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Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary

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A must do on any tourist list

There are several locations in the sanctuary, but the Garden Island area is best. There is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John L
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
If you look you will find them

There are definitely many dolphins in the Port Adelaide river but don't expect to just stroll up... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary is located only 12 km from the City of Adelaide, offering a majestic wildlife experience like no other. This busy industrial and commercial port is home to exuberant wildlife, including many rare bird species, fish, a...more
66 Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015, Australia
+61 8 8273 9100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several locations in the sanctuary, but the Garden Island area is best. There is a walkway, where you can watch the dolphins play

Thank John L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are definitely many dolphins in the Port Adelaide river but don't expect to just stroll up alonside the river and see them straight away. You will need to spend a little time around there awking them out. I suggest going kayaking from garden island...More

Thank AussieGuy75
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This place is sign posted off Victoria Road and I have passed it many times. Its kind of a hard spot to find and we just drove until we located it. There are heaps of car parks available and places to have a picnic. I...More

Thank Charmaine M
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The Port Adelaide inlet (not a river) and nearby coast is blessed to have a pod of bottle-nosed dolphins so close and accessible. A dolphin cruise is a terrific, affordable family outing to view these intelligent, endearing creatures in their natural habitat. Highly recommended !

Thank daf57
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

This is our 2nd time. My kids and I brought my best friend for her bday and we all had a blast doing SUP. A family of dolphins swam around and underneath us. It was such a wonderful experience from 10rs old to 36 yrs...More

1  Thank sarahkQ7075ZF
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Who knew there were so many dolphins in the Port River? There is a fabulous walking/cycling path at Port Adelaide called The Loop and we regularly saw dolphins while walking along the river - especially at New Port where they swim around the boats in...More

2  Thank YoungPetrina
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This is juet a vieitor information centre and therevis no dedicted place where you can see the dolphins. It is the various points along the coast to catch a view, so really depend on luck. In fact the visitor information centre confirmed that many have...More

Thank Ben69059
AdelaideDolphinSanc, Manager at Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Hi Ben, sorry to hear that it was not what you expected. The Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary covers a large area, so we direct people to the visitor information centre, where they be provided with brochures, maps and an idea of things to do within the...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

What a beautiful part of the world and just a short drive from Adelaide city. Dolphins are year round residents here and can often been seen from the boat ramp! Walk, Kayak, Picnic, Sit and watch... so much to do!

Thank Shavojn
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Had the most amazing experience kayaking at Garden Island amongst the mangroves and historic ship wrecks. Highlight of the day was see 8 dolphins fishing with the birds. Could have sat there and watched them all day just beautiful! A must do when visiting Port...More

2  Thank Kylie D
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Seeing and hearing dolphins frolicking and playing in their sanctuary habitat is such a wonderful and unique experience and its right here in Port Adelaide - fantastic ! You see a dolphin and it immediately puts a smile on your face .... I dare you...More

1  Thank Scoops2
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