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Dolphin Sanctuary Family Tour

Dolphin Sanctuary Family Tour

THE FAMILY TOUR is one and 1/2 hours of fun with your guide; designed for families with younger children(4-8yrs), even the grandparents. This tour explores sheltered mangrove creeks & searches for dolphins.

The Family Tour is one and 1/2 hours of fun exploring the sheltered waters of the Dolphin Sanctuary...just 30 minutes from the Adelaide CBD. Here you find one of Adelaide's "secret spots", an area of incredible beauty. The sheltered mangrove creeks are home to a fascinating array of marine life, birds and the Port River Dolphins.  All this makes for a sensational adventure and kayaking is the most environmentally sensitive way to explore and interact with the dolphins. The tour is very easy paced with plenty of time for photos and story telling by your guide and searching for the Port River Dolphins. This tour is aimed at families with younger children aged 4 to 8 years or grandparents. When the Port River Dolphins come to play it is a memory you will treasure for ever!


This tour is conducted in stable, very comfortable two, three and four person sit-on kayaks which are suitable for all ages and levels of experience. These kayaks are generally designed for two adults and young children (4-6yrs) to travel together. Older children would paddle with their parents in a two person kayak. If you have been thinking of getting the family into kayaking this is the best way to give it a try...you will want to come back for more! 

This is also a great experience for older adventurers who love coastal environments and dolphins! Kayaking is a great activity for all family members and ages...it is an activity that the kids and adults will enjoy equally and the experience is one all will want to talk about.

If you are visiting South Australia paddling with the dolphins has been voted one of the top 10 MUST DO activities in Adelaide! 

Bookings are essential and can be made right now using our online booking system, you can also book with a credit card over the phone or send an email to: bookings@adventurekayak.com.au  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 waiting list by completing all booking details, your credit card won't be charged and we will get in touch if places 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 or UBER! 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 : www.adelaidemetro.com.au or download the Moovit app on iPhone or android. Please indicate you need this service when booking. 

You will need to bring: 


  • Clothing to suit the temperature of the day

  • a shady hat and sunscreen

  • shoes/sandals that may get wet(bare feet or thongs are not suitable)

  • insect repellent

  • drink and snack 

  • A CAMERA! We can supply a waterproof container .


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


  • Transfer from the Port Adelaide Visitor Centre to Garden Island...the only way to come kayaking if you are relying on public transport!

  • A bottle of water

  • HD still pictures of your adventure

  • A quality paddling jacket-warm, wind and waterproof; great for cooler days

  • A spray deck- a device to keep you much warmer and drier for cool days.

 


  • Duration : 90 Minutes (approx.)
From AUD $25.00

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Dolphin Sanctuary & Ships Graveyard Kayak Tour

Dolphin Sanctuary & Ships Graveyard Kayak Tour

Our Kayak Tour is 3 hours of fun and adventure as we explore beautiful mangrove creeks, the Ships Graveyard Maritime Heritage Trail and search for dolphins. Ideal for adults, older children and groups. Private & small group tours available.

The Kayak Tour explores the Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard Maritime Heritage Trail...just 30 minutes from the Adelaide CBD. Here you find one of Adelaide's "secret spots", it is an area of surprising beauty. The sheltered mangrove lined creeks are home to a fascinating array of marine life, birds and the Port River Dolphins. The Ship's Graveyard is a unique feature of the area with over 20 "wrecks" to view. All this makes for a sensational adventure and kayaking is the most environmentally sensitive way to explore and interact with the dolphins. The kayak tour is three hours of fun with you guide who will lead you on an unforgettable adventure. The tour is easy paced with plenty of time for photos and storytelling by your guide. When the Port River Dolphins come to play it is a memory you will treasure forever! This tour is recommended for adults and children over the age of 8 years, although we have had younger children come out and have great fun!

If you are visiting South Australia paddling with the dolphins has been voted one of the top FOUR MUST DO activities in Adelaide! 

Tours are conducted in stable, very comfortable one or two person kayaks which are are suitable for all levels of fitness and experience. If you have never kayaked before this is the best way to give it a try...you will want to come back for more! This experience includes basic tuition in safe kayaking. We launch from a boat ramp covered in non-slip matting; you will get into the kayak on "dry land" and we will slide you into the water, with care you will not even get your feet wet!

