Dolphin Sanctuary SUP Hire

Ab AUD 40,00 AU$
  • Dauer: 2 Stunden (ca.)
  • Produkt-Code: ADSSUP

We hire Standup Paddle Boards (SUP) from Garden Island in the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard…the best location for paddling in Adelaide. You can explore the beautiful mangrove creeks and search for the Port River Dolphins with your family or friends. 

Exploring this sensational area by SUP is the most environmentally sensitive way to view the Port River Dolphins.

Our SUP boards have been specifically chosen to enable easy paddling and fast learning of new skills. We will have the boards and paddles ready for you at the launch site will help you set up and give basic instruction if required, supply a map and advice on best spots and SUP safety-you then create your own unique adventure! 

This fee is for the hire of a SUP or Hobie Eclipse board for two hours beginning at the time indicated on the booking calendar. This includes some time for us to explain local area and safety information. 

If this will be your first trial of standup paddle boarding we prefer that you book onto a Dolphin Sanctuary SUP Tour to receive more detailed instruction on the skills, safety and awareness to look after yourself and the equipment. 

SUP is an acronym that stands for “standup paddleboarding” and it is taking the water sports world by storm. SUP uses a surf style board and a long paddle. In that regard, it is a cross between canoeing and surfing. While originally made popular by surfer Laird Hamilton as he used the paddle to help him catch the towing waves found in Hawaii, SUP is not only for surfing any longer. Standup paddling can be done in a variety of forms such as on flat water protected lakes to easy beach paddling, to open water paddling and all the way to surfing waves.

The Hobie Mirage Eclipse Stand Up Pedal Board is unique. It is unlike anything that people have seen before as it combines the looks of a scooter with a paddle board. The result is a board that reworks anything that anyone has done before and made it into a completely different workout that uses the strongest muscles in your body, you legs.

The Hobie Eclipse Stand Up Pedal Board is another way to get into SUP activity. The eclipse is more stable, and quicker than most paddle boards and the learning time is much quicker. As an example it can be compared to getting on a scooter as a opposed to a skateboard. It is way easier to learn how to scooter right. That’s because it has handles that you can hold onto for balance, similar to the Eclipse.

Bookings essential. Bookings can be made right now using our online booking system, you can book with a credit card over the phone or send an email to:  If you have left it to the last minute you might be able to book on the day via phone. Call 0429019141. If the date you want is sold out you can go on a cancellation list by completing all booking details, your credit card won't be charged and we will get in touch if kayaks become available.

Full details will be sent via email immediately  once your booking is made. If you do not receive this please contact us straight away. Please review the details taking note of the starting time, location and transfer (if requested). Please check the terms and conditions also included. We will contact you by email the day prior to your tour if any of the details change due to weather or other conditions. Please contact us if you will not be checking your email or have any concerns about these details.

To the many international visitors we have please contact us 24 hours prior to your booking or when you arrive in Adelaide as we often have great difficulty with international numbers provided and may not be able to contact you with any changes.

Find us at:   

Garden Island Boat Ramp and Reserve, Lot 204 Garden Island Road, Gillman. This is a public reserve; We are a mobile business and have no office at this location. Look for the Adventure Kayaking vehicles, lots of kayaks/SUP's and happy people! The Port Adelaide Visitor Centre, 66 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide will also supply a map if you call in on the way to kayaking; you can also check out what else is happening in The Port and make a day of it!

Getting to Garden Island:   

Most people drive out to Garden Island. Unfortunately public transport doesn't travel to Garden Island. There are regular train and bus services to Port Adelaide and we can provide a transfer out to the kayaking and return for $10 per person...much cheaper than a taxi! We meet you at the Port Adelaide Visitor Centre, 66 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide (green flag bottom left of map) 15 minutes prior to the start of your tour. This location is about 10 minutes walk from the Port Adelaide train station; the bus stops very close to the Visitor Centre.  This is a limited service, please be on time, some delay may occur after your tour before transfer back to Pt Adelaide. Train & Bus timetable can be accessed at : or download the Moovit app on iPhone or android. Please indicate you need this service when booking. Note during January, 2017 the Port Adelaide train line is closed. During this time please take the bus.

Please note

We hire our boards to people who have adequate skills, knowledge and experience to safely complete the activity. We prefer that you have had a SUP lesson with us or another accredited SUP school. We limit where you can explore for your own safety and our management. If you do not follow our guidelines and experience difficulty we may not be able to assist in your rescue and as such you are primarily responsible for your own safety and welfare including self rescue. In extreme cases we will contact Emergency Services and supply what information we have to aid in your rescue. 

Our equipment is of highest quality and in great condition and you need the knowledge to look after it and return it in the same condition as supplied, common sense really. Any abnormal damage, or loss of equipment will be charged to the hirer at replacement value (eg. SUP board is $1500AUS).

A security deposit of a credit card impression(or $100 cash) is required to hire SUP board. This will be destroyed (refunded) upon satisfactory return of equipment. If the equipment is damaged, returned in a dirty condition or lost an appropriate fee determined by the AKSA representative on the day will be charged to the credit card or taken from the cash deposit.