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The Big Duck Boat Tours

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Address: Granite Island Causeway, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
Phone Number: +61 405 125 312
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Big Duck Boat Tours is South Australia's ocean adventure tour. See...

The Big Duck Boat Tours is South Australia's ocean adventure tour. See wildlife such as seals, sea lions, dolphins, sea birds and whales up close within minutes of leaving the dock. Our specially designed, purpose build rigid inflatable boat provides a fast, fun, safe ride so you can relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Experience the Southern Ocean and learn about our history, geography and wildlife through an informative commentary provided by a friendly, knowledgeable local guide.

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A coveted RIB boat accessed from half way along the bridge to Granite Island. A short ride out to Seal Island found our party looking at Sea Lions and Seals. From there we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nigtay62
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A coveted RIB boat accessed from half way along the bridge to Granite Island. A short ride out to Seal Island found our party looking at Sea Lions and Seals. From there we continued to find Dolphins, in abundance. An exhilarating trip. Will I do it again. Yes!!!

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Thank Nigtay62
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an excellent afternoon watching dolphins and seals in their natural habitats! Highly recommend whoever travelling to South Australia, should definitely visit Victor Harbor and take the wildlife tour which is an hour n 45 minutes with Big Duck !!

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Thank Kashfia A
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In our group we had 5 adults and 4 kids age ranging from 70 down to 9 years old and we all had a great time. The hosts Dan and Renne ( hope I got their names correct) were wonderful. Dan the boat pilot did a great job manning the boat. We saw lots of dolphins etc. And the cliffs... More 

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Thank Yudhi M
Sale, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fantastic time. Saw dolphins, seals and sea lions. Dan was knowledgeable and entertaining. Doing donuts in the water was an extra highlight.

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Thank Linda S
Katie I, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hi Linda D, Great to hear that you enjoyed your tour. I think Skipper Dan has as much fun doing the 'donuts' as the passengers do ;) More 

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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The boat trip gave us a nice breeze on a really hot day and our son really liked the speed but we didn't see much more than three seelions.

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Thank Erica U
Katie I, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hi Erica, Great to hear that you enjoyed the fast boat ride and you're right- it is often 10 degrees cooler on the water on a hot day! We have seen dolphins on 95% of the hundreds of tours we've run this Summer, but every now and then they head out to sea on a fishing trip and we don't... More 

Bunbury, Australia
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended! Such an amazing experience. The guides have such knowledge and take you to the most beautiful places! This experience will leave you speechless.

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Thank maddie g
Katie I, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hi maddie g, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate reading such lovely feedback. More 

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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Went on the 90 min tour,nice trip around various islands and learnt their history , saw a variety of seals and pods of dolphins right in close which was a highlight. Went out pass Rosetta head to the 100 Mt vertical cliff faces which was excellent. The boat was very stable even in a reasonable swell always felt safe,and you... More 

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Katie I, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hi Nick M, Thank you for your review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your Wildlife and Sightseeing tour. The Waitpinga Cliffs are one of my favourite parts of the tour too :) More 

Adelaide, Australia
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71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This is a great thing to do. Dan knows where to find the seals, sea-lions and dolphins and is very knowledgeable about the local wildlife. I have been to Victor numerous times in my life and i have to say that this tour made me realise how absolutly beautiful the area is. Even the seaweed out there is beautiful! Such... More 

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Thank MsAdelaide
Katie I, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hi MsAdelaide, Thank you for your review. Great to hear that you enjoyed Dan's commentary, the wildlife watching and scenery. You are right - the views of Victor Harbor, the islands and coastline from the boat are so different and very beautiful! More 

Yalding, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Well.....Dan and Ian were very good 'hosts' We saw Sealions and fur seals, cormorants and finally a pod of dolphins!🙂 We thought this wasn't going to happen after being taken to the 2 places where they 'hang out'......so we made our way back to the jetty as our time was up and......a pod appeared. Dan and Ian kept us there... More 

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Thank ChrissieTom
Katie I, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hi ChrissieTom, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour. Dan does his very best to find a dolphin pod on every tour - and often they find us! More 

Middleton, South Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I have been on 3 duck boat trips 2 off Granite Island and one from Encounter Bay. The waters around Victor Harbor are full of wildlife at different times of the year and the dolphins are especially friendly and playful. In winter the whales are around the place as well so you can be blessed by them as well. Dan... More 

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Thank Bellanisa
Katie I, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hi Bellanisa, Thank you for your review. We agree that the best way to see our beautiful marine wildlife is in the wild. Great to hear that you have enjoyed all of your Big Duck adventures! :) More 

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