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Temptation Sailing

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| Marina Pier, Glenelg, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 412 811 838
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Dolphin Cruise from Adelaide with Optional Dolphin Swim
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Temptation is a 58 foot sailing catamaran which has been doing wild dolphin swims daily since 2001, in this time we have never been out on a dolphin cruise and not seen dolphins. In fact we will give you all your money back if dolphins are not seen on this cruise. Dolphins always come over to Temptation and you can stand or lay above them on our front nets. If you wish to swim, no worries (but book early to avoid disappointment) this is a totally wild experience, no feeding, no touching just viewing from within the water. Because these are wild dolphins we have strict rules to abide by (both for the safety of the swimmers and the dolphins) and sometimes it can be rushed to get the swimmers in the water and sometimes the crew do need to yell so that the swimmers know which way to look under water. If you book in for a swim and on the day change your mind, no problems we can refund the difference (direct bookings only), especially for young children who decide they don't want to swim, that way they don't need to feel forced to go into the water. Remember you will always see more dolphins from on board, but seeing wild dolphins underwater is just amazing.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“dolphin swim” (20 reviews)
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| Marina Pier, Glenelg, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 412 811 838
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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Caught the to tram to glenelg , crew were pleasant we had great weather and a good experience . The tour did every thing it said we found and cruised with the dolphins . The dolphins are wild so don't expect them to always be...More

Thank George B
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Came out 3 days ago on the temptation boat from Glenelg and did a dolphin swim. The guys onboard found us about 200+ dolphins for the day bottle nose and a common they said they were. I had about 30 underneath me and looking at...More

Thank ghinis89
Stephen W, Manager at Temptation Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Sounds like you had an amazing time with the dolphins, it's a great feeling when they look up at you isn't it. We hope to see you back on-board in the near future.

Reviewed 23 January 2017

I had an amazing experience swimming with the dolphins. It was an incredible experience to be with them in the water and to actually hear them communicate. The crew were very helpful, and added to the fun we had. This definitely needs to be on...More

Thank Aletta V
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Don't expect the crew to hand you a seasick bag - get your own, vomit over the edge, or get a companion to get one from the back of the boat for you. It was fully booked (50 people I think) and many were either...More

Thank 123rose321
Stephen W, Manager at Temptation Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

It is very disappointing to see a bad review based entirely on weather/water conditions, unfortunately on this particular day the predicted wind/weather forecast was incorrect. I am glad you put in the date of the cruise as I remember the day well. The morning wind...More

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I booked a tour for 'swimming with dolphins' a few days ago, where i've been with my boyfriend. Our experience was okay, but a bit too stressful. Once they expect to see dolphins, you need to be ready to jump in in a few seconds...More

Thank VivaLaVida88
Stephen W, Manager at Temptation Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are sorry you found your experience to be just 'okay'. Unfortunately at times depending on the dolphins the swim process/getting in and out of the water can be quick. We hope you change your...More

Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Very relaxing sunset cruise and enjoyable atmosphere, the bar on board was reasonably price and the crew were very helpful. Highly recommended

Thank mcclay87
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I did the dolphin swim and my partner just did the dolphin watch. We both really enjoyed it, and saw lots of dolphins. You put your wetsuit and snorkel on, and line up ready to get into the water. Three people sit at the back...More

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Thank kerrylouise89
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Overall this is a value for money trip out round the Glenelg bay. They pack a lot of people into the catamaran, but somehow once we got going there was plenty of space to move around. A bar that takes cash does however make me...More

Thank whizzyuk
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly crew members that were helpful but a little flippant about the safety brief at the start of the cruise. Perhaps it could be forgiven that the drinks were not overally cold since it was 41 degrees on the day we went out! All in...More

Thank kirrily_chambers
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We took our 2 grown up children & their partners as a Christmas present & everybody loved the experience. When dolphins are spotted & the crew think it is time to get in the water it is a speedy process, you slide into the water,...More

Thank Dazza857
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