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The Big Duck Boat Tours

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Granite Island Causeway, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
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The Big Duck Boat Tours is South Australia's ocean adventure tour. See wildlife such as seals, sea lions, dolphins, sea birds and whales up close within minutes of leaving the dock. Our specially designed, purpose build rigid inflatable boat provides a fast, fun, safe ride so you can relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Experience the Southern Ocean and learn about our history, geography and wildlife through an informative commentary provided by a friendly, knowledgeable local guide.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Granite Island Causeway, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
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"duck"
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"saw seals"
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"seal island"
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"sea lions"
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"pod of dolphins"
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"sightseeing tour"
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"fur seals"
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"minute tour"
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"perfect weather"
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"bird life"
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"whale season"
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"seal rock"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the seal island tour and had a great time, the crew were excellent, very friendly and helpful and really wanted to make sure the passengers had a good time. The tour leaves from a the pier along the causeway and they ask you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been on lots of dolphin watching tours but this was the most fun by far! It was great checking out the seals, sea lions, birdlife and cliffs. The dolphins were a bit harder to find but the guys did find them and as...More

Thank Amy R
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Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The for the time to review our product. We appreciate it.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

As the tour does not advertise their times of travel, we anticipated that apart from weather conditions, it ran every day. Since our first day was booked for most of the day, I tried to book in for the following day (Thursday). I was very...More

Thank Sue J
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Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sue, thank you for your feedback, we have reviewed all our booking methods (Website, Visitor Information Centres, Signage and all of our brochures) we can confirm our days of operation and departure times are advertised. If you use the "book now" button on TripAdvisor...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Part way along the Causeway leading to Granite Island is the mooring pier of The Blue Duck Boat Tours. It seemed a little hectic at first as some last minute guests did not have tickets and their fare needed to be verified. We were told...More

Thank Caroline K
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Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you for the feedback on the trip, we have raised the boarding procedure with staff to ensure the process is as seamless as possible. Thank you for your kind words about the animals sighted on the cruise.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

It was a milestone birthday and I really wanted to spend the day at Victor Harbour and see the Waitpinga Cliffs from the sea. We'd been on the Big Duck Boat Tour before but as there were so many whales in the bay we didn't...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Although the ride was a bit rough on the sea, the whole trip was fantastic. The tour guides were very informative, we were lucky to see both seals and dolphins. Very clean and well looked after boat.

Thank Wendy R
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. We took the 90 minutes trip which was well worth the cost. The skipper has good knowledge of the area and the sea life and provides a very interesting commentary. We saw numerous seals quite close to the boat, sea...More

Thank yhi904
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Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Fantastic to hear you had a great time, the wildlife tour is packed with diverse display of marine life!

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

A really awesome experience, from the seals on seal island, the beautiful aqua coloured water of Victor Harbour to the tens of dolphins we saw on this high speed boat tour it was a very worthwhile 40 minutes!

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Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Perfect! a great cruise by the sounds of it

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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Our family took a late afternoon trip out on the fast RIB boat to seal island. After a few minutes the skipper pointed out the Sea Lions lying on rocks. Next across the bay where we encountered a pod of dolphins. They were so close....More

Thank Nigtay62
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Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you for the great review of our tour - sound like plenty of animals were out to play.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

I took grandsons age 12 and 9 who said it was 'awesome' and 'the best Xmas present ever.' The sea was rough but added to the excitement for them (and me!). We saw seals, dophins and birds, with a commentary on the history of the...More

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Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

We are so gland to make your Grandsons' Christmas so special, thank you for the kind review!

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Meera210
28 March 2017|
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Response from Michael V | Property representative |
Hi Meera, Thank you for your enquiry. Stepping onto the big duck is like taking 3 fairly steep steps, with rail and crew assistance, most people find it easy. The ride is very comfortable. For a booking of 7 adults the... More
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picklesupminster
18 February 2017|
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Response from Vekim73 | Property representative |
You can be seated together if you let me know before hand via email or phone. The boat only takes 14 passengers so it is easy to organise seating.
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Dianne P
6 November 2015|
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Response from Dan I | Property representative |
Seal Island Tour runs at 1pm and Wildlife and Sightseeing Tour at 2pm. Phone number 0405125312
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