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The Big Duck Boat Tours

#1 of 1 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Victor Harbor Features Animals
Granite Island Causeway, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
+61 405 125 312
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The Big Duck Boat Tours is South Australia's ocean adventure tour. See wildlife such as seals, sea lions, dolphins, sea birds and whales up close within minutes of leaving the dock. Our specially designed, purpose build rigid inflatable boat provides a fast, fun, safe ride so you can relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Experience the Southern Ocean and learn about our history, geography and wildlife through an informative commentary provided by a friendly, knowledgeable local guide.
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“seal island” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Granite Island Causeway, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
+61 405 125 312
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on the 45 minute tour and we got to see some dolphins, seals and sea lions. The instructors had some real interesting facts and made it a fun time that we enjoyed! Would definitely recommend to anyone travelling to Victor Harbor ☺️

Thank Jade P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were excited to go and climb on board to see whales, we were taken to see the seals and then off we went, when we arrived to where the whales were supposed to be, we slowed down and it was suggested that there were...More

Thank Liz J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful time had by all exciting informative and friendly staff, one of the fun things to do in Victor and beautiful scenery too for an hour. We saw seals and dolphins.

Thank Sharren K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this tour on the 15th of July as a 75th birthday gift (for my parents, not me!) After escorting said elderly-but-not-decrepit parents along foreshore and causeway, I was gagging for a cup of tea. Certain I'd get one on what would be a staid...More

Thank 1966Lee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a fabulous whale sightseeing tour this afternoon. The weather was chilly, so we rugged up with hats and scarves but the weather/water proof long hoodies which were provided were perfect to keep the wind chills out whilst on the boat. Leaving the Causeway...More

Thank CharlieJake
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked Big Duck tours to go Whale watching. We had booked 2 trips, one for my wife and I and I for my in-laws. My Father-in-law has difficulty walking so getting on/off the boat was a concern. The crew were very helpful and assisted...More

Thank Jon L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must do if staying in Victor Harbour or would make a good day trip from Adelaide. We saw four whales, and seals on seal island. Nice zippy boat, good atmosphere, great hosts and they know the area. The splash jackets keep the...More

Thank 2011travel54
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable experience. Excellent tour operators who were friendly and knowledgeable. Gave us ponchos to wear to keep warm on the boat. Taught us a lot about the wildlife and sights in Victor. Very punctual, left on time and returned on time, easy to find...More

Thank EatPrayLove123
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Was fantastic to see dolphins and seals. I loved it very much. I will comeback when the whales are around to hopefully see one then too!

Thank earth-tranquility
Michael V, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Great to hear you had a fun time, whales are already getting very close!

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I couldn't believe i was on the first commercial trip through the mouth in 130 years. The experience was fantastic. The boat felt super safe and I was confident in the skippers ability. After going through the mouth we saw seals at the Goolwa Barrage....More

Thank Christopher L
Vekim73, Owner at The Big Duck Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Great to hear you enjoyed the limited opportunity to go through the Mouth :)

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27 March 2017|
Response from Michael V | Property representative |
Hi Meera, Thank you for your enquiry. Stepping onto the big duck is like taking 3 fairly steep steps, with rail and crew assistance, most people find it easy. The ride is very comfortable. For a booking of 7 adults the... More
18 February 2017|
Response from Vekim73 | Property representative |
You can be seated together if you let me know before hand via email or phone. The boat only takes 14 passengers so it is easy to organise seating.
Dianne P
6 November 2015|
Response from Dan I | Property representative |
Seal Island Tour runs at 1pm and Wildlife and Sightseeing Tour at 2pm. Phone number 0405125312