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Address: Marina Pier, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
Phone Number: 0412 811 838
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Description: Temptation is a 58 foot sailing catamaran which has been doing wild...
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.
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Went with high Expectations

We recently did this "dolphin swim or watch tour", we had a glorious day but with the grey cloud it made visibility somewhat difficult. Admittedly you don't need to be a strong... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Graeme W
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Nowra, Australia
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Nowra, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We recently did this "dolphin swim or watch tour", we had a glorious day but with the grey cloud it made visibility somewhat difficult. Admittedly you don't need to be a strong swimmer in actual fact you really don't need to be a swimmer at all your wet suit will keep you bouyant. The boat did a total of 5... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Wow!!! What an experience, We saw lots of dolphins and they came very close to us. Even one pod swam under the boat. The crew was fantastic, very friendly, Knowledgeable and helpful. They worked hard to spot the Dolphins and direct the swimmers to the water. It was an overcast day with grey sky, grey water and we were looking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

After reading previous reviews it, it angers me when people have complained about the 'swim'. I had no trouble with the swimming, in fact I was very happy to see some dolphins in their natural habitat. Unfortunately, I only seen 6 dolphins and would have liked to see more but that is no fault of the crew at Temptation. Folks,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Had a lovely day seen bottle nose and common Dolphins common Dolphins swim right next to you and you. We were in the water for a long time which got lots of veiws. Bad side is other passengers putting terrified young kids in the water and not following simple rules which destroyed one of our swims.

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Market Lavington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

The dolphin swimming experience is definitely an unforgettable one, noting that they're completely wild and that you're being towed behind a boat in open waters! Because of the skittish nature of the animals, you shouldn't expect this to be an experience like you might get at sea life or another theme park, but you can be confident in knowing that... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate your realistic review and understanding the nature of wild dolphins. More 

Blackburn, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A great way to spend 4 hours...with close dolphin encounters! We saw heaps of Dolphins and the "swim" also got us close up views! Parts of it...particularly for the swimmers could be better organised. I believe there was an unnecessary delay on boarding - signing the forms! And then the instructions for the swimmers were really not the best. Suggestion... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we really appreciate it. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience and had many close encounters with the wild dolphins. We appreciated your improvement suggestions, some of which cannot be done due to legal documentation, but others that we can definitely adapt. Hopefully we will see you back on-board... More 

Workington, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

We have been to lots of places in the world where there are Dolphins but had only managed to see them from a great distance. At last I saw them! My husband and I booked this trip through a travel company who had booked 2 swim tickets. Now I am terrified of deep water so no way! My husband went... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it. We are glad that you both enjoyed your dolphin experience, it was a shame you changed your mind and just done the watch - I am glad you were reimbursed your down grade with no problems. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

When interacting with wildlife nothing is guaranteed, however, listen carefully to the instructions you're given and with Poseidon your side, you could end up with a day you remember for a long time. Every effort was made on my cruise and there were several encounters. Whether the dolphins come to you is the luck of the draw and they must... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write the review, we really appreciate it. Your review is very realistic and we appreciate that. We hope to see you back on-board in the near future. More 

Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went today with my family in 38 degree heat which was probably the best heat to be out there. The guys working on the boat were friendly and laid back like ourselves and made us feel comfortable, as well as explaining cautions and instructing clearly before commencing activities. We went in the water about 5 times behind the boat and... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we appreciate it. We are glad that you enjoyed the Dolphin experience and saw so many, it is great seeing them in the wild and we feel blessed every day. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back on-board in the near future. More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I came out on the 3rd of January 2015 and had one of the best experiences of my life! Awesome hot weather, educated and friendly staff as well as Dolphins that didn't leave us alone... Well I couldn't have asked for it any other way! We left Glenelg marina and cruised for a while whilst we had a safety brief,... More 

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

Thank you for your review, we appreciate you taking the time to write it. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your Wild Dolphin Swim experience with us, dolphins are truly amazing creatures. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back on-board in the future. More 

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