A Southern Ocean Adventure Experience
This breathtaking 90 minute tour departs from the Granite Island Causeway and cruises between the mainland and the northern side of Granite Island, affording spectacular views of both the Victor Harbor shoreline and the island. Once past the breakwater The Big Duck picks up its pace. Seal Rock is the first stop, where New Zealand Fur Seals and Australian Sea Lions bask in the sun between fishing forays and swimming out to the boat for a sticky-beak! Then on past the huge granite boulders of Wright Island and the Bluff, with Shark Alley in between where your guide talks about the whaling history of the area.
Many visitors to Victor Harbor never venture past Petrel Cove on the western side of The Bluff, but this is where passengers on The Big Duck are in for a real treat! West Island is a Conservation Park, complete with a research hut used by the universities and park rangers. From the back of the island another colony of seals and sea lions can be found basking on the rocks and swimming in the shallows. Seabirds abound in this remote area and often pods of Common and Bottlenose Dolphins can be spotted playing or feeding. The Big Duck heads further west past the darkly spectacular cliffs of Kings Beach and Waitpinga before turning around and heading back to Granite Island Causeway.
- Adult $65
- Child (2-15 years) $50
- Family (2A+2Ch) $200
- Operates year round
- 90 minutes duration
- See seals, sea lions, dolphins and whales (in season)
- Departs 2pm
- The Big Duck Boat Tour routes are dependent on weather conditions and locations of wildlife and are subject to change because of this.
- During winter months Southern Right and Humpback whales can sometimes be spotted along the coastline. Winter tours take the Whale Watching Tour route when the whales are in the vicinity of Port Elliot.