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Temptation Sailing

Marina Pier, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
0412 811 838
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Glenelg
Type: Tours
Owner description: Temptation is a 58 foot sailing catamaran which has been doing wild dolphin swims daily since 2001, in this time we have never been out on a dolphin... more » Owner description: Temptation is a 58 foot sailing catamaran which has been doing wild dolphin swims daily since 2001, in this time we have never been out on a dolphin cruise and not seen dolphins. In fact we will give you all your money back if dolphins are not seen on this cruise. Dolphins always come over to Temptation and you can stand or lay above them on our front nets. If you wish to swim, no worries (but book early to avoid disappointment) this is a totally wild experience, no feeding, no touching just viewing from within the water. Because these are wild dolphins we have strict rules to abide by (both for the safety of the swimmers and the dolphins) and sometimes it can be rushed to get the swimmers in the water and sometimes the crew do need to yell so that the swimmers know which way to look under water. If you book in for a swim and on the day change your mind, no problems we can refund the difference (direct bookings only), especially for young children who decide they don't want to swim, that way they don't need to feel forced to go into the water. Remember you will always see more dolphins from on board, but seeing wild dolphins underwater is just amazing. « less
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

An amazing day, crew were very friendly and answered any questions and helped make the day an awesome experience

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Stephen W, Manager at Temptation Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your experience on-board Temptation, we hope to see you on-board again one day. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Having seen a temptation sailing brochure with Amazing pictures of people in the water with wild dolphins we were incredibly excited to swim with the dolphins. However, the brochure was very misleading I believe, as the pictures (and description) made it look like you snorkelled in the water with dolphins swimming around you. What actually happened was you were pulled... More

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Stephen W, Manager at Temptation Sailing, responded to this review

Hi Paul, We appreciate you taking the time to write your review, all reviews good or bad will help us become better at what we do. We are sorry that your experience is not what you expected, we try our best to inform our customers that this is a 'wild' dolphin swim experience, therefore interaction and environmental conditions cannot be... More

uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

For 3 and a half hours you get your money's worth whether your swimming or just watching. Was taken to lots of different pods of dolphins and saw both bottle nose and common. If you love being out on the sea this is a must do. Staff friendly and Louis really makes it for you.

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Stephen W, Manager at Temptation Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have been very lucky with dolphin spotting and interaction over the past few months and have been seeing Common and Bottlenose dolphins on most trips. We are so glad that you were able to experience this with us. We hope to be able to welcome you back on-board one day. More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I took my girlfriend out last week for a cruise on Temptation Sailing to celebrate our 4th year anniversary together and we had the BEST time EVER!!! i expected to see a few dolphins and hopefully get to see them underwater but we definitely got more that what we were expecting, there was a family of at least 100 dolphins... More

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Stephen W, Manager at Temptation Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. April has been a great month for dolphins and dolphin interaction. We are pleased that you and your girlfriend enjoyed your experience, we look forward to welcoming you back on-board. More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

such a great experience, the dolphins come right up to you, and the crew will tell you everything they know about the dolphins. amazing experience

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Stephen W, Manager at Temptation Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The dolphins can be very playful and come right up to you, we are pleased you got to experience this. We hope to be able to welcome you back on-board one day. More

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Temptation Sailing offers a magnificent experience, in which you get to not only see from the boat but also swim with! common and bottlenose dolphins. Being able to look under the water and witness this beautiful creature sometimes less than a metre away is incredible!! I highly recommend it to everyone. The trip was safe, the instructors very helpful and... More

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Stephen W, Manager at Temptation Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us, and in your own back yard. We hope to be able to welcome you back on-board soon. More

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Lovely day, great trip, lots of dolphins - went too quickly. What more can I say. We'd recommend it!

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Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your dolphin experience with us. We hope to be able to welcome you back on-board again. More

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This was an amazing experience however the brochure does not fully explain what happens and we were unprepared for the experience. It is not a free swimming experience as you would expect - you hold onto a rope attached to the boat while it is moving (no small feat when the boat turns). You are given a wet suit, snorkel... More

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Stephen W, Manager at Temptation Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us, and your feedback is vital for us to continuously improve on what we love doing - offering people an amazing opportunity. We hope to be able to welcome you back on-board again one day. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Really fantastic trip out to swim with Dolphins, crew work really hard to locate the Dolphins are friendly and always available to answer any questions you may have. Despite the early rising and departure it was truly a great morning out and what a fabulous experience. Going home to the UK on Saturday but next time I'm back in Adelaide... More

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Stephen W, Manager at Temptation Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and getting up early during your holiday to join us. We are glad that you enjoyed your dolphin experience and we hope to welcome you back on-board one day. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The first few pods I chose the wrong side of the boat so only seen them from a far! The final pod was by far the biggest and best! Came within arms length, breathtaking when they came close!

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Stephen W, Manager at Temptation Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes, sometimes the dolphins can be a bit cheeky and play only on one side, typically with persistence the dolphins come over to everyone to say hello. More

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