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The Family Tour is one and 1/2 hours of fun exploring the sheltered waters of the Dolphin Sanctuary...just 30 minutes from the Adelaide CBD. Here you find one of Adelaide's "secret spots", an area of incredible beauty. The sheltered mangrove creeks are home to a fascinating array of marine life, birds and the Port River Dolphins.  All this makes for a sensational adventure and kayaking is the most environmentally sensitive way to explore and interact with the dolphins. The tour is very easy paced with plenty of time for photos and story telling by your guide and searching for the Port River Dolphins. This tour is aimed at families with younger children aged 4 to 8 years or grandparents. When the Port River Dolphins come to play it is a memory you will treasure for ever!


This tour is conducted in stable, very comfortable two, three and four person sit-on kayaks which are suitable for all ages and levels of experience. These kayaks are generally designed for two adults and young children (4-6yrs) to travel together. Older children would paddle with their parents in a two person kayak. If you have been thinking of getting the family into kayaking this is the best way to give it a try...you will want to come back for more! 

This is also a great experience for older adventurers who love coastal environments and dolphins! Kayaking is a great activity for all family members and ages...it is an activity that the kids and adults will enjoy equally and the experience is one all will want to talk about.

If you are visiting South Australia paddling with the dolphins has been voted one of the top 10 MUST DO activities in Adelaide! 

Bookings are essential and can be made right now using our online booking system, you can also book with a credit card over the phone or send an email to: bookings@adventurekayak.com.au  If you have left it to the last minute you might be able to book on the day via phone. Call 0429019141. If the date you want is sold out you can go on a waiting list by completing all booking details, your credit card won't be charged and we will get in touch if places become available. 

Full details will be sent via email immediately  once your booking is made. If you do not receive this please contact us straight away. Please review the details taking note of the starting time, location and transfer (if requested). Please check the terms and conditions also included. We will contact you by email the day prior to your tour if any of the details change due to weather or other conditions. Please contact us if you will not be checking your email or have any concerns about these details.

To the many international visitors we have please contact us 24 hours prior to your booking or when you arrive in Adelaide as we often have great difficulty with international numbers provided and may not be able to contact you with any changes.

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Garden Island Boat Ramp and Reserve, Lot 204 Garden Island Road, Gillman. This is a public reserve; We are a mobile business and have no office at this location. Look for the Adventure Kayaking vehicles, lots of kayaks/SUP's and happy people! The Port Adelaide Visitor Centre, 66 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide will also supply a map if you call in on the way to kayaking; you can also check out what else is happening in The Port and make a day of it!

Getting to Garden Island:   

Most people drive out to Garden Island. Unfortunately public transport doesn't travel to Garden Island. There are regular train and bus services to Port Adelaide and we can provide a transfer out to the kayaking and return for $10 per person...much cheaper than a taxi or UBER! We meet you at the Port Adelaide Visitor Centre, 66 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide (green flag bottom left of map) 15 minutes prior to the start of your tour. This location is about 10 minutes walk from the Port Adelaide train station; the bus stops very close to the Visitor Centre.  This is a limited service, please be on time, some delay may occur after your tour before transfer back to Pt Adelaide. Train & Bus timetable can be accessed at : www.adelaidemetro.com.au or download the Moovit app on iPhone or android. Please indicate you need this service when booking. 

You will need to bring: 


  • Clothing to suit the temperature of the day

  • a shady hat and sunscreen

  • shoes/sandals that may get wet(bare feet or thongs are not suitable)

  • insect repellent

  • drink and snack 

  • A CAMERA! We can supply a waterproof container .

The following extras can also be added to your booking, follow the prompts during the booking process:


  • Transfer from the Port Adelaide Visitor Centre to Garden Island...the only way to come kayaking if you are relying on public transport!

  • A bottle of water

  • HD still pictures of your adventure

  • A quality paddling jacket-warm, wind and waterproof; great for cooler days

  • A spray deck- a device to keep you much warmer and drier for cool days.

 

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  • Available for all ages
  • Packages start from $25.00pp

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  • What is the minimum age for Animal Encounter at Garden Island?

    The minimum age for Animal Encounter at Garden Island is suitable for all ages.

  • How long does an Animal Encounter session at Garden Island last?

    The average Animal Encounter session at our Garden Island centre is 2 hours 40 minutes.

  • Is Animal Encounter Garden Island open for bookings during the week?

    Absolutely, however Animal Encounter is busiest at the weekend - and our Garden Island centre is no exception. This means you might need a larger group monday through friday.

  • Is Animal Encounter Garden Island open for bookings at weekends?

    Animal Encounter at Garden Island is busiest at the weekends so we'd definitely recommend booking in advance! Obviously, we'll always try to accommodate last minute Animal Encounter bookings but once the spots are booked up they are booked up!

  • How popular is the Animal Encounter Garden Island center?

    Geronigo® aims for all of our Animal Encounter locations to be amongst the the best and most popular, our Animal Encounter Garden Island center is no exception. Book with confidence!

  • Can I buy a gift voucher for Animal Encounter Garden Island?

    Yes you can buy Animal Encounter Garden Island gift vouchers either online or over the phone. Geronigo® gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, can be gift wrapped or for a last minute gift idea can be instant email delivered. Remember that any gift experience voucher from Geronigo® including our Animal Encounter Garden Island vouchers can be used for booking at any of our thousands of Geronigo® adventure locations (for no extra charge!).

  • Where is Animal Encounter Garden Island?

    The Animal Encounter Garden Island center is located at the following address. Please note that sometimes our Animal Encounter centers are difficult to find, please follow the directions on your booking receipt!

  • How much is Animal Encounter at Garden Island?

    The average package price of Animal Encounter at Garden Island $51.25. The lowest price is $25.00 with the most expensive option being $70.00.

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We accept orders for vouchers via our website, or over the telephone. These vouchers can be redeemed at one of our sites in Australia.

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Vouchers are non-specific to any venue and are redeemed at face value against the retail price at the time of redemption. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

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A voucher will be deemed to be invalid and will not be eligible for redemption if it is out of date (the validity date is clearly stated). Extension are available, providing they are still valid when you contact us. You can extend the validity date by speaking to one of our sales representatives. There is a small admin charge of AUD10 for a one month extension. Extensions can only be made 3 times for any one voucher. We do not issue a new vouchers, just change the expiry date on our system. Free or promotional vouchers are not eligible for extensions.

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Booking with a voucher is subject to availability and must be made through this company and not the venue. You can redeem your voucher against any package featured on our site up to its full value, regardless of any specific experience named. Additional participants can take part, but they will be charged at the retail price as detailed on our website at the time of booking. Once a booking is made, our standard booking terms and conditions then apply as detailed on this website.

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