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Temptation Sailing

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“dolphin swim”(23 reviews)
“wild dolphins”(15 reviews)
Temptation is a 58 foot sailing catamaran which has been doing wild dolphin swims daily since 2001, in this time we have never been out on a dolphin cruise and not seen dolphins. In fact we will give you all your money back if dolphins are not seen...more
| Marina Pier, Glenelg, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 412 811 838
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All reviews dolphin swim wild dolphins pod of dolphins their natural habitat marine biologist twilight cruise an amazing experience saw dolphins common dolphins dolphin experience fantastic morning available for purchase perfect weather fantastic trip recommend this trip bucket list best experiences of my life
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

We booked this with visions of swimming serenely in company with such delightful creatures. Don't get your hopes up too high. Yes we went swimming and there were dolphins about but the encounters were so fleeting that only 2 of the 30 swimmers saw anything...More

Date of experience: January 2012
10  Thank Richie186356
Stephen W, Manager at Temptation Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2012

Hi Richie – it would be good if you could have put the date you went out on your review so I could look back on our research and comment on the day. I can say we have not had a day this season (Sept...More

Reviewed 21 January 2012

I live so far away, so I left home at 4am which wasn't a problem, go there.... it was chaos and forms were flying all over the place. We then got given wetsuits which looked like they had been attacked by sharks they were so...More

Date of experience: January 2012
10  Thank jaschar00
Stephen W, Manager at Temptation Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2012

I notice this review was also done on the 21st Jan and was wondering if this is from the same group as the review above this one. By your review it sounds like you are very angry and have unfortunately exaggerated a lot of your...More

Reviewed 15 January 2012

My husband and I booked this trip and went out on 3/1/12. We rang the day before and confirmed that the trip was on. We arrived at the boat at the set time of 7.30 and we left straight away. The staff on the boat...More

Date of experience: January 2012
1  Thank vhah007
Reviewed 15 January 2012

Early start of 7.30 am.. but well worth it as the weather was great and the sea was calm - perfect for a day out in the ocean. We sailed out of the Marina on the Catamaran, and after about 5 mins found our first...More

Date of experience: January 2012
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

We spottet three groups of dolphins and swim with all of them ... it was an amazing experience

Date of experience: January 2012
1  Thank Dirk_LFfm
Reviewed 5 January 2012

Worth the 7.30 am start time. I am not an early riser! Different than I thought. Get on Catamaren, fill in forms, put on wetsuit (hard and some quite old, with flappy bits and saggy bottoms) Not much room to store bags etc, so keep...More

Date of experience: January 2012
3  Thank cjhpink
Reviewed 31 December 2011

This was one of the worst idea I have had. I chose to swim with wild dolphins because it was listed as one of the top 10 things to do in Australia by a few websites. I have seen dolphins from the boat before, and...More

Date of experience: December 2011
10  Thank lprisr
Stephen W, Manager at Temptation Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2012

I can see by your photos that the day you went out was a very grey day - this is very rare in December (our summer season) but unfortuntately we cant control the weather and these days can occur. Grey days means not a lot...More

Reviewed 14 December 2011

We were up close to the dolphins and they have been swimming around us. By chance we also saw a sting ray. It was an amazing experience and a great trip on the beautiful Temptation.

Date of experience: December 2011
2  Thank Patric E
Reviewed 13 September 2011

We took the kids out for the dolphin swim and then the evening sunset cruise at it was amazing. The kids were up the front of the boat and dozens of dolphins were darting only a metre or two away.... simply unforgetable. My wife and...More

Date of experience: March 2011
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21 December 2018|
Response from Temptation S | Property representative |
Yes we do have our twilight cruises - we are booked now until after Christmas Day but then every night is available - if you go to our website which is dolphinboat. com . au and through the book now section you will be able... More
Mary L
15 May 2018|
Response from Temptation S | Property representative |
Hi Mary, thank you for your enquiry. Please note the marina itself is not "wheelchair friendly" passengers will need to walk either up stairs or down stairs (approx. 12 stairs) and then a ramp to get to the boat (and... More
23 September 2017|
Response from Temptation S | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It really depends on the cruise you are inquiring about, the sails do not get put up on every cruise and is at the discretion of the captain. The main sail does not typically go up, however... More