South Australia
Whale Watching & Dolphin Tours

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Our most recommended South Australia Dolphin & Whale Watching

  • Adelaide: Dolphin Sanctuary Eco Kayaking Tour

    1. Adelaide: Dolphin Sanctuary Eco Kayaking Tour

    Take the opportunity to paddle your way through a 10,000-year-old mangrove forest on a kayaking tour of a dolphin sanctuary. Amidst approximately 30 resident and 300 transient dolphins, enjoy a special experience that simply can’t be replicated. Take off with your lead guide Andro, a marine biologist who has over 5 years’ experience working with marine mammals and wildlife, and travel at a comfortable pace in your kayak. Paddle through creeks whilst listening to local Aboriginal stories. View the abundant birdlife, marine mammals, and other creatures that make up the intricate ecosystem. For those interested in bird watching, the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary shares a big part of the northern coastal habitat. Experience the sanctuary — part of South Australia’s largest port — with a rich Aboriginal and European cultural background and a number of noteworthy landmarks to explore...

    The staff were amazingly helpful. Non judgemental. With detailed interesting information

  • Kangaroo Island: 75-Minute Ocean Safari

    2. Kangaroo Island: 75-Minute Ocean Safari

    Climb aboard for an exhilarating ride along the beautiful coast of Kangaroo Island and marvel at the pristine waters, stunning coastline and local marine life. Set sail from Christmas Cove and look for dolphins and seals just minutes from the marina. Listen to an informative live commentary from your skipper along the way. Learn more about the local history and hear dozens of interesting wildlife facts. Avail of a must-do wildlife experience that is suitable for all ages and great fun for the whole family!

    Our tour guide Elijah was very knowledgeable and tried his best to find the dolphins and seals for us, which there were plenty! We loved it, he was very experienced and friendly. Thank you for a great time, we'll definitely recommending the tour to our friends.

  • Adelaide: 3.5-Hour Guaranteed Wild Dolphin Watching Cruise

    3. Adelaide: 3.5-Hour Guaranteed Wild Dolphin Watching Cruise

    Enjoy a half-day cruise looking for some of the world’s most delightful creatures, departing from Marina Pier, Holdfast Shores, Glenelg. Dolphins are among the earth’s most curious mammals and you will get up-close-and-personal with the beautiful beasts from the decks of the Temptation catamaran. You will be welcomed on board the 58-foot sailing vessel by an enthusiastic crew. Sometimes you will see your first dolphins within minutes of cruising. They seem to come out of nowhere to play around Temptation’s hulls. But be assured they are not coaxed in any way. These are wild dolphins that simply know the vessel, and know that they are not in any danger. As the gulf is home to over 1,000 common and bottlenose dolphins, the cruise comes with a money-back guarantee of sightings. The dolphins are only just out of reaching distance from the deck, enabling you to capture their playful display...

    An amazing experience and a wonderful start to the day. The crew were very friendly and informative.

  • Adelaide: 3.5-Hour Swimming with Dolphins Experience

    4. Adelaide: 3.5-Hour Swimming with Dolphins Experience

    Spend your vacation doing something unique and unforgettable on an excursion that takes you out into the waters, and swim alongside wild dolphins. On this 3.5-hour tour, you are guaranteed to see dolphins, which are one of the Earth’s most fascinating and curious creatures. Meet at the Holdfast Shores Marina in Glenelg, a mere 15 minutes outside of Adelaide. From there, board the 'Temptation', a 58-foot colossal sailing catamaran. As the boat cruises, experience the beauty of Australia's southern coastline. Eventually, come to rest in the waters where the wild dolphins will come to greet you and play in the waters. Don your wetsuit, mask, and snorkel, and take the plunge into the waters. Experience the breathtaking moment when you see dolphins underwater for the first time. Watch and listen; their grace and playfulness is stunning and the sounds of their whistles and echo location n...

    Really nice trip. Not as cold as expected. There is no messing around. If there is no dolphins at the spot then it's back in the boat and moving on to the next spot. Nice guides that only wants you to get the best experience.

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What people are saying about South Australia

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 7 reviews

A lovely afternoon out on the water. Our guide was brilliant- still not sure how he managed to find us two pods of dolphins in that massive ocean. We got to see both bottle-nosed and common dolphins, as well as seals and sea eagles, all from the comfort of a very clean and new boat. Would highly recommend this.

Our tour guide Elijah was very knowledgeable and tried his best to find the dolphins and seals for us, which there were plenty! We loved it, he was very experienced and friendly. Thank you for a great time, we'll definitely recommending the tour to our friends.

Good adventure led by a fun group. We got to see and do all we wanted. We would do it all again.

The staff were amazingly helpful. Non judgemental. With detailed interesting information

Very Informative,great friendly staff, fun and felt safe on the boat