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Wild Dolphin Watch From Adelaide

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Departure Times

Departs: 8am - Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun
Returns: 12pm - Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun

Pricing Options

$78 AUD / Person - Adult (16+) (Between: 21 Sep 2024 and 30 Nov 2025)
$0 AUD / Person - Infant (Ages 0 - 2) (Between: 21 Sep 2024 and 30 Nov 2025)
$68 AUD / Person - Child (Ages 3 - 15) (Between: 21 Sep 2024 and 30 Nov 2025)

Sit back, relax and watch dolphins frolic and play in the wild on this epic Wild Dolphin Watch From Adelaide!

  • Watch dolphins playing and swimming right on the bow of the boat
  • Enjoy 360 degree views of the dolphins from the boat viewing deck
  • Listen to educational and informative Marine Biologists talks
  • See wild Indo-Pacific bottlenose and short-beaked dolphins up close
  • 4 hour tour, perfect for all ages!

Calling all dolphin lovers! This Wild Dolphin Watch tour is for you! Head out to sea and into the gulf, home to over 1200 residential Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, and 1500 migratory short-beaked dolphins! Relax on board while the crew do all the hard work for you, so you can solely focus on dolphin spotting! The dolphins will swim along the front of the boat, playing in the waves while you cruise around. Be sure to have your camera handy as this is a sight to remember!

A close up of a dolphin leaping out of the sea

Highlights

  • 4 hour tour riding alongside dolphins
  • High success rate of seeing dolphins
  • Marine Biologist Talks
  • See dolphins in their natural habitat
  • 360 degree viewing deck
  • Comfortable vessel
  • Stay dry on board
  • Incredible photo opportunities
  • Onboard toilets

Sample Itinerary

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Head To The Marina

Arrive at the Marina Pier in Glenelg 15 minutes prior to your departure time of 8am and climb aboard your vessel, Temptation. The vessel can hold up to 50 passengers but half will be swimming with the dolphins while the other half (this tour) will stay dry and dolphin watch from the boat! If you want to score a seat, be sure to arrive early as seating is limited. However, the...

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Head To The Marina

Arrive at the Marina Pier in Glenelg 15 minutes prior to your departure time of 8am and climb aboard your vessel, Temptation. The vessel can hold up to 50 passengers but half will be swimming with the dolphins while the other half (this tour) will stay dry and dolphin watch from the boat! If you want to score a seat, be sure to arrive early as seating is limited. However, there is plenty of space for comfortably and safely standing. 

A birds eye view shot of two dolphins in the ocean


Spot Dolphins

Once you've departed the marina, your crew will take you to the prime dolphin locations. So keep your eyes peeled for Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, and short-beaked common dolphins frolicking in the waves. Your onboard Marine Biologists will provide facts and information about the dolphins in their natural environment. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture these beautiful creatures as they approach the vessel - they love playing at the bow of the boat! 

The back of a blonde haired woman on a boat pointing at a dolphin in the ocean


Return to Shore 

After spotting dolphins and taking as many photos as you can for 4 hours, you'll head back to shore. Feel free to bring your own snacks to munch on for the journey home as the bar onboard will be closed during your tour. Arrive back at the marina between 11:30am and 12pm, ready to enjoy the rest of your day post-dolphin high!

A group of people on a boat looking at dolophins

More Information

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What To Bring

  • Your own food and drinks (snack food recommended)
  • Comfortable clothing (jacket during cooler months)
  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Sun protection

What's Included

  • 4 hours of dolphin watching
  • Crew
  • Marine Biologists

What's Extra

  • Video and photo package ($25)
  • Carbon offset ($2)
  • Dolphin Research Contribution ($1, $5 or $10)

Terms and Conditions

Important Information:

This tour has a high success rate of seeing dolphin...

