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Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari

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Christmas St, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
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Kangaroo Island 75-Minute Ocean Safari
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Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari - Snorkeling Safari
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Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari departs daily from the Christmas Cove Marina in Penneshaw 'Kangaroo Island's gateway'. Christmas Cove is one of Australia's Geological Monuments cut out by glacial movement 240 million years ago and it offers the perfect access to board the 7.5 metre vessel a Gemini Waverider that carries up to 12 passengers. In 1802 Matthew Flinders discovered Kangaroo Island on his world expedition. See the landing places where he and his crew arrived and where French explorer Nicolas Baudin came ashore and inscribed his details into Frenchman's rock in Hog bay. Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari takes you on a awesome 75 minute coastal and wildlife tour around the coastline of Kangaroo Island visiting places like Dolphin Cove, Cuttlefish Bay, Kangaroo Head and Snapper Point. Encounter pods of Bottle Nose and Common Dolphins that can been seen up close and enjoy them in their natural environment swimming up along side the boat, with numbers sometimes in the dozens and often with their baby calves. Colonies of New Zealand Fur Seals and Australian Sea Lions inhabit the coast that surrounds Kangaroo Island and these seals gather along the rocks enjoying the warm sun, resting after fishing for days on end and show off their agile swimming ability right before your eyes. Witness Southern Right Whales (seasonal) as they pass through these waters on their annual migration to the Great Australian Bight, look in awe at these giant majestic creatures often with their new calves who have swam so far from the Great Southern Ocean to give birth in these warmer safer waters of Kangaroo Island. There are many varieties of sea birds on the Safari including the unforgettable encounters with the mighty Osprey or sometimes known as the Sea Hawk. Opportunities arise on this wildlife Safari to marvel at the Osprey diving into the ocean to grasp fish with their powerful talons. Cormorants and Gulls are abundant along the coast. Put Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari on your 'must do' list - this is a Safari not to be missed on your visit to Kangaroo Island.
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“pod of dolphins” (27 reviews)
“saw dolphins” (15 reviews)
“great trip” (15 reviews)
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Christmas St, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
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"pod of dolphins"
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"saw dolphins"
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"great trip"
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"sea birds"
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"kangaroo island"
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"boat ride"
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"great guide"
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"on the rocks"
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"amazing experience"
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"bird life"
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"recommend this trip"
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"great fun"
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"nz fur seals"
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"a lot of fun"
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"knew his stuff"
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"interesting stories"
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"an abundance"
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Thank you so much for an amazing afternoon! My daughter (2yrs old) absolutely loved it Very friendly and very professional, highly recommended for anyone visiting KI!

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

I went on the Safari to swim/snorkel with or near dolphins and seals. Our guide, Elijah, was very good in all respects : friendly, helpful and informative, and also controlling all of the Safari with unobtrusive authority, amazing really when you consider the number of...More

Thank Peter M
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KIOcean, General Manager at Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Hi Peter, We are glad you had a great time! Sounds like you had an amazing underwater experience! Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

On an overcast Monday morning we went down to Christmas Cove hoping the sea had settled overnight. We were the only couple who booked but were warmly welcomed by our "Captain" who displayed no reluctance to take only two people out. Despite cloudy skies and...More

Thank Frank V
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KIOcean, General Manager at Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Hi Frank, Glad you had a great time on tour with Illija. The Dudley Peninsula is a must do when visiting the island! Appreciate the review!

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Loved our trip today at 3pm Brad was a Great Tour Guide and we were fascinated about the dolphins and the seals we could see. We even saw a sea eagle :)) Can highly recommend that great experience. We did a 75 min tour. :)

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KIOcean, General Manager at Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Hi Lisa, So glad you had a great time. The wildlife can be be amazing and the coastline is stunning! Appreciate you taking the time to write a review

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Frances M
11 December 2017|
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Response from KIOcean | Property representative |
Just give us a call on 0419772175 and we will see when we can get you on. What day did you want to go out?
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4 December 2017|
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Response from Gary L | Reviewed this property |
We did the last one in the afternoon but we had 3 weeks on the island
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