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Adventure Kayaking SA

#1 of 11 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Adelaide Features Animals
Adelaide, South Australia 5018, Australia
+61 8 8295 8812
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Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard Kayaking Adventure from Adelaide
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Adventure Kayaking SA is ensuring adventure is alive in Adelaide, South Australia. Kayaking and Standup Paddle boarding are fun, safe and with us suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. Our paddling tours, hire or lessons are designed for all to enjoy... whether your first time or if you are a seasoned paddler. If you are visiting Adelaide our tours offer experiences even "locals" don't know exists; if you are from Adelaide enjoy a spectacular short holiday without leaving home! Paddling at the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard and seeing the Port River Dolphins has been voted one of the TOP FOUR MUST DO ACTIVITIES IN ADELAIDE. Exploring the sea caves and viewing the friendly seals at RAPID BAY by SEA KAYAK is a day of high adventure. We also provide fun social and team building sessions for business and social groups and and great educational programs for school groups. Our paddling experiences suit all ages. All you need is good general health and a sense of adventure. By kayak or SUP you can encounter sensitive wildlife without causing any damage or lasting disturbance. You won't even leave your footprints! We use one, two and three person sea kayaks and SUP boards specifically chosen so that your experience is one of enjoying the places you explore and the company of the people you are with. All our adventures are lead by friendly guides who are fully accredited, carry first-aid kits and are trained in emergency response. If you are adventurous, a family who plays together, friendship, business, social or school group we guarantee that our kayaking and SUP experiences will be enjoyed by all. Don't just take our word for about it , we're very biased! Explore the other features of our website for further information and images of people like you having the best fun ever! Come join us soon.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Adelaide, South Australia 5018, Australia
+61 8 8295 8812

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

I've been kayaking with Adventure Kayaking 3 times now and every time is so much fun! I have done both the guided and self guided tour. On our most recent self guided tour we saw 2 groups of dolphins with a mum and calf swimming...More

Thank Shavojn
Phillip D, Owner at Adventure Kayaking SA, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Shavojn thanks for your continued support of Adventure kayaking SA and the extensive review. You have obviously found what we have know for many years...the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary is a great place to go exploring by kayak! Be sure to like us on FB...More

Reviewed June 8, 2017

Ten of us went out expecting to see dolphins and some shipwrecks but got so much more. Phil is the quintessentially engaged guide, teacher, and safety monitor. His engagement and familiarity with the dolphins and their habits is immediately evident. He took us out, helped...More

Thank Davidsmith11
Phillip D, Owner at Adventure Kayaking SA, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2017

Hi Davidsmith11 thanks for taking the time to review my tour so favourably...we had such an amazing time on the water and the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary really turned it on for you and your family.

Reviewed June 7, 2017

Our guide was fantastic, we had a great day and saw dolphins almost 3 times. The manglar tour was incredible. I totally recommend it. A beautiful hidden gem of Adelaide.

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Phillip D, Owner at Adventure Kayaking SA, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2017

Hi Xiomara Ira Rui... F we really had a marvellous adventure with the Port River Dolphins. Thanks for your comments and I agree this is a real gem of an area and activity right in the heart of Adelaide.

Reviewed May 21, 2017

After having had our Rapid Bay Sea Caves Kayaking tour rescheduled twice due to bad weather we were delighted to end up with a perfect day on the water. It was sunny but not hot and the conditions were not too choppy (for first time...More

Thank Rachel B
Phillip D, Owner at Adventure Kayaking SA, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2017

Rachel B thanks for your comments on the Rapid Bay kayaking and so glad you enjoyed the adventure of the sea kayaking, sea caves and coastal wildlife. I paid $200 for 4 photos once so the small fee for 10 is a good deal. I...More

Reviewed May 20, 2017

A beautiful and relaxing experience, from navigating the small rivers between the mangroves, to relaxing and watching the dolphins as they swim close to the kayaks. Perfect for a special family outing, a day with friends or just to get away from the rat-race and...More

Thank treskac
Phillip D, Owner at Adventure Kayaking SA, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2017

Hi treskac I am so glad you enjoyed the Dolphin Sanctuary and what we do. We feel so lucky to be sharing such great experiences with you.

Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

The tour and experience was so amazing. I had never been kayaking before. It was a perfect first time. Absolutely breathtaking. The tour guides were so great to go with. I recommend to anyone.

Thank Jos S
Phillip D, Owner at Adventure Kayaking SA, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2017

Kayaking at the Dolphin Sanctuary is just the best way to try kayaking and we are so happy it hit the right accord with you! Thanks Jos S for telling us about your experience.

Reviewed May 14, 2017

We had a perfect autumn morning, Bob and Sarah were great instructors giving us some great paddling tips. The environment around garden island is so clean and its great to be there. Heap of great spots to visit - 2 ship wrecks and a small...More

Thank Matt B
Phillip D, Owner at Adventure Kayaking SA, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2017

Thanks Matt B for taking the time to let us know you have a great time and would enjoy doing the tour again. I will pass your comments onto Sarah and Bob and they will be thrilled.

Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

THE dolphin experience to choose!! I have been on a few dolphin experience trips and this is definitely the best!!! What a great way to spend a Sunday morning. We received this as a gift from relative overseas, prefect gift idea. Extremely knowledgeable guide and...More

Thank Claire H
Phillip D, Owner at Adventure Kayaking SA, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2017

Hi Claire H it make me very happy that you rate us so highly. Adventure Kayaking SA aims to amaze our customers with a sensational kayak tour in the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary. We are also an important part of the dolphin protection network in the...More

Reviewed May 11, 2017

absolutely fantastic experience. not too far away from civilisation to travel to. Phil was awesome and explained everything quick enough and well enough so that we could just get going. very affordable and loads of options for families, as well as solo and duo's. Dolphins...More

Thank Docccy
Phillip D, Owner at Adventure Kayaking SA, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2017

Thanks Docccy for your brilliant review of our brilliant SUP tours, hire or lessons at the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary. This is just the best place for a first time trial of paddle boarding or for experienced paddlers to explore the stunning wetlands and mangroves as...More

Reviewed May 7, 2017

My husband and I went for our first SUP lesson on Saturday morning on the Port River and I have to say it was just awesome!. I am scared of the water but at no time did I feel uncomfortable. Such a knowledgeable and attentive...More

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August 10, 2016|
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Response from Phillip D | Property representative |
The start time is generally 10am however this can change due to tides and weather. To see the time for any given day go to the bookings calendar where all tour and hire sessions are given and the start time. This information... More
November 24, 2015|
Response from Phillip D | Property representative |
Hi we would be able to offer a transfer from Glenelg to the kayaking. After the kayaking we would drop you to the Pt Adelaide Train station where you could catch a train into Adelaide and then tram back to Glenelg