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Temptation Sailing

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Temptation is a 58 foot sailing catamaran which has been doing wild dolphin swims daily since 2001, in this time we have never been out on a dolphin cruise and not seen dolphins. In fact we will give you all your money back if dolphins are not seen...more
| Marina Pier, Glenelg, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 412 811 838
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All reviews dolphin swim wild dolphins their natural habitat twilight cruise an amazing experience marine biologist saw dolphins common dolphins fantastic morning available for purchase dolphin encounter perfect weather fantastic trip recommend this trip best experiences of my life bucket list sea life
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went on the cruise this week. Warm welcome by the very friendly and professional crew. Good equipment provided. Nice catamaran and cruise. Swimming with dolphins is not really swimming since you have to hold on to a rope at all times when being in the...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kristin L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Be one of the first in the water !!!... as once the dolphins are very close, more people are stopped from entering the water until it is deemed safe for the dolphins and then they are allowed to continue to enter. As I was at...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vanessaha2018
Reviewed 5 days ago

Awesome! Saw lots of pods of Dolphins. Staff very friendly and informative. When swimming could hear the dolphins communicating.

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nicky A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a most memorable and amazing experience. There were dolphins aplenty as we cruised through glassy waters off Glenelg, one of Adelaide's most beautiful beaches. My daughter and son loved every minute of it. The crew were fantastic with a special shout out to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Serve_me_an_Ace
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the family on the Temptation on Boxing Day and really enjoyed it. Even though it was full, there was plenty of space to sit and move about. My one ask would be that they tell you where they were going as we wanted...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank victoriacollinge
Temptation S, Owner at Temptation Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

HI Victoria Thank you for your review and 4 stars. We are pleased you enjoyed your coastal evening cruise. We don't actually know until the day what way the boat will go (North or South) as we wait to see the water/weather conditions and the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great boat trip and really enjoyed swimming with dolphins. We must admit we didn’t see as many dolphins as we had hoped to based on other reviews but this wasn’t for want of the guys on board trying. It started well but...More

Thank michibaby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just the catamaran cruise was worth it. The swim was amazing. A mother and baby swam right up to my husband and looked him in the eye from a meter away. Mother was showing off her baby. Or introducing her baby to us. Boat and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank build2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a Twilight Cruise for my daughters birthday on a cool windy December night. Was still a lovely experience. Might have to do a dolphin swim next.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ballycroft
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting from Interstate and have always dreamed of swimming with Dolphins in their natural habitat, Temptation Sailing allowed us to fulfill our dreams. Andrew, Will and Steve were amazing crew! Their knowledge on the Dolphins was incredible and their passion for them was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wanderlustchick12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff on board were knowledgeable and enthusiastic about what they do. Will was particularly keen to answer any questions that we had. While on sea, they ensured that the boat went to the best area possible for sighting the dolphins. As a customer who...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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21 December 2018|
Response from Temptation S | Property representative |
Yes we do have our twilight cruises - we are booked now until after Christmas Day but then every night is available - if you go to our website which is dolphinboat. com . au and through the book now section you will be able... More
Mary L
15 May 2018|
Response from Temptation S | Property representative |
Hi Mary, thank you for your enquiry. Please note the marina itself is not "wheelchair friendly" passengers will need to walk either up stairs or down stairs (approx. 12 stairs) and then a ramp to get to the boat (and... More
22 September 2017|
Response from Temptation S | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. It really depends on the cruise you are inquiring about, the sails do not get put up on every cruise and is at the discretion of the captain. The main sail does not typically go up, however... More