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Wild Dolphin Swim


Experience the once in a lifetime opportunity of swimming alongside the majestic wild dolphins of Adelaide with Temptation Sailing. Create memories to last a lifetime!


  • Seeing dolphins in their natural environment
  • Marine Biologist talks
  • Opportunity to swim with wild dolphins
  • 3.5hr coastal cruise on-board Temptation
  • 100% success rate of spotting dolphins

Temptation Dolphin Swim cruise is an absolute must-do while visiting Australia.

You'll have the amazing opportunity of swimming with wild Dolphins - one of the Earth’s most fascinating and curious creatures - while in their natural environment!

“Temptation” is a 58ft colossal sailing catamaran. As soon as you board, the professional and enthusiastic crew make you feel welcome and also excited about the adventure you are about to encounter. Their love of dolphins shows as they brief you about what to expect from the cruise and swim.

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 Temptation’s hulls. They don’t even go looking for dolphins; the dolphins come to the vessel. Please be assured the dolphins are NOT fed or coaxed in any way. They are wild dolphins that know the vessel and know they are not in any danger.

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. So, even those passengers who don’t swim still come away with a unique and unforgettable close up encounter with dolphins.

Temptation operates from Marina Pier Holdfast Shores Marina, Glenelg - which is only 15 minutes from Adelaide CBD. A magnificent complex comprising the marina, many restaurants, retail shops and apartments. It is close to Jetty Road which is the main street of Glenelg that is full of shops and restaurants. So, plan on spending the whole day at Glenelg to explore.

Temptation is the winner of the South Australian Tourism Hall of Fame.

Check out the Wild Dolphin Watch option here: Wild Dolphin Watch

Adult $130.00
Child $120.00 (9-15years)

What's included

  • Wetsuit, mask and snorkel
  • Swimming with wild dolphins
  • 3.5hr coastal cruise on-board Temptation


  • Allow approx. 3.5 hours for the whole experience


  • Marina Pier, Holdfast Shores Glenelg


  • Minimum age: 9

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • A moderate level of fitness is required during this activity. Participants must be able to get in and out of the water unassisted. A legal waiver will need to be signed prior to the activity.

    Children need to be 9 years old and older to participate in the dolphin swimming activity.

  • Seasonal Full Value Pricing:

    Off-peak - Adults: $120.

    Off-peak - Children (9-15 years): $110.

    Peak Season* - Adults: $130.

    Peak Season* - Children (9-15 years): $120.

    *Peak Season - December/January SA School Holidays.

Available Bookings from 19 Jun to 25 Jun 2022

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  • Adult$102.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$95.00

  • Adult$102.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$95.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Alison Plant from Australia wrote on 25 March 2021

Good experience

Enjoyed the morning. Good at tracking the dolphins. Hot showers appreciated!

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Soraya González Guerrero from Spain wrote on 27 September 2019

Nice experience

Great experience and nice crew. We could see some dolphins swimming around us and some seals also. The ship and the equipment provided was ok. The only thing we didn't enjoyed was the cold water.

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From Wild Dolphin Swim

Hi Soraya, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review, we really appreciate it. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the Dolphin swimming experience and that you enjoyed seeing the seals also. Regards, Temptation Sailing Crew


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