We prefer to supply 2-person kayaks for guided tours as these are easier to use and virtually impossible to capsize allowing for a more social and engaging experience. 

If you are booking as a single a 1-person kayak will be supplied. If you are a novice and booking by yourself and would prefer a real easy experience you may be able to paddle with the guide in a 2-person kayak; this option can be seen in the extras menu when booking. 

If you are booking as a pair or group and prefer 1-person kayaks these can be booked as an "extra" during the booking process at a slightly higher fee. 

Private and small group tours are also available. Please call to discuss your group's needs and preferred time. Discounts available for groups of 12 more more!

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: bookings@adventurekayak.com.au  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 the "waiting" list by completing all booking details, your credit card won't be charged and we will get in touch if kayaks become available. If there are a lot of people on the waiting list we will put on another tour if possible.

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 : www.adelaidemetro.com.au or download the Moovit app on iPhone or android. Please indicate you need this service when booking. 

You will need to bring: 

  • Clothing to suit the temperature of the day

  • a shady hat and sunscreen

  • shoes/sandals that may get wet(bare feet or thongs are not suitable)

  • insect repellent

  • drink and snack 

  • A CAMERA! We can supply a waterproof container .


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

  • Transfer from the Port Adelaide Visitor Centre to Garden Island...the only way to come kayaking if you are relying on public transport!
  • A bottle of water
  • HD still pictures of your adventure
  • A quality paddling jacket- wind and waterproof; great for cooler days
  • A spray deck- a device to keep you much warmer and drier on cool days.
  • 1-person kayaks for partners and groups if you prefer to paddle individually.


  • Duration : 3 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $70.00

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Rapid Bay Sea Kayaking Tour

Rapid Bay Sea Kayaking Tour

Rapid Bay is one hour south of Adelaide and is a spectacular destination for sea kayaking. We visit beautiful isolated beaches, mysterious sea caves and seals and sea lions that always keen to play!

The tour begins on the beach at Rapid Bay on the lower Fleurieu Peninsula about 90 Km south of Adelaide. This is our "high end adventure tour". Here the rugged coastline is spectacular with towering cliffs and crystal clear water, a great place for a sea kayaking adventure. We meet you on the beach and after instruction on safety, paddling and fitting of the gear we are off to visit isolated beaches and mysterious sea caves. You can also meet the "locals"; a growing colony of seals that are always keen to make new friends!

All our guides love their work and the ocean environment and are keen to share their experiences with you. It gives us great pleasure to introduce you to this great way to explore Australia's incredible coastline. Sea kayaking is not only great for your health it is also the most environmentally friendly way to interact with this environment and it's inhabitants.The tour fee includes all kayaking equipment, guidance, lunch and non-alcoholic drinks. We pride ourselves on offering fresh, local foods and can cater for special dietary requirements on request.

We will provide quality 1 or 2 person sea kayaks which are very stable and easy to use, comfortable buoyancy vests and friendly guidance that will make the experience both safe and great fun. On this tour we prefer all participants to be in 2-person sea kayaks unless you have had plenty of experience paddling on the sea in a 1-person sea kayak.
This is a great experience to share with your partner or best friend!

Lunch is a healthy build your own "sub" or "wrap" (sandwich) on a beautiful, isolated sandy beach, only accessible by small boat. This includes a selection of meats, ham, chicken, cheese and fresh salads. Special dietary requirements can be catered for. 

 This tour is suitable for those who love the sea, live active lifestyles and have an adventurous spirit. Previous kayaking experience is highly recommended but is not essential. This tour is generally suitable for adults 16 years and over. 
If you are booking as a single paddler and have not had significant sea kayaking experience you may be able to share a 2-person kayak with one of our guiding team for a small extra fee($40). Family and small group discounts are available.Please inquire about these options by email or phone.

This tour is highly weather dependent...we will only go out if weather is virtually calm. A 30% deposit is payable upon booking with the balance being paid when the tour is confirmed given a suitable weather forecast roughly 4 days prior to the date of the tour. In the case of bad weather cancellation we transfer your booking to another suitable date. If this is not possible then your deposit is refunded. Please note if bookings by gift voucher these are non refundable; gift vouchers can be used for any of our kayaking or SUP products.

