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Southern Ocean Adventure from Victor Harbor
4.5

Southern Ocean Adventure from Victor Harbor

By The Big Duck Boat Tours
Recommended by 93% of travellers
93% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 2-99, max of 38 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Live commentary on board
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • The Big Duck Boat Tours, Granite Island Causeway, Victor Harbor SA 5211, Australia
    Please take note of parking signs.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 41812P3

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age is 2 years
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • 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 38 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Southern Ocean Adventure from Victor Harbor?
    Southern Ocean Adventure from Victor Harbor price starts from AU$76.41. Discover and book Southern Ocean Adventure from Victor Harbor on Tripadvisor
    What is the Southern Ocean Adventure from Victor Harbor cancellation policy?
    Southern Ocean Adventure from Victor Harbor cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Southern Ocean Adventure from Victor Harbor on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Southern Ocean Adventure from Victor Harbor?
    Southern Ocean Adventure from Victor Harbor is hosted by The Big Duck Boat Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact The Big Duck Boat Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Southern Ocean Adventure from Victor Harbor on Tripadvisor
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    On average, this experience will take approximately 1h 30m. Discover and book Southern Ocean Adventure from Victor Harbor on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 41812P3

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    • You'll start at
      The Big Duck Boat Tours
      Granite Island Causeway, Victor Harbor SA 5211, Australia
      Please take note of parking signs.
      See address & details
    • 1
      Waitpinga
      Stop: 5 minutes
      Spectacular towering cliffs
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    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • joannefC7319CA
      0 contributions
      Wind in your hair and salt in your skin
      Absolutely fabulous. I can’t recommend this trip highly enough. I couldn’t go one day and they were able to organise a future date for me. I saw seals and rocks that look like seals and lots of dolphins playing with round the boat and sealion going fishing or hunting I should say. It’s wonderful how an hour can change a week. Thank you very much for the experience.
      Written 24 February 2024
    • 84EmmaL
      0 contributions
      A bit of the Italian coast in South Australia
      A really great trip, seeing parts of the coast only accessible from the water. Crystal clear water, caves and secret beaches, and the occasional seal/sealion. Great crew and really interesting tour, and great value. Thanks Captain Kirk!
      Written 20 February 2024
    • Suedaytripper
      0 contributions
      Sea the Fleurieu tour
      I've been on the Big Duck three times. Recently I did the Sea the Fleurieu tour. Wow, what an experience! To say we enjoyed it would be an under statement. It was exhilarating, fun and wonderful to see the coastline from the water. It was fantastic to see the cliffs and coastline south of Wirrina, I never knew it was so beautiful, so many sandy coves and caves. And the Waitpinga cliffs are just amazing. I've done the Southern Ocean Adventure and Sea Wirrina too. I'd recommend any and all of these tours. The staff are friendly and helpful, and it's completely safe. If you like a bit of a rougher ride, and the wind in your hair, try and get a seat at the front of the boat like we did.
      Written 18 February 2024
    • MargotQ_12
      0 contributions
      Lovely time on the water
      We have a beautiful day and the water was flat. Lots of information from the crew. Big pod of dolphins joined us to show off their baby's.
      Written 18 February 2024
    • grumpy0ldman2
      0 contributions
      "Sea the Fleurieu" - Awesome. Thoroughly recommemded.
      Just went on the Sea the Fleurieu trip. Absolutely amazing. as a local, I've wanted to see this coastline from the sea for decades. This was the ideal opportunity. The team was very profession, courteous and friendly. Thoroughy recommended. Thank you.
      Written 17 February 2024
    • Karen M
      0 contributions
      Lovely experience
      What a lovely day. Well organised and Jess (captain) and Jessica were knowledgeable and kept us all safe. Highly recommend to anyone. Bring your camera!
      Written 16 February 2024
    • T624WLconnorb
      0 contributions
      Good fun!
      We had our Victor Harbor cruise cancelled due to weather (completely understandable) and so were told we could do this one from Wirrina. The road from Victor to Wirrina was not good so do not think you can just duck across from one to the other. That said once we were there and away - this cruise was a heap of fun. Lots of really interesting tales of history, geology and zoology, some great wildlife and then a thrilling high speed ride home
      Written 28 January 2024
    • Brooke D
      0 contributions
      Great Tour - don’t miss it
      This is a great tour. Good value for money and our family loved it. We were lucky to see a seal, dolphins and the ride out there was quite the thrill as there was a decent swell. Highly recommend for young families as 45mins is the perfect amount of time.
      Written 21 January 2024
    • 136heathern
      0 contributions
      Escape to the ocean side
      The tour was absolutely amazing! The boat was incredibly comfortable with a friendly and knowledgeable crew. We saw amazing coastline with cliffs, beach inlets with crystal clear water and caves along with observing seals in their natural habitat and a very friendly dolphin that swam up to the boat. I would highly recommend this trip if you were visiting the area.
