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Island Explorer & Dolphin Swim


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Island Explorer & Dolphin Swim

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Join Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures onboard ‘Energizer’, the only custom-built dolphin swim jet boat in the industry with its smooth ride and comfortable seating. The north coast is home to the largest gatherings of wild Bottlenose dolphins on Kangaroo Island. Throughout summer, you could potentially be swimming freely amongst 50-80 dolphins in their relaxation areas (1- 3 metres deep), in a safe swimming area.

Viewing from onboard is also amazing as the dolphins are very curious and swim all around the boat. There is plenty of room to move about onboard the boat where you can capture the best shots as you witness their antics diving in and out of the wake of the waves.

The Island Explorer Tour is a three-hour experience taking in the magnificent sights of the north coast allowing plenty of time to swim and interact with the dolphins, while also viewing ancient fossil beds dated 540 million years. A huge variety of coastal seabirds and wildlife can be seen on these tours, including white-bellied sea eagles, wedge-tailed eagles, falcons, and seal colonies.

Coffee, tea, and biscuits are provided whilst you sit back, relax, and reflect on your experience, often referred to as the best wild dolphin swim experience anywhere.


  • Swimmers: Free use of snorkelling equipment with instructions for first-time users
  • Coastal cruising experience with expert commentary from local professionals
  • Natural marine wildlife
  • Complimentary morning tea and light refreshments
  • Many photo opportunities
  • Swim with the dolphins (pending on dolphin activity)

Tour Details

  • TourAdultChildFamily
    Island Explorer Tour (three hours)$230$130$560
    Private ChartersNormal SeasonPeak Season
    Half day (three hours), for up to 10 people$1,575$2,850

    For Private Charter, the extra person cost is $75pp up to 15 people

    Full day (six hour) private charter for up to 10 people is available upon request, please enquire.

  • DurationOperatesDepartsReturns

    Island Explorer Tour - 3 hour boat trip

    Daily, bookings essential
    (excluding Christmas Day)

    9:00 am or 1:00 pm, from Kingscote or Emu Bay

    12:00 pm or 4:00 pm

    • Please call SeaLink on 13 13 01 to provide your contact phone number at time of booking to pass onto Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures.
    • All prices are per person, in Australian dollars and valid for travel 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025, for other dates, please enquire.
    • Family price is based on 2 Adults and 2 Children. Children are aged 3-13 years. Infants 0-2 years are free of charge.
    • There is no minimum age for children to swim as long as they are accompanied by a parent/adult in the water.
    • Private Charters:
      • Normal Season: 1 April to 19 December 2024 and 16 February to 31 March 2025
      • Peak Season: 20 December 2024 to 15 February 2025
      • The vessel can accommodate up to 15 people and extra person price is $75 per person.
    • Tour is subject to a minimum of four adults to operate. Maximum 15 people in the vessel.
    • Tour is subject to weather conditions, therefore the tour may be cancelled the day before and a full refund given or re-scheduled to another date.
    • Travel insurance is highly recommended.
    • Subject to SeaLink’s standard terms & conditions.


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