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Seal Island Boat Tour from Victor Harbor provided by The Big Duck Boat Tours

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Seal Island Boat Tour from Victor Harbor

Seal Island Boat Tour from Victor Harbor
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About
Just five minutes from Victor Harbor’s Granite Island, Seal Island (also known as Seal Rock) attracts seals, sea lions, and nesting seabirds. Get up close to the island and its inhabitants on this short tour by speedy 24-person rigid inflatable boat (RIB), which includes a peek at Wright Island and an introduction to the area’s whaling history. If you’re in luck, bottlenose dolphins may swim alongside the boat.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Look for marine life including seals, sea lions, and dolphins on an RIB cruise
  • Captain provides commentary on wildlife and Encounter Bay history
  • Boat features full sun protection, a restroom, and comfortable seats
  • Great opportunity for birdwatchers to spot Southern Ocean species
What to expect
  • Board your vessel, a 37-foot (11.3-meter) rigid inflatable boat (RIB), which is well suited to conditions in the Southern Ocean. Your spacious boat boasts full sun protection, comfortable seating for as many as 24 passengers, and on board restroom. Depart from the Granite Island Causeway hug the northern side of Granite Island, passing the Penguin Centre and Horse Tram route before rounding the breakwater to reach the open ocean. Your captain opens up the throttle and gets you to Seal Rock in about five minutes. There, you can see, Australian sea lions and New Zealand fur seals at rest and at play. You might spot common and bottlenose dolphins in the vicinity of Seal Rock. The playful dolphins sometimes swim alongside the boat. Seabirds including cormorants, petrels, and shearwaters can also be sighted in the area. Have about 10 minutes to view the marine life at Seal Rock, then set out towards Wright Island where your captain shares details about the region's history of whaling. Your tour ends with return to the Granite Island Causeway at the end of your 45-minute tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Look for marine life including seals, sea lions, and dolphins on an RIB cruise
  • Captain provides commentary on wildlife and Encounter Bay history
  • Boat features full sun protection, a restroom, and comfortable seats
  • Great opportunity for birdwatchers to spot Southern Ocean species
What to expect
  • Board your vessel, a 37-foot (11.3-meter) rigid inflatable boat (RIB), which is well suited to conditions in the Southern Ocean. Your spacious boat boasts full sun protection, comfortable seating for as many as 24 passengers, and on board restroom. Depart from the Granite Island Causeway hug the northern side of Granite Island, passing the Penguin Centre and Horse Tram route before rounding the breakwater to reach the open ocean. Your captain opens up the throttle and gets you to Seal Rock in about five minutes. There, you can see, Australian sea lions and New Zealand fur seals at rest and at play. You might spot common and bottlenose dolphins in the vicinity of Seal Rock. The playful dolphins sometimes swim alongside the boat. Seabirds including cormorants, petrels, and shearwaters can also be sighted in the area. Have about 10 minutes to view the marine life at Seal Rock, then set out towards Wright Island where your captain shares details about the region's history of whaling. Your tour ends with return to the Granite Island Causeway at the end of your 45-minute tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 41812P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
45m
Departure details
  • Encounter Bay Boat Ramp, Franklin Parade, Encounter Bay SA 5211, Australia Please take note of parking signs.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child aged 2 and under
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travellers
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Encounter Bay Boat Ramp, Franklin Parade, Encounter Bay SA 5211, Australia Please take note of parking signs.
Duration
45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child aged 2 and under
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Encounter Bay Boat Ramp
    Franklin Parade, Encounter Bay SA 5211, Australia
    Please take note of parking signs.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Granite Island
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Abbey H
Greater Adelaide, Australia5 contributions
Seal of approval 🦭
Aug 2021 • Couples
Amazing experience! Saw lots of seals and sea lions. Guides were very informative. Lots of opportunities to walk around the boat and take photos.
Will definitely recommend to friends!
Written 25 August 2021
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Thanks so much for you awesome review! Top points for the best review title, lol.....
Written 10 October 2021
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Gerald S
Sydney, Australia30 contributions
What a fantastic trip!
Feb 2021
As part of a tour around the Fleurieu Peninsula with Pure SA, my wife and I took the Big Duck Boat tour out to Seal Island. What a fantastic experience. As if Seal Island itself wasn’t enough – and seeing seals that close up would surely be enough for anyone – we also spent a good deal of time amongst two pods of dolphins in Encounter Bay and had the thrill of high speed turns in the return to the Causeway. What a way for me to spend my birthday. Wow!
Written 2 March 2021
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Happy Birthday & big thank you for your review, we really appreciate customer comments!
Written 4 March 2021
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Moffama64
Adelaide, Australia5 contributions
Brilliant!!!
We did the 90min tour today. It was fantastic. We saw dolphins, seals and a mummy whale and her calf from a distance. We will do it again.
Written 21 July 2020
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You got the trifecta! Seals Whales & Dolphins, so awesome. Thanks so much for your review....
Written 25 July 2020
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TamWalker
Adelaide, Australia8 contributions
A must do!!
