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Adelaide Wild Dolphin-Watching Cruise

Product ID: 24101
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Climb on board a large catamaran and cruise off the shores of Adelaide looking for wild dolphin in their natural environment. Be in awe as the playful dolphins dart and weave between the boats hulls on the bow.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Look out for bottlenose and common dolphins on a 3.5-hour catamaran cruise
  • Cruise in the gulf waters of Adelaide, enjoying wonderful coastal views
  • Slide into the water and swim among pods of curious dolphins
  • Get your money back if you don't spot a dolphin
  • View dolphins in their natural environment
Full description
Enjoy a half-day cruise looking for some of the world’s most delightful creatures. Dolphins are among the earth’s most curious mammals, and departing from Holdfast Shores Marina in Glenelg, only 15 minutes from Adelaide CBD, 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. And because the gulf is home to over 1,000 common and bottlenose dolphins, the cruise comes with a money-back guarantee of sightings.

But to make your journey extra special, Temptation is the first vessel in South Australia to be awarded a license to swim with the magnificent mammals, giving you the perfect opportunity to jump overboard and frolic among them. If you prefer to keep dry, the dolphins are still only just out of reaching distance from the deck, enabling you to capture their playful displays on film.

Back on dry land, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the faculties at Holdfast Shores Marina, or wander down Jetty Road in Glenelg, enjoying the dozens of restaurants and shops.
  • Guaranteed dolphin sightings
  • 3.5-hour coastal cruise
  • On board commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Marina Pier, Holdfast Shores Marina, Glenelg, Adelaide

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Food and drinks
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Swimming with the dolphins requires moderate physical capabilities. It is not suitable for people with shoulder/arm injuries, pace makers, or people that can not get in and out of the water unassisted.
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Temptation Dolphin Swim

Product ID: 24101