Water activity

Adelaide: Dolphin Sanctuary Mangroves Kayak Tour

4.4 / 5

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Activity provider: Adventure Kayaking SA

Adelaide: Dolphin Sanctuary Mangroves Kayak Tour

Activity provider: Adventure Kayaking SA

From US$ 35.76 per person

Explore the Dolphin Sanctuary in Adelaide on this family-friendly kayaking tour. Follow your guide as you paddle through sheltered mangrove creeks in search of playful Port River Dolphins.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Kayak through the Dolphin Sanctuary in search of Port River Dolphins
  • Try to spot local wildlife like long-nosed fur seals and Australian sea lions
  • Connect with local culture as you listen to your guide tell facinating stories
  • Enjoy a wildlife tour that is both family-friendly and environmentally sound
  • Try an Adelaide activity that was voted one of the top four must do activities
Full description

Experience the beauty of the the Dolphin Sanctuary in Adelaide on an eco-friendly kayaking tour. Discover a fascinating array of marine life and birds as your guide leads you in search of spirited Port River Dolphins.

Meet your guide and listen to a short safety briefing to ensure that you are confident when kayaking. Put on your life jacket and set off on your hunt for Port River Dolphins.

Have the chance to stop to take photos as you make your way through mangrove trees. Listen to stories from you guide and interact with the dolphins is the most environmentally sensitive way. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour. 

  • Guide
  • 90-minute tour
  • 2-person kayaks
  • Personal floatation device
  • Basic lesson in safe kayaking
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People over 309 lbs (140 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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Meeting point

Meet at 'Adventure Kayaking SA Port River Dolphins.'

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Bare feet

Know before you go

  • Children aged 8-12 will need to be accompanied in a kayak by an adult
  • The maximum weight is 140 kilograms for each person
  • This tour follows all COVID-19 regulations, so the equipment is thoroughly cleaned after each use
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

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It was an excellent experience. I should have booked it for longer duration, 90 minutes felt very short. Didn't spot any dolphins but kayaking in river and in mangroves was an amazing experience. Weather was in our favor. Would definitely recommend this tour if u have not done kayaking before. Very safe and for all ages. Go have the fun you missing in life. Highly recommend

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May 9, 2022

fine for beginners. Goes at a really leisurely pace, and you stay in the mangroves for a bit. Great to take some photos if you have a dry bag around your neck for a phone. For "dry bags" they have some waterproof lunch boxes (so may be different to what you are expecting if you have been on a kayaking tour before). Went at around 2 pm, the tide was up and I think it looked great, very peacful. There are other groups that go in and out so can get busy. We didn't see any dolphins (if that is the ONLY reason you are going don't do this) You might have to duck under branches if you are too close to an edge and are tall. People took their kids on it and they enjoyed it. If you are unsure about doing a 3hr one, do this one first to see. It says 1.5hrs but by the time you do the safety briefing, get your boats in the water, its about 1hr. We had a great day!

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April 3, 2022

Disappointed. We did not see any dolphins.

April 30, 2022

Product ID: 411246