Next Tour Dates  

Dates for the 2019/20 season are:

Sunday 18th August

Sunday 22nd September

Sunday November 17th

Sunday December 15th

Sunday December 29th

Thursday January 9th 

Sunday January 12th

Sunday January 26th-Australia Day (note:small public holiday surcharge on bookings)

Saturday February 8th

Sunday February 23rd

More dates for 2020 to be entered soon.


Please  Contact Us by email or phone 0429019141 for further details about this sensational sea kayaking adventure. Bookings essential. Book online or over the phone.

If the date you want is not advertised if you can get a small group together we may be able to offer a private tour!



  • Duration : 6 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $200.00

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Flat Water Fun Kayak Lesson

Flat Water Fun Kayak Lesson

This is a 2 hour course introducing you to the basic techniques and safety aspects of having fun in your kayak on lakes, slow moving rivers and calm coastal areas. The lesson can be conducted most Saturday or Sunday afternoons.

Flat Water Fun Kayaking Lesson

This is a 2 hour session introducing you to the basic techniques and safety aspects of having fun on lakes, slow moving rivers and calm coastal areas. If you are paddling on West Lakes, the Port River, the River Murray and want to do it right, have confidence and be safe... this is for you! 


Although this lesson may not appear on our booking calendar it can be offered most Saturday or Sunday afternoons on demand. Other days may also be possible.  Call Phil (0429019141) to enquire.

The course includes the following but can be modified in negotiation with our highly experienced instructors to suit your needs. After learning the skills we generally explore one of the beautiful mangrove creeks or visit a ship wreck.


Session content:

  • Basic kayak design, fit out and essential safety equipment

  • Posture and balance,

  • Launching and landing in varied locations

  • Kayak control skills (forward & reverse paddling, turning, supporting)

  • Wet Exit-what happens when you tip over!

  • Simple self rescue techniques

  • Weather and environmental basics
At the end of your time with the instructor you can opt to take another hour of kayak hire to go practice and explore this stunning location free of charge!

The lesson includes the use of a quality kayak, buoyancy vest, paddle, quality paddling jacket and any other required kayaking or safety equipment. You may use your own equipment if it is Australian Standards compliant.

We recommend that all kayakers become familiar with the Marine and Safety recommendations for kayaks and canoes. Check out this link for important information and resources.

Bookings essential. 

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.

We meet you at the  Garden Island Boat Ramp and Reserve, Garden Island Road, Gillman.

Relying on public transport? Unfortunately public transport doesn't travel to Garden Island. There are regular train and bus services to Port Adelaide and we can provide a free transfer from the  Port Adelaide train station. Please book a transfer when booking your kayaking. The local train and bus timetables can be accessed at: https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au. or download the Moovit app on iPhone or android. Note during January, 2017 the Port Adelaide train line is closed. During this time please take the bus.

  • Duration : 2 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $120.00

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School Kayaking or Paddleboard Session × × SOLD OUT × × × ×
School Kayaking or Paddleboard Session

School Kayaking or Paddleboard Session

Our school programs are customised to suit the outcomes of the schools curriculum. These can be focussed on skill learning, environmental studies, group challenges, tourism, preparation for expeditions. Call us to design your course NOW!

The sensational Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary (click to see location)is  just 10 minutes from Port Adelaide and ideal for kayaking with kids! It is an area of incredible beauty and ecological importance. The sheltered, tree lined creeks are an ideal environment for a kayaking adventure and home to a fascinating array of marine life, birds and the Port River Dolphins. Travelling by kayak or standup paddle board  are unique ways to experience an encounter with the dolphins or view the wrecks in the Ship's Graveyard Maritime Heritage Trail. The inquisitive dolphins usually come and say hello! The area is very sheltered and safe, ideal for your first experience of kayaking or paddle boarding. Children and novices feel very comfortable in our two person sea kayaks or stable paddle boards.   


We also offer programs at other sensational locations close to Adelaide including Pt. Noarlunga Aquatics Reserve, West Lakes and the Onkaparinga River and camping experiences at several locations on the River Murray.


New to our programs are our incredible SUPER SUPS...8-12 person standup paddle boards! These are the best fun you can have with a group of friends. They naturally make introduction to paddle boarding easy or can be incorporated into any program as a tremendous group dynamic and team building activity.


