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“Highlight of our trip!”

Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari
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Kangaroo Island 75-Minute Ocean Safari
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Penneshaw
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Owner description: Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari departs daily from the Christmas Cove Marina in Penneshaw 'Kangaroo Island's gateway'. Christmas Cove is one of Australia's Geological Monuments cut out by glacial movement 240 million years ago and it offers the perfect access to board the 7.5 metre vessel a Gemini Waverider that carries up to 12 passengers. In 1802 Matthew Flinders discovered Kangaroo Island on his world expedition. See the landing places where he and his crew arrived and where French explorer Nicolas Baudin came ashore and inscribed his details into Frenchman's rock in Hog bay. Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari takes you on a awesome 75 minute coastal and wildlife tour around the coastline of Kangaroo Island visiting places like Dolphin Cove, Cuttlefish Bay, Kangaroo Head and Snapper Point. Encounter pods of Bottle Nose and Common Dolphins that can been seen up close and enjoy them in their natural environment swimming up along side the boat, with numbers sometimes in the dozens and often with their baby calves. Colonies of New Zealand Fur Seals and Australian Sea Lions inhabit the coast that surrounds Kangaroo Island and these seals gather along the rocks enjoying the warm sun, resting after fishing for days on end and show off their agile swimming ability right before your eyes. Witness Southern Right Whales (seasonal) as they pass through these waters on their annual migration to the Great Australian Bight, look in awe at these giant majestic creatures often with their new calves who have swam so far from the Great Southern Ocean to give birth in these warmer safer waters of Kangaroo Island. There are many varieties of sea birds on the Safari including the unforgettable encounters with the mighty Osprey or sometimes known as the Sea Hawk. Opportunities arise on this wildlife Safari to marvel at the Osprey diving into the ocean to grasp fish with their powerful talons. Cormorants and Gulls are abundant along the coast. Put Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari on your 'must do' list - this is a Safari not to be missed on your visit to Kangaroo Island.
Reviewed 3 August 2014

I would highly recommend this to anyone. I'm not a big fan of boat trips like this, but I was blown away. This was an incredible experience. We did many fantastic things on Kangaroo Island, but this was definitely the highlight for all of us. Both the owner and guide were super friendly and made sure we all had a wonderful, fun time. It was very interesting to see the island from a new perspective and learn a bit more about it's history. We saw tons of animals, including eagles. And we could not believe how many dolphins we saw, many swimming right along side us. We have travelled extensively and this ranks as one of the very best experiences we've had anywhere! Many wonderful memories - thank you!!

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Tony's compact 3 hour bus tour from Penneshaw is the best introduction to learn about some of KI's history, take in the local sights and enjoy wine tasting along the way. Our driver Alex was informative and entertaining. Dudley winery offered a spectacular ocean view while enjoying more wine tasting and the option of lunch. If you want to enjoy some sights, learn about KI and have fun without committing to a whole day - this tour is it!!

Thank Robyn H
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We tried it yo see dolphins and we had the chance to see some. The guy is very friendly. So I really recommend you to try it

Thank Fabien C
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We loved our tour with Tony! Saw lots of Dolphins up close as well as some sealions & 'long neck penguins'. Learnt lots about the Geological history of the island & enjoyed the smooth ride. Thanks for looking after us.:-)

Thank Kate2Ash1
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

This is definitely one of the most amazing attractions Kangaroo Island has to offer! A fast speedy boat that takes you right up close to the dolphins. I've been twice now because it is so fun being out in the water as well learning a bit of the history of Kangaroo Island and their dolphins. The tour operators were great- very funny and entertaining. A must see thing to do for all tourists visiting the island!! It is something everyone will enjoy!!

Thank Lizziep66
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