Legal company name
Big Duck Boat Tours
The Main Wharf 5214 Goolwa South Australia Australia
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About the activity provider
Big Duck Boat Tours offer ocean adventures departing Victor Harbor or Ex Adelaide CBD (same day transfer) to the beautiful south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, little more than 1 hr south of Adelaide. Tours visit otherwise inaccessible areas of coastline, islands, and beaches to discover seals, dolphins, seabirds and whales (in season) in their natural environment. Passengers experience the Southern Ocean and learn about history, geography and wildlife through an informative commentary provided by a friendly and knowledgeable Captain and crew. The Big Duck is a purpose-built rigid inflatable boat with full sun protection, comfortable seating for up to 24 passengers, on-board toilet, and the highest level of safety equipment, with spray jackets provided. Tours depart from and return to Victor Harbor’s Granite Island Causeway. The 45-minute Seal Island Tour visits Seal Rock, home to inquisitive Long Nosed Fur seals and Australian Sea Lions, with seabirds and dolphins also common in the area. The 90-minute Wildlife and Whale Tour departs the Granite Island causeway and cruises past Granite Island to Wright Island where you will learn of the areas whaling history while keeping an eye out for Bottlenose Dolphins. Cruise past the Bluff to West Island and the spectacular cliffs of Kings Beach and Waitpinga before returning home. For Chinese clientele, we have a mandarin landing page, mandarin tour notes (digital and handouts) and a WeChat account to share the experience. From June to September Southern Right Whales and Humpback Whales visit the area and as a licensed whale watching vessel Big Duck Tours can enter the Southern Right Whale breeding sanctuary of Encounter Bay. If whales have been reported, the Wildlife and Sightseeing Tour diverts to the Whale Watching Tour route.