and exhilarating experience. Visitors are given the opportunity to swim with the wild Bottlenose Dolphins in their own environment. Accompanied by our experienced guide and trained volunteers you will venture into the open waters of Koombana Bay. Depending on dolphin sightings you will be guided into the water where the dolphins may elect to initiate interaction with the swimmers. As they are wild dolphins, interaction cannot be guaranteed.

An award-winning tour guaranteed to thrill.

Discovery Centre Hours of Operation as of 6th June 2020

Thursday to Sunday only from 9am to 3pm.  Our Cafe is open from 8am.

As of School Holidays 26th September 2020 we will have new Opening times of:

Wednesday to Monday (Closed Tuesdays) 8am to 3pm – session times will still be utilised so please book to avoid disappointment.



Tour Details
November - AprilDAILY8 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

  • 3-4 hour guided swim tour with our experienced guide.
  • Wetsuit, mask, snorkel and fins.
  • Buoyancy vest, if required.
  • Cold drink and snack on board.

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

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 3-hour period).

Booking Info

Passenger Numbers

  • Minimum 4 paying Swimmers
  • Maximum 20 Swimmers
  • Maximum 4 Observers

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To avoid disappointment be sure to book your tour well in advance.

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Person givinng thumbs up while snorkelling with dolphins Kindly donated by Henderson Photographics
Underwater shot of two people swimming with dolphins Kindly donated by Henderson Photographics
Woman snorkelling with dolphin
Underwater shot of dolphins swimming Kindly donated by Henderson Photographics
Man snorkelling with three dolphins

Tour Prices

All Swimmers $165
Observers - Adults $85
Observers - Concession/Students/YHA/Children (6-14) $65

Please note: Minimum age for tour (swimming or observing) is six years and must be accompanied at all times by an adult.