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Adelaide: 3.5-Hour Swimming with Dolphins Experience

1. Adelaide: 3.5-Hour Swimming with Dolphins Experience

Spend your vacation doing something unique and unforgettable on an excursion that takes you out into the waters, and swim alongside wild dolphins. On this 3.5-hour tour, you are guaranteed to see dolphins, which are one of the Earth’s most fascinating and curious creatures. Meet at the Holdfast Shores Marina in Glenelg, a mere 15 minutes outside of Adelaide. From there, board the 'Temptation', a 58-foot colossal sailing catamaran. As the boat cruises, experience the beauty of Australia's southern coastline. Eventually, come to rest in the waters where the wild dolphins will come to greet you and play in the waters. Don your wetsuit, mask, and snorkel, and take the plunge into the waters. Experience the breathtaking moment when you see dolphins underwater for the first time. Watch and listen; their grace and playfulness is stunning and the sounds of their whistles and echo location noises are mesmerizing. Once your adventure comes to an end, you will be taken back to the marina. Spend some time checking out the many restaurants and shops that grace the shoreline.

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Adelaide: Glenelg Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Drink

2. Adelaide: Glenelg Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Drink

Head down to Glenelg’s Marina Pier where your catamaran for the evening awaits. Enjoy a warm welcome from the friendly crew, then take your seats as you set sail onto the open water. Out on the gulf, admire the picturesque view of Adelaide as night creeps in and the city comes to life with glistening lights. Then soak up the last of the day’s rays and enjoy a refreshing beverage while you watch an unforgettable Australian sunset.  Finally, return to Marina Pier, home to some of Adelaide’s best outdoor dining destinations. 

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Adelaide: 3.5-Hour Guaranteed Wild Dolphin Watching Cruise

3. Adelaide: 3.5-Hour Guaranteed Wild Dolphin Watching Cruise

Enjoy a half-day cruise looking for some of the world’s most delightful creatures, departing from Marina Pier, Holdfast Shores, Glenelg. Dolphins are among the earth’s most curious mammals and you will get up-close-and-personal with the beautiful beasts from the decks of the Temptation catamaran. You will be welcomed on board the 58-foot sailing vessel by an enthusiastic crew. Sometimes you will see your first dolphins within minutes of cruising. They seem to come out of nowhere to play around Temptation’s hulls. But be assured they are not coaxed in any way. These are wild dolphins that simply know the vessel, and know that they are not in any danger. As the gulf is home to over 1,000 common and bottlenose dolphins, the cruise comes with a money-back guarantee of sightings. The dolphins are only just out of reaching distance from the deck, enabling you to capture their playful displays on film. Back on dry land, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the faculties at Holdfast Shores Marina, or wander down Jetty Road in Glenelg, enjoying the dozens of restaurants and shops.

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From Adelaide: Hahndorf and Barossa Valley with Winery Lunch

4. From Adelaide: Hahndorf and Barossa Valley with Winery Lunch

After morning pickup from Adelaide and Glenelg, head towards the Barossa Valley to discover the region’s charming villages, vineyards, and German heritage. Stop in the historic village of Hahndorf, one of the most important German settlements in the region. Wander through the town and be charmed by its quaint 19th-century architecture. Afterward, take a scenic drive through the Barossa Valley, where you’ll stop in Lyndoch at the Kies Winery. Famed for its prolific production, enjoy a wine tasting alongside lunch at this family-run vineyard. With your palate piqued, head to more wineries and a chocolate factory, capping things off at Maggie Beer's Farm Shop. Return to your accommodation in Adelaide around 5:15 PM, just in time to reflect on the sights and tastes of the day over dinner.

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From Adelaide: McLaren Vale Small Group Winery Tour

5. From Adelaide: McLaren Vale Small Group Winery Tour

Explore the McLaren Vale wine region in the comfort of a small-group guided tour that visits five to six wineries, cellar doors, gin rooms, and/or breweries during your day trip.  Depart on a 45-minute journey to the McLaren Vale wine region in the air-conditioned comfort of a luxury Mercedes Benz. Arrive in McLaren Vale in time for the opening of wineries and underground cellars throughout the area. Enjoy the pportunity to do tastings at iconic and boutique wineries, some of which are off the beaten track, selected especially to suit your tastes.  Learn about viticulture and how to identify your favorite wine during tasting sessions with the region’s winemakers. Savor a delicious regional lunch platter, served at a local cellar, comprising of local cheeses, meats, salads, and breads. After lunch, you will continue to visit the remaining wineries, gin rooms, and breweries on the itinerary, before departing back to your accommodation at around 4:30 PM.

