Get in the water with wild bottlenose dolphins, take an eco-cruise or become a volunteer in Western Australia.

Dolphin Discovery Centre

Who: Dolphin Discovery Centre.

Where: Bunbury, Western Australia.

When: All year round (closed Christmas Day).

Focus: The conservation, education and research of the local population of wild bottlenose dolphins through the discovery centre, exciting 360° digital dolphinarium and dolphin encounters.

Swim with wild dolphins

What: Venture into the open water of Koombana Bay – along with an experienced guide and trained volunteers – to swim with bottlenose dolphins. No touching is allowed, and the dolphins are wild so interaction cannot be guaranteed.


  • Wetsuits, masks, snorkels and fins.
  • Coffee/ tea and cookie
  • Tour gift pack.
  • Entrance to the Discovery Centre and all amenities.

When: All year round. Best time October – April.

Suitability: Min. age is 6.

Dolphin Eco-Cruise

What: 1 1/2 hour cruise about Koombana Bay. Experience the resident, wild bottlenose dolphins in their natural environment whilst staying dry.

Suitability: No min. age. Group bookings available.


What: Manage the dolphin interaction program and acting as a guide when dolphins visit the beach. Increase awareness of dolphins and other marine life by talking to visitors on the beach and explaining the aims and objectives of the Dolphin Discovery Centre.

  • Short term volunteers: Min. 6 weeks, 5 days a week. 4 hours a day.
  • Long term volunteers: Min. 4 hours a week for 6 months.

Suitability: 16+

Requirements: Volunteers should be fluent in English.

Cost: Free.

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