Observez des dauphins dans la baie de Holdfast lors d'une croisière d'observation des dauphins au départ d'Adélaïde. Après avoir quitté la marina de Glenelg à bord d'un catamaran, vous naviguerez dans la baie à l'occasion d'une croisière de 3,5 heures. Étant donné que des milliers de dauphins vivent dans la baie, vous êtes assuré de rencontrer ces adorables mammifères marins. Pour encore plus de plaisir, optez pour un surclassement et la possibilité de nager avec eux !
This was very disappointing. I had tried to find out more about how it worked twice on the phone.Only to get a very unhelpful woman on the phone who kept saying it would be explained on the day.
So along I went - we were given stinger suits - as expected - then briefed on how the swimming with dolphins would work.
Not so much swimming with Dolphins as jumping from a boat whilst holding a rope - and moving down to make room for others -into the water and being dragged along on the rope behind a boat in the hope of seeing dolphins under the water. Plus we had to get into the water quickly on command when Dolphins were spotted.
Well quite a few people who'd booked for swimming with the dolphins backed out at that point. This included some families with children as well as some couples.
Now despite my age 60 and mobility issues I walk with a stick due to arthritis I am normally okay in water. So I decided to give it a go.
I lasted about 7 minutes - i was about the middle of the rope and kept being swept to the wrong side of it. I was s obusy working out how to do that I saw nothing! Same as many round me. So with my neighbours help I made it back to the side and a crew member helped me out.
At this point i stayed on deck and enjoyed the sight of the Dolphins jumping around quite happily.
Had I opted for just the Dolphin boat trip I'd have been happy enough. But personally I feel that describing the experience as swimming with Dolphins an simply inaccurate description of the experience.
I have starred at 2 because I did see Dolphins and the crew wee actually very good and very helpful. But the description of this trip needs to be more accurate.
Dolphin Cruise was awesome. We were fortunate enough to have a beautiful morning. The cruise operators were very thorough and provided ample information. We saw quite a few pods of dolphins and when we didn't see any, just the boat ride was very enjoyable. I am glad we didn't opt for the dolphin swim as I do believe you see more from the boat rather than in the water. The whole experience was exactly as advertised and I really did appreciate the reviews I had read on Trip Adviser before I booked.
The tour was effective in that they did get out to the dolphins and interacted with them. The operators handled the experience in a way that was respectful to the animals which I feel is crucial for this type of tour.
I do have reservations about the boat, though. It is basically a sailing catamaran with no modifications for a large number of tourists. we had to move bow to stern and back so the pilot could see and it was difficult to suit up with really very little room for each person. There was no place to secure personal items and make sure to bring water and sun protection.
Again, you get to see the dolphins, but there is not much concession to comfort.
We just did the cruise without the swim. Turned out to be perfect weather and saw lots of dolphins. The crew members were great - good sense of humour and lots of knowledge about dolphins. Highly recommended.