Southern Ocean Adventure Cruise

Fleurieu Peninsula  >  Coastal & Aquatic

This breathtaking 90-minute Southern Ocean Adventure tour departs from the Encounter Bay Boat Ramp.

Colonies of seals and sea lions can be found basking on the rocks and swimming in the shallows and pods of Common and Bottlenose dolphins can be spotted playing or feeding. The Big Duck heads past the darkly spectacular cliffs of Kings Beach and Waitpinga before returning to Encounter Bay.

During winter Southern Right Whales and Humpback Whales migrate from Antarctic waters to the warmer ocean around Australia to feed,mate and give birth. The Big Duck is a licensed whale watching vessel and it is a privilege to enter the Southern Right Whale breeding sanctuary of Encounter Bay and to view these majestic animals from the waterline.  Southern Right Whales are much larger and less active (above the waterline) than Humpback Whales commonly seen on the East Coast of Australia.  For this reason, whale sightings cannot be guaranteed.  We also adhere to the minimum approach distance of 300 metres.  Should Whales not be in the area the cruise will revert to a Wildlife Tour.

Tour Departs:

Daily 11.00am and 2.00pm from the Encounter Bay Boat Ramp, Franklin Parade.

Tour Duration:

90 minutes


Child is 2-15yrs inclusive. 



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