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South Australia: Guided Full-Day Highlights Tour

6. South Australia: Guided Full-Day Highlights Tour

Get picked up from your accommodation in Glenelg at 9 AM or Adelaide at 9:20 – 9:30 AM for a full day of sightseeing around the gorgeous Fleurieu Peninsula.  Enjoy the scenic drive from Adelaide through the Adelaide Hills before arriving in the historic German village of Hanhdorf. Treat yourself to morning tea at The Haus, visit the Antique Clock Museum, or shop around in the village's boutique stores. Travel on to the old paddle steamer port of Goolwa for a stroll along the beach where the Murray River meets the sea. Make a short stopover at South Australia's greatest surfing beach before continuing on to Victor Harbor. Keep your eyes peeled for whales as you pass Basham Beach during whale season.  Next, explore the seaside town of Victor Harbor where you can visit the Whale Center and Museum. Take advantage of the chance to visit Granite Island and check out the fairy penguins or ride the famous horse-drawn tram. Purchase lunch from one of the many quaint restaurants and pubs. Your last stop of the day will be McLaren Vale, one of Australia's oldest and finest olive, wine, and almond-growing regions. Taste some of the area's best wines, purchase some locally-grown, homemade delicacies before returning back to your accommodation at around 5:30 PM.

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From Adelaide: Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour

7. From Adelaide: Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour

Get picked up from your Glenelg or Adelaide hotel and begin following the River Torrens through the spectacular Torrens Gorge. Learn about local wineries and sample their wines along the way. Enjoy your choice of six delicious lunch options. Discover the beauty of the Adelaide Hills as you travel along the River Torrens up past Kangaroo Creek Dam and past a chain of ponds to your first stop, Kersbrook Hill Wines & Cider. Travel onwards over Barossa Reservoir to Williamstown in Southern Barossa and stop at Kies Family Wines for more tastings and a beautiful lunch. In the afternoon, travel to the The Barossa Chocolate Factory, Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, and further wineries before returning to Adelaide at approximately 5:15 PM.

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Adelaide: Segway Tour along the Glenelg Foreshore

8. Adelaide: Segway Tour along the Glenelg Foreshore

Turn heads as you glide past Glenelg's many beautiful sights and attractions on your 60-minute segway tour. After learning the basics at Moseley Square, head off on a picturesque 6-kilometer river trail. Take in major attractions such as Glenelg Jetty, Patawalonga Creek, Boat Docks and Boat Marina. At the end of your unique adventure, be rewarded by the crystal clear waters and golden sands of Glenelg Beach. Enjoy some free time to ride on the sand and soak up the relaxed ambiance of this unique location. Have your photo taken by your guide for a special memory of your day.

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From Adelaide or Glenelg: Kangaroo Island Private Group Tour

9. From Adelaide or Glenelg: Kangaroo Island Private Group Tour

Explore the beauty and wonder of Kangaroo Island on a personal group tour. Explore sites like Remarkable Rocks, Flinders Chase National Park, Admiral's Arch, and more. Drag your eye away from the amazing sites and see if you can spot the New Zealand fur seals, the Australian sea lions, penguins, echidnas, kangaroos, and native birdlife that call the island home.  Get picked up from your hotel in Adelaide or Glenelg, and travel through the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula. Board the ferry at Cape Jervis (keep your eye out for wildlife) and disembark at Penneshaw before making your way onto the rest of your tour. As well as the natural sites, make a stop at a vodka distillery and bar where you'll have the opportunity to buy local products. At the end of the day, you'll be dropped back at your hotel in Adelaide or Glenelg. Please note that bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance due to time and transport requirements.

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What people are saying about Glenelg

This was a great experience that mixed both an opportunity to see parts of South Australia we wouldn't have had the opportunity to see and also explore beautiful wineries in Barossa. Our guide Peter was a local with great depth of knowledge of the area as well as being very entertaining. A perfect day out!

Great experience. We saw plenty dolphins and had an amazing time. The staff is great and really good at spotting dolphins. We almost spend 2 hours surrounded by dolphins with many opportunities to take photos and videos

We actually got to see five different pods of dolphins with 10 to 15 dolphins in each pod really good experience

excellent experience! had a great time for my 30th birthday with my family and friends

It was a very nice experience. I was lucly to spot amazing dolphins.