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Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari

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Penneshaw, Australia
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About Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari
Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari departs daily from the Christmas Cove Marina in Penneshaw 'Kangaroo Island's gateway'. Christmas Cove is one of Australia's Geological Monuments cut out by glacial movement 240 million years ago and it offers the perfect access to board the 7.5 metre vessel a Gemini Waverider that carries up to 12 passengers. In 1802 Matthew Flinders discovered Kangaroo Island on his world expedition. See the landing places where he and his crew arrived and where French explorer Nicolas Baudin came ashore and inscribed his details into Frenchman's rock in Hog bay. Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari takes you on a awesome 75 minute coastal and wildlife tour around the coastline of Kangaroo Island visiting places like Dolphin Cove, Cuttlefish Bay, Kangaroo Head and Snapper Point. Encounter pods of Bottle Nose and Common Dolphins that can been seen up close and enjoy them in their natural environment swimming up along side the boat, with numbers sometimes in the dozens and often with their baby calves. Colonies of New Zealand Fur Seals and Australian Sea Lions inhabit the coast that surrounds Kangaroo Island and these seals gather along the rocks enjoying the warm sun, resting after fishing for days on end and show off their agile swimming ability right before your eyes. Witness Southern Right Whales (seasonal) as they pass through these waters on their annual migration to the Great Australian Bight, look in awe at these giant majestic creatures often with their new calves who have swam so far from the Great Southern Ocean to give birth in these warmer safer waters of Kangaroo Island. There are many varieties of sea birds on the Safari including the unforgettable encounters with the mighty Osprey or sometimes known as the Sea Hawk. Opportunities arise on this wildlife Safari to marvel at the Osprey diving into the ocean to grasp fish with their powerful talons. Cormorants and Gulls are abundant along the coast. Put Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari on your 'must do' list - this is a Safari not to be missed on your visit to Kangaroo Island.
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Add a boating adventure to your Kangaroo Island itinerary with a wildlife tour that departs daily from Christmas Cove Marina. In addition to providing live commentary about the area’s wildlife and conservation efforts, your guide ensures you spot sea creatures that are easy to miss without a trained eye. Life jackets, binoculars, and a group size capped at 12 ensure a personal and comfortable experience.
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$54.51 per adult
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Add a water adventure to your Kangaroo Island itinerary with a snorkeling tour that departs daily from Christmas Cove Marina. Going with a guide ensures you visit the best locations for viewing wildlife, from long-nosed seals to dolphins. In addition to live commentary about the area’s animals and ongoing conservation efforts, your guide provides wetsuits, snorkeling equipment, and sunscreen, ensuring a safe and comfortable trip.
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$106.19 per adult
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An awesome experience. Our Tour guide for the morning was Elijah. His professionalism and knowledge was exceptional. We even managed to locate a pod of dolphins and seals. I would highly recommend this company to anyone considering a similar tour.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks Sandy for ease of booking. Thanks Elijah for a fabulous tour and all the info. Thanks so much for showing us the eagles and sea lions! The coast was spectacular! Wonderful to do with kids! :)

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Amanda V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a part of two adults, two seniors and a 6yr old from Singapore. We took the 9am ride and surprise! We had the whole boat to ourselves. Guide/skipper Ilijah was cheerful friendly and knowledgeable about the wildlife and we spotted dolphins swimming alongside...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

An awesome guide and great way to experience sea wildlife on the island, we saw a pod of dolphins, seals and an white bellied sea eagle

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Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

We did this tour and as it turned out, it was just the 2 of us. The captain/tour guide Elijah was excellent with info on local area ect,and enthusiastic. It wasn’t long before he found dolphins, we were a bit surprised just how many are...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2019

My family (with kids aged 4,6 and 8 years) had an amazing time. We got to see dolphins, seals and a sea eagle. The look on the kids faces as we cruised along the KI coastline was priceless! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019

Well, this is the end of a beautiful adventure that I'm not ready to forget. Thank you again Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari for giving me the opportunity to discover this amazing job. Great tour and the skipper Illija is very nice and funny, I recommend...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

Simply amazing trip we had on the 23rd of March. Booked the whole boat as we had 2 families. Our skipper was Illija...very enthusiastic and friendly guy. Saw a pod of dolphins. Spent the most time with them. Kids enjoyed the trip so much. I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DZAFIRISMAIL
Reviewed April 27, 2019

The Ocean safari exceeded our expectations. It was the first activity we did as soon as we got off the ferry. We were just the four of us on the day and Elijah ensured we had a memorable and an unrushed experience. The kids loved...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank shilpa_kesh
Reviewed April 25, 2019

Had a great time on the Ocean Safari. Elijah was a fantastic guide, very informative. The kids loved seeing the dolphins so close to the boat and we even saw some seals sleeping on the rocks. Great experience.

Date of experience: April 2019
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GabCig
November 1, 2018|
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Response from KIOcean | Property representative |
Thanks for the message. We do operate on all cruise ship days, however all tours are to be booked via the cruise ship. We offer many departures, so I hope you manage to make a booking.
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Frances M
December 10, 2017|
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Just give us a call on 0419772175 and we will see when we can get you on. What day did you want to go out?
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Arizona--hawklet
December 3, 2017|
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We did the last one in the afternoon but we had 3 weeks on the island
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