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Dolphin Sanctuary SUP Experience (up to 2 hours)

The calm waters around Garden Island in the sensational Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary is the best location to try this great activity for the first time or for more experienced paddlers to explore this amazing part of Adelaide. As part of the tour we will introduce you to the basics of Standup Paddle Boarding(SUP), the foundation skills, water safety and awareness that will open a new world of activity and adventure. We then go exploring the sheltered waters of the Dolphin Sanctuary around Garden Island to spend some time with the Port River Dolphins and explore the amazing mangrove creeks.
This is a perfect activity to share with your family or friends. Exploring this sensational area by SUP is the most environmentally sensitive way to view the incredible Port River Dolphins who usually make an appearance.
This tour is the best way to trial SUP boarding and includes an on water safety and skills lesson lead by one of our friendly and fully qualified instructors. SUP boarding is an easy activity to get into and with the advice of our instructors you will develop the best techniques, avoid bad habits and become aware of critical safety issues.


Quality boards and paddles are supplied and selected so that your entry into SUP boarding is easy! Activities focus on individual safety and comfortable paddling in calm water. SUP is suitable for active adults and children 12 years and over. If you are booking as a family group this tour may be suitable for younger children as long as they have participated in similar water sport activities in the past (surfing, Surf Lifesaving Club members, etc.) Our SUP boards are suitable for persons up to approximately 100Kg in weight. If you are a beginner and of that approximate weight please call prior to booking.


Overview of SUP skills content Lifting and carrying a board adjusting paddle to your height and correct grip Prone paddling-lying on board like a surfboard for safety Paddling while kneeling Paddling while standing up Forward stroke Braking stroke Turning strokes Injury prevention Equipment care
You will need to bring:
Clothing to suit the temperature of the day. A shady hat and sunscreen. Water shoes/sandals that will get wet; bare feet are not advised. 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 wetsuit

Bookings 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 . 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 we can offer you a place on the tour.
Full booking and session details will be automatically sent via return email immediately 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. 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.
Due to legal reasons persons under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult and the ability to swim at least 50m is recommended to participate in this activity. Activity is suitable for children 8 years and over.

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 Garden Island 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.

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Dolphin Sanctuary Mangroves Tour (up to 90 mins)

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 . 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.

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 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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  • Garden Island Rd
  • Garden Island SA 5015
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