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Temptation Sailing Glenelg

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Temptation Sailing
Marina Pier
Holdfast Shores Marina
Glenelg
SA
5045
Tel: 0412 811 838

Where are we going today?

Dolphins are one of the Earth's most fascinating and curious creatures. These friendly guides offer you this once in a lifetime encounter in which you will be touched forever. An amazing experience for kids over 8.

Temptation is the first vessel in South Australia to be given a licence to swim with and study these magnificent mammals.

This is possibly the only cruise of its type, where they don't actually go to the dolphins, they come to them, something that has taken a great many successful cruises to achieve.

Because this gulf is home to over a thousand common and bottlenose dolphins, they are able to offer a money back guarantee. If you do not get into the water to swim with the dolphins for whatever reason, they will refund the difference between the watch and the swim.

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsWatch $68 Swim $98
  • ChildrenWatch $58 Swim $88
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Departures 7:45am Please arrive at 7:30am sharp for boarding. Return 11:30am.

Any Top Tips?

Please note that at the end of their swimmers' lines they use Shark Shields. These are electronic shark deterrents that creates a unique protective electrical field around the swimmers..

Can I get one of those?

Every trip a crew member is taking photos of the dolphins for research and also photos of passengers in and out of the water. The photos taken throughout the cruise will then be burnt onto a photo CD which can be purchased for $20.00, a great way to capture this once in a lifetime experience. (Normally around 70 high definition photos.).

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    Went for the cruise and swim this morning, so glad I did the crew were great, and the dolphins were all around us

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    I've done the sailing trips twice with visitors from overseas and we all loved it each time!

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    WOW what a fantastic experience. This is worth every penny. We absolutely loved the experience, the people, the water and of course, the dolphins. We had so much fun being pulled along the back of the boat with the dolphins swimming under and next to us, it was so exciting. We will definitely do it again and experience these beautiful creatures up close as they frolic, leap and perform for their audience. I would recommend this to anyone who loves the sea and is looking for a great experience. Thanks Temptation.

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    Terribly disappointing!!! I usually enjoy anything to do with boats and water but would not recommend this at all, save your money and watch dolpins from the local jetties.The first hour we sat shivering in the wet cold wetsuits provided looking for the first dolphins.We were then all gathered shivering on the back deck awaiting our instructions.The captain spots some dolphins and the shout goes out "in the water" then "out the water! they don't want to interact.More standing ,shivering and waiting,this was repeated 4 or 5 times.Only those people...Read More

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    Crew pattered the introduction. Money back guarantee does only apply if you do not enter the water. If you once entered the water - no matter if dolphins pass by or not - you won`t get any money back.

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Terribly disappointing!!! I usually enjoy anything to do with boats and water but would not recommend this at all, save your money and watch dolpins from the local jetties.The first hour we sat shivering in the wet cold wetsuits provided looking for the first dolphins.We were then all gathered shivering on the back deck awaiting our instructions.The captain spots some dolphins and the shout goes out "in the water" then "out the water! they don't want to interact.More standing ,shivering and waiting,this was repeated 4 or 5 times.Only those people at the front and the captain see any glimses of dolphins but those getting into the water don't see them as we were too busy jumping in, holding on the rope and having our arms pulled as the boat powers around hoping to give us that ellusive glimpse.Don't expect your money back because you were in the same body of water as dolphins so you are swimming with them.It was later mentioned on our journey back that the dolphins are not interactive this season,but every day more customers go out in the hope of swimming with dolpins.

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