Swim with Dolphins Catamaran Cruise

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  • Swim with breathtaking dolphins in their natural environment
  • Watch the pod interact and play
  • Professional crew to keep you informed and safe

Experience this once in a lifetime dolphin encounter! This 3.5 hours cruise departs from Glenelg early in the morning, to give you the best chance to see these amazing cruises. As if that wasn't enough, you'll hop into the water to actually swim with the dolphins in their natural habitat.

What's Included?

  • 3.5 hour dolphin cruise and swim
  • Use of wetsuit, snorkel and mask
  • Safety briefing

Your swim with dolphins experience begins at 7.20am sharp when you arrive at the boat - a 58ft colossal sailing catamaran. As soon as you board, the professional and enthusiastic crew will make you feel welcome and also excited about the adventure you are about to encounter. A briefing is then conducted by one of the expert crew which includes what to expect, what to do and not to do and for those who have never snorkelled, a demonstration is given.

The boat departs the marina at approx. 7.40am , sometimes within minutes you get to see the first dolphins of the day, which seem to come out of nowhere to play and frolic around the hulls. For the swimmers - The interaction can amazingly last over an hour; however, this is sometimes spread over three or four swims with different pods of dolphins. The first time you see them underwater it takes your breath away. Their grace and playfulness is stunning and the sounds of their whistles and echo location noises are mesmerising. For the watchers – Not everyone wishes to get into the water, however, even from the vessel the dolphins seem just out of reaching distance, enabling you to enjoy and capture on film their playful displays.

Because these are wild dolphins every cruise and swim is different.

The boat returns to the marina at approximately 11:15am.

Session Length

  • This experience lasts from approx. 7.40am to 11.20am, however, it is important that you arrive at the boat by 7.20am sharp
  • In warmer months, from November to March, the experience is available every day
  • In April, May, September, October, the experience is available on Tues, Thurs, Sat and Sun


  • The minimum age to swim with dolphins is 9 years old
  • Children of any age are welcome on the boat to view the dolphins from the deck
  • The largest wetsuit size is a 4XL
  • Participants must be able to hold onto a floatation line in the water whilst the boat moves at a slow pace, and be able to get themselves in and out of the water using a step ladder
  • Moderate level of fitness required
  • Basic swimming skills are recommended
  • Please note you will be provided with a full length 5mm thick wet suit - this must be worn and if you have your own wet suit that you want to use is must be at least 5mm thick


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:


  • Over 48 hours prior to the experience date: No fees for changing experience date or time
  • Within 48 hours of the experience date: Some fees may apply to change experience date or time

Numbers on the Day

This cruise runs with a maximum of 25 swimmers and 25 watchers - 50 people in total


In the event of rain or inclement weather your experience may still go ahead unless contacted by the experience provider or if it is cancelled the provider will contact you direct.

Dress Code

Please bring bathers, a towel, hat, sunscreen, a camera, warm clothes (for after your swim), and any snacks or drinks you may want. Please note there are no snacks or refreshments provided on the cruise.

Other Info

This experience is not available in June, July or August. Dolphins are wild and free to swim wherever they wish. There is a high probability that you will see dolphins, however this cannot be guaranteed. This makes the experience all the more special when you do see dolphins.

Glenelg – 15 minutes from Adelaide CBD.