Dolphin and Shipwreck Cruise

1.5 Hours
Port Adelaide, South Australia
Nature Cruise
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Enjoy this 90 minute cruise in Adelaide as your guide/boat skipper highlights Port Rivers's rich maritime history and visit the iconic Garden Island Ships' Graveyard, which has vessels dating back to 1856 and is now a haven for marine and bird life. 

Another unique aspect of the Port River is the wild dolphin population. Keep your eyes peeled as you cruise to spot these friendly and playful locals. Travel towards the bird sanctuary where there's an opportunity to see migratory shorebirds, including threatened species such as the Curlew sandpiper. 

Location

1 McLaren Parade, Port Adelaide. 15km from Adelaide CBD, approximately a 25 minute drive allowing for traffic.

What to expect

Departing from Port Adelaide, you will enjoy a leisurely cruise experiencing the wonders, wildlife and history of Port River.

A unique aspect of the Port River is the wild dolphin population. Keep your eyes peeled as you cruise to spot these friendly and playful locals.
Travel towards the bird sanctuary where there's an opportunity to see migratory shorebirds, including threatened species such as the Curlew sandpiper.

Wine, beers and soft drinks are also available to purchase from the bar on board.

Where we visit:

  • Port River
  • Garden Island Ships' Graveyard
  • Garden Island Bird Sanctuary

What is included

  • A 90 min cruise on the Port River, spotting dolphins in the wild
  • See the Garden Island Bird Sanctuary & the ship graveyard
  • (Optional) Upgrade your experience to include a delicious fresh seafood box
  • Access to an onboard bar for wine, beer, & soft drink purchases

Please note, this experience is not a cultural tour.

Meeting point

1 McLaren Parade, Port Adelaide.

Boarding of our vessel is from the wharf in front of the lighthouse.

Please arrive 15 mins prior to departure time.

There is street parking around the departure area and paid parking at the Fisherman's Wharf Market.

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Hat & sunglasses
  • Water bottle

Dress to the conditions on the day. As this is a leisure cruise, you will not get wet on your Port River Cruise.

YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER

Port River Cruises

Port River Cruises is an Aboriginal family owned and operated business on Kangaroo Island and now in Adelaide also.

Port River Cruises are a family owned and operated business. With over 30 years experience within the marine tourism industry, we are passionate about providing the best experience to our customers. Port River Dolphin Cruises, Ships Graveyard & Maritime & Cultural History Tours started in August 2022.

Owners Sandy and Tony Coppins, also operate Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari which has recently been inducted into the South Australian Tourism Hall of Fame after winning GOLD 3 years in a row at the SA Tourism Awards. Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari operates a 38 seater, 12 seater and 28 seater vessel from Penneshaw at the eastern end of the island, providing daily coastal safari's and snorkelling with dolphins and seals safaris. We are very excited to now be offering Port River Cruises from Port Adelaide.

Ready for an experience you won't forget?