Our paddling programs are always great fun and are designed in discussion with you and the outcomes you expect based on the school curriculum. 

We can design paddling courses for all upper primary and secondary school requirements. Courses we regularly offer are:
Yr. 12 Physical Education SACE Kayaking
Yr.12 Outdoor Education SACE Kayaking
Yr.11/12 Tourism
Senior school courses integrating ecology, environment and land management
Group dynamics and challenge programs
Environmental study and exploration
Expedition preparation.
Eco-adventure Tours observing dolphins, exploring mangrove creeks and the Ships Graveyard.

And all of this comes with the added bonus of experiencing 
one of Adelaide’s most unique natural environments!

Call us to discuss your subjects needs and book a course.

  • Duration : 3 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $30.00

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Dolphin Sanctuary & Ships Graveyard Kayak Hire-1-person kayak Book Now 5 Available Book Now 5 Available Book Now 6 Available × × Book Now 4 Available ×
Dolphin Sanctuary & Ships Graveyard Kayak Hire-1-person kayak

Dolphin Sanctuary & Ships Graveyard Kayak Hire-1-person kayak

We hire kayaks at the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary...the best location for paddling in Adelaide. We have kayaks ready, will help you set up, supply a map and advice on best spots and safe kayaking-you then create your own unique adventure!

We hire kayaks and SUPs from the Garden Island boat ramp in the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard…the best location for paddling in Adelaide. You can explore the beautiful mangrove creeks and Ships Graveyard Maritime Heritage Trail and search for dolphins with your family or friends. We will have the craft ready for you at the launch site, help you set up, supply a map and advice on best spots and safe paddling-you then create your own unique adventure!  

The hire fee here is for a 1-seater sit-in kayak, life vest and paddle for up to three hours use. Due to legal reasons we cannot hire to persons under the age of 18 years unless accompanied by an adult. This service includes some time for assisting you in setting up the equipment and explaining essential safety and local area information. Depending on your experience this could be 10 to 40 minutes. These kayaks are suitable for adults and children 14 yrs and older. They are rated to 120Kg by manufacturer for experienced paddlers. If you are a novice and near this weight please call to discuss prior to booking.

We strongly recommend adding a "mini lesson" (see extras menu) to your hire session if you are a first time kayaker and/or have little experience caring for yourself in unmanaged natural areas. We recommend that inexperienced kayakers do not go to the Ships Graveyard without a mini lesson. Part of the mini lesson includes having an escort accompany you to the ship wrecks if conditions permit.


You will need to bring: 

  • Clothing to suit the temperature of the day
  • a shady hat and sunscreen
  • shoes/sandals that may get wet(bare feet or thongs are not suitable)
  • insect repellent
  • drink and snack 
  • A CAMERA! We can supply a waterproof container .

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

  • Transfer from the Port Adelaide Visitor Centre to Garden Island...the only way to come kayaking if you are relying on public transport!
  • A bottle of water
  • A Mini Lesson

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. Bookings can be made right now using our online booking system or with a credit card over the phone. 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 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 starting time, location and transfer (if requested). Please check the terms and conditions also included. We will contact you by phone 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 phone or 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.  

Find us at:   

Garden Island Boat Ramp and Reserve, Lot 204 Garden Island Road, Gillman(click to see location). 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 to the kayaking. 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 : www.adelaidemetro.com.au or download the Moovit app on iPhone or android. Please add this service when booking if required.  

Please note

We hire our kayaks to people who have adequate skills, knowledge and experience to safely complete the activity. This does not necessarily mean that you have had a kayak lesson but that you are aware of the challenges of physical activity and exploring a natural area that is not supervised/managed.  We limit where you can explore for your own safety and our management. The "Ships Graveyard" may be unsuitable for novice paddlers. 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 we ask that you look after it and return it in the same condition as supplied. We provide a briefing about safety, basic paddling and the local area as part of our hire service. Any abnormal damage, or loss of equipment will be charged to the hirer at replacement value (eg. kayak is up to $2000AUS).

A security deposit of a credit card impression is required to hire equipment. This will be destroyed  upon satisfactory return of equipment. If the equipment is damaged, in a dirty condition or lost an appropriate fee determined by the AKSA representative on the day will be charged to the credit card.  