      Written 21 January 2024
    • lindamP3847NB
      0 contributions
      A brilliant memory
      A great trip with comfort well catered for with pull over wet suit type garments for warmth. An exhilarating experience I would do again.
      Written 21 January 2024
    • Maria B
      0 contributions
      Boating fun day out -round trip from Victor Harbor
      This boat tour is exceptional value for money and a great time out in the bay. Kind friendly hosts and comfy boat ride. The boat is fast and bounces on the waves. It’s more fun than thrilling but just enough splash and crash to give your tummy a sense of rush! Overhead cover from sun or rain is great. No water splashed on us at all in front rows. Has seat belts and space to store a backpack under your feet if you need. Wear clothing to shield from winds such as beanie and long sleeves even on a warm day in low 20s. They offer poncho if you find yourself too cold. Toilet at waiting area and car parking no problems. We saw various seals, birds and a friendly dolphin met us at the last minute close to shore on return. Leaving point is around 45mins from Victor Harbor and is a sweet drive to get there. Recommend places to eat at nearby Normanville such as a few different cafes or extensive bakery there. Value for money for sure!!
      Written 17 January 2024
    • michaelaj902
      0 contributions
      Ocean touring
      It was the most amazing experience seeing the pods of dolphins playing out in the wild and coming right up to the boat! Jess and Kirk were the best tour guides! Loved it
      Written 16 January 2024
    • T2196DLmichellec
      0 contributions
      Fun on the Duck
      We had a fabulous time on the boat, definately recommend this experience. We had a wide age range in our group - (20 - 60 years old) and there were others with younger children. A great set of guides (Kirk and Grace). Safety with pleasure was their goal and they smashed it. Love the wet suit poncho's and they did a great job.
      Written 9 January 2024
    • LozDog243
      0 contributions
      Rained right until the end!
      Awesome experience to go out on the boat with the duo from The Big Duck Boat Tours! Despite the pouring rain, we sat right at the front! Caught sight of some beautiful seal pups and a Sea Lion. Absolutely fantastic landscape! Would highly recommend if you're in Adelaide :)
      Written 8 January 2024
    • Brendan H
      0 contributions
      Good experience for kids
      Expensive but a great experience for the kids. The seals weren’t doing much exciting but saw a lot of dolphins up close as they swam around the boat.
      Written 2 January 2024
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    ChrisB
    Adelaide, Australia11 contributions
    Feb 2022 • Couples
    We went on the Southern Ocean Adventure Tour and had an amazing time. Viewing an amazing coastline and getting to see dolphins, sea lions and seals.
    Then we saw the new Sea the Fleurieu Tour and managed to get tickets on the first cruise. Again amazing scenery, such a dramatic coastline full of hidden gems. The captain and crew were very friendly and so much knowledge and information of the area. Plenty of marine life to see and a couple of of very special moments, getting up close to a pod of dolphins having a feeding frenzy on a ball of baitfish and then a Leatherback Turtle was very special.
    Would recommend both of these tours but highly recommend the Sea the Fleurieu Tour (just take a warm jacket, gets quite chilly with the sea breeze).
    Written 25 February 2022
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    Thanks so much for a great review, we are thrilled you got to see so much wildlife especially the Leatherback turtle! We appreciate the recommendation!
    Written 6 April 2022
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    906chas1953
    Adelaide, Australia29 contributions
    Mar 2023
    The staff were professional, informative and personable. Despite some rough sea, wind and spots of rain we had a terrific trip into the Ocean seeing seals, lots of birds and 2 different types of dolphins who put on a bit of a show. It was a very pleasurable experience and seeing the cliffs and islands from the ocean was another most worthwhile thing to do. The spray jackets were much appreciated. Highly recommended.
    Written 7 March 2023
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    Thanks so much for your review of our Vicotr Harbor Ocean tours
    Written 7 March 2023
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    kmprasanak
    Bengaluru, India159 contributions
    Nov 2022 • Family
    It was a raining, windy day that we took the boat ride. Be prepared for a wet and rough ride. It is an adventurous ride which you will thoroughly enjoy. We had to walk to the boat on a jetty during rain. If weather forecast says rain please carry an umbrella. Please make sure of a vehicle to return to Adelaide as you will not get Uber to get back home. Local taxis charge double fare. There is a good sea side island restaurant. The pilot and guide during the boat ride are very courteous and friendly. Overall a good experience. We could see dolphins, sea lions and birds.
    Written 26 November 2022
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    Thanks so much for your review! Transport options to the South Coast are limited from Adelaide, we can reccomend several great day tour options that include our Big Duck Tours (Adelaide Sightseeing Tour or/ Ambler Touring) - combining travel to/from the CBD with a day tour & the Big Duck.
    Written 28 November 2022
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    glenlee84
    New South Wales, Australia27 contributions
    June 2023
    The weather was great and we boarded the boat from Victor Harbour wearing waterproof ponchos as the crew explained the safety procedures. The boat was very sturdy and safe.

