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Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Penneshaw
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Owner description: 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.
Penneshaw, Australia
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

Saw fur seals, sealion, eagles and loads of dolphins. Tony was engaging, fun and informative. Would definitely recommend. Wonderful way to look at Penneshaw - whole family had an absolute blast.

Visited April 2013
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“A great family trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

The Ocean Safari was a fantastic family adventure. It was safe and enjoyable for all 3 boys aged 6-12 and the amazing sites of seals and dolphins with their babies swimming in shallow coves was incredible. Our guide was knowledgable and the boat was driven with a safe mix of speed and good fun. I would highly recommend this trip for any visitors to Kangaroo Island, it was a real highlight of our trip.

Visited April 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Flippin' Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Impressive boat. Beautiful location. So many dolphins and other wildlife! Fun, informative cruise! Captain Tony is a bloody legend! A MUST DO on Kangaroo Island!!!

Visited March 2013
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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“Simpy a must if visiting KI”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

I've just returned from my trip to KI and the Ocean Safari was most definitely the highlight. Brilliant weather really capped off our tour of the coast, and it was great to see so much wildlife. Tony was fantastic, he made it a really fun trip whilst keeping us informed. Could not recommend this enough, you've simply get to get onto it ! Will definitely be coming back !

Visited March 2013
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“So many dolphins”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

Dolphins, New Zealand Fur Seals, more dolphins, an Osprey near it's nest, more dolphins, another seal and yet more dolphins. All this with an informative commentary aboard a smooth riding boat. Make sure your camera battery is fully charged.

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