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Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari - Snorkeling Safari provided by Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari

Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari - Snorkeling Safari

Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari - Snorkeling Safari
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About
2 Hour Swim nearby Dolphin / Seal & Coastal Snorkeling Safari departs from Christmas Cove Marina, Penneshaw. Have the opportunity to swim nearby wild dolphins or seals and snorkel some of KI’s beautiful coastline. It's a great wildlife watching tour! We provide wetsuits, mask, towels, snorkel, and fins. Arrive at Christmas Cove Marina in Penneshaw 30 minutes prior to departure. You will be fitted into the appropriately sized wetsuit, mask, snorkel, and flippers as well as be provided with a safety brief. Then jump on board our 12 seater vessel in search of the marine life that inhabits the stunning coastline. Seals often become very active which provides a unique snorkeling experience. KI Ocean Safari is the only operator in South Australia that provides the opportunity to swim nearby the Long-Nosed Seals. Also, have the opportunity to swim alongside dolphins in the wild. The guide will also provide an informative commentary along the way.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Have the opportunity to snorkel with dolphins / seals in the wild. Travel magnificent ancient coastline in the comfort of a 12 seater vessel and snorkel some of the most pristine waters in the world. Arrive 30 minutes prior to departure at the Visitor Information Centre in Penneshaw where you will be fitted into wetsuits, mask, fins and provided with a safety brief. Then head on the water for 2 hours exploring the magnificent Dudley Peninsula and the wildlife that inhabit. The wildlife is located in different locations along the coast. The coastline is beautiful and the guide provides informative commentary along the way about the local history and the marine life. Please note wildlife interactions change daily, and these are wild animals. All encounters are on their terms.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Have the opportunity to snorkel with dolphins / seals in the wild. Travel magnificent ancient coastline in the comfort of a 12 seater vessel and snorkel some of the most pristine waters in the world. Arrive 30 minutes prior to departure at the Visitor Information Centre in Penneshaw where you will be fitted into wetsuits, mask, fins and provided with a safety brief. Then head on the water for 2 hours exploring the magnificent Dudley Peninsula and the wildlife that inhabit. The wildlife is located in different locations along the coast. The coastline is beautiful and the guide provides informative commentary along the way about the local history and the marine life. Please note wildlife interactions change daily, and these are wild animals. All encounters are on their terms.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 55642P2
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Wetsuits
  • Life Jackets
  • Jackets
  • Sunscreen
  • Informative commentary
Exclusions
  • Food
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 43 Howard Dr, Penneshaw SA 5222, Australia MUST ARRIVE 30 MINUTES PRIOR - Meet at the Visitor Information Centre in Penneshaw (opposite Christmas Cove Marina) - There are change rooms at the Visitor Information Centre to be fitted into wetsuits.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Recommended children be over the age of 8 years old to participate in swimming activity.
  • Not recommended for those with a pacemaker
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not suitable for those who are pregnant (can be on vessel but not in water)
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Wetsuits
  • Life Jackets
  • Jackets
  • Sunscreen
  • Informative commentary
Exclusions
  • Food
Departure details
  • 43 Howard Dr, Penneshaw SA 5222, Australia MUST ARRIVE 30 MINUTES PRIOR - Meet at the Visitor Information Centre in Penneshaw (opposite Christmas Cove Marina) - There are change rooms at the Visitor Information Centre to be fitted into wetsuits.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Recommended children be over the age of 8 years old to participate in swimming activity.
  • Not recommended for those with a pacemaker
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not suitable for those who are pregnant (can be on vessel but not in water)
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
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Laura V
Newcastle, Australia12 contributions
World class
Nov. 2021
What a great experience! The team worked hard to show us the sights while we waited for the dolphins to arrive and then when they did, the team made sure we had the best possible experience in the water with the pod. They made sure to fit in as much activity as possible during our time on the tour.
Written 23 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David and Lynel... W
Noarlunga Centre, Australia4 contributions
Worth it even if it's cold
Nov. 2021 • Couples
I was worried about the cold water... but it wasn't as freezing as I expected, and definitely worth it! Watching dolphins cruise by under the water helps take your mind off the temperature, and the wetsuits are also very helpful. Riding in the boat is fun by itself, but the opportunity to see wildlife from the water is just magic - even if the baby seal didn't want to come play with us, I enjoyed getting to watch it snoozing on a rock from water-level.

