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Your dolphin sanctuary and ship graveyard kayak adventure starts at the Garden Island boat ramp. Meet your guide there, and receive a brief safety lesson and introduction to kayaking. The tour welcomes both experts and beginners.

Take a roughly 30-minute kayak journey to a dolphin sanctuary and the Ships Graveyard Heritage Trail. Explore one of Adelaide’s beautiful “secret” spots, with mangrove-lined creeks that are home to Port River dolphins.

Kayak past more than 20 scuttled ships and close to resident dolphins, who sometimes rise to the surface to “play.”

Kayak at an easy pace, with plenty of time to snap photos and listen to your guide tell stories.

Make your way back to the boat ramp and drop off your kayak.
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Skip sightseeing for an outdoor experience on the water with this kayaking adventure. After a brief kayaking lesson set out for a dolphin sanctuary and ship graveyard on the Port River. Travel with a small group through mangrove-lined waterways and get a chance to kayak alongside dolphins. You’ll also see scuttled ships and learn about local wildlife from your guide.
  • Value: tour includes kayak, vest, paddle, paddling jacket, and a waterproof container for valuables
  • Travel with a guide: don’t get lost while kayaking through one of Adelaide’s most beautiful “secret” spots
  • Kayak alongside dolphins and past the wrecks of scuttled ships
  • A great way to get exercise outdoors while on vacation
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile
Favourite Australian experience so far!

Words can’t describe our delight at how close we got to these dolphins on numerous occasions. Given that it was winter we were a bit anxious about the weather but got a glorious day and also the nice surprise that the water is actually heated...More

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Phillip D, Owner at Adventure Kayaking SA, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

I am so glad you had such fun and amazement on our kayaking adventure. Thanks Jessica K for such an extensive and positive review. You obviously enjoy exploring nature just as much as we do!!

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile
A must do!

What a fantastic day! A group of 4 of us went and from start to finish the day was great. We participated in a guided tour and were in 2 person kayaks. The organisers were so informant and very helpful. The tour itself was fantastic....More

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Phillip D, Owner at Adventure Kayaking SA, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thanks Keri R for your extensive review. Your comments have really made my day. It is always pleasing to know we provide experiences that make our customers feel so good!

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Peaceful paddle but sadly no dolphins

Perfect day with glorious sunshine, no wind, pretty and tranquil surroundings and interesting information from our guide. Sadly no dolphins on this trip but am told this is rare so just our bad luck. Would love to have seen dolphins. Very enjoyable paddle with the...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile
Peaceful yet challenging

It was such perfect weather on the day we went. Kayaking can be a cruise or a challenge. Slowly moving through the mangrove creeks was an awesome experience. The instructors were nice, understanding and didn't want to hold you back from getting on the water....More

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Phillip D, Owner at Adventure Kayaking SA, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thanks Alex G for your review. You'll have to join us again for we surely would not miss out on seeing dolphins next time!

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile
3 hour adventure

A very good activity to do for most people to do. Easy to do an a safety guide given beforehand. A great time was had by all participants with interesting talks along the way from the guides.

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Phillip D, Owner at Adventure Kayaking SA, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thanks Mark F for taking the time to send us a review of how we went in sharing a great kayaking adventure with you and your friends.

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