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Address: Granite Island Causeway, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
Phone Number: +61 405 125 312
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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We had an amazing time!!!

We had an amazing time on this 1.5 hour trip. The dolphins came right up to the boat and seal island was really fun to see as well. The crew were kind, courteous and fun. I'm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Amanda L
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing time on this 1.5 hour trip. The dolphins came right up to the boat and seal island was really fun to see as well. The crew were kind, courteous and fun. I'm planning to take another tour next time I'm down that way, it was super fun and the highlight of my holiday!!!

Thank Amanda L
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a must to do when in Victor harbour. It's very windy day when we joined the tour yesterday, but still enjoy the view and the ride very much. Got to see few dolphins, lots seals, seagulls and stunning islands. Very knowledgeable comments from friendly staff. Unfortunately, the whales was in hiding so we couldn't find any.

Thank Willow888
Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fabulous way to see a part of Victor Harbour you wouldn't normally see. A great opportunity to see seals, dolphins and sea lions. Make sure you have a water proof camera and it is fully charged.

Thank Jillian W
Victor Harbor, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

My family go out on "The Big Duck" long trip every time they visit V H and it is always fresh and exciting. My grandson (7yrs) sums it up he said Grandma it was Awesome!!!!

Thank Gloria F
Hahndorf, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

DAN's THE MAN here...not JAMES...so if you want the most exciting time of your life sit back, throw your arms in the air and sing along to this AMAZING experience in a speed boat that felt beautifully safe being covered and enjoy the companion of dolphins swimming along and leaping out of the water AND even under the boat...then at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Dolphins, sea lions and seals. We saw plenty. Can't help but feel happy watching dolphins flipping, playing and swimming so close. We must have seen 30 dolphins who were curious to see us. On approach to the pod, Dan our able guide, slowed speed of the boat and the dolphins raced towards us! Amazing sight a wonderful 90 minutes. Highly... More 

Thank Kim D
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic cruise, excellent guides, added bonus Dolphins! Great way to spend an afternoon, would love to come back for whale season!

Thank Michael F
Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Had an amazing 90 minute trip, host was very informative and saw lots of seals and sea lions. We had perfect weather too. Highly recommend this trip.

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

If you want to see Dolphins, Fur Seals & Sea Lions this is the tour. Dan is very friendly and informative about the area. I would do this again the scenery alone is worth the tour.

Thank stujen44
Murray Bridge, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

My husband and i did this tour and we both loved it. Dan was very informative and handled the boat excellently. We saw both seals and dolphins on our tour. We will definitely be doing the whale watching tour in winter. Highly recommend this tour to couples and families.

Thank Lisa B

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