Wildlife & Dolphins of Kangaroo Island Workshop

Kangaroo Island is a nature lovers dream, with diverse landscapes, Australian iconic wildlife and a coastal area teaming with dolphins, sealions, whales and so much more. Resident pods of bottlenose dolphins circle the coastline while Australian Sealions and Fur seals can be seen basking on the rocks. We will be snorkeling with the dolphins, over beautiful expanses of seagrass and shallow sand coastline, as well as photographing dolphins topside from the boat. We will look for playful sealions and get in the water in  a rich kelp forrest that lines the coast. Not to mention diving through swim throughs and caves in some of the most picturesque places in Kangaroo Island.

There will be a full day land-based tour, where you have the chance to photograph koalas, birds, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, goannas and more.

No matter what level of photography or videography experience you have, Scott Portelli will be on hand daily to help you get the most out of your trip.  There will be time each evening to review and edit your images to optimise your photography and improve your approach.

This will be a small group expedition, maximum 5 people

Dates & Rates

22nd February – 1st March (7 Nights)


AUD $1000 (This is non-refundable)

Cost for the week of diving and attending the photographic workshops is $7,850

Note: All costs are in Australian Dollars (AUD)


Maximum of 5 people to maximize your time with the Dolphins and exploring Kangaroo Island.

What’s Included:

  • Transfers from KI airport OR KI Ferry Terminal to accommodation
  • 7 nights Accommodation (shared)
  • Transportation during the week of the workshop
  • 2 dolphin tours with KI Marine Adventures
  • 2 Nature and diving Tours with Research and Discovery KI (RAD KI)
  • 1 full day Land wildlife tour with local expert guide
  • Lunch on the boat
  • Photographic/ Video tuition with Scott Portelli throughout the week
  • An educational talk from local dolphin expert and an opportunity to contribute to the dolphin research initiative.

Not included:

  • Snorkel, mask, fins & wetsuit scuba dive equipment. There is nowhere to hire gear on KI, you must bring your own, or rent them from the mainland prior to your tour.
  • You must have your own underwater camera/housing
  • Flights or ferry to KI
  • Evening meals

Wildlife & Dolphins of Kangaroo Island Workshop

Itinerary (Sample – subject to change)

Day 1 Arrival & transfer to accommodation
Day 2 Workshop 1Morning Dolphin Swim Afternoon DivePost processing session evening
Day 3 Workshop 2Morning Dolphin Swim Talk from Dolphin ExpertPost processing session evening
Day 4 Kangaroo Island Land Wildlife Tour
Day 5 Workshop 3 Nature Tour Post Processing session evening
Day 6 Workshop 4 Nature Tour Post Processing session evening
Day 7 Leisure Day
Day 8 Departure

Wildlife & Dolphins of Kangaroo Island Workshop

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For more information contact us through the website or directly via email at scott@scottportelli.com or +61 (0)402124453