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What To Bring

  • Your own food and drinks (snack food recommended)
  • Comfortable clothing (jacket during cooler months)
  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Sun protection

What's Included

  • 4 hours of dolphin watching
  • Crew
  • Marine Biologists

What's Extra

  • Video and photo package ($25)
  • Carbon offset ($2)
  • Dolphin Research Contribution ($1, $5 or $10)

Terms and Conditions

Important Information:

This tour has a high success rate of seeing dolphins (in fact there hasn't been a day where dolphins haven't been spotted). If dolphins are not spotted, guests are welcome to come back on another day free of charge. 

Tours operate seasonally, running between September and April. 


Terms & Conditions

All information provided at any time by Outback Tours and our affiliates is subject to these Terms & Conditions. This includes but is not limited to tour information, pricing, blog posts, travel advice, itinerary information and availability.


Your Responsibilities

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours and itineraries prior to travel as specified on your voucher or ticket. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Outback Tours/Mr Travel and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers/tickets are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and the individual tour check-in agent, before boarding, of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. Please refer to the specific tour page for full check-in instructions. Guests unable to attend their ticketed tour, transport or accommodation due to delay or lateness will not be eligible for a refund.

If you are undertaking any scuba diving activities, please read and meet the scuba diving medical requirements and information before travel.


Prices/Extra Costs

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Accountability/Misconduct

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based on feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Outback Tours/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Travel Risk/Insurance

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Guests embarking on activities such as scuba diving, jet skiing, skydiving and hiking experiences should purchase insurance appropriate for the risks involved with these activities. 


Transport

It should be noted that any transport you have booked (buses, flights and ferries) through Outback Tours is non-refundable and non-transferable. It might be possible to change flights however do note this must be done directly with the flight operator and we are unable to offer any support with this. This may incur change fees or cancellation fees, it depends on the T+Cs of the flight operators themselves. As we acted as a booking agent for you, it is possible to liaise with the airline directly should there be any unexpected events and the airline is forced to cancel your flights. If there are any changes to your flight times or days, we will get notified and send this email directly to you in a reasonable time.


Merchant Fees

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change.

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Transfers

The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies. Not all tours offer transfers, please refer to the individual product to see if this is applicable to your tour.


Itinerary tours, accommodation and transport subject to change

Any specific accommodation, tours, transport, activities or product listed in our itineraries is subject to change according to availability. Our travel agents will do their best to secure you the specific listed accommodation, however, if not possible according to availability, Outback Tours reserves the right to swap and substitute certain products for similar experiences, accommodation or transport that works with your timeframe.


Information & Advice

All information, advice or pricing provided by Outback Tours and our affiliates, or through any of our team, is subject to change. Outback Tours articles and products are provided online for general information purposes only and are intended as guides. Any advice interpreted from information on the website (including but not limited to financial, immigration, employment and tax information) is not specialist advice and does not constitute legal, tax or other professional instruction. Outback Tours does not guarantee that any information provided is up-to-date or accurate. Please obtain professional advice before actioning any advice, including but not limited to tax, immigration, employment, travel restrictions and finances.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations

Client Cancellations

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 60 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers' discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to: admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Mr Travel retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Outback Tours/Mr Travel online department.


Refunds

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Outback Tours/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Thank you for booking with our Australian travel experts here at Outback Tours/Mr Travel. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Happy travels! 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum age?

All ages are welcome with infants (2 years and under) free of charge. Any children under the age of 18 are required to have a guardian with them on board. 

Are there seats on board?

We recommend arriving early if you want a seat as there are limited seats on board. 

Do you have wheelchair access?

Passengers are required to walk up and down stairs when entering and exiting the vessel, so this tour is not suitable for those in wheelchairs. 

Where can I park?

The Marina Pier has secure underground parking available. 

Are there toilets on board?

Yes, there are both male and female toilets on the vessel.

Can we touch or feed the dolphins?

No, as these dolphins are in the wild we do not recommend touching or feeding them. Reaching out will scare them away, and feeding them could lead to health issues. 

Can I bring my own food on board?

Yes, we recommend you bring your own snacks and drinks as the bar will be closed during the tour. 

Will I get seasick?

If you are prone to seasickness we recommend that you take precautionary seasickness medication, as the tour is on the open ocean.

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