Southern Ocean Adventure Cruise

4.5 / 5

11 reviews

Southern Ocean Adventure Cruise

From $48.07 per person

Experience a spectacular ocean adventure just 60-minutes from Adelaide. Keep an eye out for seals, sea lions, dolphins, and whales (seasonal). Choose the self-drive option or opt to include transfers from Adelaide CBD hotels when booking.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Enjoy a breathtaking experience in the Southern Ocean
  • See frolicking fur seals, sea lions, dolphins and whales (in season)
  • View Seal Island, Wright Island, The Bluff, West Island and the Waitpinga Cliffs
  • Self-drive or opt to include transfers from Adelaide (select option when booking)
Full description
Spot seals, sea lions, dolphins, whales (seasonal), beautiful islands and coastline on a memorable 1.5-hour cruise. The cruise departs from Victor Harbor, located on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 90 minutes south of Adelaide’s center. Self-drive or opt for transfers from Adelaide.  Embark on a breathtaking cruise from the Granite Island causeway past many offshore islands and spectacular cliffs. Admire seals, sea lions and dolphins along the way from the waterline. Cruise through the Encounter Marine Park where you can view whales during the winter months when they migrate from Antarctica to the warm waters of Encounter Bay. Please note that whale sightings cannot be guaranteed. If transfer option selected, be picked from your Adelaide CBD hotel around 8 am. Travel through Adelaide Hills to the Fleurieu Peninsula and Victor Harbor. Enjoy 1 to 2 hours of free time and grab a quick coffee, a bite to eat or even take a Horse Drawn Tram Ride (at own cost) before your cruise at 2 pm. After the cruise, the bus will return you to your hotel in Adelaide around 6 pm. 
  • 1.5-hour whale watching cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Spray jacket and life jacket
  • On board bathroom
  • Roundtrip bus transfer from Adelaide (if option selected)
  • Free time in Victor Harbor/Goolwa (if transfer option selected)

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      • The cruise operates year round and whale season is generally from June to September
      • The maximum approach distance for whales is 300 meters
      • Whale sightings cannot be guaranteed on the tours, the number of whales is highly variable from year to year
      • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
      • The minimum age for this activity is 2 years old
      • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women as sea conditions can sometimes be quite rough
      • Cruise routes are dependent on weather conditions and locations of wildlife and are subject to change
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      4.5 /5

      based on 11 reviews

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      Simply amazing

      Where do I start the staff are lovely and give u alot of info on the tour but not to much that they are talking the whole trip u get to sit back and relax while enjoying seals and dolphins but more specially if ur lucky enough like we were got right up and close to a whale Definitely worth it and great fun for the kids to

      July 13, 2018

      It was a worthwhile trip. We saw dolphins and seals and the boat ride itself was fun. The whales had left by then but that could not be helped.

      October 8, 2020

      The guided tour was interesting and informative The guide even answered the questions raised by fellow passengers.

      January 5, 2020

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