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Address: Granite Island Causeway, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
Phone Number: +61 405 125 312
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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US$45.55*
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Wildlife Whale Discovery Tour from Victor Harbor
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US$26.57*
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Seal Island Boat Tour from Victor Harbor

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Fun afternoon with the Big Duck Whalw Watching Tour

A beautiful crisp day just nearing the end of whale watching season . We decided to improve our chances of a sighting with a Big Duck tour. What a fun afternoon. About 90 minutes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kate R
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it isn't whale watching season and the most of the fur seals were out at sea, the boat crew happily spent time trying to find the most interesting birds, two fur seals and dolphins, imparting lost of knowledge of the animals and the history of the coastline. The big Duck. Is surprising comfortable and I was glad of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful crisp day just nearing the end of whale watching season . We decided to improve our chances of a sighting with a Big Duck tour. What a fun afternoon. About 90 minutes that was over before we knew it. Not only looking for whales but seeing a lot of other wildlife on the way, seals frolicking off an... More 

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Thank Kate R
Victoria, Australia
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I live on the beachfront and have seen plenty of dolphins, but never been so close to them as on this trip! There were only 4 people on this mid week trip, due to the previous high freezing winds and huge ocean swell. However, despite a big swell, the 2 tour leaders gave us a fabulous time. Total value for... More 

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately we did not see any whales on our cruise but it was good fun non the less. The weather was very average and we had a large swell to contend with during our trip which made it very difficult to spot the whales. We did see seals, dolphins and lots of bird life in what was a very informative... More 

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Thank Craig C
Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hi Craig thanks for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your cruise aboard The Big Duck despite the weather. Whale watching season begins in late June through to late September. More 

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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Well the weather was a bit rough, but the attractions were fabulous! A pod of dolphins swam along with the boat, close enough to almost touch. Then a baby seal was as interested in us as we were in it and became the star of many photos. I'd recommend that you choose a calmer day, however we still enjoyed the... More 

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Thank Jenni W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is great way to see the beautiful Victor Harbor scenery im another dimension. Professionally operated from a convenient boarding location on the land side of the Granite Island causeway.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Went out on the whale watch trip yesterday and loved it. Dan & Lochie were welcoming and friendly, covered all the safety points thoroughly and the commentary was very informative without being intrusive. All the passengers were given a spray jacket and it was needed as there was quite a swell and it was quite chilly. We saw seals, dolphins... More 

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Thank adelaidenana
Michael V, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your day. More 

Kihei, Hawaii
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We had an amazing time exploring the Victor Harbor! The crew was most impressive. The captain is highly skilled. I would do it again, next time during summer. Thank you!

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Thank Anna R
Michael V, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Really appreciate it More 

Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

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!!!

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Thank Amanda L
Michael V, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, hope to see you again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 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.

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