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Aquatic Escapes in South Australia

By Viator, August 2017

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Both the pristine South Australian coast and the inland Murray River afford visitors a number of ways to spend some time on, near, and under the water. Whether you prefer relaxing cruises or thrilling underwater experiences, here are some popular ways to enjoy the sea—with or without getting wet.

  • Go cage diving with great whites at Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula for the ultimate thrill, or view these magnificent predators from a glass-enclosed Aqua Sub that keeps you dry underwater.
  • Spot sea lions and dolphins on an ocean boat cruise—you can take off from Adelaide’s family-friendly Glenelg beach area on a catamaran and jump in the water with snorkel gear, or head out from Victor Harbor on a rigid inflatable boat (RIB). In winter, whale watching is a must-do activity.
  • Cruise the scenic Murray River to leisurely view birdlife and the shoreline beyond, and make visits to a chocolate factory and cheese maker.
  • Spend a night on Kangaroo Island, Australia's third-largest island, where you’ll spot diverse landscapes and local wildlife, from sandy estuaries and thick native forests to sea lions and kangaroos.
For more things to do, check out Lonely Planet's South Australia Starter Kit.

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2-Day Kangaroo Island 4WD Small-Group Tour from Adelaide, Adelaide, null
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2-Day Kangaroo Island 4WD Small-Group Tour from Adelaide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore Kangaroo Island on a two-day small-group wildlife safari by 4WD. You’ll see koalas, kangaroos and sea lions on Kangaroo Island, South Australia’s ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $847.20
Great White Shark Cruise with Optional Cage Dive and Aqua Sub from Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, ... 
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Great White Shark Cruise with Optional Cage Dive and Aqua Sub from Port Lincoln

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Get out onto the water with the Great Whites! If there is one thing you must add to your bucket list, it has to be shark cage diving with Great Whites! ...  Read more

Location: Port Lincoln, Australia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $214.16
Murray River Day Trip from Adelaide Including Lunch Cruise aboard the Proud Mary, Adelaide, Day ... 
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Murray River Day Trip from Adelaide Including Lunch Cruise aboard the Proud Mary

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Relax while taking a lunch-time cruise along the historic Murray River. Gain an insight into this unique river system with its magnificent landscapes and ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.98
Seal Island Boat Tour from Victor Harbor, South Australia, Day Trips
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Seal Island Boat Tour from Victor Harbor

Depart from the Granite Island Causeway for an exhilarating 45-minute boat ride. Visit Seal Island to view Seals and Sea Lions as well as nesting seabirds. ...  Read more

Location: Victor Harbor, Australia
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $29.04
Dolphin Cruise from Adelaide with Optional Dolphin Swim, Adelaide, Day Cruises
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Dolphin Cruise from Adelaide with Optional Dolphin Swim

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Spot dolphins in Holdfast Bay on a dolphin-watching cruise from Adelaide. Setting sail from Glenelg marina on a catamaran, you’ll sail out onto the bay for a ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $49.37
Half-Day Sea Lion Snorkeling Tour from Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Half-Day Sea Lion Snorkeling Tour from Port Lincoln

Witnessing Australian Sea Lions in their natural habitat might be one of the most life-enhancing experiences you will have. The inquisitive, gentle nature of ...  Read more

Location: Port Lincoln, Australia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $148.82

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