90-minute Maritime & Dolphins Cruise

From AUD $55.00
  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Port Adelaide, SA
  • Product code: PUBQJ0

Learn about Port Adelaide’s fascinating maritime history and its present-day rejuvenation as well as visiting the unique Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary on a guided 90-minute cruise of the Port Adelaide River.

A Guided Tour

Your Skipper on the day will also be your cruise guide. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views as your guide talks you through the local history, famous ships and iconic locations you are cruising through.

A Rich Maritime History

The Port Adelaide River is steeped in a rich maritime history that you will discover as you cruise along its length, seeing famous ships and locations. Your cruise guide will point out interesting landmarks and vessels, and we provide a PowerPoint display with additional information for the duration of the cruise.

A Fully Functioning Port

Port Adelaide is still a functioning Port. On your cruises you will pass by many interesting sights of the Ports daily life and the Ships that work within, all of which will be explained by your tour guide.

Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary

Established in 2005 the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary is home to 30 residential Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins and approximately 400 transient dolphins that visit at various times. 

On your cruise keep an eye out for these amazing marine mammals as your guide delves into both the history of the sanctuary, the residential population, and the types of behaviours you might observe on your cruise.

Unique Ecosystems

The Port River is home to several unique ecosystems that you will pass through on your cruise including Shellfish Reefs, Intertidal Zones, Samphire Flats, Mudflats and the renowned 10,000-year-old mangrove forests.

Submarine’s Ahoy

Port Adelaide is home to Australia’s Naval Group Submarine dry dock where you can get a glimpse of these 2-billion-dollar attack class submarine’s being built and hear a little about the work that goes into constructing them.


  • Infant rates apply to children 2 years and under. 
  • Child rates apply for children aged 3-12 years.
  • All children from the age of 12-17 are to be charges at student prices.
  • Adult rates apply for anyone over the age of 13 years.
  • Seniors, Concessions and Students must provide ID proof before boarding vessel.
  • We cannot guarantee you will see dolphins while within the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary. These are wild animals and are not always present.
  • There is a toilet located onboard
  • If you have mobility issues please contact Port River Cruises on 08 7082 9608. We are able to provide a ramp and different boarding location to make boarding the vessel easier.
  • Wheelchair access is available on our 16-seater vessel. Please call to book on 08 7082 9608. Unfortunately we are unable to cater for mechanical/electric wheelchairs
  • Food is not permitted to be eaten onboard the vessel unless given prior approval.


  • A FULL refund is provided to guests if the tour is cancelled due to minimum numbers not being reached, poor weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances and an alternative time is not established to undertake the tour.  As we are providing tours within a river system, the water is very calm. 

  • NO refund is provided to guests for non-attendance at scheduled tour time

  • NO refund is provided to guests who cancel within 48 hours of scheduled tour time.

  • Guests can reschedule tour if required, however need to ensure that more than 48 hours’ notice is provided to Port River Cruises via telephone confirmation

  • All bookings cancelled within 7 days of scheduled departure, will incur a 50% charge of tour cost, alternatively a credit can be held for you to use within a 18 month timeframe, unless otherwise stated on the booking form.