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Southern Ocean Adventure from Victor Harbor

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    What to Expect
    Make your own way to the dock to board your 37-foot (11.3-metre) Naiad Rigid Inflatable Boat, a vessel designed for conditions in the Southern Ocean, with comfortable seating for up to 24 passengers, full sun protection, and onboard restroom facilities. 

    Depart from the Granite Island Causeway and cruise slowly between the mainland and the northern side of Granite Island, taking in views of both the Victor Harbor shoreline and the island. Your first stop is Seal Rock, where New Zealand fur seals and Australian sea lions bask on the rocks and swim past your boat.

    Continue past the Bluff and Wright Island, and pass through Shark Alley where your captain shares informative commentary about the region's whaling history.

    Go past Petrel Cove to West Island, a conservation park that is home to a research station. Most visitors don't venture to this remote area, but it offers a chance to see another colony of seals and sea lions, numerous seabirds, and pods of common and bottlenose dolphins. Head further west to check out the towering cliffs of Kings Beach and Waitpinga before returning to Granite Island.

    From June to October, southern right whales migrate through the region. If there have been recent sightings, your captain will steer the boat to locations where you can look for whales, such as Horseshoe Bay and Bashams Beach. Your tour ends with return to your starting point after 1.5 hours.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Granite Island Road, Granite Island Rd, Victor Harbor SA 5211, Australia
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Live commentary on board
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age is 2 years
    • This experience requires good weather. If itโ€™s canceled due to poor weather, youโ€™ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    Too expensive! Our family of five participated, Before we came, we're so exciting, we hope can see whales, dolphins, fur seals as your video. Finally, we're very very disappointed, can only see the water column from a long distance, can not see whales at all, and no dolphins
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    Our family of 4 did the tour this afternoon and it was great. Interesting commentary and we were extremely lucky to see whales, lots of dolphins, seals and fairy penguins. We got the whole lot! The weather was pretty good but it was fairly choppy when we were stopped watching
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    My partner and I and a relative went on the big duck yesterday. It was a beautiful sunny day , we had a quick lunch at the cafe next door to the VC and then straight down to the pier and the boat . We were welcomed and given big jackets for the wind and water sprays , excellent.
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    Thoroughly enjoyed our tour this afternoon. We followed a whale for a while, saw a pod of dolphins and some (super relaxed) fur seals. Combined with beautifully calm conditions and sunshine it was a lovely trip!!!! Thanks to Ian and Maddie ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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    Response from Vekim73, Manager at Southern Ocean Adventure from Victor Harbor
    Responded Aug. 7, 2019
    Hi Louise Thanks for your review, sounds like you enjoyed your time on The Big Duck.
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    It took us a while waiting for the whales. But as soon as humbacks appeared, it was amazing. The first time seeing giant creatures in my life. Definitely worth visiting.
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