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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$27.32*
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Seal Island Boat Tour from Victor Harbor
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US$46.83*
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Wildlife Whale Discovery Tour from Victor Harbor

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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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Victor Harbor, Australia
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Victor Harbor, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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 

Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

we went with friend families.It is their 3rd time to cruise with the operator. We had experienced operators. We did not see many seals or sea lions, but several dolphins. great that a water proof coat is provided on for the ride. We enjoyed it very much.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Although it isn't whale watching season and the most of the fur seals were out at sea, the boat crew happily spent time trying to find the most interesting birds, two fur seals and dolphins, imparting lost of knowledge of the animals and the history of the coastline. The big Duck. Is surprising comfortable and I was glad of the... More 

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

Its a great thing to hear live! So much to learn from our dolphin friends More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

A beautiful crisp day just nearing the end of whale watching season . We decided to improve our chances of a sighting with a Big Duck tour. What a fun afternoon. About 90 minutes that was over before we knew it. Not only looking for whales but seeing a lot of other wildlife on the way, seals frolicking off an... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I live on the beachfront and have seen plenty of dolphins, but never been so close to them as on this trip! There were only 4 people on this mid week trip, due to the previous high freezing winds and huge ocean swell. However, despite a big swell, the 2 tour leaders gave us a fabulous time. Total value for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately we did not see any whales on our cruise but it was good fun non the less. The weather was very average and we had a large swell to contend with during our trip which made it very difficult to spot the whales. We did see seals, dolphins and lots of bird life in what was a very informative... More 

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Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hi Craig thanks for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your cruise aboard The Big Duck despite the weather. Whale watching season begins in late June through to late September. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Well the weather was a bit rough, but the attractions were fabulous! A pod of dolphins swam along with the boat, close enough to almost touch. Then a baby seal was as interested in us as we were in it and became the star of many photos. I'd recommend that you choose a calmer day, however we still enjoyed the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This is great way to see the beautiful Victor Harbor scenery im another dimension. Professionally operated from a convenient boarding location on the land side of the Granite Island causeway.

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