Adelaide and Kangaroo Island Tours
|Duration||3.5 Hour Cruise|
|Group Size||Maximum 25 Swimmers and 25 Watchers|
|Tour Style||Wildlife Tour|
The Half Day Dolphin Swim Tour is an absolute must do while visiting Australia.
Dolphins are one of the Earth’s most fascinating and curious creatures and the tour offers you this amazing opportunity to swim with them, something that you will remember forever.
The boat is a 58ft colossal sailing catamaran. As soon as you board, the professional and enthusiastic crew make you feel welcome and also excited about the adventure you are about to encounter. Their love of dolphins shows as they brief you about what to expect from the cruise and swim.
Sometimes within minutes you get to see the first dolphins of the day, which seem to come out of nowhere to play and frolic around the hulls. They don’t even go looking for dolphins, the dolphins come to the vessel. Please be assured the dolphins are NOT fed or coaxed in any way. They are wild dolphins that know the vessel and know they are not in any danger.
For the swimmers - The interaction can amazingly last over an hour, however, this is sometimes spread over three or four swims with different pods of dolphins. The first time you see them underwater it takes your breath away. Their grace and playfulness is stunning and the sounds of their whistles and echo location noises are mesmerising.
The tour has been operating the swims for over ten years and they still have a 100% success rate of seeing dolphins. The gulf they operate in is home to thousands of dolphins.
The tour operates from Holdfast Shores Marina, Glenelg – which is only 15 minutes from Adelaide CBD. It is a magnificent complex comprising the marina, many restuarants, retail shops and apartments. It is also close to Jetty Road which is the main street of Glenelg that is full of shops and restaurants. So, plan on spending the whole day at Glenelg to explore.
3.5 hour cruise
Maximum - 25 swimmers and 25 watchers
wet suits, snorkels and masks
What to bring:
bathing suit and towel
sunscreen and hat
drinks and nibbles
Spend the morning cruising on “Temptation” and swim with South Australia’s wild dolphins. Temptation has a 100% success rate of seeing dolphins and the swim interaction can last up to an hour.
Schedule for the day:
7:20am SHARP Meet at Temptation at Marina Pier, Holdfast Shores Marina, Glenelg. Wet suits are fitted and briefing given.
7:45am Temptation departs marina for the dolphin swim. During the swim you may be in and out of the water 3 to 4 times with different pods of dolphins while you cruise along Adelaide’s coastline.
11:15-11:30am return to Holdfast Shores Marina.
Departs: 7:45am (boarding at 7:20am sharp), Marina Pier, Holdfast Shores Marina, End of Anzac Highway, Glenelg (approx. 20 minute drive from Adelaide CBD)
Returns: 11:30am approx
Days of operation:
Nov-Apr - daily
May,Jun,Sep and Oct - Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Does not operate during June, July and August
Photo USB - Photo's taken of your days experience, and put onto a USB for you to take home and share with your friends and family. Approximately 70 hi-res photos on the USB - $25.00