The Kayak Tour is three hours of fun exploring the Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard Maritime Heritage Trail...just 30 minutes from the Adelaide CBD. Here you find one of Adelaide's "secret spots", it is an area of surprising beauty. The sheltered mangrove lined creeks are home to a fascinating array of marine life, birds and the Port River Dolphins. The Ship's Graveyard is a unique feature of the area with over 20 "wrecks" to view. All this makes for a sensational adventure and kayaking is the most environmentally sensitive way to explore and interact with the dolphins. The kayak tour is three hours of fun with you guide who will lead you on an unforgettable adventure. The tour is easy paced with plenty of time for photos and storytelling by your guide. When the Port River Dolphins come to play it is a memory you will treasure forever! This tour is recommended for adults and children over the age of 8 years, although we have had younger children come out and have great fun!

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

Tours are conducted in stable, very comfortable one or two person kayaks which are are suitable for all levels of fitness and experience. If you have never kayaked before this is the best way to give it a will want to come back for more! This experience includes basic tuition in safe kayaking. We launch from a boat ramp covered in non-slip matting; you will get into the kayak on "dry land" and we will slide you into the water, with care you will not even get your feet wet!

We prefer to supply 2-person kayaks for guided tours as these are easier to use and virtually impossible to capsize allowing for a more social and engaging experience. 

If you are booking as a single a 1-person kayak will be supplied. If you are a novice and booking by yourself and would prefer a real easy experience you may be able to paddle with the guide in a 2-person kayak; this option can be seen in the extras menu when booking. 

If you are booking as a pair or group and prefer 1-person kayaks these can be booked as an "extra" during the booking process at a slightly higher fee. 

Private and small group tours are also available. Please call to discuss your group's needs and preferred time. Discounts available for groups of 12 more more!

Bookings essential. Bookings can be made right now using our online booking system, you can book with a credit card over the phone or send an email to:  If you have left it to the last minute you might be able to book on the day via phone. Call . 

If the date you want is sold out you can go on the "waiting" list by completing all booking details, your credit card won't be charged and we will get in touch if kayaks become available. If there are a lot of people on the waiting list we will put on another tour if possible.

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.

Find us at:   

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! 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 : 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- wind and waterproof; great for cooler days
  • A spray deck- a device to keep you much warmer and drier on cool days.
  • 1-person kayaks for partners and groups if you prefer to paddle individually.

Key Info

  • alarm Duration: 180
  • person Age: All Ages
  • people Group Size: Min 1

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  • Available for all ages
  • Packages start from AU$45.00pp

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question_answer Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the minimum age for Kayaking at Garden Island?

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

  • How long does an Kayaking session at Garden Island last?

    The average Kayaking session at our Garden Island centre is 3 to 4 hour.

  • Is Kayaking Garden Island open for bookings during the week?

    Absolutely, however Kayaking 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 Kayaking Garden Island open for bookings at weekends?

    Kayaking 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 Kayaking bookings but once the spots are booked up they are booked up!

  • How popular is the Kayaking Garden Island center?

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

  • Can I buy a gift voucher for Kayaking Garden Island?

    Yes you can buy Kayaking 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 Kayaking Garden Island vouchers can be used for booking at any of our thousands of Geronigo® adventure locations (for no extra charge!).

  • What is the postcode for Kayaking Garden Island?

    The postcode for Kayaking Garden Island is Garden Island SA 5015. Please note that sometimes our Kayaking centers are difficult to find from a postcode and satnav. We will supply detailed directions to Kayaking Garden Island on your booking receipt.

  • Where is Kayaking Garden Island?

    The Kayaking Garden Island center is located at the following address: Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary, Garden Island Rd, Garden Island SA 5015, Australia. Please note that sometimes our Kayaking centers are difficult to find, please follow the directions on your booking receipt!

  • How much is Kayaking at Garden Island?

    The average package price of Kayaking at Garden Island $45.00. The lowest price is $45.00 with the most expensive option being $45.00.


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