Marion Bay Ocean Safari offer affordable short cruise experiences departing from Pondalowie Bay in the stunning Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park on the Southern Yorke Peninsula.

Observe a variety of impressive wild life, bird life, marine life in their natural habitat.

Experience the open space and untouched natural environment with the opportunity to view a variety of species and rarely visited islands.

With safe and professional access onboard the 45ft long range charter vessel “Vixen”, experience wildlife and marine encounters with peace of mind and a dedicated team that have been operating in the local area for over 23 years.

Come and discover some of the most sensational coastal scenery this state has to offer

“Exceeded our expectations, local friendly authentic”


“It was perfect, an excellent experience”


The Marion Bay Ocean Safari Experience:

  • scenic coastal tours and wildlife experiences
  • exciting sightseeing opportunities to view impressive wildlife, marine life and panoramic views
  • operates out of Pondalowie Bay in the stunning Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park
  • safe and professional access onboard the "Vixen" a 45ft surveyed vessel
  • the "Vixen" has a custom fit out, enclosed walk in electric flushing toilet, ample undercover seating, vast deck space and retractable clears to stop any ocean spray
  • highly experienced staff with a full-time deckhand on board for all tours
  • groups limited to a maximum 12 people per tour
  • immaculately maintained vessel
  • multi-award winning South Australian tourism business
  • tourism accredited business since 2016
  • family friendly - individuals and groups welcome
  • tailor made packages that can include a fishing and ocean safari experience which is perfect for corporate retreats and team building activities
  • standby list available with the ability to register interest for upcoming tours
  • Marion Bay accommodation available for exclusive use bookings
  • nature based activities and attractions in the local area that include: historical sites and ruins, bushwalking, salt lakes, spectacular local beaches as well as maritime history, mining history, ship wrecks plus more
  • water based activities to participate in on your visit to the bottom end include: beach fishing, charter fishing, jetty fishing, surfing and diving
  • operated by the dedicated and highly experienced team at Reef Encounters Fishing Charters