Coastal Experience

The Coastal Experience is a relaxing cruise within Pondalowie Bay, Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park which takes in the stunning coastal landscapes, marine and bird life as we seek out the resident pod of dolphins. During the cruise keep an eye out for the White Bellied Sea Eagles, the second largest bird of prey in Australia. The experience finishes with a cruise past the nest of the fish-eating raptor, the Eastern Osprey where hopefully we can glance the pair on the nest. Pondalowie Bay is rated in the top 5 spots to see dolphins in South Australia.

Wildlife sightings may include dolphins, eagle & black rays, penguins, Osprey, albatross, eagles, shearwaters, pelicans plus much more.

2 - 2.5 hours approx.
8.30am and 1.00pm
$100 per person
Booking essential
Conditions apply

Althorpe Island Experience

This tour has the best opportunity of observing seals and Australian Sea Lions.

The Althorpe Island Experience cruises out to Althorpe Island which forms part of the Althorpe Islands Conservation Park approximately 4.5 nautical miles from the mainland. The island is home to a large variety of sea birds and marine life including the Australian Sea Lion and the island boasts plenty of impressive scenery.

Althorpe Island has played a significant part in maritime history and has a number of state heritage listed structures along with multiple shipwrecks and graves. The time is spent leisurely cruising around the spectacular island before departing for home base. The tour finishes by passing the Eastern Osprey nest where we hope to catch a sighting of these magnificent birds of prey as well as the White Bellied Sea Eagle that nest on a nearby island.

3.5 hours approx.
8.30am and 1.00pm
$135 per person
Booking essential
Conditions apply

Customised Tour & Private Charter

If the listed tours don’t suit then please contact us to see if we can tailor and personalise a tour to suit your group needs. This could include bird watching cruises or photography cruises. We have a multitude of visually stunning islands on our doorstep. A common tour request is a combined fishing and cruise experience for corporate groups and team building activities.

Accommodation Package

Take advantage of an accommodation package and enjoy a little extra time to experience the local sights and activities that are on offer from ship wrecks, historic ruins, salt lakes, bush walking, surfing and of course our spectacular local beaches and fishing.

Marion Bay Ocean Safari own and manage two very affordable comfortable houses in the Marion Bay township. Available with exclusive use bookings, please contact us for further information.

  • available with exclusive use bookings
  • individuals and smaller groups will be subject to availability
  • all guests are required to supply their own bedding, linen and toiletries
  • linen hire can be arranged for a fee
  • prices start from $25 per person per night
  • accommodation bond required
  • hassle free with no obligation to use if the tour is cancelled due to weather