1. Australia
  2. South Australia
  3. Victor Harbor
  4. Fleurieu Peninsula

Southern Ocean Adventure Cruise

Product ID: 101390
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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)
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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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Meeting point

Granite Island Causeway, Granite Island Rd, Victor Harbor, South Australia. The meeting point is approximately 200 meters down the causeway.

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Important information
Know before you go
• 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

From US$ 45.81 per person

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Product ID: 101390