• See spectacular scenery & sea birds
• See Seal Island, Wright Island & Waitpinga Cliffs
• See Sea Lions, Fur Seals & Dolphins
• Whales may be seen (seasonal)
• Exhilarating ocean adventure
What You'll Get
Board your vessel - the 'Big Duck'; a 37-foot (11.3-metre) Naiad Rigid Inflatable Boat, purpose built for Southern Ocean conditions. The 7vessel has full sun protection, comfortable seating for up to 27 passengers and has a toilet on board. There's lots of space to move about the boat to view dolphins, seals and whales and the boat can run quietly on one engine.
Depart from the Granite Island Causeway and cruise slowly between the mainland and the northern side of Granite Island, affording breathtaking views of both the Victor Harbor shoreline and the island. Once past the breakwater the Big Duck picks up its pace. Seal Rock is the first stop, where New Zealand Fur Seals and Australian Sea Lions bask in the sun between fishing forays and swimming out to the boat for a sticky-beak! Then on past the huge granite boulders of Wright Island and the Bluff, with Shark Alley in between where your Captain talks about the whaling history of the area.
Many visitors to Victor Harbor never venture past Petrel Cove on the western side of The Bluff, but this is where you are in for a real treat! West Island is a Conservation Park, complete with a research hut used by the universities and park rangers. From the back of the island another colony of seals and sea lions can often be seen basking on the rocks and swimming in the shallows. Seabirds abound in this remote area and often pods of common and bottlenose dolphins can be spotted playing or feeding. Head further west past the darkly spectacular cliffs of Kings Beach and Waitpinga before turning around and heading back to Granite Island.
Should whales be present (June to October) the cruise will revert to a Whale Watching tour and travel to wherever the most recent sighting of whales have occurred. This quite often means heading towards Horseshoe Bay and Bashams Beach a common area to find Southern Right Whales which visit the Encounter Bay area every winter. The females visit these warmer shallow waters from Antarctica to give berth to their calves and to mate.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Minimum age is 2 years
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- Live commentary on board
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Granite Island Road, Granite Island Rd, Victor Harbor SA 5211, Australia
1 hour 30 minutes
Returns to original departure point
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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the The Big Duck Boat Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.
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The Fine Print
7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.