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The Big Duck Boat Tours

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Granite Island Causeway, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
+61 405 125 312
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Granite Island Causeway, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Sunday 13th August my sister and niece took me for the last treat for my birthday. Was a brilliant day with a clear sky and very little wind from off shore! The Crew were attentive and made sure everyone was seated safely. We were given...More

Thank Chrissie A
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The Big Duck have changed their boat since we last went. Now it has conventional seating, which is easier for older people (my Mum is a fit 87 yr old). Seating at the stern/ rear is more stable and less bumpy. The bow/ front is...More

Thank SAMARSHALL77
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We went on the 45 minute tour and we got to see some dolphins, seals and sea lions. The instructors had some real interesting facts and made it a fun time that we enjoyed! Would definitely recommend to anyone travelling to Victor Harbor ☺️

Thank Jade P
Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Hi Jade Sounds like a perfect day, great to have you on board!

Reviewed 22 July 2017

We were excited to go and climb on board to see whales, we were taken to see the seals and then off we went, when we arrived to where the whales were supposed to be, we slowed down and it was suggested that there were...More

Thank Liz J
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Wonderful time had by all exciting informative and friendly staff, one of the fun things to do in Victor and beautiful scenery too for an hour. We saw seals and dolphins.

Thank Sharren K
Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you for the positive review Sharren, its great to see you enjoyed Victor Harbor.

Reviewed 16 July 2017

Booked this tour on the 15th of July as a 75th birthday gift (for my parents, not me!) After escorting said elderly-but-not-decrepit parents along foreshore and causeway, I was gagging for a cup of tea. Certain I'd get one on what would be a staid...More

Thank 1966Lee
Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you for a superb review, our goal as a business is to deliver maximum value where we possible. Come back again in summer!

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Went on a fabulous whale sightseeing tour this afternoon. The weather was chilly, so we rugged up with hats and scarves but the weather/water proof long hoodies which were provided were perfect to keep the wind chills out whilst on the boat. Leaving the Causeway...More

Thank CharlieJake
Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Wow Charlie, thank you for the great rundown on the boat trip! It sounds like the whales were in full flight. How good is the boat when the ocean gets choppy, they are designed very well and remain fairly dry.

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We booked Big Duck tours to go Whale watching. We had booked 2 trips, one for my wife and I and I for my in-laws. My Father-in-law has difficulty walking so getting on/off the boat was a concern. The crew were very helpful and assisted...More

Thank Jon L
Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Hi Jon, I am also a regular Tripadvisor reviewer, and regularly read and write detailed reviews. Thank you for the time in detailing all aspects of your trip with us. While we have a "no go" zone around the whales we can get within a...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is a must do if staying in Victor Harbour or would make a good day trip from Adelaide. We saw four whales, and seals on seal island. Nice zippy boat, good atmosphere, great hosts and they know the area. The splash jackets keep the...More

Thank 2011travel54
Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you for the great review, yes we tend to agree the spray jackets wouldn't suit the Paris catwalk - but they make the trip so much more comfortable.

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable experience. Excellent tour operators who were friendly and knowledgeable. Gave us ponchos to wear to keep warm on the boat. Taught us a lot about the wildlife and sights in Victor. Very punctual, left on time and returned on time, easy to find...More

Thank EatPrayLove123
Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Hi, thank you for taking the time to give us a fantastic tripadvisor review, it is great to hear you had a fun time!

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Meera210
27 March 2017|
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Response from Michael V | Property representative |
Hi Meera, Thank you for your enquiry. Stepping onto the big duck is like taking 3 fairly steep steps, with rail and crew assistance, most people find it easy. The ride is very comfortable. For a booking of 7 adults the... More
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picklesupminster
18 February 2017|
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Response from Vekim73 | Property representative |
You can be seated together if you let me know before hand via email or phone. The boat only takes 14 passengers so it is easy to organise seating.
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Dianne P
6 November 2015|
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Response from Dan I | Property representative |
Seal Island Tour runs at 1pm and Wildlife and Sightseeing Tour at 2pm. Phone number 0405125312
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