Winter boat trips in South Australia

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While much of Adelaide and South Australia tucks itself away into the warmth of an open fire and red wine, there are plenty of boat trips running around the state to blow away those winter cobwebs.

Last year we wrote a popular Weekend Notes article – Top 8 South Australia Boat Trips in Winter which is still relevant today with some of South Australia’s best boat trips available. Check out this post for full details.

The best winter boat trips in South Australia

In summary, here are the top 8 boat trips to enjoy what winter in South Australia has to offer:

Enjoy winter boat trips in South Australia on the calm waters of the Murray River
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Whale watching boat trips in South Australia

South Australia has some of the best whale watching spots in Australia. From June to September each year, you can spot the migration of Southern Right Wales from Kangaroo Island, the Eyre Peninsula and the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Whale Tail going into the ocean

And it’s not just whales this time of year. During winter months, the waters around South Australia come alive with wildlife, from dolphins, seals and seabirds who come out to play when the ocean can be at some of its calmest points during the year.

Sea lion sitting on a rock

Here are the top boat trips available for whale watching:

Eager to know how active the whales have been? Check out the SA Whale Centre online live sightings log.

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Winter boat hire in South Australia

Winter is also the best time to hit the water and hire your own boat for a bit of fishing! South Australia has some of the best fishing at this time of year with King George Whiting, squid, flathead, snapper, salmon, mullet and garfish coming in their droves.

Check out the local weather report before you head out and a boat licence is required in South Australia for boat hire.

Need a boat licence? Find out how to get one in South Australia.

Here are the top boat hires in South Australia:

Winter fishing charters in South Australia

South Australia is certainly not short of a fishing charter or two! In fact, there are plenty to chose from whichever coastline you may be on!

Go to the extreme with full day deep sea fishing charters or just hang around locally for half a day to see if your luck is in!

All of these fishing charters would be happy to help arrange a winter fishing trip:

Visiting Adelaide during other months of the year? Find our top 12 boat trips, cruises, water adventures and water sports in our Adelaide post here.

Or find out more about boat trips in other areas of South Australia including Yorke Peninsula, Riverland, Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island and Fleurieu Peninsula.

So remember to wrap up warm, grab the camera and explore South Australia in some of its finest moments.

Let us know in the comments below what your favourite winter water activity is in South Australia!

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