Water activity

Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard Kayak Tour

4.9 / 5

37 reviews

Activity provider: Adventure Kayaking SA
Water activity

Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard Kayak Tour

Activity provider: Adventure Kayaking SA
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From US$ 50.14 per person

Likely to sell out

Explore the Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard Maritime Heritage Trail on a 3-hour guided kayak tour. Discover one of Adelaide's secret spots.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy a guided kayak tour along the Port Adelaide River
  • Spot the famous Port River dolphins playing nearby in the water
  • Discover sunken shipwrecks and see a variety of birds and marine life
Full description
Take a guided 3-hour kayak tour of the Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard Maritime Heritage Trail. Paddle along sheltered mangrove-lined creeks that are home to a variety of marine life, birds, and also the Port River dolphins. Explore an area that features 20 shipwrecks and interact with the dolphins as well, on an environmentally friendly tour. Paddle at an easy pace with plenty of time for photos and commentary by your guide. When the Port River dolphins come to play it is a memory you will treasure forever. The tour is recommended for adults and children over the age of 10 years, although younger children can come out and have great fun!
  • All kayaking equipment
  • Experienced local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Garden Island Boat Ramp and Reserve, Lot 204, Garden Island Road, Gillman

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Important information

What to bring

  • Snacks
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Bare feet

Know before you go

  • A moderate level of fitness is required
  • Be sure to wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing
  • Bring a shade hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, shoes/sandals that can get wet (bare feet or flip flops are not suitable), drinks, and snacks
  • Tours operate in almost all weather conditions
  • Ideal for adults and children 8+
  • This tour is conducted with up to 16 people in a group
  • Garden Island is not accessible by public transport
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 37 reviews

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Brilliant trip and excellently organised. We arrived and the equipment was all laid out, clean and ready to use. We got lifejackets and a lesson on how to kayak (totally suitable for beginners as we proved). We then went out on the river and saw 2 shipwrecks up close, even kayaking over one of them which was an amazing experience. We then were lucky enough to be greeted by 4 dolphins which came right by the kayak, amazing experience. Then onto an easier kayak through calm mangroves. The guidance was spot on and really was an incredible way to spend the day. Highly recommend.

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December 13, 2019

We had a perfect day in the Sanctuary. Saw a pod of dolphins early on and hung with them a bit. Then did some exploring in the Mangrove Creek. As the wind died down we headed to the ships graveyard. It was a very informative adventure as our guide Phillip was very knowledgeable.

September 27, 2019

a lot of fun

We liked it a lot. We haven't done kayaking before but that was not a problem at all, we had a lot of fun. The overall experience was really beautiful, the path with the mangroves was very beautiful and later we even spotted two dolphins that come close to our kayak.

October 10, 2017

Product ID: 107722