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! Join a pod of dolphins in the water as a Swimmer; or, if you would prefer to stay dry, simply view these magnificent creatures from the boat as an Observer (see our
- Limited group size: maximum of 24 swimmers and 12 observers per outing
- Dolphin Swim Guarantee! Our swimmers can return as many times as they need to have their experience!
- Includes hire of wetsuit, mask, snorkel & safety harness
- 4 hours cruising the open ocean
- Light breakfast and fresh fruit snacks included
- Informative onboard talks
- Souvenir photos of the day - posted on Facebook and free to use and share
- Custom-made video of your experience available at additional cost
Dolphin Watch program).
Embark the 15.8-metre sailing catamaran ‘Imagine’ where you will find our friendly staff waiting to help you get fitted for your wetsuit and snorkel gear. Our experienced dive masters and captain will brief you thoroughly regarding the boat safety, our ‘swim with dolphins’ technique and our swim regulations, and will also respond to any expectations and concerns you may have as we set our team goals while cruising by the magnificent bay and offshore islands of Port Stephens.
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 - we then carefully enter the water. After giving the dive master the OK signal, you are gently towed through the water where, as we 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, is the moment we’ve all waited for: being as one with the dolphins and entering the pod as they come over to view us while crossing between the bows and scanning us with their bio-sonar! We are in the wild and we cannot guarantee the dolphins location or willingness to interact with us. Over the years, however, we have achieved success rate statistics that are the envy of the wild dolphin swim community. Our intention is to give you the best possible opportunity to achieve this amazing experience. If it doesn’t work out, we provide 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.