Adventure Kayaking SA
Adventure Kayaking SA
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Stand Up PaddleboardingKayaking & Canoeing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Adventure Kayaking SA is ensuring adventure is alive in Adelaide, South Australia. Kayaking and Standup Paddle boarding are fun, safe and with us suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. Our paddling tours, hire or lessons are designed for all to enjoy... whether your first time or if you are a seasoned paddler. If you are visiting Adelaide our tours offer experiences even "locals" don't know exists; if you are from Adelaide enjoy a spectacular short holiday without leaving home! Paddling at the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard and seeing the Port River Dolphins has been voted one of the TOP FOUR MUST DO ACTIVITIES IN ADELAIDE. Exploring the sea caves and viewing the friendly seals at RAPID BAY by SEA KAYAK is a day of high adventure. We also provide fun social and team building sessions for business and social groups and and great educational programs for school groups. Our paddling experiences suit all ages. All you need is good general health and a sense of adventure. By kayak or SUP you can encounter sensitive wildlife without causing any damage or lasting disturbance. You won't even leave your footprints! We use one, two and three person sea kayaks and SUP boards specifically chosen so that your experience is one of enjoying the places you explore and the company of the people you are with. All our adventures are lead by friendly guides who are fully accredited, carry first-aid kits and are trained in emergency response. If you are adventurous, a family who plays together, friendship, business, social or school group we guarantee that our kayaking and SUP experiences will be enjoyed by all. Don't just take our word for about it , we're very biased! Explore the other features of our website for further information and images of people like you having the best fun ever! Come join us soon.
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Brad B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Blessed with an unusually warm and sunny winters day we received a warm welcome from the team at Adventure Kayaking SA and after a thorough yet efficient run down on the equipment we were off paddling! Touring the ship graveyard and taking in an entertaining history lesson was fascinating. after which we had a leisurely paddle to the mangroves and creeks that make up the dolphin sanctuary of which many of it's residents where happy to interact with us and put on a show.
I have paddled many places in my life from ocean to the Murray River and in-between, this is a unique and magical experience that is second to none. My partner very spoilt on her first kayaking experience, we both very much look forward to joining you at Rapid Bay one day soon!
Thank you for creating wonderful memories :)
Written 13 August 2020
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Thanks Brad B for your comments. I really enjoyed paddling with you and your partner too!!
Written 28 August 2020
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fionaduniam
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
Staff at AK were amazing! Helpful, informative and professional and also paid attention to health and safety in the light of the corona virus. The day made the troubles seem like a million miles away. And they were amazing with my five year old whom had never kayaked before. She’s hooked too!
Thanks also to the dolphin who made an appearance with her calf, the blue swimmer crabs and countless fish - MAGICAL!
Written 25 March 2020
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Thanks fionaduniam for your comments really appreciated in these difficult times for tourism. We all do need some great activities that are safe, good for body, mind and spirit to get us through!
Written 26 March 2020
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paulrobinson2
Launceston, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
The service from Adventure Kayaking was professional all the way with instructions and tips before we commenced that were simple to understand, from an experienced guide (who wore a smile throughout). The one page sheet on rules and map whilst paddling around the dolphins was easy to read. And dolphins we saw! Well recommended
Written 28 February 2021
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neilw007
Craigavon, UK12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
We booked this tour based on previous reviews.
We turned up 30 min prior as instructed and @10am still no one had arrived. We eventually got speaking to someone on the telephone who told us the tour had been cancelled. No cancellation email or any kind of communication to say the tour was not going ahead. We asked to be booked back on and were told nothing available for 2 weeks. They told us it was cancelled because of weather conditions? Every other kayak tour in the area was going ahead?? There did not seem to be anyone else around waiting like us so I can only assume they were low in numbers that day and decided not to turn up for 2 customers.
As I said, we booked this tour based on previous reviews which were good but we were left extremely disappointed after a 40 minute drive. If you value your time I would suggest booking with another company.
Written 17 January 2023
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shazzie10aust
Adelaide, Australia59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
All the kayaks were laid out ready to go, with plenty of staff to assist (so no waiting around). We had been on the group tour a few years back, so just hired a two person kayak for the 3 hours. A lovely person went through everything with us letting us know the best direction to take and what to see. It helped that the weather was perfect. We saw 4 dolphins. Kayak and equipment was of good quality. We will be back again .
Written 3 January 2021
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Thanks shazzie10aust for coming kayaking with us again and your extensive review of the way we do things...it is our aim to give great service to every customer !
Written 11 January 2021
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BarryCrossley
Greater Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Right from the start our guide Elise was fantastic. Elise was well organised, gave clear and concise instructions, was super friendly and was very knowledgeable about the area. Equipment was well maintained and clean. Would highly recommend Adventure Kayaking SA for kayaking.
Written 8 November 2020
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Hi BarryCrossley and thanks for your review of what we love to provide! Paddling in the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary is truely a great local experience!
Written 9 December 2020
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teecee2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
Our family had a great morning kayaking in the beautiful dolphin sanctuary. We loved the trip into the mangroves (seeing them from a different perspective was different and very interesting). We were novice kayakers aged from 73 down to 10 years old and a bit nervous but our guide Ian soon put our minds at rest. He was very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and patient with us and even though we didn't see any dolphins while on our kayaks we saw 6 or more a bit later that were very close to the ramp. We highly recommend Adventure Kayaking SA.
Written 10 January 2021
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Thanks for your comments teecee2021 and so glad you had a great time of it!
Written 11 January 2021
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Ben S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Solo
I had a fantastic session yesterday with Elise and Dave! I've been kayaking for just over a year now but wanted some technical pointers to mitigate wrist and elbow injuries.

They both have some advice on better techniques and now I'm feeling much more confident on the water and able to generate a lot more power and speed than I had been able previously.

Now looking forward to doing the sea kayaking course and getting ready for some longer expeditions.
Written 23 December 2020
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Thanks LooseSox for your comments. loom us up again when you want to get into some more kayaking.
Written 28 December 2020
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Nicola V
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
Phil and team were very welcoming, and took time to explain how to kayak, which was great for first timers. The guided tour we did had 8 people in it, which was perfect size for everyone to stay together and hear Phils stories of his adventures and the dolphin sanctuary. Definitely would recommend this trip for anyone! We had a great time - remember treat your home town like a tourist, and you will amazed what you see!
Written 2 January 2021
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Thanks Nicola V for your extensive review we really appreciate getting this type of feedback!
Written 11 January 2021
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Greg B
Adelaide, Australia10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Kayaking the Port River and on Adelaide's doorstep.
Very informative and enjoyable.
The guides were superb, helpful with kayaking technique, knowledgeable of the local environment, the equipment good.
Totally recommend it.
Written 16 January 2020
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Thanks Greg B for your review. Glad you had such fun and enjoyment!
Written 17 January 2020
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