Adelaide Dolphin Watching Cruise

Self drive
Fitness level low
Intensity level low
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4.97 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

See wild dolphins
3.5 hour sightseeing cruise
Spot marine life and sea birds
Enjoy 360 degree views from the boat
Information provided by Marine biologists onboard
Dolphin watching cruise only - swimming not included

What you can expect

Head out on the waters of Adelaide for a once in a lifetime encounter on this 3.5 hour cruise where you don't go to the dolphins, the dolphins come to you! This 3.5 hour cruise will get you up close to these incredibly intelligent animals as they play in the waters surrounding the boat. On board a 58ft sailing catamaran launching from Holdfast Shores Marina, you'll head into the water to witness these creatures in their natural environment. In addition to the dolphins, this cruise will also let you see a selection of other marine life including sea birds and fish that live in the are. This cruise does not operate between the months of April and August however it operates daily from November to April and every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday during September and October with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Cruises depart from 8am at the Glenelg Marina to return around 12.15pm and the operator provides guests with a no dolphin sighting full refund policy. Don't forget to bring your camera - this will be an experience you'll want to relive forever! Tick an essential item off your bucket list - book an Adelaide dolphin cruise online today.


What you need to know

  • 3.5 Hour Dolphin Watching Cruise during peak season (December, January & February)
  • Hotel transfers
  • Public transport from Adelaide. Take the City to Glenelg Tram (approx 20 minutes)
  • Swim with dolphins (if you want to swim with the dolphins, please Click [here](
  • Watch wild dolphins frolic around the vessel
  • Experience a great 3.5 hour cruise departing just 15 minutes from Adelaide CBD
  • Spot marine life and sea birds
  • Cruises depart at 8am
  • Off peak rate dates - 22nd September - 30th November | 1st March - End of April
  • Peak rate dates - 1st December - 29th February
  • Does not operate Christmas Day and New Years Day
  • 3.5 hours
  • Tours depart from 10 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg at 8am. Please arrive at 7.45am for check-in
  • If taking public transport, catch the City to Glenelg Tram, it takes approximately 20 minutes
What To Bring
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
Additional Information
  • If no dolphins are spotted, you will receive a full refund on your cruise
  • Prices are subject to change during peak season
  • Children must be 9 years and older to participate in the swim. No age restrictions for watching. Children 2 years and under are free of charge
  • A minimum of 6 passengers must be booked on for the tour to go ahead
  • Maximum numbers on vessel is 50 passengers
  • Maximum number of swimmers is 25 swimmers
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

4.97 reviews

Your crew were fantastic and really did the best they could

Your crew were fantastic and really did the best they could. Unfortunately, dolphins were more interested in feeding than in us so it was frustrating for all. However, the few sightings I got were pretty amazing and made me wish I could have seen more! Kudos to your staff for their professionalism throughout.

Dora Chin almost 5 years ago

Couldn’t fault the crew - Tim

Couldn’t fault the crew - Tim, Steve and Andro. All lovely fellas, friendly and very happy to answer any questions, all very knowledgeable. The weather was awesome, and we saw lots and. Lots of beautiful Dolphins. This was my 3rd dolphin cruise with Temptation and the best! Thank you to all involved.

Elspeth Paterson almost 5 years ago

It was a nice experience

It was a nice experience, but I was a little bit disappointed. I thought that I could swim with the dolphins. Be in the water with them and that they will swim next to me. But on the boat, we heard you have to hold the rope, and I was more busy with holding the rope instead of enjoying the swim. And the dolphins were really far away, but the Dolphins are wild so it's difficult to manage this.

Lynde over 7 years ago

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