Embark on an unforgettable journey to explore rarely visited islands and encounter a variety of species in their natural habitat, all while enjoying the open space and beauty of our pristine environment.
Ethel Beach, Yorke Peninsula
Credit: Tourism Australia
What to expect on our cruises
Getting to Pondalowie Bay
Your experience will start with a peaceful and easy to navigate drive to Pondalowie Bay, through Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park. Enjoy the native vegetation, appealing landscape and local wildlife along the way.
Meet Your Group & Board
Skipper Ryan and deckhand Liam will meet you at Pondalowie Bay Fisherman’s Village where you will begin your experience. You'll then hop on a tender launch from the beach so be aware you will be required to take off your shoes and roll up your pants to avoid getting wet.
Departure & Cruise
After a quick safety briefing to fill you in on all the details for the day your cruise will depart. Observe a variety of impressive wildlife, bird life and marine life in their natural habitat as we cruise past some of South Australia's most beautiful coastal landscapes.
After a few hours on the water it's time to head back to the mooring where we will transfer you back to the beach for the tour's conclusion.
A taste of what you might see...
Discover the rich marine life of South Australia without even leaving Pondalowie Bay, which is rated one of the top 5 dolphin watching spots in the state. You may also spot Australian sea lions, fur seals, eagle rays, fish schools, penguins and more during your tour.
Explore the diverse birdlife of Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park, where over 120 bird species call home. Spot the eastern osprey, white-bellied sea eagle, albatross, gannets, shearwaters, gulls, terns, oystercatchers, storm petrels, cormorants, and more during your visit.
Wildlife abounds in Marion Bay and Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park. Emus, kangaroos, and sleepy lizards are common sights on the beach, throughout the township, and in the park. Keep an eye out at night for the nocturnal pygmy possum, not to be mistaken for a mouse!
Discover the unspoilt beauty of the Southern Yorke Peninsula's majestic coastline. With its long stretches of pristine beaches, rugged coastal cliffs, and breathtaking islands, the views are simply spectacular! To top off your Ocean Safari, we recommend a stop at Chinaman's Hill Lookout.
Cape Spencer Lighthouse, Yorke Peninsula
Credit: Chris Bell
"Exceeded our expectations; local, friendly, authentic"
"It was perfect, an excellent experience"
"Lots to see and experience on the Ocean Safari!"
"Some of the most gorgeous scenery I have ever seen!"
Want to hop on board?
Our cruises operate seven days a week, with a range of options to suit your preferences. Explore our selection of cruise types and schedules in detail here.
Chinaman's Hat, Yorke Peninsula
Credit: Ben Goode