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    Can anyone give us some stories, experiences of the Port Adelaide Dolphin Cruises......or got any better recommendations! We were initially looking into swimming with Dolphins but decided to chicken out of that and do the sighting from a boat first................any advice would be fab :)

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    Guest ben&sharon

    Go on a Sunday - they run five buck promotional tours for about two hours at a time. 11.30 and 2.30, I think. And don't expect picturesque scenery!! The river out of the Port is very industrial. But you WILL learn a lot about flour silos and submarine building...........;)

     

    It's definitely worth doing, though - especially at that price. And my little boy loved running about the boat trying to spot the dolphins (and we did see quite a few!). Just a nice chilled couple of hours floating down river......

     

    http://www.dolphinexplorer.com.au/

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    cheers for that.............just wanted to hear that someone HAD actually seen a dolphin as had heard other reports - maybe they were just whinging poms hey!! hehe sounds like you had a sighting or two so thats good enough for us......

     

    will let ya know

     

    Cheers

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    Guest Fly Away

    We did the lunch package and it was worth the extra. Plus we saw many dolphins. We have also done the swim the dolphins from Glenelg and it was superb. Only one of your party needs to swim and even then they can decide they don't like it and stay on the boat.

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    Guest nishman

    We managed to to get up-close-and-personal with a pod of three from our inflatable dingy last weekend. I can't tell you where, because it's a quiet beach that doesn't get flooded with people at the weekend and we want to keep it a secret (and the dolphins always seem to appear between 3 & 4 o'clock) LOL

    We did the dolphin cruise up at the port and saw one before we even set off. It was in June, on a fine day, but a little chilly - should be alright this time of year. Get a good position near the pointy end, or up on the top deck :) It's very good VFM IMO

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    We've done the sunday $4 dolphin princes cruise twice - first time in August saw loads of dolhins, and they were still playing by the port when we got off.

     

    Last week took the relys and uograded to the $15 lunch cruise. Food was pretty good - choice of fish or chicken schnitzel or chips. Drinks cost extra. Unfortunately not a single dolphin sighted but was nice and sunny on deck, cool and fully air-conned below. There's also a big indoor market you can wander round at the Port.

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    Sorry - forgot to add this one. I've had my eye on this for a while, but haven't had time to do it yet.... Looks like a nice way to get up close with the dolphins...

     

    http://www.adventurekayak.com.au/index.html

     

    There's also this thread about these guys

    http://www.pomsinadelaide.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12242&highlight=kayak

     

    We did the kayaking just the other weekend, great family fun, and saw a dolphin and her calf right next to us, swimming around by our boats for abot five minutes.

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    I am trying to get my husband to take me out to see the Dolphins for my birthday but it clashes with the tour down under so prob can't do the sunday :-(

    Do they run other days?

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    Guest Nicky&Andy

    dolphin cruise from glenelg is amazing you can watch or swim, there are a few pics on my album of what to expect, the dolphins swim all around you and in my case right underneath me, i still get emotional now, (it was my life ambition)

    only thing is my youngest was eight and i had to hang on to him as well as the rope as the pull of the water was quite strong (the others were fine though and it was a stormy day)

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    dolphin cruise from glenelg is amazing you can watch or swim, there are a few pics on my album of what to expect, the dolphins swim all around you and in my case right underneath me, i still get emotional now, (it was my life ambition)

    only thing is my youngest was eight and i had to hang on to him as well as the rope as the pull of the water was quite strong (the others were fine though and it was a stormy day)

     

    That sounds fab as I not a keen swimmer but would like to see them from a boat take pictures and get in with them if I can.

    Will send these details to hubby

     

    Thanks

    Michelle

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