Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary Stand Up Paddle Board Tour
Adelaide (Ex Garden Island) South Australia - Sat 24th February 2018

Max Participants:
Adelaide (Ex Garden Island) South Australia
Sat 24th February 2018
Start Time:
3 Hours
Non-Member Cost:
$95.00 Per Person based on Twin Share
Member Cost:
$83.50 Per Person based on Twin Share
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Stand Up Paddle Boarding is all the rage.  The calm waters around Garden Island in the sensational Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary is the best location to try this great activity for the first time or for more experienced paddlers to explore this amazing part of Adelaide. As part of the tour we will introduce you to the basics of Standup Paddle Boarding(SUP), the foundation skills, water safety and awareness that will open a new world of activity and adventure. We then go exploring the sheltered waters of the Dolphin Sanctuary around Garden Island to spend some time with the Port River Dolphins and explore the amazing mangrove creeks.

Exploring this sensational area by SUP is the most environmentally sensitive way to view the incredible Port River Dolphins who usually make an appearance.

This tour is the best way to trial SUP boarding and includes an on water safety and skills lesson lead by one of our friendly and fully qualified instructors. SUP boarding is an easy activity to get into and with the advice of our instructors you will develop the best techniques, avoid bad habits and become aware of critical safety issues. Quality boards, paddles are supplied and selected so that your entry into SUP boarding is easy! Activities focus on individual safety and comfortable paddling in calm water.

The Dolphin Sanctuary is a wetland of national significance and one of Adelaide's "secret spots". It is home to a fascinating array of marine life, birds and the Port River Dolphins.

The day will start with an overview of SUP skills including:

  • Lifting and carrying a board
  • Adjusting paddle to your height and correct grip
  • Prone paddling-lying on board like a surfboard for safety
  • Paddling while kneeling
  • Paddling while standing up
  • Forward stroke
  • Braking stroke
  • Turning strokes
  • Injury prevention
  • Equipment care

You will need to bring:

  • Clothing to suit the temperature of the day
  • A shady hat and sunscreen
  • Water shoes/sandals that will get wet; bare feet are not advised
  • Drink and snack
  • A camera-we can supply a waterproof container
  • Afternoon tea will be provided including some bubblies after the tour

Please note: weight and height are important factors in SUP. If you're over 6ft or substantially over 100kgs please let us know so we can organise the right board and ensure you get the most out of your day.


Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Cancellation & Refunds

Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:

  • 60 days plus prior to trip departure - Loss of deposit
  • 59 - 30 days prior to trip departure - 50% Of The Tour Cost
  • 29 - 15 days prior to trip departure - 75% Of The Tour Cost
  • Within 14 days of the trip departure - 100% Of The Tour Cost

No refund is available after departure of a tour has commenced.

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