Wild Dolphin Watch Cruise - Adelaide

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Temptation Sailing, 10 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg SA 5045, Australia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Spot dolphins in Holdfast Shores on a dolphin-watching cruise from Adelaide.

Departing from the Glenelg Marina Pier on a catamaran, youll cruise out into the gulf for a 4 hour cruise hosted by our Marine Biologists. As thousands of dolphins live in the gulf, youre guaranteed to see these loveable marine mammals.

This is an amazing wildlife encounter.


  • Close encounter with friendly dolphins
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Snorkel gear included

Know More about this tour

Make your own way to the seaside resort of Glenelg on the shores of Holdfast Bay, 6 miles (10 km) from central Adelaide. An easy way to travel there is by tram, running every 15 minutes from Adelaide; the trip takes about 20 minutes (own expense).

When you arrive, board the catamaran at the Marina Pier, just in front of the Oyster Bar, and head off to see dolphins playing in the bay. The wild dolphins love swimming around the boat, so you can be sure of a close-up encounter, whether youre watching from the boat or swimming in the water.

If you choose the swim with dolphins upgrade, you can spend up to an hour in the water with different pods of dolphins, witnessing their grace underwater and hearing their playful whistles. Holdfast Bay is home to thousands of dolphins, and you have a 100% success rate of spotting them.


Dolphin sightseeing cruise

Live commentary on board


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks

Swimming with dolphins

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Traveler Reviews

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  • 25-Nov-2022

    I liked that the crew were friendly and informative and found us Dolphin pods to watch. It was a great experience Thank you

  • 26-Sep-2022

    We had the best experience of watching Dophins in our life. Highly recommend these guys. Thanks Team

  • 20-Sep-2022

    It was an amazing experience. So cool to see the dolphins in their natural habitat and to see how interactive they are. Will and Zach were really good. Very helpful and informative. They know so much about marine life. It was very interesting for us and for the kids (6 and 8 years old). I felt a little sick during the ride and Will and Zach were checking up on me to make sure I was ok. Would highly recommend this to anyone

  • 19-Jul-2022

    Informative and friendly staff, plenty of dolphins to see. Staff continually updated us as to what we were going/where we were going, information about the dolphins local to the SA coast, information about the pods and the activity on the day. One of the best tours I have ever done! My grand-daughters-10,12 &14 loved it!

  • 29-Apr-2022

    Loved every minute - got up close to the dolphins and crew were so knowledgeable. Definitely be back.

  • 24-Apr-2022

    Cruise left on time and the staff was amazing and they explain everything and answer any questions you have. They try their best to give you the most memorable experience.A+++

  • 16-Apr-2022

    We swam with the dolphins and it was such an incredible experience! The boys seek out the dolphin pods with binoculars and the boat goes where the dolphins are rather than following the same route each time. The encounters we had were incredible! Cannot recommended Temptation Sailing highly enough! If you’re considering it, DO IT!!

  • 14-Apr-2022

    Excellent and fun morning out and saw our first pod of dolphins within 10 mins of leaving the marina. Motored further out and saw huge pod of about 30 dolphins that stayed around for ages. Crew were knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. Catamaran was spacious and ability to move about was not an issue. Weather played ball as it was a calm and sunny autumn day. Totally recommend this to anyone coming to Adelaide.

  • 13-Apr-2022

    Brilliant morning out. Great to see Dolphins in their natural habitat. Worth evey cent. Highly recommended. Great experience.

  • 12-Apr-2022

    It was an awesome morning cruise to watch wild dolphins up close. The Crew were friendly and knowledgeable and found dolphin pods on a less than perfect grey day. It is an experience not to be missed.

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