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Dolphin Cruise from Adelaide with Optional Dolphin Swim provided by Temptation Sailing

Dolphin Cruise from Adelaide with Optional Dolphin Swim

Dolphin Cruise from Adelaide with Optional Dolphin Swim
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Spot dolphins in Holdfast Shores on a dolphin-watching cruise from Adelaide. Departing from Marina Pier on a catamaran, you’ll cruise out into the gulf for a 3.5-hour cruise. As thousands of dolphins live in the gulf, you’re guaranteed to see these lovable marine mammals. If you want to increase your fun, upgrade to include the chance to swim with them!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • 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
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • 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
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5692WDW_S
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Dolphin sightseeing cruise
  • Swim with dolphins (if option selected)
  • All necessary equipment
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • 1 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg SA 5045, Australia Arrive for boarding 15mins prior to departure from Marina Pier, Glenelg – from the bottom of the stairs/ramp in front of The Oyster Bar – Glenelg is approx. 20 minutes from Adelaide CBD. The marina is located at the very end of Anzac Highway.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 9 years to participate in dolphin swim
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • Dolphin sightseeing cruise
  • Swim with dolphins (if option selected)
  • All necessary equipment
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • 1 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg SA 5045, Australia Arrive for boarding 15mins prior to departure from Marina Pier, Glenelg – from the bottom of the stairs/ramp in front of The Oyster Bar – Glenelg is approx. 20 minutes from Adelaide CBD. The marina is located at the very end of Anzac Highway.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 9 years to participate in dolphin swim
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 50 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
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

4.5
185 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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David B
1 contribution
Very relaxing nice cruise with very friendly crew but disappointed with the swim experience.
Oct. 2021 • Family
If I were just rating the cruise alone It would have been a 5 well worth the price, nice and relaxing with very friendly knowledgeable crew members. The rating I have given is due to the disappointment of the dolphin swim. At $120 per person you would expect to experience a little more than one 60 second swim with one single dolphin especially when both other groups of swimmers on the same cruise got 2/3 swims with multiple dolphins then be told we have run out of time to do any more swims, my 10 yr old daughter was quite upset which made me more disappointed. Thanks for the cruise we did really enjoy that but the swim was definitely not worth it for the experience we received.
Written 11 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Temptationsailing
Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to send us feedback, we do appreciate it. Unfortunately, we can not control the interaction time with the Dolphins as they are a wild animal. As we had 3 swim groups on this tour, we have to make sure that our rotation is fair across those who have booked on as swimmers. This can sometimes result in more dolphins on some peoples swim and less on others. We have recently changed our swim maximum passenger number to 24 (Instead of 30) to make sure that the swim time is rotated seamlessly and to give people more of an opportunity to see dolphins while they’re in the water. With this in mind, hopefully we will see you and your daughter back onboard again soon. Every day is different as the dolphins move around and vary in group size, however, we get our common dolphins coming in around November which are usually found in large pod sizes. Kind regards Temptation Sailing Team
Written 17 October 2021
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Ralphy1234
Scarborough7 contributions
A must do while in SA!
Apr. 2021 • Couples
Highly recommend. We had an excellent outing with Temptation Sailing. We were incredibly lucky with the weather and we saw so many dolphins. Crew with helpful and super knowledgeable.
Written 12 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sweekruthi m
Melbourne, Australia25 contributions
Wonderful experience
Apr. 2021 • Friends
It was an amazing experience to see the dolphins in their natural habitat. It was a sunny day with low winds and we got to see many dolphins during the cruise. During the swim some dolphins got very close to us and they swam underneath us.

