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The Big Duck Boat Tours

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The Big Duck Boat Tours is South Australia's ocean adventure tour. See wildlife such as seals, sea lions, dolphins, sea birds and whales up close within minutes of leaving the dock. Our specially designed, purpose build rigid inflatable boat...more
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Granite Island Causeway, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
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+61 405 125 312
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely would recommend this trip. Next time will do it when the whales are in. Great tour guides.

Thank Karyn V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this trip was beyond our wildest expectations. We saw dolphins, sea lions and seals as well as many sea birds. The experience of the coastline was thrilling and the skipper was fun. Everyone on the boat enjoyed themselves and were gasping with excitement....More

Thank caymancaro31
Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Fantastic review, thank you

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this tour because it advertised doing whale watching and whales were still being sighted. We booked the tour running out of Adelaide with hotel pickup for $143 - transport and tour. Everything was well explained once we arrived at Victor Harbor - around...More

Thank Apolonia70
Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for the feedback, we have had a chat to the crew, and will ensure jackets and passenger sizes are better matched in the future. The whale season has largely finished now, the remaining mother and grey calf have a specific instruction from...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Monday september 10 we took a trip on the Big Duck. It was spectaculair. The skipper was a great tour guide and gave us lots of time to see the wildlife. The dolphins that where swimming in front of the boat where a beutiful sigth....More

Thank JetskeB
Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great review, many thanks for the positive recommendation

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time, the boat trip was lots of fun, the sights were awesome and the marine life was amazing. The staff are terrific. Thank you

Thank Kylie D
Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great feedback

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We saw a seal, baby whale & dolphins...unforgettable experience. The ride was longer than the original 90mins....fantastic

Thank YLG3
Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a perfect day on the water!

Reviewed 5 August 2018

Well worth the trip a must do when in Victor Harbor,, the crew were great and put every effort in to locating a whale for us to view. We will be returning for a summer cruise. Access on and off the vessel was easy and...More

1  Thank Graeme T
Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Graeme, thank you for the 5 star review!

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Today I went with my husband and some people who came from overseas to see the whales. We booked the 90 minutes tour to have a better chance to see the whales. The trip started well where we went to see some seals and then...More

Thank Edma K
Michael V, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Hi Edma Thanks for your feedback I have spoken with our Captain for his comment and found that we covered an exceptional distance on this tour in search of wildlife, this was necessitated due to the sea fog phenomenon encountered that day. When at near...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018

friendly and helpful crew. comfortable seating and not too big so good view all round the boat. We were lucky enough to not only see the seals on seal island but sea fog and a Southern wright whale while on our trip.

1  Thank margaret l
Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good to hear the fog cooperated, thank you

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

I’m so glad we got given the wind breakers to wear because otherwise we would have frozen! It was very cold out on the water but the suits do their job great and insulated well. We got taken to different points along the water &...More

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Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Hi Matt and Mandy, glad to hear the jackets worked, sounded like a blustery day. We will have a look at the PA and see if we can increase its volume. Thank you for the feedback and review.

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Laurent G
16 July 2018|
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Response from Vekim73 | Property representative |
Hi Laurent, thank you for your question. Typically Mondays are quieter then Sundays. Either time has great animal viewing.
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Meera210
27 March 2017|
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Response from Michael V | Property representative |
Hi Meera, Thank you for your enquiry. Stepping onto the big duck is like taking 3 fairly steep steps, with rail and crew assistance, most people find it easy. The ride is very comfortable. For a booking of 7 adults the... More
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picklesupminster
18 February 2017|
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Response from Vekim73 | Property representative |
You can be seated together if you let me know before hand via email or phone. The boat only takes 14 passengers so it is easy to organise seating.
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Dianne P
6 November 2015|
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Response from Dan I | Property representative |
Seal Island Tour runs at 1pm and Wildlife and Sightseeing Tour at 2pm. Phone number 0405125312
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Dianne P
4 November 2015|
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Response from Dan I | Property representative |
Hello, There are two tour types: The Seal Island Tour (duration 45 minutes) is $35 each and the Wildlife and Sightseeing Tour (duration 1.5 hours) is $60 each. These prices are for everyone over 13 years. Please see our... More
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