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Hours: Daily

The Guided Penguin Tours have been operating since 1991 and are conducted seven days a week (excluding Christmas Day and New Years Eve).

The ever popular guided penguin walks are a favourite to visitors to this area. The tours commence at dusk every night. Participants are part of a small group and accompany a professionally trained guide to view the penguins as they come ashore after a days fishing. The penguins make their way to their burrows where they can be seen displaying various behaviours, depending on the season.

These behaviours may include, feeding chicks, nest building courting and mating. Guides will interpret the biology, ecology, behaviours and adaptations of these charismatic creatures. The Penguin Centre opens on request for groups. The cost of the Penguin Centre is an optional extra and consists of an audio-visual presentation which runs for approximately 15 minutes.

The tour is a comprehensive and enjoyable nature experience. Participants meander through the penguin colony on Granite Island with a guide to view the Little Penguins as they come ashore after a days fishing. The penguins make their way to their burrows where they can be seen displaying various behaviours, depending on the season. These behaviours may include, feeding chicks, nest building courting, mating.

A professionally trained guide will take visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat and interpret the biology, ecology, behaviours and adaptations of these charismatic creatures. Scientific research measuring the health of the colony and environmental management strategies implemented to benefit the penguins is interpreted to tour participants, which adds interest to the tour.

Tour groups are small to ensure a high quality experience. This is a highly reputable, ethical and professionally managed eco tourism experience for all visitors to the Fleurieu Peninsula.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a guide only. Penguin behaviour is subject to change due to seasonal and environmental factors. The penguins are not captive so numbers and sightings vary over the course of this calendar.

Map & Directions

Granite Island, Victor Harbor

Cancellation Policy

Non-Refundable
“No shows” are non-refundable

Cancellations of ‘Confirmed’ bookings inside 48 hours prior to the visit are non-refundable.

Gift vouchers are non-refundable but are transferrable! Gift voucher recipients or the original purchaser can change the name of the guest at any time.

Refunds will not be provided to passengers who are late and miss their tour departure time.


Guest cancellation policy
We try to be as flexible as possible so we allow booking cancellation with a full refund if we are provided with more than 48 hours notice.

If you need to cancel or change a booking out of normal office hours (10am – 4pm) please call 0448 885 450

Guests can cancel a ‘Pending’ booking at any time.


Oceanic Victor cancellation policy
Oceanic Victor operates in a marine environment and there is an inherent risk of cancellation due to heavy weather. Oceanic Victor reserves the right to cancel visits if of the opinion that extreme weather or other conditions pose a threat to the safety of customers. In the event of cancellation by the operator customers will either be re-booked for an alternative date or a full refund will be given. Refunds will only be paid to the card/person who made the payment.


Why do we ask for your email and mobile number?
Booking and payment confirmation is sent via email from our booking system. We require the mobile phone number of at least one guest per booking as a contact for last-minute updates.

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