I would recommend this to everyone going to Adelaide. Just make sure that you go on a good sunny day.
Written 5 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Natalia A
Greater Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
Swimm face to face with the dolphins!
Apr. 2021 • Solo
Such a great experience. The trip was really well planned. Theguys are super friendly and there are eager to answer any question related to dolphins. You have the opportunity of swimming super close to the dolphins. 😊
Written 5 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jen
2 contributions
Great marine knowledge, fantastic experience
Apr. 2021
Having such a knowledgeable crew of young guys who have completed marine biology studies made this a fantastic trip. There were plenty of beautiful dolphins interacting with our boat and it was a very well-run, educational and enjoyable time. No frills as there is no morning tea - just plenty of enjoying the amazing dolphins, lots of learning, along with a delightful cruising experience off Adelaide. Highly recommended.
Written 4 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bryce K
Sydney, Australia73 contributions
Exhilarating Experience
We could not have picked a better activity or day for this exceptional experience.
A Great fun, educational adventure. We were surrounded by somewhere around 200 dolphins from several pods entertaining us whilst in the water for well over 30 minutes.
Thanks Will and Temptations experienced captain for memories that won’t be forgotten!
Highly recommend.
Written 1 April 2021
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Scott S
3 contributions
Dolphin cruise and swim
Mar. 2021 • Family
This was one of the best experiences my family has been on. The day was awesome and we saw sooo many dolphins. Actually being in the water and having wild dolphins swimming by so close to you was truly memorable. Such a perfect day and the crew were fantastic.
Written 21 March 2021
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Quinspin
Appia SS 7, Italy8 contributions
Amazing!
Mar. 2021
I had a wonderful time on the Dolphin cruise. Swimming with these beautiful creatures was truly amazing. The crew were knowledgeable and made the morning really enjoyable. Thoroughly recommend doing the Dolphin swim with Temptation. I have had many amazing encounters with nature and this is up there as one of the best.
Written 15 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Zac Bowden
5 contributions
Incredible dolphin swim
Mar. 2021 • Friends
Amazing cruise for the dolphin swim. Outmatches any wildlife experience I've had in my life so far! The dolphins got so close and the newer front swim was incredible. Would highly recommend this
Written 15 March 2021
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Wayhan88
Adelaide, Australia64 contributions
What an experience
My daughter and I went on the dolphin swim today. What an experience it feels so surreal when you have your face under the water watching the dolphins swim by just arm length away from you. we got to see around 15 to 20. The staff are amazing they have so much knowledge about the dolphins and marine life. I would definitely recommend doing this.
Written 12 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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934micaht
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Very well priced
Nice easy cruise. We caught a great sunset and it was all smooth sailing. Very well priced. Friendly staff. Defi
960jennifer
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No safe distancing .
Would have been a great Cruise if it had followed Covid rules . We are 70+ and had to sit with strangers who sat 1/
cookrosemary018
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Temptation Day Cruise
Perfect day, calm seas, being on the ocean 90 minute day cruise. Have done it before and yesterday. Well worth do
HelmutH2767
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Amazing Sunset Cruise
Awesome sunset, drinks reasonably priced & awesome staff who were friendly. Was a great surprise as a gift to my wi
L8121RVtiml
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Amazing sunset and friendly staff!
Lovely sunset cruise along the southern part of Adelaide coastline! Drinks were reasonably priced and the staff wer
javery67
javery67
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Better Than Average
Trip Advisor doesn't provide a "good" option which this cruise is. The only reason it wasn't "very good" is because
BrandonRZ3170PC
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Sunset cruise
Booked through redballoon and got a complimentatry drink. Boat was in great condition and the sunset was wonderful.
Bill B
Bill B
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Nice trip friendly staff
Nice trip friendly staff with nice nibble as part of the gift voucher. Recommend the trip for a short da
williampyke3
williampyke3
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Sunset cruise
My girlfriend and I went on Temptations sunset cruise and it was great! We ordered an antipasto platter and it was
TRACEYBLONDE
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Perfect end to a day
Can get cold when the sun has set. but sunets over the ocean are a good way to finish a day. Great crew and good se
078srinidhip
078srinidhip
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Beautiful amazing magical
This is such a lovely experience and so worth it. Just remember to bring a jacket since it gets quite cold out on t
442katrinak
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Great break from reality
We had the package for two at 5pm. Staff were friendly, approachable and had a sense of humour which was refreshing
SharynMRogers
SharynMRogers
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Wonderful Glenelg cruising experience!
This is a very special opportunity to enjoy 90 minutes of fun on the ocean while watching the sunset over the sea a
157damirp
157damirp
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Relaxing Sunset Cruise
Just a relaxing night with a couple of drinks looking at the Adelaide foreshore. A well organised cruise.
Sfh02
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A great experience
A delightful evening, sitting back and relaxing with a glass of wine while sailing along the Adelaide foreshore as
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