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Dolphin Discovery Centre

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In May 2017 the Dolphin Discovery Centre began its redevelopment to improve and add to their existing facilities. Construction work began and our volunteer building and research room has been moved off its existing site to the block next door in...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Lot 830 Koombana Dr | Lot 830, Bunbury, Western Australia 6230, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

While finding Pump Beach was a little challenging with no signs, that was soon forgotten as we set off in search of dolphins. Conditions on the bay were choppy so we started in the very sheltered water of the lagoon. As this was unsuccessful, skipper...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped off on the way down to Margaret river but there were no tours running that day so we booked a tour for later in the week on the way back to Perth. Fantastic cruise. Johnny was a great guide. Loads of dolphins in...More

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DDCBunbury, Manager at Dolphin Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thankyou for making to change to come back, fantastic that you enjoyed the Dolphins, it really is a privilege to see them in the wild.

Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Today, I supported a person with a disability on a swim tour through the discovery centre. I was dreading the experience as I didn’t know how my person would be able to handle the boat and water. The professionalism, the encouragement, the support from everyone...More

2  Thank Gillian S
DDCBunbury, Manager at Dolphin Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

What a fantastic day for you! we do try our best to accommodate everyone! Love that you had the opportunity.

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We had a top morning out and what a fantastic time it was. Seeing dolphins up close in their own habitat is something else. Would definitely recommend it that's for sure. The volunteers at the centre were extremely informative and helpful. Thanks for a wonderful...More

1  Thank Mkey2013
DDCBunbury, Manager at Dolphin Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

We are very happy you had such a fantastic time, our volunteers are amazing! we would be lost without them.

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Small well run attraction. Helpful knowledgeable staff. Keen to show visitors the exhibits and feeding time was fun to watch. Good value for money. Shutting down till Dec 18 for upgrading. Should be even better.

1  Thank Steven F
DDCBunbury, Manager at Dolphin Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

We are very excited for December to showcase our new facilities! We hope you get the opportunity to come back.

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 8am and within 10-15 minutes a dolphin had come into shore. Shortly after another two came in. We were fortunate to get the opportunity to meet the dolphins prior to the centre closing in May for redevelopment. They’ll reopen later in the...More

1  Thank wookep
DDCBunbury, Manager at Dolphin Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thankyou for your lovely review. You did have an extra special day to get visits twice in one day! How exciting! It never gets old for us either. We are excited to showcase our new facilities in December, I hope you get an opportunity to...More

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic experience today doing the meet the dolphins tour. The boat guide Shane was full of facts and kept all ages amused with interesting facts and unknown detail - without being repetitive or too deep. Recommended for any age, even the toddlers were amazed and...More

1  Thank fnumber1user
DDCBunbury, Manager at Dolphin Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Our Skippers are all fantastic and they really do make the Cruise fun and interesting. It's great the kids had such a lovely time too. We will see you again when we reopen.

Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Quick visit in the rain today. Dolphinarium was a big hit and all the exhibits were wonderful. The turtles were so cool! Volunteers and staff were lovely and so passionate. Look forward to coming back on a warmer day when we have more time.More

1  Thank TMM818
DDCBunbury, Manager at Dolphin Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

It's great that you made the most of a rainy day. We are looking forward to having our New Facilities in December so that rainy days are extra special with all our new interactive displays. You will really need a full day then ;) Thankyou...More

Reviewed 18 March 2018

We visited Bunbury to stay with friends. At the Dolphn Centre we did the Eco cruise and went into the water with the dolphins – the cruise was excellent, and the “dolphin experience” even better. On the cruise we saw numerous dolphins (I appreciate this...More

1  Thank Stu151
DDCBunbury, Manager at Dolphin Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thankyou for your review, It's not unusual at all to see lots of dolphins on the Cruise, majority of cruises are indeed full of dolphins interacting in different ways. It's great that you got to see so much, it really is a bucket list experience....More

Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed this very informative dolphin cruise. The skipper was knowledgeable, informative and humorous and there were dolphins galore including young calves. A must for any visitor and suitable for young and old alike. Great to know profits support dolphin research and the Discovery Centre.More

2  Thank Eric H
DDCBunbury, Manager at Dolphin Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thankyou for your review. It's great to hear so many people loving the Eco Cruises. We aim to please and our Skippers really do love their jobs. Being a not for profit means that any profit goes back into our centre where our focus is...More

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Sandra C
19 September 2018|
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Response from DDCBunbury | Property representative |
Hi Sandra, we don't begin swim tours until Nov 1st. We do have Eco Cruises running still though. Our building is currently closed as we are undergoing a large redevelopment, we aren't due to reopen until Dec 2018. If you'd... More
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Nicola G
31 July 2018|
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Response from DDCBunbury | Property representative |
Hi Nicola, yes the swim is fine for your 8 year old. We offer buoyancy devices to everyone if they are needed. We average about 3.5metres in depth. The Dolphins don't touch you. You can also get out of the water whenever... More
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