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Dolphin Day 2015

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia.
Dolphins with Happy Feet Two
Dolphin Day at the Port

Love dolphins? Love Port Adelaide? Love having a free and fun day out with the kids while learning something too?

Yes? Then, get set for Dolphin Day at the Port. On Saturday 11th April, there'll be heaps to do for all ages.

Port Adelaide dolphin sanctuary
Port River dolphins (©paula mcmanus)

There'll be free activities for the kids and discounted tickets for dolphin cruises, boat tours and museum entry, as well as information booths from community groups and dolphin conservation organisations.

You'll need the whole day just to do what they've got planned:

• Take a dolphin cruise on the Dolphin Explorer and get 20% off all adult tickets between 11.30am and 1.30pm

• Get 25% off the normal entry fee at the SA Maritime museum – a fabulous museum that the kids will just love!

• Take a cruise on the Archie Badenoch Dolphin Spotter for just $4 (subject to availability)

• Follow the Dolphin Trail to win great prizes including a Swim with Dolphins experience, thanks to Temptation Sailing

• WIN a money can't buy dolphin experience with sanctuary staff during a water patrol

• Free shark obstacle course bouncy castle

• Free dolphin tattoos

• Fun dolphin games and activities

• Meet Splash the Dolphin

• SeaStar Rock will rock it live on stage and much much more!

Visit the information booths, get the kids busy at the 'touch and learn' tables, see the whale disentanglement boat, visit the dolphin activity stalls and after 5pm stick around for a free screening of Happy Feet Two. The movie will start at 6,30pm, but prior to that, the kids can get something to eat, get their faces painted and order some free popcorn.

The Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary is world famous. It's one of only a few places in the world where wild dolphins live near a major city. There are approximately 300 dolphins who visit, but the area is a permanent home to around 40 resident bottlenose dolphins. They are seen regularly and there is a group of dedicated volunteers who spend countless hours each week watching (and photographing them).

Port Adelaide dolphin sanctuary
Port River dolphins (©paula mcmanus)

At Dolphin Day, you can learn more about the dolphins and the habitat that they share with us. You can also get information on how to get yourself or your school involved and become a volunteer.

Check out their Facebook group and see the fantastic photos that are taken of our wonderful marine friends.

Port Adelaide lighthouse
Port Adelaide lighthouse (©paula mcmanus)

Saturday 11th April, 2015

Lighthouse Square, Port Adelaide

Suitable for:
the whole family!

12noon to 5pm.
The free movie screening will start at 6.30pm

How Much:
Most activities are free. There are discounts on the day for the Dolphin Explorer cruises, Maritime Museum entry and cruises on the Archie Badenoch.

Port Adelaide is approximately 14kms from the Adelaide CBD in South Australia. Parking in and around Port Adelaide is free. But, sometimes there are time limits. Check the signs and if you're planning on staying for the whole day, I can recommend the big shopping centre carpark behind the corner of Commercial Road and St Vincents Street.

Adelaide dolphin sanctuary action group
Adelaide dolphin sanctuary action group volunteers (©paula mcmanus)

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Why? Free family fun day
When: Saturday 11th April, 2015
Where: Port Adelaide
Cost: Free! But consider making a donation to the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary
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Great to see kids getting so many opportunities to learn more about dolphins first hand.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4159) 1959 days ago
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