Temptation Sailing's Dolphin Swim cruise is an absolute must do while visiting Australia.
Dolphins are one of the Earth's most fascinating and curious creatures and Temptation offers you this once in a lifetime encounter to swim with them, something that you will remember forever.
"Temptation" is a 58ft colossal sailing catamaran. As soon as you board, the professional and enthusiastic crew make you feel welcome and also excited about the adventure you are about to encounter. Their love
of dolphins shows as they brief you about what to
expect from the cruise and swim.
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.
For the swimmers - The interaction can amazingly last over an hour however, this is sometimes spread over three or four swims with different pods of dolphins. The first time you see them underwater it takes your breath away. Their grace and playfulness is stunning and the sounds of their whistles and echo location noises are mesmerising.
For the watchers - Not everyone wishes to get into the water, however, even from the vessel 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 an unique and unforgettable close up encounter with dolphins.
Temptation has a 100% success rate of seeing dolphins and the swim is guaranteed.
Temptation is the winner of the 2004, 2005 and the 2006 South Australian Tourism Award for Adventure Tourism and is now in the Tourism Hall of Fame.
Tours depart from Holdfast Shores marina, Glenelg.