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Port River Dolphin Cruise - 90 Minutes

Learn about the rich maritime history as you cruise the Port Adelaide River in search of dolphins on this 90 minute cruise. Book your Adelaide cruises here
Port River Dolphin Cruise - 90 Minutes


  • 90 minute Port Adelaide dolphin watching cruise

  • Learn about the maritime history as you tour the Ships Graveyard

  • Cruise past the bird sanctuary to view migratory shorebirds

  • Spot the native population of dolphin as you cruise the Port

  • Hear about the Aboriginal connection to land in Adelaide

  • Perfect activity for all ages

This is a must do activity when visiting Adelaide! See the iconic Ships Graveyard, the unique Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary, the wonderful International Bird Sanctuary and so much more.

A Guided Tour Your Skipper on the day will also be your cruise guide. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views as your guide talks you through the local history, famous ships and iconic locations you are cruising through

A Rich Maritime History The Port Adelaide River is steeped in a rich maritime history that you will discover as you cruise along its length, seeing famous ships and locations. Your cruise guide will point out interesting landmarks and vessels, and we provide a PowerPoint display with additional information for the duration of the cruise.

The Ships Graveyard Don’t miss out! For the first time you are able to enter Port Adelaide’s completely unique Ships Graveyard on a guided cruise. Be amazed as you cruise past giant wrecks, half-submerged in the hidden backwaters of the Port River and learn their history.

Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary Enjoy cruising through the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary searching for local dolphins, one of the only wild dolphin populations living within a city. Keep an eye out for some of the famous local residents and, during the warmer months, newborn calves! Please note - we do not guarantee a dolphin sighting as these are wild animals and come and go as they please

International Bird Sanctuary Travel towards the bird sanctuary where there's an opportunity to see migra­to­ry shore­birds, includ­ing threat­ened species such as Curlew sand­piper as well as well-known Aussie favourites like the Australian Pelican and Pied Cormorant.

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  • Informative Commentary
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Comfortable seating


No Food


  • Depart at 9am and 2pm


  • The duration of this experience is 90 minutes
  • Guests must arrive 15 minutes before departure


  • This experience departs from Port Adelaide on 1 McLaren Parade, Port Adelaide, which is located directly in front of the small lighthouse at Port Adelaide

Departure Location

1 McLaren Wharf, Port Adelaide, SA, 5222

What To Bring

  • Dress to the conditions on the day
  • Camera
  • Hat

Additional Information

• Infant rates apply to children 2 years and under. • Child rates apply for children aged 3-12 years. • All children from the age of 12-17 are to be charges at student prices. • Adult rates apply for anyone over the age of 13 years. • Seniors, Concessions and Students must provide ID proof before boarding vessel. • We cannot guarantee you will see dolphins while within the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary. These are wild animals and are not always present. • There is a toilet located onboard • If you have mobility issues please contact Port River Cruises on 08 7082 9608. We are able to provide a ramp and different boarding location to make boarding the vessel easier. • Wheelchair access is available on our 16-seater vessel. Please call to book on 08 7082 9608. Unfortunately we are unable to cater for mechanical/electric wheelchairs • Food is not permitted to be eaten onboard the vessel unless given prior approval.

Cancellation Policy

• A FULL refund is provided to guests if the tour is cancelled due to poor weather conditions and an alternative times is not established to undertake the tour. • NO refund is provided to guests for non-attendance at scheduled tour time. • Guests can reschedule tour if required, however need to ensure that more than 48 hours' notice is provided to Port River Cruises via telephone confirmation on +61 8 7082 9608. • All bookings cancelled within 48 hours of scheduled departure will incur a 50% charge of tour costs. • Guests that provide more than 48 hours' notice of tour cancellation via telephone confirmation will receive a FULL refund.

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at the time of booking
  • Upon completion of the purchase, please print the voucher and present it on the day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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