Oceanic Victor

Oceanic Victor, Victor Harbor: Hours, Address, Oceanic Victor Reviews: 5/5

Oceanic Victor
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Come and visit us at famous Granite Island! Our In Sea Aquarium is a short boat ride from the iconic island, where you can hand feed and interact with various sea species including the amazing Southern Bluefin Tuna! Hand feed from the surface or jump in and swim with these amazing Ferrari's of the sea, along with a variety of other marine wonders. Want to stay dry? Experience the action from our underwater observatory and explore the amazing creatures in our touch tank! Experience our In-Sea Aquarium with a special touch and book our Island Discovery Package; includes exquisite, fresh seafood, along with your choice of a glass of premium South Australian wine, beer, or Adelaide Hills Cider! Head back to the island and eat at The Island Cafe, offering a fresh, seasonal menu inspired by South Australian produce! Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Island Cafe offers kids menu options and barista-made coffee! Later, enjoy a twilight Guided Penguin Tour and spot more wildlife!
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blue19502016
Mawgan Porth, UK20 contributions
Jan 2020
On a rainy and cool day our trip to swim with the Tuna was still fantastic. All staff were friendly and well informed. Swimming with the BluefinTuna was an experience that I will definitely want to repeat. Small Grandchildren were well catered for and had a wonderful time.
Written January 10, 2020
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That’s so wonderful to hear your feed back of your experience with us and fantastic you and the grandchildren enjoyed your time in the platform! Thanks so much for joining us and thank you for your review! Team Oceanic Victor 🐟🐟🐟🐠🐟🐠🐟
Written January 11, 2020
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Ted S
Darwin, Australia10 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We had Stephen as our guide and you couldn’t ask for a more informative and passionate man with what he does. He certainly found penguins for us to see and explained everything fully not only about the penguins but about oceanic animals in general, it certainly was a unforgettable experience. Thank you Stephen for sharing all your knowledge and love of the penguins. Ted & Teresa Smith of Darwin
Written June 17, 2019
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Yasmin D
Thanks Ted and Teresa for your kind review and we completely agree with your thoughts on Stephen. We are very blessed to have such a knowledgeable and kind man who takes these tours. I will pass this on to him and thank you for your visit to the island. Team Oceanic Victor 🐧🐧🐧🐧
Written September 8, 2019
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Rachel K
Adelaide, Australia12 contributions
Feb 2019
An amazing experience. Took my kids and nieces/nephews - makes for a memorable gift. Kids and adults all enjoyed the experience.

Getting in the water with the tuna and feeding them was great. They are so so fast and powerful.

Guide/staff were very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. They made it very easy and fun.
Written January 5, 2020
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Yasmin D
Thanks so much Rachel for taking the time to review us and wonderful you brought the kids! Loved having you visit with us and look forward to having you with us again! Team Oceanic Victor 🐠🐟🐳🐙🦞
Written January 6, 2020
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hammer222018
Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
Oct 2018 • Family
Tour guide was very rude, didnt want our Chinese guest to enjoy the penguins, stated that only Aussies can. Disgraceful.
Written October 17, 2018
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Good morning.. We are very disappointed to hear your tour wasn’t up to your expectations.. could you please advice on the date of your tour so I can investigate further? Our guides are very courteous as a rule and we have a great deal of international guests that visit with us and they are very appreciative of the efforts of our passionate guides.. if you would like to contact us via our info@oceanicvictor.com email address that would be great! Kindest, Oceanic Victor
Written October 18, 2018
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OdysseusTwo
Sydney, Australia227 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
I have visited this attraction in the past and enjoyed it. However, on this occasion, having made a booking, it was not fulfilled. The attraction said they had cancelled due to insufficient bookings – and this was still during the end of the peak Summer holiday period.

While the terms do note that there is a minimum number required, which is quite understandable, they offer two slots per day, each day. When I made the booking I understood a specific session may be cancelled but took it that with so many slots, I would likely then have to take the alternative slot for that day. However, when it was cancelled I found that all bookings on that day and following days were cancelled, and only the weekend would be operating. This was after I would leave the area so I was not able to visit at all.

