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Address: Kingscote Wharf, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia

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Brilliant

The host is a very dry Australian who was very funny and informative. The Pelicans played there part in putting on a great show.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The host is a very dry Australian who was very funny and informative. The Pelicans played there part in putting on a great show.

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This bloke has been feeding these Pelicans for some time now, he took over from another bloke who had been feeding them for some time too. Feeding time is 7.00pm & the Pelicans seem to be able to tell time as they are waiting for him, or should that be the free tucker!? If you want to see a bloke... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A bit of fun to see the pelicans being fed up close and personal. Sure the Pelican man asks for some money to cover for the cost of the fish, but all up it's a cheap and cheerful excursion, (especially since the penguins have disappeared).

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Not a bad attraction but beware the guide mentions during the show that there is fee and waits at the exit for payment, it would be nice if your knew before you entered as the show is not worth it

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a great show of feeding Pelicans. I've seen them fed at other places - but this is great! The man is very knowledgeable about the birds but is so humourous as well. They are amazing birds and it is fun to see them and their antics regarding trying to get their share of the fish.

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Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I'm in two minds about this attraction. It is interesting to see the Pelicans up close but given all the tourist information says you shouldn't feed wildlife I don't know why this attraction is so heavily promoted. There didn't seem to be any reason why they needed to be fed (other than it is now a habit for them). You... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Very good. The man demonstrated how he fed them and likes being paid at the end. This covers the cost of the fish he has to buy for this.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We have seen Pelican Feeding in many places but this was worth watching. The man knows his Pelicans and seagulls. The first time visitors really enjoyed the show. He charges $5 per person, but I guess that is his income.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This was great fun and not to be missed. Although this guy does this every day his enthusiasm was infectious and we really enjoyed seeing these amazing birds close up - bit smelly though!!!

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Ballerup, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

When in Kingscote, you must visit "the pelicanman". It is very amusing to see a guy care for free animals like this, and do it in this entertaining manner.

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