  • Duration : 3 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $40.00

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Dolphin Sanctuary SUP Hire

Dolphin Sanctuary SUP Hire

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is all the rage. Come try it at the Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard. We hire the latest standup paddle boards which are stable and easy to paddle. Three hours hire is just $40!

We hire kayaks and SUPs from the Garden Island boat ramp in the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard…the best location for paddling in Adelaide. You can explore the beautiful mangrove creeks, Ships Graveyard Maritime Heritage Trail and search for dolphins with your family or friends. We will have the craft ready for you, help you set up, supply a map and advice on best spots and safe paddling-you then create your own unique adventure!  

The hire fee here is for a SUP board, life vest and paddle for up to three hours use. Due to legal reasons we cannot hire to persons under the age of 18 years unless accompanied by an adult. This service includes some time for assisting you in setting up the equipment and explaining essential safety and local area information. Depending on your experience this could be 10 to 40 minutes. 

SUP is suitable for active adults and children 8 years and over. Our boards are suitable for beginners up to approximately 100Kg weight. If you are near that limit please call before booking.

We strongly recommend adding a "mini lesson" (see extras menu) to your hire session if you are a first time paddler and/or have little experience caring for yourself in unmanaged natural areas. We recommend that inexperienced paddlers do not go to the Ships Graveyard. 

You will need to bring: 

  • Clothing to suit the temperature of the day
  • a shady hat and sunscreen
  • shoes/sandals that may get wet(bare feet or thongs are not suitable)
  • insect repellent
  • drink and snack 
  • A CAMERA! We can supply a waterproof container .

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

  • Transfer from the Port Adelaide Visitor Centre to Garden Island...the only way to come kayaking if you are relying on public transport!
  • A bottle of water
  • A Mini Lesson 

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: bookings@adventurekayak.com.au  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 until we will get in touch if SUPs become available. 

Full details will be sent via email immediately  once your booking is made. If you do not receive this email 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 phone 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 phone or 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.  

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 : www.adelaidemetro.com.au or download the Moovit app on iPhone or android. Please indicate you need this service when booking.

PPlease note

We hire our SUPs to people who have adequate skills, knowledge and experience to safely complete the activity. This does not necessarily mean that you have had a lesson but that you are aware of the challenges of physical activity and exploring a natural area that is not supervised/managed.  We limit where you can explore for your own safety and our management. The "Ships Graveyard" is unsuitable for novice paddlers. 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 we ask that you look after it and return it in the same condition as supplied. We provide a briefing about safety, basic paddling and the local area as part of our hire service. Any abnormal damage, or loss of equipment will be charged to the hirer at replacement value (eg. SUP board is up to $1500AUS).

A security deposit of a credit card impression is required to hire equipment. This will be destroyed  upon satisfactory return of equipment. If the equipment is damaged, in a dirty condition or lost an appropriate fee determined by the AKSA representative on the day will be charged to the credit card.  

  • Duration : 2 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $40.00

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Dolphin Sanctuary SUP Tour × × × × × × ×
Dolphin Sanctuary SUP Tour

Dolphin Sanctuary SUP Tour

Stand Up Paddle Boarding(SUP) is all the rage. Try it at the Dolphin Sanctuary. Your guide will lead you through the basic skills and then take you on a tour of this spectacular environment. Private & small group tours available.

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, 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 8 years and over. 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.


Overview of SUP skills content

  •       Lifting and carrying a board
  •       adjusting paddle to your height and correct grip
  •       Prone paddling-lying on board like a surfboard for safety
  •       Paddling while kneeling 
  •       Paddling while standing up
  •       Forward stroke
  •       Braking stroke
  •       Turning strokes
  •       Injury prevention
  •       Equipment care

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.
The following extras can also be added to your booking, follow the prompts during the booking process:
  • Transfer from the Port Adelaide Visitor Centre to Garden Island...the only way to come kayaking if you are relying on public transport!
  • A bottle of water
  • HDVideo or HD still pictures of your adventure
  • A wetsuit 

Bookings essential and can be made right now using our online booking system, you can also book with a credit card over the phone or send an email to: bookings@adventurekayak.com.au . 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 waiting list by completing all booking details, your credit card won't be charged and we will get in touch if we can offer you a place on the tour.