Jan 2020 • Family
We loved our boat ride to seal island, our children (8 and 4) equally loved it. Were provided with waterproof jackets as you do get a tad wet from the sea spray but it made the experience even better. Must have been our lucky day as we had a pod of dolphins come up and past our boat. Had never seen dolphins in the wild before and our kids were so excited. A must do if your heading down for a day trip or a longer stay.
Written 12 January 2020
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Thank you so much for your great review - It is a great family experience!
Written 28 January 2020
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Saffella
Wagga Wagga, Australia15 contributions
Seal Bay from Victor Harbour
Nov 2019
Great value for money, and loved being able to see the seals in their natural habitat, that has not been disturbed by humans. The 45 minute trip, was long enough for you to wonder at these creatures, and the crew on board were able to answer all the questions about the fur seals and any bird life that was spotted. Not suited for people with limited mobility or in wheel chairs etc
Written 18 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your review and recommendation! Our vessel is designed for the ocean conditions we encounter off the Southern Coastline - unfortunately not suitable for passengers with limited mobility!
Written 28 January 2020
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Poppy Ajams
2 contributions
Great time
Oct 2019 • Solo
I had the most Amazing time. Just getting away and being out on the water with nature was Great! I found the driver and crewwoman so engaging and knowledgeable. Will definitely be back with friends. Thanks again.x
Written 24 October 2019
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Thanks so much for your recommendation! Our sentiment exactly "so good to be just out on the water with nature" seeing the gorgeous coastline and hopefully encountering wildlife along the way. Cheers
Written 28 January 2020
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Joanne H
1 contribution
Fun for the whole family
Oct 2019
We all had a ball. It ended too soon. We are aged 6 to 44 and all found it interesting, engaging and amazing fun. We will definitely be back for round 2.
Written 7 October 2019
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Companion506892
2 contributions
Fun outing
Aug 2019
Great fun Seal Is 45mins tour Value for money Lucky weather was great to see seals sunning themselves on rocks and playful dolphins
Written 7 August 2019
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Geoff G
Victor Harbor, Australia7 contributions
Good value
Nov 2018 • Family
Boat trip to Seal Island, Wright Island and the cliffs of Waitpinga Beach. Excellent value. Good commentary on a comfortable boat
Written 7 May 2019
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Sandy B
Adelaide, Australia72 contributions
Fantastic tour
Feb 2019 • Friends
We booked the 90 minute tour and had a ball. The driver and guide were fabulous - lots of information and a great ride over some really big swells - exhilarating to say the least! Totally recommended!
Written 19 February 2019
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LisaMDL
LisaMDL
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Woops all round!!
What a great day to have taken the Southern Ocean Adventure Tour – the skipper gave us a great time accentuating th
JMK8711
JMK8711
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Amazing experience
Absolutely loved this little adventure! It's an enjoyable 90mins with the friendliest and knowledgeable crew! The
Nerkirk
Nerkirk
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Exhilerating
An exciting, wonderful experience. Loved seeing the seals, dolphins and bird life, led by a knowledgeable guide. Am
KRIGAV
KRIGAV
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Fantastic Experiance and cruise
We where lucky enough to sight a Mother and a Calf Southern Right Whale on the trip add to this some Seal lions as
Alexandriad
Alexandriad
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Fantastic way to see life at sea
Fabulous boat trip where we saw loads of dolphins, seals and sea birds. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Overall a
JBDirtroader
JBDirtroader
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So worth it, must do, can't miss out to get close to ocean wildlife
So worth the time and money to get memories to last forever. Time went so quickly, got close to seals, sea lions, b
amymi
amymi
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Seal of approval :D
What a great day out! The 90 mins went so quickly. We got so close to dolphins and seals! The staff were very frien
Annie955
Annie955
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Great fun
My partner and I enjoyed the 90 minute boat tour. We saw sea lions, dolphins and lots of birds! Growing up in Adela
Laura W
Laura W
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Great fun, saw lots of animals
We did the 90 min southern ocean tour, and had a great time. Staff were very knowledgeable and we saw lots of anima
dlyas
dlyas
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Great way to experience Victor Harbour!
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour with Big Duck - we saw dolphins within 4 minutes of departure. We were also lucky enoug
363reneew
363reneew
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Enjoyed this!
Had a great time with my 10 year old on this tour. We did the longer trip and it was well worth it. We saw a few wh
Lmcgaughey
Lmcgaughey
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Great tour
Great day trip. Beautiful scenery, lots of animals and very knowledgeable guides. Would definitely recommend to any
Robert R
Robert R
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Good Way to Spend an Hour or So
We did the cruise after a quick lunch. Thankful that the trip happened since there was only 5 of us on the trip. We
Julie B
Julie B
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Good fun!
Perfect weather for this 1.5 hour tour from Granite Island. Had a great time exploring Encounter Marine Park seeing
enaid58
enaid58
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Good scenery, lots of wildlife
It was a windy day and there was plenty of bouncing and splashing as we travelled. And along the way we were accomp
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