Water activity

Adelaide: 3.5-Hour Guaranteed Wild Dolphin Watching Cruise

Activity provider: Temptation Dolphin Swim
Water activity

Adelaide: 3.5-Hour Guaranteed Wild Dolphin Watching Cruise

Activity provider: Temptation Dolphin Swim

From US$ 52.39 per person

Climb on board a large catamaran and cruise off the shores of Adelaide looking for wild dolphins in their natural environment. Be in awe as the playful dolphins dart and weave between the boat's hulls on the bow.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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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
  • Get your money back if no dolphins are spotted during the cruise
  • View dolphins in their natural environment
  • See the beauty of the Adelaide coastline from the water
Full description
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 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
  • Hotel pickup
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at Marina Pier in Glenelg, at the bottom of the stairs/ramp in front of The Oyster Bar. Glenelg is approximately 20 minutes from Adelaide CBD. The Marina Pier is located at the very end of Anzac Highway.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Food and drinks
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Swimming
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 104 reviews

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We had our best ever experience of watching dolphins ! The tour about 3.5hrs was well worth. We saw dozens of dolphins over 2.5hrs during this journey right in front of our eyes. Highly, highly recommended these guys to anyone who is interested of enjoying the experience of watching Dophins. Especially, the crew was awesome, knowledgeable and know where they can spot clusters of Dophins. As they guaranteed, in website, no one will be disappointed of not seeing Dophins. The experience was awesome. Thanks Zac and the crew!!

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September 24, 2022

very excellent crew. Will, Zach and Izzy very professional Watched Zach coach a hesitant swimmer get into the water. He was so kind and understanding towards her it took my notice. In the end she finally got in and the look on her face getting out was unbelievable. Thank you Zach for giving this lady a lifetime experience which she would not have had without Zachs encouragement.

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March 29, 2022

The trip on the app was misrepresented. We thought that we were buying tickets to swim with dolphins, this was not the case. There are two ticket types and only one shown on the app. That said Temptation sailing were excellent. while we did not end up swimming with the dolphins, they were informative, friendly and have assisted us to do the sail agin and swim with dolphins

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January 4, 2020

Product ID: 24101