Full booking and session details will be automatically sent via return email immediately 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. 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.

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.

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 Garden Island and return for $10 per person...much cheaper than a taxi or UBER! 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 : www.adelaidemetro.com.au or download the Moovit app on iPhone or android. 

  • Duration : 2 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $70.00

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Dolphin Sanctuary & Ships Graveyard 2-person sit-in kayak hire

Dolphin Sanctuary & Ships Graveyard 2-person sit-in kayak hire

We hire kayaks and SUPs at the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary...the best location for paddling in Adelaide. We'll have them ready, supply a map and advice on best spots and safe paddling-you then create your own unique adventure!

We hire kayaks and SUPs from the Garden Island boat ramp in the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard…the best location for paddling in Adelaide. You can explore the beautiful mangrove creeks and Ships Graveyard Maritime Heritage Trail and search for dolphins with your family or friends. We will have the craft ready for you at the launch site, help you set up, supply a map and advice on best spots and safe paddling-you then create your own unique adventure!  

The hire fee here is for a 2-seater sit-in kayak, life vests and paddles for up to three hours use. The fees shown here are for the type of craft you are hiring-not per person. Due to legal reasons we cannot hire to persons under the age of 18 years unless accompanied by an adult. This service includes some time for assisting you in setting up the equipment and explaining essential safety and local area information. Depending on your experience this could be 10 to 40 minutes. 

We strongly recommend adding a "mini lesson" (see extras menu) to your hire session if you are a first time kayaker and/or have little experience caring for yourself in unmanaged natural areas. We recommend that inexperienced kayakers do not go to the Ships Graveyard without a mini lesson. Part of the mini lesson includes having an escort accompany you to the ship wrecks if conditions permit.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. Bookings can be made right now using our online booking system or with a credit card over the phone. 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 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 starting time, location and transfer (if requested). Please check the terms and conditions also included. We will contact you by phone 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 phone or 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.  

You will need to bring: 

  • Clothing to suit the temperature of the day
  • a shady hat and sunscreen
  • shoes/sandals that may get wet(bare feet or thongs are not suitable)
  • insect repellent
  • drink and snack 
  • A CAMERA! We can supply a waterproof container .

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

  • Transfer from the Port Adelaide Visitor Centre to Garden Island...the only way to come kayaking if you are relying on public transport!
  • A bottle of water
  • Mini Lesson

Find us at:   

Garden Island Boat Ramp and Reserve, Lot 204 Garden Island Road, Gillman(click to see location). 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 to the kayaking. 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! However if you are a small group of 4 or more a taxi or Uber will be cheaper. 

For the transfer 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 session This location is about 10 minutes walk from the Port Adelaide train station; the bus stops very close to the Visitor Centre.  Some delay may occur after your tour before transfer back to Pt Adelaide. Train & Bus timetable can be accessed at : www.adelaidemetro.com.au or download the Moovit app on iPhone or android. Please add this service when booking if required.  

Please note

We hire our kayaks to people who have adequate skills, knowledge and experience to safely complete the activity. This does not necessarily mean that you have had a kayak lesson but that you are aware of the challenges of physical activity and exploring a natural area that is not supervised/managed.  We limit where you can explore for your own safety and our management. The "Ships Graveyard" may be unsuitable for novice paddlers. 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 we ask that you look after it and return it in the same condition as supplied. We provide a briefing about safety, basic paddling and the local area as part of our hire service. Any abnormal damage, or loss of equipment will be charged to the hirer at replacement value (eg.some kayaks can be up to $4000AUS).

A security deposit of a credit card impression may be required to hire equipment. This will be destroyed  upon satisfactory return of equipment. If the equipment is damaged, in a dirty condition or lost an appropriate fee determined by the AKSA representative on the day will be charged to the credit card.  


  • Duration : 3 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $60.00

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Paddle'n'Pint

Paddle'n'Pint

Come and join us for a unique paddling adventure and dining experience. Gain a fresh perspective of the rustic Port with a guided kayak tour then wander up to the Port Admiral Hotel for dinner & drink and sample hospitality at its best!