    We travelled a fair distance and there were ample stops to provide opportunities to take photos of various nature in the water and on land while the crew gave an excellent commentary.

    The tour was fabulous and the staff were friendly and very knowledgeable.

    I would highly recommend taking a Big Duck Boat Tour.
    Written 30 June 2023
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    Thank you so much for your review of our tour. We are so pleased to hear you had a great time with our team and the local scenery and wildlife.!
    Written 1 July 2023
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    Bruce S
    2 contributions
    Aug 2023
    This is the second time my wife son & I have been done this tour. Because of our positive experience last time we didn't hesitate to take our Japanese exchange Student plus two more family members on this tour. Once again two thumbs up :-) They thoroughly enjoyed it and so did we. Although not guaranteed spotting of wild Dolphins, the crew do their upmost to make it happen. We had the thrill of having one of the Pods come up and swim around the boat. The Dolphins are only one part of the whole tour. Do yourself a big favour and go on one of Big Duck Tours
    Written 19 August 2023
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    Thanks so musch for your patronage & great review !
    Written 12 September 2023
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    Daniel
    1 contribution
    July 2020
    Thoroughly enjoyed the tour with Big Duck - we saw dolphins within 4 minutes of departure. We were also lucky enough to see 2x Southern Right Whales and found the insightful commentary on their behaviour in the area informative. Finished the tour with a swing past Seal Rock and rode some big waves back to Granite Island. Staff were friendly and made the trip all the more enjoyable, definitely get out and do this during whale season. And take your binoculars!
    Written 26 July 2020
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    So great you saw so much wildlife on your tour! Thanks for your review and recommendation....
    Written 4 August 2020
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    Liisa and Dave B
    Adelaide, Australia2,505 contributions
    Excellent experience! This was much better than expected. We sat right at the front which was the best spot to feel the speed & bumps. Very informative commentary. We saw seals, sea lions, dolphins, octopus & white eagle 🦅
    Highly recommend! Would do it again
    Written 24 May 2022
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    What a spectacular display of wildlife for you! It really is a privilege to see both the Australian Sea Lion and White Bellied Sea Eagle in one day! Thanks for the great review!
    Written 30 May 2022
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    Travelling Pixie
    Adelaide, Australia415 contributions
    Jan 2020
    Family of 5 we went on this tour and was lucky to sit at the front. The tour was good we saw a couple of seals and a few sea lions plus plenty of birds. Of course we weren't there in whale season so no hope there. We were lucky to see a pod of dolphins which really made the tour if we hadn't and just seen a couple of seals I would have been very disappointed for the cost (although this is nature and you can't control it).
    I felt the crew were more interested in following a schedule then actually exploring the area per sighting, just going to the same spots each time and ensuring you were back on the dot but we were lucky and made it a very enjoyable experience.
    Written 12 January 2020
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    Hi Em-Lee-Ade Thanks for your review Glad to hear you got to see seals and dolphins on your tour, as for your review in regards to our crew I will pass on your comments and see if improvements can be made. Cheers
    Written 24 January 2020
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    Connie O
    4 contributions
    July 2023 • Friends
    Absolutely amazing. Well worth the money. We have been on many trips to see wildlife and this was up there with the very best. The staff were knowledgeable and courteous. I will definitely be going again.
    Make sure you give plenty of time to get there and find parking, it can be difficult to find a park close by.
    Written 5 August 2023
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    Thanks so much for your great review! Definitely arrive early to find a park, Victor Harbor is a very busy tourist town & parking can be crowded.
    Written 6 August 2023
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    Alison W
    5 contributions
    Sept 2023 • Solo
    An amazing afternoon out. The boat has seats undercover from the middle to back of the boat. Also a small number of seats at the front with seatbelts if you’re after more of a thrill going over the waves. We saw many seals and dolphins on the trip - whales were not expected at this time of year. The guides shared interesting information about the landmarks and marine life. It was a rough afternoon with 2-3 meter swells so the trip was like a roller coaster ride. Heaps of fun provided you don’t get sea sick easily. Makes for a lovely day out, especially when paired with other tourist attractions at victor harbour.
    Can highly recommend and would go again. Thanks to the operators.
    Written 18 September 2023
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    Thank you for a great review, We are so glad you enjoyed your time with u out on the Southern Ocean!
    Written 19 September 2023
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