Ever wanted to swim with dolphins in the wild? You can with Dolphin Swim Australia, the only dolphin swim in the wild permitted in NSW. Enjoy this amazing experience in the beautiful blue waters of the Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park, and just 2.5 hours’ drive north of Sydney.
Licensed by the Marine Park Authority, the Wild Dolphin Swim tour is from an ocean-going catamaran. Qualified dive masters will guide you through the unforgettable adventure with short-beaked common dolphins and oceanic bottlenose dolphins.
The four-hour experience relies on dolphins’ intelligence and inherent curiosity in humans. Beginning at sunrise, the tour includes all equipment and training with a professional team, including marine scientists. A continental breakfast is also served.
Tours operate from September through to the last week of May. They depart on Saturday and Sunday from d’Albora Marina in Nelson Bay. You are required to arrive at the marina at 5.20am. The boat departs at 6am. Tours are also available Monday and Friday on demand.