Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari

Discover Kangaroo Island from the water on Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari

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$77 per adult

Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari departs daily from the Christmas Cove Marina in Penneshaw 'Kangaroo Island's gateway'. Christmas Cove is one of Australia's Geological Monuments cut out by glacial movement 240 million years ago and it offers the perfect access to board the 7.5 metre vessel a Gemini Waverider that carries up to 12 passengers.

In 1802 Matthew Flinders discovered Kangaroo Island on his world expedition. See the landing places where he and his crew arrived and where French explorer Nicolas Baudin came ashore and inscribed his details into Frenchman's rock in Hog bay.

Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari takes you on a awesome 75 minute coastal and wildlife tour around the coastline of Kangaroo Island visiting places like Dolphin Cove, Cuttlefish Bay, Kangaroo Head and Snapper Point.

Encounter pods of Bottle Nose and Common Dolphins that can been seen up close and enjoy them in their natural environment swimming up along side the boat, with numbers sometimes in the dozens and often with their baby calves. Colonies of New Zealand Fur Seals and Australian Sea Lions inhabit the coast that surrounds Kangaroo Island and these seals gather along the rocks enjoying the warm sun, resting after fishing for days on end and show off their agile swimming ability right before your eyes.

Witness Southern Right Whales (seasonal) as they pass through these waters on their annual migration to the Great Australian Bight, look in awe at these giant majestic creatures often with their new calves who have swam so far from the Great Southern Ocean to give birth in these warmer safer waters of Kangaroo Island.

There are many varieties of sea birds on the Safari including the unforgettable encounters with the mighty Osprey or sometimes known as the Sea Hawk. Opportunities arise on this wildlife Safari to marvel at the Osprey diving into the ocean to grasp fish with their powerful talons. Cormorants and Gulls are abundant along the coast.

Put Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari on your 'must do' list - this is a Safari not to be missed on your visit to Kangaroo Island.

75 minute Coastal Safari

  • 1 hour and 15 minute coastal cruise on board a 7.5 metre vessel.
  • Friendly, fun and informative.
  • The chance to see dolphins, seals, sea birds and whales (subject to season).
  • Local history of Kangaroo Island.

2 Hour Dolphin / Seal and Snorkelling Safari

  • 2 hours on board a 7.5 metre vessel.
  • The chance to swim with dolphins and seals and see seabirds and whales (subject to seasons).
  • Local history of Kangaroo Island.
  • Wetsuits, mask, snorkel & fins.

75 minute Coastal Safari

  • Historic places and information.
  • Coastal and wildlife tour around the coastline.
  • Visit places like Dolphin Cove, Cuttlefish Bay, Kangaroo Head and Snapper Point.
  • Encounter pods of Bottle Nose and Common Dolphins, Colonies of New Zealand Fur Seals and Australian Sea Lions.
  • Witness Southern Right Whales (seasonal).
  • See varieties of sea birds.
Duration Operates Min Max Departs

1 hour 15 mins

75 Minute Coastal Safari

Operates daily (weather permitting and excluding dates that Cruise Ships are in Penneshaw) 9.00 AM, 12.00 PM (seasonal), 3.00 PM and 5.00 PM (on request).

1 passenger

12 passengers

Departs Christmas Cove, Penneshaw

2 hours

2 Hour Dolphin / Seal and Snorkelling Safari

Operates daily (seasonal and weather permitting) 12.00 PM

2 passengers

12 passengers

Departs Christmas Cove, Penneshaw

Activity Options

Activity Price (AU$)  

75 Minute Coastal Safari

Operates daily (weather permitting). Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Minimum of 1 passenger, maximum of 12 passengers. Departs Christmas Cove, Penneshaw.

$77/Adult $55/Child

Coastal Boat Tour 9am

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Coastal Boat Tour 12pm

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Coastal Boat Tour 3pm

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2 Hour Dolphin / Seal and Snorkelling Safari - Swim

Operates daily at 12pm (seasonal and weather permitting). Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Minimum of 2 passengers, maximum of 12 passengers. Departs Christmas Cove, Penneshaw.

$150/Adult $90/Child

Swimmer

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2 Hour Dolphin / Seal and Snorkelling Safari - Watch

Operates daily at 12pm (seasonal and weather permitting). Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Minimum of 2 passengers, maximum of 12 passengers. Departs Christmas Cove, Penneshaw.

$110/Adult $77/Child

Watcher

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Children must be accommpanied by an Adult. So for any booking, please be sure to add at least 1 Adult. Prices valid from 1st of April 2017 to 31st of March 2018, for other dates please enquire. All prices are per person. Child price for children between 3-12 years.  Minimum age for Dolphin Swim is 8 years. Tours are subject to weather and minimum numbers and may be cancelled the day before or re-scheduled to another date. Please call SeaLink on 13 13 01 to provide your contact phone number at time of booking to pass onto KI Ocean Safari.