For Bookings and Enquiries:

For public cruises click here, select the cruise and pay online

For all other cruises please contact Alison

Ph: (08) 8447 2366
Mob: 0418 832 068


Please send any mail enquiries to:

Dolphin Explorer
PO Box 5122
SA 5014

Menu Pricing and Payment Details

  • All Menu Prices in this booklet include GST
  • Deposit requirements & Final Payments—refer to your selected menu.
  • Refunds—Strictly NO refunds given after final payment is made or from 30 days prior to function.
  • Bookings are confirmed when a deposit has been received in accordance with the conditions on your selected menu
  • You are welcome to bring a celebration cake for your function, please BYO plates, cutlery and serviettes. If you require the Dolphin Explorer to supply these items you will be charged a cakeage fee
  • Please note—Departure at the end of the function is to be within 15 minutes or additional charter costs of $100 every 15 minutes or part thereof are incurred


Lunchtime Cruises (excl Sundays)

  • To start a luncheon cruise we require a minimum of 20 adults who can choose the function menu and departure time.
  • Subsequent bookings may be for any number of passengers including Groups or Individuals, subject to seating limits.


Dinner Cruises

  • To start a dinner cruise we require a minimum of 50 Adults* for the 1st booking, who can choose the function menu and departure time.
  • Subsequent bookings may be for any number of passengers including Groups or Individuals, subject to seating limits.

*Barbeque, Smorgasbord & Pirate’s Cocktail menu require a minimum of 50 Adults.


Private Charters

  • MV Dolphin Explorer is available for Private Charter, subject to availability. Conditions also apply.
  • Payment must be made in full 30 days prior to cruise.


Christmas Function Bookings for Nov & Dec 

For Saturday nights the Menu is pre set for the Starlight Christmas Dinner Menu (Unless you book out a whole function area, then you may choose your menu).


Sunday to Friday nights all Menus are available.


(Cruise & All Menus are Subject to Change without notice)


Function Conditions


Confirmation & Payment

Tentative bookings are held for 2 weeks only & will AUTOMATICALLLY LAPSE unless we receive the required deposit, which will secure your booking. Deposit requirements are listed in the menu booklet and once deposit is paid NO refund shall be given unless cancellation of the seat reservation is given with at least 2 months notice.


Final numbers are required no later than 30 DAYS PRIOR to function date and there are no alterations after this date. Final payment will be confirmed at this time and final payment and dietary requirements are to be received no later than 14 days prior to your function (NO refunds for non attendance will be given after this date). Unless you have chosen a private charter in which full payment must be made 30 days prior to your function.


Function Cancellation

On cancellation of a function, deposits will only be refunded when we have another confirmed booking with equal numbers and is booked for the time and date specified. Cancellation of booking 30 days or less prior to function, NO refund will be given. Cancellation by Port River Dolphin Cruises, Dolphin Explorer for any reason a full refund of deposits and payments will be given, no compensation for cancellation on our behalf will be given under any circumstances.


Drink Package- applicable to group bookings only

Drink package details & options are in your menu booklet. Should you wish to select a drink package option you must confirm details and pay in accordance with your booking function conditions.


Drink Tabs

Drink Tabs on consumption basis are available although must be organized prior to the function date. Details required are: tab limit, specified drinks available on tab, method of payment is either a credit card on the night, cheque or cash before the function starts. Should you wish to allocate a higher limit during your function you may do so with payment due on the spot.

BYO facility is not available.


Legal Obligations

The Dolphin Explorer, Adelaide Cruises and Proprietors accepts NO responsibility to any injuries sustained to any person as a result of equipment installed, decorations and DJ/Band equipment supplied by the client or clients servants. We accept no responsibility for any gifts or goods at the function or left behind at the conclusion of a function. By confirmation of a booking and payment of a deposit, the client acknowledges and agrees to the afore-mentioned conditions.


Menus, Cruise Times & Pricing

Subject to change without prior notice, although every effort is made not to alter these.