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Dolphin Explorer Cruises

130 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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All reviews dolphin explorer value for money port river relaxing cruise informative commentary two hours great value per adult spend an afternoon running commentary couple of hours lunch cruise industrial area top deck open sea staff were friendly the main attraction
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We saw dolphins several times. The cruise is very reasonably priced ($10). The cruise passes thru an industrial port of ugly & rusty old buildings. The commentary was very informative and enthusiastically tried to make the sights interesting like the crumbling pier of the former...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank maranne0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour represents good value for minimal cost. Lunch/snacks are available, but you can choose to just do the cruise for a very reasonable $10 per adult. Whilst the scenery is not spectacular by any means, there is an informative commentary, with many points of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Npootz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dolphin Explorer Cruises run excursions along the Port "River" coastal inlet. I have done the tour a number of times and have always seen many bottle-nosed dolphins. Dolphins so close to a city is unique ! Light meals and refreshments are available on board. Some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank daf57
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

We went with Dolphin Explorer in the thought that they actually try to find dolphins that we could see. Unfortunately it seemed that it’s more like a lunch cruise ship where people have lunch with the family. The boat goes for 1 hour to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nicolaih62
The_Dolphin_Explorer, Manager at Dolphin Explorer Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. In the river we have approximately 40 local dolphins that call the Port River home. Ali, the one that you were able to see is approximately 3 years of age and amazingly she loves to...More

Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Great day out, around two hours, several music "sessions" on board so lots to here. Reasonable prices for drinks and meals. Didn't see many dolphins on this trip but have been before and seen many.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kevine555
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

If you have never been on cruise, this is a good one to try our before you try any big expensive ones. Food is OK plus you do get to see a few dolphins.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kyngstar
Reviewed 29 October 2018

I have been on this boat about three times now. It has three levels and you are free to move around as you will. Firstly let me say the crew were really kind to my invalid mother in law and there was a lift from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dancin_2005
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Had my daughters 18th party on boat,it was wonderful,the food was great,the staff were so nice and helpful,nothing was any trouble.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vicki R
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Cheap but even then no value for money. Called Dolphin Explorer but only thing you see and what is being presented are some stories about the industrial activities. Captain being fairly rude as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Jeroen R
Reviewed 5 October 2018

I really enjoyed this tour - saw lots of dolphins and there was plenty of space on the boat to move around and see the water and dolphins from different angles.

Date of experience: May 2018
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17 April 2017|
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Response from The_Dolphin_Explorer | Property representative |
Hello Apologies for the late reply. Dolphins are resident in the river all year round. There is no better time specifically to view them. They are wild so therefore no guarantee to see them, however it is rare not to... More
7 June 2015|
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Response from PSaultry | Reviewed this property |
Yes there were plenty of children of all ages onboard having a good time.