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Encounter Bay, Australia
Seal Island Boat Tour from Victor Harbor

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Take an exhilarating 45-minute boat ride from the Granite Island Causeway to Seal Island and Wright Island to look for seals, sea lions, and bottle-nose dolphins, and hear the history of whaling in Encounter Bay.
  • 45-minute wildlife tour by boat from Victor Harbor
  • Look for seals, sea lions, dolphins, and seabirds
  • Hear stories about the history of whaling in the region
  • Learn about the marine wildlife of Australia
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Live commentary on board
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Encounter Bay Boat Ramp , Franklin Parade, Encounter Bay SA 5211, Australia

Please take note of parking signs.

1:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Board your vessel, a 37-foot (11.3-meter) rigid inflatable boat (RIB), which is well suited to conditions in the Southern Ocean. Your spacious boat boasts full sun protection, comfortable seating for as many as 24 passengers, and on board restroom.

Depart from the Granite Island Causeway hug the northern side of Granite Island, passing the Penguin Centre and Horse Tram route before rounding the breakwater to reach the open ocean. Your captain opens up the throttle and gets you to Seal Rock in about five minutes. There, you can see, Australian sea lions and New Zealand fur seals at rest and at play.

You might spot common and bottlenose dolphins in the vicinity of Seal Rock. The playful dolphins sometimes swim alongside the boat. Seabirds including cormorants, petrels, and shearwaters can also be sighted in the area. Have about 10 minutes to view the marine life at Seal Rock, then set out towards Wright Island where your captain shares details about the region's history of whaling.

Your tour ends with return to the Granite Island Causeway at the end of your 45-minute tour.
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Granite Island
Tour departs from Granite Island Causeway - we highly recommend going for a stroll around the Island after your tour
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child aged 2 and under
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Big Duck Boat Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Seal Island Boat Tour from Victor Harbor?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Seal Island Boat Tour from Victor Harbor.
What is the social distancing policy during Seal Island Boat Tour from Victor Harbor?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Seal Island Boat Tour from Victor Harbor.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Seal Island Boat Tour from Victor Harbor?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Great fun for everyone!
, Mar 2022
It was great fun for all ages! Well worth the money, we had great weather too! We would come back and do it again!
Tour left on time....
, Mar 2022
Tour left on time. Excellent commentary highlighting the seals, dolphins and birds. Highly recommended
Superb ride
, Jan 2022
Was awesome trip, my daughter loves it and my 4 year old was super excited and thrilled. Will try again. Thank you for such a nice tour you guys were hilarious and 🤩
Our Christmas present experience to our family!
, Jan 2022
The most memorable part of our trip on ‘The Big Duck’ experience was of course seeing the wildlife but also seeing my family have such a wonderful time and sharing this wonderful experience with them. The crew were extremely entertaining too and added to the experience! Thank you ❤️
Fantastic and good value for money
, Jan 2022
It was a great ride. Got to see some dolphins close up. Seals and birds in their homes. Our hosts were awesome
Awesome experience, have...
, Jan 2022
Awesome experience, have encountered school of dolphins and the boat speed was amazing. Recommended.
, Apr 2021
Dolphins everywhere. Friendly professional staff. Huge thanks for getting us on a later tour after we were delayed in horrendous traffic.
Great tour
, Mar 2021
Excellent tour, Very friendly staff, We had a great time. Very fun, Value for money, recommended to anyone.
Perfect coast
, Jan 2021
Staff were very friendly, boat was awesome giving us the opportunity to see some beautiful parts of victor harbour coast. Both the kids and myself had a great time.
Big duck tour fun
, Dec 2020
It was amazing and fun. We went for second time and we have enjoyed it. Got a chance to sea seals and dolphins.
, Feb 2020
Great . Excellent guides and we did manage to see seals and dolphins. Will definitely try and do the long trip and see whales on our next visit.
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