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The Big Duck Boat Tours

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Granite Island Causeway, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wow what an incredible experience this was. It was like being on a Jet boat and a sight seeing boat at the same time. The driver of the boat was brilliant, and the guide was great, she gave lots of interesting information along the tour....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank missyhiggins02
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was brilliant. We expected to see a few seals, which we did, however we saw a pod of dolphins, about 18-20. They swam right up to the boat and we were very close. It was really fantastic. Great hosts too.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WilliamB690
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best tours out of Victor Harbor and well worth the money. Commentary was helpful and showed a depth of understanding ot the seals, porpoises and other animals as well as the relevant history of the area.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on Sunday 23 December 2018. It was brilliant. We saw a lot of dolphins quite close to the boat, sea lions and tuna. We also visited some other islands and the western part of the coast that was amazing. We were so lucky...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hf_sydney
Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review hf_sydney we are glad you enjoyed the Southern Ocean Adventure tour. During the summer months Bluefin Tuna do come close into the shore, along our part of the coastline.

Reviewed January 7, 2019

Last time I visited it was in Whale Season - ie winter! This time it was summer and windy and hot! We spent time travelling between the islands from Granite Island to Waitpinga Cliffs - just amazing to see the coast from the sea! We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank anderscmarg
Vekim73, Head Smurf Wrangler at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks guys hope to see you again some time.

Reviewed November 18, 2018

Jumped on the big duck on Saturday 17/11/2018. We knew it was going to be pretty lumpy out there and it certainly was. Went with the better half and my son who were both positive the world was about to end. I absolutely loved it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tim G
Vekim73, bump technician at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Cheers for the review Tim G

Reviewed October 16, 2018

Definitely would recommend this trip. Next time will do it when the whales are in. Great tour guides.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karyn V
Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Happy Birthday Karyn, thank you for the kind words and fantastic review.

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Everything about this trip was beyond our wildest expectations. We saw dolphins, sea lions and seals as well as many sea birds. The experience of the coastline was thrilling and the skipper was fun. Everyone on the boat enjoyed themselves and were gasping with excitement....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank caymancaro31
Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Fantastic review, thank you

Reviewed September 18, 2018

We booked this tour because it advertised doing whale watching and whales were still being sighted. We booked the tour running out of Adelaide with hotel pickup for $143 - transport and tour. Everything was well explained once we arrived at Victor Harbor - around...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Apolonia70
Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Hi, thank you for the feedback, we have had a chat to the crew, and will ensure jackets and passenger sizes are better matched in the future. The whale season has largely finished now, the remaining mother and grey calf have a specific instruction from...More

Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Monday september 10 we took a trip on the Big Duck. It was spectaculair. The skipper was a great tour guide and gave us lots of time to see the wildlife. The dolphins that where swimming in front of the boat where a beutiful sigth....More

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Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Great review, many thanks for the positive recommendation

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Laurent G
July 16, 2018|
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Response from Vekim73 | Property representative |
Hi Laurent, thank you for your question. Typically Mondays are quieter then Sundays. Either time has great animal viewing.
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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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