The need to have minimum numbers is fine and understandable. However, the business needs to manage customer expectations better, by not offering so many slots if they are all going to be cancelled, and making the likelihood clearer if there are so many sessions being cancelled. This would enable prospective guests to possibly workaround/adjust travel days better so they can still visit, and also not make other associated expenditure with the disappointment of this key event not happening.
Written February 5, 2019
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Hi Odysseus, Thanks for your feedback and I understand your disappointment but it is nothing to the disappointment and frustration we have been having. Whilst it was in the heart of the summer season we had a huge setback with the closure of the horse drawn tram to the island which led holiday makers to believe that the jetty to the island was closed. Whilst foot traffic was still open the consensus of the public was that there was no way over to granite island and the down turn of our still new business was extraordinary and we had lowered numbers which led us to having to cancel trips. At this time of year our tours are usually full so it was very hard for us and believe me we don’t cancel trips lightly! We have worked really hard to grow our new business and only opened the doors to our new cafe days early after working round the clock to make it happen. We try our very best not to disappoint but it’s not an option for us to run at a loss especially when it is out of our control. I apologise for any inconvenience that has caused you but as you said you have experienced our tour previously and you would ageee our tour is not a 2 star rating. Regards. Oceanic Victor
Written February 13, 2019
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P.M.
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Oct 2019
Before joining the tour, I did not expect to have such a close encounter with the fish. They are less than one cm away from me. It is really exciting. I can hear everybody screaming and laughing. Any one visiting South Australia must try this.
Written October 29, 2019
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Yasmin D
Hi Percy!! Thanks so much for your kind words and yes it’s hilarious when you hear the guests laughing under water!! Thanks for visiting with us and we loved having you out on the platform! The crew all say hi! Safe travels and look forward to having you come out to the aquarium next time you are on the island. Team Oceanic Victor 🐟🐟🐟
Written October 30, 2019
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Richard B
Greater Adelaide, Australia48 contributions
Sep 2019
With an exchange student from Italy, what can you do that will ensure they take home some great memories from the time they spend in SA?

This is it.

A very professionally run, educational and enjoyable couple of hours...even for the adults..!

This should be on everyone's bucket list and it's a hell of a lot cheaper than the shark cage dive at Port Lincoln (which is also great)..!!

We couldn't get the smile off the kids faces...!
Written September 22, 2019
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Hi Richard! What a lovely review and thanks so much for coming to visit with us and seeing what we’re all about! So glad you had such a great experience with us and we look forward to your next visit to the island. See you soon! Team Oceanic Victor and all your fish friends! 🐟🐳🐬🐠🐋🐧
Written September 23, 2019
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Nat
Perth, Australia9 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
From start to finish this was a amazing experience, the staff and crew were very helpful and informative with all questions answered and explained perfectly. Swimming with the tuna was something else, especially when you can hand feed them as they swim past u at 100 mph (seemed like it anyway). Highly recommend anyone to do this experience, you won't regret it.
Written February 28, 2019
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Our thanks for taking the time to write such a great review! We are really happy that you had such a great experience with us and we look forward to hosting you again! Team Oceanic Victor
Written March 1, 2019
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Denis P
Burleigh Heads, Australia30 contributions
Feb 2019
We had read a very good review of this cafe in the paper the day before, which prompted our visit there on a Friday. I only drink decaf coffee, of which there was none. I, therefore, found this a very disappointing visit. My husband had a regular coffee and he wasn’t too impressed. I was offered a half strength coffee or a hot chocolate. Hello! I just can’t take caffeine! I had a glass of water instead. The 2 ladies attending to our order seemed very stressed and were unable to offer a pleasant greeting or a smile which would have been a nice gesture after having made a special effort to walk for 15 minutes over to Granite Island to their cafe. There wasn’t a pleasant “buzz” about the place either. We look forward to our daily morning coffees in different locations and this was one of our most disappointing visits yet and certainly wasn’t worth the walk. We won’t be going back.
Written February 19, 2019
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SebTrav
Adelaide, Australia8 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
Peaceful walk across the bridge to Granite island and a short journey to the aquarium. The staff are very polite and genuine in their approach to ensure you have a great experience. The swim with the tuna's is an experience and if you are in Victor Harbour it is a must that you do. We were blessed with perfect weather which just made the 2hr experience that much better again.
Written February 17, 2019
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Thanks Seb for your review and we love the feedback here at OV so we can get it right! Thanks for visiting with us and hope to see you again! Team Oceanic Victor 🐟🐬💧🐠🌴
Written February 18, 2019
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