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Glenelg, Australia
Wild Dolphin Watch Cruise
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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Look for dolphins off the coast of Adelaide on a dolphin-spotting cruise from Glenelg, a seaside town just south of the city. As you glide across Holdfast Bay by catamaran, keep your eyes peeled for some of the thousands of dolphins who live in these waters. To enhance your encounter with these lovable creatures, upgrade your tour to include a dolphin-swimming experience from the boat.
  • 3.5-hour dolphin cruise from Glenelg
  • Spot wild dolphins in Holdfast Bay
  • Upgrade to swim and interact with the dolphins
  • Onboard commentary and safety briefing included
  • Wetsuit, snorkel, mask and other equipment provided
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Dolphin sightseeing cruise
Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Swimming with dolphins
Temptation Sailing , 10 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg SA 5045, Australia

Boarding for the cruise will be 15 minutes prior to departure time in the Marina Pier, Glenelg – at the bottom of the stairs/ramp in front of the Oyster Bar.

8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
At Marina Pier in Glenelg, just 6 miles (10 km) south of Adelaide, hop aboard your catamaran for your dolphin-watching cruise on Holdfast Bay. (One easy way to get to Glenelg is by tram, a 20-minute ride that operates regularly from the city.)

As you depart the marina and set off across the water, watch for the wild dolphins who love to swim around the boat. Thousands of dolphins call Holdfast Bay home, so you are extremely likely to see them. If you select the swimming upgrade when booking, you’ll spend up to one hour in the water with different dolphin pods. A wetsuit, snorkel and mask are provided so you can dip under the water to watch them swim and play.

Your cruise ends with return to the marina in Glenelg.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Temptation Sailing
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Wild Dolphin Watch Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Wild Dolphin Watch Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Wild Dolphin Watch Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Wild Dolphin Watch Cruise.

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Reviews

4.5
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star-5
Best experience ever
Fern_M
, Apr 2022
Loved every minute - got up close to the dolphins and crew were so knowledgeable. Definitely be back.
star-5
A must do when you are in Adelaide
Dinnendra_D
, Apr 2022
Cruise left on time and the staff was amazing and they explain everything and answer any questions you have. They try their best to give you the most memorable experience.A+++
star-5
This was my first...
Gayle_G
, Mar 2022
This was my first experience on a catamaran and although warned the waters were a little rough, did not feel so. The day was grey & overcast, but this did not stop the staff from attempting to find the pods, of which we only saw one. We will return for hopefully a better day weather wise & dolphin spotting.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi Gayle Wow, how exciting your first time on a cat! We look forward to seeing you again soon, we recommend over the summer period! Regards TS
star-5
Educational and fun.
Kate_H
, Mar 2022
What fun.this was a real adventure. The staff were marine biologists and stressed that we were not allowed to touch the dolphins. The dolphins were free to come and go as they chose. Climbing in and out of nets was quite physical but even I managed at nearly 70. Good quality equipment, friendly and knowledgable staff. I would highly recommend this for competent swimmers. Dolphins were magical.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi Kate Thank you for your 5 star review. I am glad you had a fantastic time onboard with us and look forward to seeing you again sometime soon Regards TS
star-1
Didn’t end-up well
Sanam_S
, Mar 2022
Since the waves were too violent We couldn’t swim to see dolphins Had to go back So they promised to refund the money for the swimming part
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hello The weather does change unexpectedly at times which we have no control over. The safety of our passengers is our number one priority so if that means returning to the port we will do so. Things that are out of our control. Regards TS
star-1
Dodgy as
Karina_G
, Feb 2022
I was disgusted, paid for two tickets as a gift. Tried message to get tickets upgraded, request was ignored. The couple I gifted the tickets to arrived at directed destination to find no sign of anyone. Refused to refund money.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hi Karina We are unsure what you are referring to regarding the tour. If you could contact us directly via email that would be great appreciated as this review isn't clear on what happened or the tour you were on. info@temptationsailing.com.au
star-5
Crew were very friendly...
Keren_F
, Feb 2022
Crew were very friendly and knowledgeable. Incredible experience to see the dolphins up close. Would easily recommend and definitely do it again
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed the experience and would love to welcome you back another time! Regards Temptation Sailing Team
star-5
Fabulous morning
Kim_S
, Jan 2022
Great experience, fantastic staff, they were knowledgeable and really friendly. Can’t recommend it enough.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hi Kim Thank you for your 5 star review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to having you onboard with us again soon. Regards, Temptation Sailing Team
star-4
Great relaxed staff -...
Daniel_D
, Jan 2022
Great relaxed staff - willing to answer any questions which we had, which accompanied the huge pods of dolphins making a great trip!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hello Thank you for your 4 star review. I am glad you had a great time with us. The dolphins are something special! Regards Temptation Sailing Team
star-2
Boring and Uneventful
Christine_C
, Jan 2022
There were no dolphins, the event was rather boring. Just sailed out to sea for ages, no interaction with staff members. Lots of people were sick no fault of sailing staff - but there did not seem to be any empathy shown either. Did not recieve a full refund, only partial, even though I am a tourist and will not be able to rebook another. Dull experience.

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