Thank you for a memorable trip, it was definitely a highlight for us (and I REALLY enjoyed the hot shower when I got back to my hotel 😉).

As another reviewer mentioned - when swimming with the dolphins, the tour uses a long line pulled behind the boat. You hold on to the rope and look down in the water to see dolphins swimming underneath. If you are a smaller person it might be helpful to jump out first so you can hold the end of the rope. Often people push down on the rope while keeping their heads above water, and if there's someone bigger/taller either side of you it can be hard to keep a grip on the rope - I found it was pushed down further than I could easily reach while floating on the surface. The solution for me was to move so I was holding on closer to one of the buoys attached to the rope and had a little more space between myself and the person in front.
Written 15 November 2021
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MadeinOz_11
Adelaide, Australia23 contributions
Awesome experience
Although Mother Nature wasn’t playing nice and the dolphins were less than interested in us (reckon even they thought the weather should’ve been warmer in November) and it’s the wrong time of year for seals in these areas. We still had an awesome experience. Elijah and Jason were fabulous guides. Fun, easy to talk to, passionate and knowledgeable.
There’s never any guarantees as to how the wildlife will behave with these kinds of tours and every outing will be different. Even though we didn’t get the up close experience we’d hoped for, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Will definitely come back and do it again. Highly recommend.
Written 12 November 2021
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moragh4
Encounter Bay14 contributions
The only thing on my bucket list - so memorable.
Oct. 2021
Elijah and Jason were so knowledgeable, helpful and kind. Some of our group swam with the baby sea lions, then we all swam with the dolphins. Cold water, but wet suits were provided. We also saw eagles and amazing rock formations. Worth every cent. Thank you for being such wonderful hosts.
Written 26 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lowkey
Adelaide, Australia49 contributions
READ THIS!!!! 💓💓💓
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Josh and I (LJ) thought that this experience was one of the best things we have ever done, or probably will ever do in our lives. Elijah and Jason (also known as Eduardo and Pasquale) are such amazing, intelligent, informative guides. Their passion for explaining all about KI and the seals and dolphins was so thorough. They looked after everyone and knew exactly where to start the snorkelling.

We were so lucky to find a group of very new baby seal pups. Elijah told us we could jump in and try to entice them to play. Jason helped us to get our breathing under control in the extremely cold waters.

Once in we could swim up to the pups allowing them to explore us and swim around. Josh and I were super lucky to have a tiny pup and one of the large mum's come almost face to face under the water. Their big eyes stare straight into ours, it was magical.

We were able to swim with them for ages!!! Next up we jumped back into the speed boat and were given wind breaker jackets! TIP: Bring a towel or two!!! These jackets are fantastic at stopping some wind but if, like us, you didn't bring a towel, your hands, face and feet will freeze to the point you cannot feel them!! We learnt this the hard way!!! If I was to do this again I would wrap a towel around the wetsuit after jumping out and then put the jacket over it.

We then found a beautiful pod of 6 dolphins with their babies. We were able to jump out the boat and hold onto a long line with buoys that was dragged along the back. This allowed us to see the dolphins swim underneath the boat. Another tip: I jumped out early at this part as I struggled to hold the line as people tend to hold it really low in the water - but once back in the boat we got a much closer look at the dolphins coming back past us.

I cannot thank you enough for making this day so amazing. P.s I hope your boss sees this just to know how valuable you are to this business.

