Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari is a family owned and operated business that began operation in December 2012. Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari’s marine tours depart daily from Christmas Cove Marina, Penneshaw.
These marine tours are operated from a 38 seater fully undercover 12 metre RIB, 7.5 metre 12-seater Gemini Waverider and a 26-seater custom built snorkeling vessel. These vessels provide comfort, and a true outdoor nature experience with every seat providing a bird’s eye view of the wildlife, coastline and water.

Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari offer 3 types of tours:

75-minute Ocean Safari: Travel stunning ancient coastline, viewing dolphins, seals, eagles, whales (seasonal) and birdlife. The guide provides informative local history.

2-hour Snorkeling Safari: Snorkel with seals and swim with dolphins in the wild. Guests can also view on this tour. Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari provide wet-suits, masks, snorkels and fins. Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari are the only operator in SA to offer the unique experience of swimming with Long Nosed Seals.

Private Chartered Safari’s
• 38 seater vessel is fully licensed. Private functions, with onboard catering and alcohol service
• Large groups with a tailored experience

Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari has won GOLD at the SA Tourism awards in 2018, 2019, 2021 and been inducted into the Tourism Hall of Fame.

Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari is open all year, 365 days, 7.00am-7.00pm.


From $135 to $150

Have the opportunity to swim with wild dolphins OR among seals and snorkel some of Kangaroo Island’s stunning coastline. It’s an amazing wildlife encounter! We provide wetsuits, mask, snorkel & fins.

Arrive at The Visitor Information Centre in Penneshaw (Howard drive) where you will be fitted into a wetsuit, mask, snorkel and flippers and provided with a safety brief. Then jump on board our 12 seater or 26 seater vessels in search of the marine life that inhabits the incredible coastline. Spot the cheeky seals lounging on the rocks and playing in the water. Then it’s time to dive in! These curious seals can be quite interactive and playful and provide a fun snorkelling experience. Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari is the only operator in South Australia that provides the opportunity to swim with the Long-nosed Seals. Search for the dolphin pods that reside in these coastal waters and take the opportunity to swim alongside them in the wild. A truly unforgettable wildlife encounter. Your friendly guide will also provide informative commentary along the way.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $55 to $88

Join Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari a 75 minute costal safari from Penneshaw.

Travel along the ancient Kangaroo Island coastline with the opportunity to see dolphins, seals, eagles and other birdlife. Enjoy an exhilarating ride along the beautiful Kangaroo Island coastline. Witness the pristine waters, stunning coastline and marine animals that inhabit this thriving environment. Whales pass through these waters in winter, and can provide an awesome spectacle. The skipper provides informative commentary as you cruise along. This is a must-do activity while you are on the island.

Departing daily at 9am and 3pm, this is a fantastic wildlife experience and fun for the whole family

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly Pet Friendly - Enquire

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