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The Big Duck Boat Tours

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Granite Island Causeway, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
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Seal Island Boat Tour from Victor Harbor
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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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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Granite Island Causeway, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wild ride over the waves.... it was cold but fun....saw seals dolphins and plenty of birds....got good history infornation of the area and the different islands we visited..no whales today....coastal cliffline was picturesque ...love the rocky outcrops with waves crashing on the islands

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we went when it was cold and wet, we saw no d9lphins or whales, we still loved it. The two guys were great and we got high speed doughnuts in bay before the end. Worth every cent.

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Michael V, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lorraine, unlucky not to see the dolphins, the whales are still a month away, thank you for the brilliant review in testing weather :)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great experience, they delivered and more, on all of our expectations. We saw fur seals, sea lions, dolphins, beautiful scenery, fantastic cliffs and coastline. The weather was calm and beautiful so the guys went above and beyond the itinerary to show us the BEST...More

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Michael V, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sonia, how good are the cliffs! Many people do not know they are even there

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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went on the 45 minute Seal Island tour at 1.00pm on a Saturday. We booked online on the morning of the tour and had no problems with availability. The two guides were friendly and professional. They were informative throughout the tour...More

Thank Amber E
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Michael V, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Cool review Amber, thank you

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

I went on this tour with my family of four including two teenagers. We had an unforgettable experience. From the boat we were able to see dolphins jumping and swimming right next us. When we arrived at Seal Island we had a good view of...More

Thank Heather P
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Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

Great review Heather, thank you for the detail :)

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

We did the seal island tour and had a great time, the crew were excellent, very friendly and helpful and really wanted to make sure the passengers had a good time. The tour leaves from a the pier along the causeway and they ask you...More

Thank Ian S
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Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

Hi Ian, thank you for the superb review, we do not like seeing anyone miss out!

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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

I have been on lots of dolphin watching tours but this was the most fun by far! It was great checking out the seals, sea lions, birdlife and cliffs. The dolphins were a bit harder to find but the guys did find them and as...More

Thank Amy R
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Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

The for the time to review our product. We appreciate it.

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Reviewed March 15, 2018

As the tour does not advertise their times of travel, we anticipated that apart from weather conditions, it ran every day. Since our first day was booked for most of the day, I tried to book in for the following day (Thursday). I was very...More

Thank Sue J
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Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Hi Sue, thank you for your feedback, we have reviewed all our booking methods (Website, Visitor Information Centres, Signage and all of our brochures) we can confirm our days of operation and departure times are advertised. If you use the "book now" button on TripAdvisor...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Part way along the Causeway leading to Granite Island is the mooring pier of The Blue Duck Boat Tours. It seemed a little hectic at first as some last minute guests did not have tickets and their fare needed to be verified. We were told...More

Thank Caroline K
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Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Thank you for the feedback on the trip, we have raised the boarding procedure with staff to ensure the process is as seamless as possible. Thank you for your kind words about the animals sighted on the cruise.

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Meera210
March 27, 2017|
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Response from Michael V | Property representative |
Hi Meera, Thank you for your enquiry. Stepping onto the big duck is like taking 3 fairly steep steps, with rail and crew assistance, most people find it easy. The ride is very comfortable. For a booking of 7 adults the... More
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picklesupminster
February 17, 2017|
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Response from Vekim73 | Property representative |
You can be seated together if you let me know before hand via email or phone. The boat only takes 14 passengers so it is easy to organise seating.
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Dianne P
November 6, 2015|
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Seal Island Tour runs at 1pm and Wildlife and Sightseeing Tour at 2pm. Phone number 0405125312
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