Explore the Southern Yorke Peninsula with Marion Bay Ocean Safari, departing from Pondalowie Bay in the stunning Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park for a one-of-a-kind cruise experience.

Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park
South Australian Tourism Commission

Dolphins, Pondalowie Bay, Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park


Marion Bay Ocean Safari is a scenic coastal tour and wildlife experience operated by the dedicated and highly experienced team at Reef Encounters Fishing Charters. Set against the stunning backdrop of Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park, this tour offers an abundance of exciting sightseeing opportunities to view impressive wildlife, marine life, and panoramic views.

Step aboard the immaculately maintained vessel, "Vixen," a 45-foot surveyed boat with a custom fit-out, enclosed walk-in electric flushing toilet, ample undercover seating, vast deck space, and retractable clears to keep you dry from ocean spray.

You will be in great hands with our highly experienced staff, including a full-time deckhand who will ensure your safety and enjoyment throughout the entire cruise.


Ethel Beach, Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park

Ethel Beach, Yorke Peninsula
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Relax and enjoy a scenic cruise in Pondalowie Bay, Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park. Marvel at the stunning coastal landscapes and abundant marine and birdlife as you search for the resident pod of dolphins.

Althorpe Island, Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park

Althorpe Island, Yorke Peninsula


Embark on a thrilling 4.5 nautical mile cruise from the mainland to Althorpe Island, where you can witness breathtaking views and observe the fascinating Australian seals and sea lions in their natural habitat.

Wedge Island

Wedge Island, Yorke Peninsula


Interested in birdwatching, photography, or fishing? We can tailor a unique and personalised tour to perfectly suit the needs of your group. Contact us to discuss how we can combine a scenic coastal cruise with your desired activity.


Need somewhere to stay?

Make the most of your visit to the area by choosing from a range of accommodation options and extending your stay to fully immerse yourself in the local sights and activities. From historic shipwrecks and ruins, to salt lakes, bushwalking, surfing, and the breathtaking local beaches and fishing, there's something for everyone.

Marion Bay Ocean Safari has partnered with top accommodation providers in the area to cater to both couples and families.

Accommodation Option 1: Bayside Glamping

Bayside Glamping, Yorke Peninsula
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