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The Big Duck Boat Tours

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Address: Granite Island Causeway, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
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+61 405 125 312
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Big Duck Boat Tours is South Australia's ocean adventure tour. See...

The Big Duck Boat Tours is South Australia's ocean adventure tour. See wildlife such as seals, sea lions, dolphins, sea birds and whales up close within minutes of leaving the dock. Our specially designed, purpose build rigid inflatable boat provides a fast, fun, safe ride so you can relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Experience the Southern Ocean and learn about our history, geography and wildlife through an informative commentary provided by a friendly, knowledgeable local guide.

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US$30.41*
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Seal Island Boat Tour from Victor Harbor
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US$49.42*
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Wildlife Whale Discovery Tour from Victor Harbor

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We went on the seal island dolphin spotting tour and we saw loads of dolphins. As soon as we set off their was loads of dolphins all around us and my children thought it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denise M
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the seal island dolphin spotting tour and we saw loads of dolphins. As soon as we set off their was loads of dolphins all around us and my children thought it was wonderful. The sea was very rough the day we went and i thought there is no way that we will be taken out to seal... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A 45 minute cruise around granite island stopping at the seal haul out and hanging near a pod of dolphins! This was a very enjoyable time, weather was great which always helps but to stop near a pod of dolphins with a young calf was something else. It's an informative and relaxed cruise and the boat is more than comfortable.... More 

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Thank Garydjoyce
Ballarat, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

45 minutes out in the harbour and we saw a handful of seals and 30 dolphins swimming gracefully by the boat. So worth the money!! Would have a liked a little while longer seeing the seals but then we may have missed the dolphins so was all good in the end!! Thanks for the glorious ride!!

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Thank Karlsmum
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I work for an aged care company out in the community, we took a group of our clients on this boat tour. The guys we really great they helped with getting on and off the boat, some of our clients have trouble walking and they were a bit apprehensive but the guys reassured them it will be fine, they were... More 

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Thank LJT64
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic trip on a big, 3 massive engined, rubber dinghy. The experienced crew took us out to Seal Rock where we got quite close to see lots of Australian Sea Lions and fur seals. The sea was quite high and 'lumpy' but it just added to the excitement of the trip! Then we sped off to Wright Island where we... More 

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Thank Carol R
Michael V, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hi Carol I am also a fan of the lumpier conditions, it provides a more natural experience when on the water. It is really great to hear you had a good time, thank you for coming :) More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Took the tour out of Victor Harbor to see Dolphins, seals and lots of seabirds, very informative crew and great photo opportunities to see dolphins in natural habitat. Comfortable fast boat for an excellent afternoon . Definitely recommend and very good value.

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Thank Jpickers56
Michael V, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for the great review, we are trying to ensure everyone receives great value for money on the boat.... Whale Season soon! More 

Castletown, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The boat tour was absolutely fantastic. Chose the wildlife and sightseeing tour and were not disappointed. Saw a pod of dolphins right up at the boat then followed them a bit further out and watched them catching and eating fish. A nature lovers dream!!! Them went off to find fur seals and these lovely creatures didn't disappoint either. Also lots... More 

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Thank Anne B
Michael V, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this review

A great review Anne, I am glad you had a great time interacting with the marine animals off of Victor, sometimes their personalities shine when swimming next to the boat. More 

Victor Harbor, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Omg it was amazing. The people running it were so great and omg we saw dolphins and seals and lots of birds. It was a photographers dream! Gotta do it. It's so worth it.

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Thank earth-tranquility
Michael V, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thank your for coming on the Big Duck, not long until the whale season starts! More 

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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Been to Victor Harbor many times but during a weekend at Encounter Bay with friends, we decided to try it. Was absolutely awesome and the highlight of the weekend .... saw sea lion, seals, dolphins (inc a calf!) .... well worth it & will definitely be doing the whale watching trip in the winter!

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Thank Mich T
Michael V, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words about the tour Michelle! The sea is alive at Victor Harbor, every day is different! Its great to hear you had a good time, see you in whale season :) More 

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This boat tour was the highlight of our day. We got to see sea lions, seals and pods of dolphins and the commentary was really interesting. I have young kids and they loved the boat ride.

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Thank Shauna M
Michael V, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this review

Fantastic to hear! We try and cater for everyone, come back to see the whales in winter. More 

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