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Address: 2 Jubilee Drive, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia
Phone Number: 08-8682-2979
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Description: Adventure Bay Charters is a multi award winning tourism business that...
Adventure Bay Charters is a multi award winning tourism business that offers some of South Australia’s best water based wildlife encounters. Featuring the Australian Sea lions, the Great White Shark and Southern Bluefin Tuna. All encounters are MUST DO experiences when visiting Australia and the Eyre Peninsula. Adventure Bay Charters is the fastest growing and most awarded tourism operator in Port Lincoln and was awarded the Best Adventure Tourism operator in South Australia in 2010. A family owned and operated business with strong ties and close relationships with customers and the community, Adventure Bay Charters is at the forefront of great tourism experiences in Australia.Let the Adventure Bay Crew take you on the ride of a life time!
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No sharks, but still a fantastic day

We did not see any sharks, but we knew the chances were slim due to the orca attack in Feb. Nonetheless we had a fantastic day on the water, the crew was really fun and courteous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We are very disappointed about our experience. Yesterday we went out with the only goal of seeing a great white. That's what we payed for. The crew was very friendly and competent, and the boat and equipment up to the task. We were blessed with excellent weather, and the scenery was stunning. Yet again, we went to see and swim... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Owner at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

hanks for your review. It goes without saying that the whole crew here at Adventure Bay Charters are sympathetic to your review and personally affected by your feedback. Although as you say you came to see sharks and that you did not, I would point out that you did travel with us in a well advertised off-peak period for shark... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We did not see any sharks, but we knew the chances were slim due to the orca attack in Feb. Nonetheless we had a fantastic day on the water, the crew was really fun and courteous, made us feel at home on the boat, saw loads of dolphins, toured around scenic places, let us fish out the back, tried two... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Front Office Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for taking the time to share your experience with Adventure Bay Charters! We're so glad you enjoyed your day despite the lack of sharks - as you mentioned no one controls the wildlife. Luckily for us, the Sea Lions are always ready to put on a show (as well as our crew of course!) We really value... More 

Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We are a family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 young kids and Freddie took us around the marina. He was entertaining and kept the little ones engaged - even letting them have a steer at the wheel! He explained all about tuna and prawn farming and a tour of the marina - some beautiful houses to be seen... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Front Office Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Guys! It's always great to hear feedback from Freddies Tours - he certainly is an entertaining character! We're glad your children enjoyed their experience behind the wheel of Freds boat - you might have some future tuna or prawn skippers on your hands! We will pass on your review to Fred Cheers, A.B.C Crew More 

Mooloolaba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

What an absolutely fantastic day. The staff were so attentive, happy and informative. We had great weather and although the water was cold at first, we stayed in for ages swimming with the sea lions. It is a must do. The whole experience was fabulous and is highly recommended.

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AdventureBayCharters, Front Office Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Tayla, thanks for taking the time to provide us with some feedback on your tour with Adventure Bay. We're so glad to hear you loved your day - you soon forget about the cold water once you have some playful Sea Lions distracting you! You're welcome back on board anytime! Thanks again, A.B.C Crew More 

Bilambil Heights NSW
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The trip was booked the day before cost $195 for adult and I was lucky the weather was perfect. The seas were calm. The 1.5hr cruise each way to Hopkin Island was pleasurable with nice coastal and island scenery. Tea and coffee are offered together with fresh fruit and muffins. After the swim you can have a hot shower to... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Front Office Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to review our Sea Lion tour, we're very glad to hear you enjoyed your day! It's always great to hear reports of calm seas and perfect weather - giving you the chance to take advantage of the amazing scenery on the way to and returning from Hopkin island. We hope to see you on board... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Spent 1 1/2 hrs cruising around the Marina in an electric boat learning about the boats & the industry. Tour guide had a lifetime of knowledge about the fishing industry, Port Lincoln & the people. Very informative tour & very relaxing way to do it. Definitely worthwhile. Better instructions on where to meet would have been handy on the internet... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Front Office Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

What an incredible review! It is always a pleasure reading Fred's Marina Cruise reviews as well as out other tours! We will show Fred this review straight away! I am sure he will be thrilled with your positive response to the tour. Thank you for the constructive feedback regarding the meeting point! We will ensure that is seen to online... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went on the shark cage dive trip early March. This is a 12 hr day so when you don't see any sharks it feels even longer. While it was disappointing not seeing any sharks the crew were fantastic and the food was great. I understand there is no guarantee to see sharks but under the circumstances involving the orca and... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Front Office Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, your feedback is much appreciated! We are incredibly sorry you felt you were not informed sufficiently regarding the event involving the pod of Orcas at Neptune Islands. Unfortunately, due to this incredibly rare, natural event the sharks fled the islands. It was unsure the length of time it would take for them to... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I didn't really know what to expect when we set off for our sea lion swim this morning.... I knew we'd 'see' sea lions, but had no idea just how much interaction we'd get!! The sea lions came right up to us in the water and twisted, turned and jumped in response to our own swimming and diving. They truly... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Front Office Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Nikki, what an amazing review! We are glad our tour exceeded your expectations and that you had a truly magnificent interaction, it really is unlike anything else isn't it! It is always great to hear such positive feedback on not only our tour or our fantastic Sea Lion friends but our friendly staff too! Ah yes the ocean can... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My partner and I joined Adventure Bay Charters "Swim with the Sealions" tour when the Swim with the Sharks was not available. Our initial disappointment was soon turned to delight when we got in the water and these adorable, playful creatures started to interact with us. The water was crystal clear and as skipper Shelley advised us, the more we... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Front Office Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Loving your review title Liz! It is fantastic news you had such an incredible experience, we are glad that despite your initial disappointment regarding the Shark charter you still left Port Lincoln with an unforgettable marine interaction! Your review of the Sea Lions behavior couldn't be more accurate! They really are such incredible, affectionate creatures which burst with so much... More 

Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My partner and I did the Sealion swim and it was amazing having these beautiful animals approach you because they are interested in you and wanted to see you. Having them dive around me was amazing. Would have been good to be offered a weight belt as I had trouble keeping my body underwater to be able to play with... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Front Office Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Laura! Thank you so much for your awesome review of our Swim with Sea Lions tour! They do indeed want to see you! Australian Sea Lions are incredibly friendly, affectionate animals that love to play. With regards to the weight belt, thank you ever so much for your constructive feedback, we will definitely take that in to consideration and... More 

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