We hire Standup Paddle Boards (SUP) from Garden Island in the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard…the best location for paddling in Adelaide. You can explore the beautiful mangrove creeks and search for the Port River Dolphins with your family or friends.
Exploring this sensational area by SUP is the most environmentally sensitive way to view the Port River Dolphins.
If this will be your first trial of standup paddle boarding we prefer that you book onto a Dolphin Sanctuary SUP Tour to ensure you have the skills, safety and awareness to look after yourself and our equipment.
Bookings essential. If the date you want is sold out you can go on a cancellation list by completing all booking details, your credit card won't be charged and we will get in touch if kayaks become available.If you have left it to the last minute you might be able to book on the day via phone. Call 0429019141.
Find us at:
Garden Island Boat Ramp and Reserve, Lot 204 Garden Island Road, Gillman. This is a public reserve; We are a mobile business and have no office at this location. Look for the Adventure Kayaking vehicles, lots of kayaks/SUP's and happy people! The Port Adelaide Visitor Centre, 66 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide will also supply a map if you call in on the way to kayaking; you can also check out what else is happening in The Port and make a day of it!
Getting to Garden Island:
Most people drive out to Garden Island. Unfortunately public transport doesn't travel to Garden Island. There are regular train and bus services to Port Adelaide and we can provide a transfer out to the kayaking and return for $5 per person...much cheaper than a taxi! We meet you at the Port Adelaide Visitor Centre, 66 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide (green flag bottom left of map) 15 minutes prior to the start of your tour. This location is about 10 minutes walk from the Port Adelaide train station; the bus stops very close to the Visitor Centre. This is a limited service, please be on time, some delay may occur after your tour before transfer back to Pt Adelaide. Train & Bus timetable can be accessed at : www.adelaidemetro.com.au or download the Moovit app on iPhone or android. Please indicate you need this service when booking.
We hire our boards to people who have adequate skills, knowledge and experience to safely complete the activity. We prefer that you have had a SUP lesson with us or another accredited SUP school. We limit where you can explore for your own safety and our management. If you do not follow our guidelines and experience difficulty we may not be able to assist in your rescue and as such you are primarily responsible for your own safety and welfare including self rescue. In extreme cases we will contact Emergency Services and supply what information we have to aid in your rescue.
Our equipment is of highest quality and in great condition and you need the knowledge to look after it and return it in the same condition as supplied, common sense really. Any abnormal damage, or loss of equipment will be charged to the hirer at replacement value (eg. SUP board is $1500AUS).
A security deposit of a credit card impression(or $100 cash) is required to hire SUP board. This will be destroyed (refunded) upon satisfactory return of equipment. If the equipment is damaged, returned in a dirty condition or lost an appropriate fee determined by the AKSA representative on the day will be charged to the credit card or taken from the cash deposit.