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Port Stephens, NSW
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Highlights

  • Learn about the marine park and dolphins with onboard team of experts
  • Interact and play with dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Dolphins within reaching distance

Join an expert team and be guided through an amazing in-water swim interaction with Short Beaked Common Dolphins in the pristine waters of Port Stephens. You will be immersed in the breathtaking world of bow-surfing wild dolphins and gently pulled through the water amid their pod.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • 4 hour dolphin cruise and swim experience
  • Use of all snorkelling equipment and 3mm steamer wetsuit
  • Full training in the swim technique by qualified experienced divemasters
  • Educational commentary
  • Light breakfast and unlimited tea and coffee
  • 30 day return dolphin guarantee
  • Complimentary above-water photos

This is the first licensed wild dolphin encounter in NSW. The vessel is licensed by the Marine Park Authority to operate in the Port Stephens Marine park and swim with the Short Beaked Common Dolphin. There are always trained marine biologists onboard who are conducting a long term population and ID study. You can join the team for a day and learn a lot about the marine park and the dolphins.

The curious dolphins swim back and forth between the bows, whistling and clicking, clearly fascinated by the humans swimming with them. After a thrilling morning swimming with wild dolphins and sailing the high seas, you will then enjoy a light breakfast whist cruising back to picturesque D’Albora Marina.

On the Day

Session Length

  • More swim days available on public holidays and over the Christmas holiday period, running every day from 22nd December to 6th January, except 25th and 26th of December and the 1st of January
  • Swim duration is approximately 10mins each swim, with multiple swims possible
  • Please note this is a seasonal experience and runs from September to May each year

Numbers on the Day

This cruise runs with a maximum of 40 people (20 swimmers and 20 observers)

Weather

In the event of rain or inclement weather your experience will still go ahead unless contacted by the experience provider

Dress Code

Please dress sensibly and warm.

Other Info

The experience includes onboard training on the way out to the swim grounds. Encounters are dependant upon the dolphins' location in the offshore marine park, though usually occur over a two-three hour stretch.

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Guidelines

  • Pregnant women should always contact the provider prior to booking, usually up to 2nd trimester is okay
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Children over 7 years (but under 18 years) must be approved by parent/carer
  • Some swimming ability is required, a willingness to practice snorkelling prior can be an advantage if it's been a while

Cancellation

Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:

Cancellations

  • Over one week prior to the experience date: No charge
  • 48 hours to up to 7 days prior to the experience date: A fee of 50% of swim cost applies
  • Within 48 hours of experience date, No Shows and Late Arrivals: Forfeiture of 100% of swim cost applies

Recheduling

  • Over 1 week prior to the experience date: A $30 fee applies
  • 48 hours to 1 week prior to the experience date: A fee of 50% of the swim cost applies
  • Within 48 hours of the experience date, No Shows, and Late Arrivals: Forfeiture of 100% of swim cost applies