Whether it’s the exhilaration of swimming with them in their natural habitat or simply watching these majestic creatures glide through the water and engage in playful frivolity, Temptation Sailing’s Dolphin Cruise is sure to leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
The ecotourism-certified cruises, under the expert guidance of a crew of graduate marine biologists happy to share many insightful titbits on their habitat, behavioural patterns and idiosyncrasies , guarantee that dolphins will be spotted during the three-and-a-half hours out on the water – or you’ll get your money back!
Those keen to swim with the dolphins can hang off flotation lines and be guided through the water by the boat, or they may choose to lie in an enormous boom net at the front of the boat.
While this degree of interaction with these magnificent aquatic mammals is possible only at a handful of locations across Australia – and Temptation alone offers the experience in Adelaide – these are 100 per cent wild creatures, dolphin feeding is strictly verboten, every day is different and therefore the duration and quality of the dolphin interaction cannot be guaranteed.
The season runs from September to May, the cruises set sail in a 58-foot catamaran – registered to hold 50 passengers – from Holdfast Shores marina at 7.20am each morning, and wet suits, masks and snorkels are included in the swim price of $120 per person. Watchers can enjoy the cruise at $68 per person.
And if you’re partial to lazy starts to the day and happy to skip this once-in-a-lifetime encounter, Temptation Sailing also offers Sunday afternoon tea cruises, as well as daily 90-minute sunset cruises.
For more information:
Temptation Sailing, 10 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg