Temptation is a 58 foot colossal sailing catamaran that operates from within the stylish Marina Pier precinct at Glenelg, South Australia. Glenelg, Adelaide’s favourite beach side location is located only 20 minutes from the Adelaide central business district.
Temptation Sailing operates a variety of different cruising options from wild dolphin swim and dolphin watch cruises, public day or twilight cruises, as well as private charter cruises for functions of up to 50 people.
Service TypesAdventure and Outdoors Tours Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Nature and wildlife
ActivitiesBoating Sailing Snorkelling
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Imagine yourself sitting on a sailing catamaran sipping sparkling wine while watching the sun set over the water, sounds tempting. View the picturesque sights of Adelaide under lights and the beautiful fairy lights along the foreshore of Glenelg while you relax and enjoy a quite beverage with friends or make new friends. Then return to the stylish Marina Pier which is one of Adelaide’s best outdoor dining destinations.
Operates: Daily, from October to May inclusive, all departure times on application and bookings are essential.
Disabled AccessFamily Friendly
From $120 to $130
Temptation is the first vessel in South Australia to be given a license to swim with and study these magnificent mammals, dolphins. This is possibly the only three and a half hour cruise of its type, where we do not go looking for the dolphins as they come to us, and we guarantee you will see them. Here you have the opportunity to either swim with the dolphins or just sit back and watch. A must do in Australia.
Operates: Daily, from September to May inclusive, tour departs 7:45am (Boarding at 7:20am Sharp) and returns approx 11.15am (Boarding at 7:20am Sharp) and bookings are essential.
Disabled AccessCarpark Family Friendly
Dolphins are one of the Earth’s most fascinating and curious creatures and Temptation offers you this amazing opportunity to get up close to them, something that you will remember forever.
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.
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 has been operating the Dolphin swim and watch cruise for over eleven years and they still have a 100% success rate of seeing dolphins. The gulf they operate in is home to thousands of dolphins.
Temptation is the winner of the South Australian Tourism Hall of Fame.
Disabled AccessFamily Friendly
Departing from Glenelg, Adelaide’s favourite beach side location, only a short 15 min drive from Adelaide CBD, you could be enjoying the coastal views of Glenelg and Adelaide’s picturesque coastline whilst relaxing on a day cruise on Temptation, a 58ft sailing Catamaran.
Grab your family and friends and bask in the sunshine while taking advantage of the fully licensed bar open during the cruise. There’s a good chance of seeing dolphins frolicking around Temptation’s hulls – so keep your eyes peeled (but sorry we can not guarantee dolphins on this tour).
A relaxing day spent on the water- Sounds Tempting?