Dolphin Sanctuary SUP Tour

From AUD $50.00
  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
  • Product code: ADSSUPT
The calm waters around Garden Island in the sensational Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary is the best location to try this great activity for the first time or for more experienced paddlers to explore this amazing part of Adelaide. As part of the tour we will introduce you to the basics of Standup Paddle Boarding(SUP), the foundation skills, water safety and awareness that will open a new world of activity and adventure. We then go exploring the sheltered waters of the Dolphin Sanctuary around Garden Island to spend some time with the Port River Dolphins and explore the amazing mangrove creeks.

This is a perfect activity to share with your family or friends.  Exploring this sensational area by SUP is the most environmentally sensitive way to view the incredible Port River Dolphins who usually make an appearance.

This tour is the best way to trial SUP boarding and includes an on water safety and skills lesson lead by one of our friendly and fully qualified instructors. SUP boarding is an easy activity to get into and with the advice of our instructors you will develop the best techniques, avoid bad habits and become aware of critical safety issues. 


Quality boards and paddles are supplied and selected so that your entry into SUP boarding is easy! Activities focus on individual safety and comfortable paddling in calm water. SUP is suitable for active adults and children 12 years and over. If you are booking as a family group this tour may be suitable for younger children as long as they have participated in similar water sport activities in the past (surfing, Surf Lifesaving Club members, etc.)  Our SUP boards are suitable for persons up to approximately 100Kg in weight. If you are a beginner and of that approximate weight please call prior to booking.

How To Book

Bookings are essential and can be made right now using a VISA or MasterCard using our online booking system. 

A small deposit is required to make a booking with the balance payable on the day.

You can also book over the phone by calling Phil on 0429019141. Best call between 4 and 6pm. 

If you have left it to the last minute you might be able to book on the day via phone. Call Phil on 0429019141. 

 If the date you want is sold out you can go on a waiting 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 date, starting time, location. Please check the terms and conditions also included. Please contact us if you have any questions about these details.

Due to legal reasons persons under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult and the ability to swim at least 50m is recommended to participate in this activity.  Activity is suitable for children 8 years and over.

The following extras can also be added to your booking, follow the prompts during the booking process:

  • A bottle of water
  • A wetsuit 

You will need to bring: 

  • Clothing to suit the temperature of the day.
  • A shady hat and sunscreen.
  • Water shoes/sandals that will get wet; bare feet are not advised.
  • Drink and snack.
  • A camera-we can supply a waterproof container.

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 you can take an UBER or taxi from there to Garden Island.