You Don't Have to Swim
Not everyone likes swimming or snorkeling. If you prefer stay anchored in the boat, dry with a comfy seat, that's OK. Simply watch the dolphins swim right past up close.
Fun For The Whole Family
Children and Adults are welcome onboard! We provide snorkels, safety vests and wet suits for passengers of all sizes. The kids LOVE mum and dad for this day out!
Snap the Perfect Photograph
If you bring your camera along, you won't be disappointed. With wild marine and bird life right up close to the boat, you'll snap shots to be the envy of your friends and family.
Morning & Afternoon Tea Provided
While out on a tour, you'll enjoy our fresh baked biscuits and cakes as you settle back with a hot cup of tea or coffee. All included in your tour price.
Kangaroo Island is unique that even in mid-winter, it can be very pleasant on a tour, the wind light and water calm.
Dive Charter Experience
Choose your own diving location, or allow us to suggest some great spots, whether your group are experienced or recreational. We'll tailor a package to suit your desires and budget.
Tours Run Daily Throughout The Year
Kangaroo Island's Mediterranean Climate is Very Stable!
Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures think we live in one of the best climates in the world, surrounded by lovely protected bays making it possible for us to choose from a range of locations throughout the year to meet up with our local Dolphin pods and other wildlife.
Even in winter, the water temperature can be quite nice for a dolphin swim if you choose!
Weather ForecastKingscote, Kangaroo Island
KI weather can be different on all sides of the island.
If in doubt, please phone us! We rarely have to cancel a tour.
Your Experience of a Lifetime
Slip into the clear, calm, protected waters Kangaroo Island dolphins call home and enter their amazing world as they swim right up to you to say hello!
If you don’t feel like a swim, enjoy the dolphins' company right alongside the boat while you enjoy a coffee or tea and some home baked delights. As we move around different scenic locations, don’t be surprised if dolphins surf through the wake of our boat behind, jumping and playing … just so you can get some great photos of course! :-)
Over Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures' 13+ years, our local wild dolphins have built up trust in us, so they feel safe to approach our boat. Our vessel is a propellor-free vessel, meaning it's safe for you while you swim, and safe for all our wonderful marine life. The unique friendship we have built with them ensures you will take home unique memories to last a lifetime … and a heap of photos to share with your friends.
Sea Eagles also often fly overhead as some cheeky seals pop their heads up to have a look. On the way to the Dolphin swim areas, we might pass some giant Sting Rays swimming past. Many months of the year, whales surround Kangaroo Island, so you might well be able to say “hello" to them as well! There is just so much to experience.
You have come to the right place to enjoy a wildlife experience of a lifetime on your Kangaroo Island holiday … Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures!
We would love to hear from you. Give us a call on (08) 8553 3227 or if calling from outside of Australia +61 8 8553 3227.
Or you can book a tour online here.
Some of our island home's wild dolphins jumping out of the water in our prop free zone!
We Love Receiving Your Feedback!
It is always terrific to hear so many of our visitors have enjoyed their tour with us and their many reasons why. We also appreciate people putting forward suggestions. Your feedback and ideas are why KIMA's team have always been able to enhance our tours over our 13+ years. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your photos and thoughts with us.
19 February 2021
Absolutely loved our tour!! Did this 20 weeks pregnant and it was a pretty special experience to feel the baby moving around so much while I was swimming with the dolphins who can apparently pick up on when you’re pregnant. The tour operators were great - very friendly and accommodating. Would definitely do this tour while you’re staying on Kangaroo Island.Show more >
3 April 2021
An incredible experience, I've been on a few dolphin swims and this was by far more superior than the others. We saw plenty of dolphins up close and personal. You get the boat to an area known to have dolphins then in small groups you take turns in the water. Each group gets about 2-3 turns for about 10 minutes each.Show more >
9 April 2018
Best activity ever! This is a must-do for KI! KI Marine Adventures are really professional- Andrew is so knowledgeable and passionate about the marine environment of KI. He showed us some of the beautiful marine birds as well as the local seals up close. By far the most amazing part of the trip is the dolphins! Not only are there dozens that swim close to the boat but once you are in the water you get close enough almost to touch them. There were babies too which you can view quite closely. I don’t think I stopped smiling for 3 hours- do not miss doing this! Thanks Andrew- you were a great skipper and you made our last day on KI incredibly memorable!Show more >