Wild Dolphin Swim - Nelson Bay, Port Stephens

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  • Wild Dolphin Swim - Nelson Bay, Port Stephens

Come swim with WILD dolphins in the beautiful Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park in NSW! This is an opportunity for the oceanic adventure of a lifetime!

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  • Description
    • 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.

    Embark the 15.8-metre sailing catamaran ‘Imagine’ where you will find the friendly staff waiting to help you get fitted into your wetsuit and snorkel gear. You'll be brief thoroughly regarding the boat safety, the ‘swim with dolphins’ technique and swim regulations, and will also respond to any expectations and concerns you may have.

    Then it's time to closely follow the crew's instructions for getting ready to enter the dolphin's domain. From the bow net – and while secured to the towrope - you'll carefully enter the water. After giving the dive master the OK signal, you are gently towed through the water where, as you move off, the dolphins are given the opportunity to come over of their own free will and continue their bow-surfing/people-watching fun.

    Here, at last its the moment you've been waiting for - being at one with the dolphins and entering the pod as they come over to view you while crossing between the bows and scanning you with their bio-sonar! You are in the wild and so their location or willingness to interact with you are not guaranteed. Over the years, however, the operator has achieved success rate statistics that are the envy of the wild dolphin swim community. Their intention is to give you the best possible opportunity to achieve this amazing experience. If it doesn’t work out, you will be provided a guarantee that you can return for free until you successfully swim with wild dolphins.

    This experience is part of our Low-Footprint Adventures range because it is ECO certified by Ecotourism Australia.
    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • Pregnant women should always contact the provider prior to booking, usually up to 2nd trimester is okay
    • Minimum age is seven years (those aged 7-18 years must be accompanied by a paying parent/carer)
    • You should be confident in the water - some snorkelling experience is recommended

    What to Bring/Wear

    • This is an open-ocean experience so even on warm mornings, please wear warm clothes! It can get cold when you are offshore
    • Bring a weatherproof jacket and a towel, and wear your swimsuit under your clothes so you are ready to change into your wetsuit
    • If you suffer motion illness, please consider taking medication before bed for a couple of days prior to your swim as well as when you get on board the vessel. This can often produce a better result

    What is Supplied

    • Four hours cruising the open ocean
    • Light breakfast and fresh fruit snacks
    • Informative onboard talks
    • Souvenir photos of the day - posted on Facebook and free to use and share
    • Wetsuit and snorkelling equipment
    • ‘Travacalm’ is supplied on the vessel

    Cancellation Policy

    • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
    • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
    • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

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Location

Nelson Bay (Port Stephens)

COVID-19 safety information
State government restrictions apply. Please make sure you're aware of COVID-19 restrictions before booking. Find out more
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