Hope to see you both again,

Lj and Josh

Traveller Tip:

Bring a towel or two.
Bring sunglasses if you are wind sensitive.
Bring sandshoes instead of thongs for when you jump out the water back into the boat (cold sensitivity)
Bring a very easy change of clothes for when you get out of the wetsuits. (It took me about 20 minutes to try to get leggings back on 🤣 )
Bring a camera or go pro if you are able!
Sit at the very front of the boat like we got to do!
Written 23 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nicole T
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia7 contributions
Swimming with dolphins and sea lions, despite the cold.
Oct. 2021
KI Ocean Safari offered easy access to jump onboard near Penneshaw, informative presenters who are safety concious before heading out on the waters to find resident dolphin pods and sea lions. Even in the chilli days, the experience was well worth it, quickly overcoming the initial shock of the cold waters in the provided wetsuits and wind blocking jackets. We saw a pod of around 7 dolphins and had a further swim among seals.
Written 14 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kelly and Q
2 contributions
Great family experience
Sep. 2021
Very friendly staff and they made us all feel very comfortable. We were fortunate to see a number of dolphins and seals and swam with them.
Written 16 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kumar S
1 contribution
Amazing, will do it again
Sep. 2021 • Family
Amazing experience, My 12 year enjoyed swimming with dolphins and snorkeling with fur seals. Highly recommended as a must do activity in KI. Very friendly operator and felt comfortable.Will do it again. Kumar S
Written 14 September 2021
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manon l
3 contributions
Amazing experience !
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Elijah made this excursion the most fun and delightful time ! We loved this moment in Nature! Elijah was so respectful of the sea animals and their needs, he was informative and very accommodating to us! Overall ; a wonderful experience, respective of the needs of the animals which is why everyone should go with Kangaroo island Ocean Safari !
Written 5 July 2021
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George M
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Great experience
Was a great experience for me and my partner, got up close with the dolphins and seals. Also Elijah was a very inviting and great guide/host ready to answer all your questions!
Written 20 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Cheryl D
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Amazing experience
Magical experience swimming with the dolphins. Crew were fantastic and knowledgeable highly recommend
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Best dolphin cruze ever
The best part was cing how excited my 5yr old twins were and they can't stop talking about how it was the best boat
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Ocean safari
The weather was not the best on the day as we had to rebook our original booking. But our Captain for the day “Elij
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Fantastic
We had a terrific time ! Our guide/skipper Elijah was friendly and knowledgeable. We were lucky enough to see vario
Christian W
Christian W
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Brilliant coastal boat trip along the north-eastern side of Kangaroo Island
Brilliant boat trip along the north-eastern side of Kangaroo island between Penneshaw and American Beach. A sizeab
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L9493KOdebbieb
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Awesome
Very friendly staff, very informative. Awesome wildlife and views of marine wildlife and scenery. Highly recommend
359marcellac
359marcellac
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Dolphins and History Lessons
Our group had a wonderful time, we we lucky enough to see the local eagles, a few seals and a pod of dolphins, one
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karenbI6896IF
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Amazing
ILIJAH and Jason were fantastic hosts , full of knowledge of the Island and very engaging. We saw seals, dolphins a
JHNuri
JHNuri
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Fun little tour
Nice little tour, staff were great, boat was appropriate and saw dolphins and seals as was promoted. Easy to get to
JSmith7
JSmith7
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Wonderful way to view dolphins and other marine life
We had a lovely morning cruise with the friendly and knowledgeable Elijah. He pointed out endangered sea eagles, co
Christopher K
Christopher K
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Magical morning on the water
A superb morning out on the water with Elijah. The weather was sensational and Elijah really knew his stuff. He pro
CLF012021
CLF012021
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Do it !
This is a must do activity for everyone visiting the beautiful Kangaroo Island. An informative and wonderful experi
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R1157WXdavidw
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Great Ocean Safari
Dolphins swimming right next to the boat. Saw a seal. Great knowledge delivered with humour. We weren't able to go
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I2050EOtracyn
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Friendly, informative and relaxing tour
Elijah & Jason provided a friendly, informative and relaxing tour, where we got to explore some of Penneshaw’s coas
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Ocean Safari Kangaroo Island
Great experience for the family! Got to see dolphins and seals and a fun boat ride! Jason and Elijah were excellent
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