Come and join us for a unique paddling adventure and dining experience like no other. Gain a fresh perspective of the rustic Port with a guided kayak tour around heritage ships, buildings in a working Port environment - all within the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary! We will wander up through the Port's cuisine strip to the Port Admiral Hotel for dinner and a drink where you can sample hospitality at it's best! Entire experience is guided by our friendly and knowledgeable team, with years of experience of safety and fun being our priority. Limited numbers per tour, book now for winter spots. 

When completing your booking please select your preferred meal from the "Extras" list; please note that the meal is included in fee charged for this experience. Select one meal for each person for whom the booking is being made.

There are other upgrades available in the "Extras" menu.

  • Duration : 60 Minutes (approx.)
From AUD $75.00

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Dolphin Sanctuary & Ships Graveyard 2/3person sit-on kayak hire × × × × × × ×
Dolphin Sanctuary & Ships Graveyard 2/3person sit-on kayak hire

Dolphin Sanctuary & Ships Graveyard 2/3person sit-on kayak hire

We hire kayaks at the Dolphin Sanctuary & Ships Graveyard. We'll have them ready, supply a map and advice on best spots and safe paddling-you then create your own unique adventure! 2/3person sit-on kayaks seat 2 adults + small child or dog!

We hire kayaks and SUPs from the Garden Island boat ramp in the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard…the best location for paddling in Adelaide. You can explore the beautiful mangrove creeks and Ships Graveyard Maritime Heritage Trail and search for dolphins with your family or friends. We will have the craft ready for you at the launch site, help you set up, supply a map and advice on best spots and safe paddling-you then create your own unique adventure!  

The hire fee here is for a 2/3-seater sit-on kayak, life vests and paddles for up to three hours use. The fees shown here are for the type of craft you are hiring-not per person. These kayaks are suitable for 2 adults and a young child(4-6 years of age). They are NOT suitable for 3 adults. Due to legal reasons we cannot hire to persons under the age of 18 years unless accompanied by an adult. This service includes some time for assisting you in setting up the equipment and explaining essential safety and local area information. Depending on your experience this could be 10 to 40 minutes. 

We strongly recommend adding a "mini lesson" (see extras menu) to your hire session if you are a first time kayaker and/or have little experience caring for yourself in unmanaged natural areas. We recommend that inexperienced kayakers do not go to the Ships Graveyard without a mini lesson. Part of the mini lesson includes having an escort accompany you to the ship wrecks if conditions permit.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. Bookings can be made right now using our online booking system or with a credit card over the phone. 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 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 starting time, location and transfer (if requested). Please check the terms and conditions also included. We will contact you by phone 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 phone or 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.  

You will need to bring: 

  • Clothing to suit the temperature of the day
  • a shady hat and sunscreen
  • shoes/sandals that may get wet(bare feet or thongs are not suitable)
  • insect repellent
  • drink and snack 
  • A CAMERA! We can supply a waterproof container .

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

  • Transfer from the Port Adelaide Visitor Centre to Garden Island...the only way to come kayaking if you are relying on public transport!
  • A bottle of water
  • A Mini Lesson 

Find us at:   

Garden Island Boat Ramp and Reserve, Lot 204 Garden Island Road, Gillman(click to see location). 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 to the kayaking. 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! However if you are a small group of 4 or more a taxi or Uber will be cheaper. 

For the transfer 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.  Some delay may occur after your tour before transfer back to Pt Adelaide. Train & Bus timetable can be accessed at : www.adelaidemetro.com.au or download the Moovit app on iPhone or android. Please add this service when booking if required.  

Please note

We hire our kayaks to people who have adequate skills, knowledge and experience to safely complete the activity. This does not necessarily mean that you have had a kayak lesson but that you are aware of the challenges of physical activity and exploring a natural area that is not supervised/managed.  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 we ask that you look after it and return it in the same condition as supplied. We provide a briefing about safety, basic paddling and the local area as part of our hire service. Any abnormal damage, or loss of equipment will be charged to the hirer at replacement value (eg.some kayaks can be up to $4000AUS).

A security deposit of a credit card impression may be required to hire equipment. This will be destroyed  upon satisfactory return of equipment. If the equipment is damaged, in a dirty condition or lost an appropriate fee determined by the AKSA representative on the day will be charged to the credit card.  


  • Duration : 3 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $60.00

Enter Number of kayaks *

Choose a Time *