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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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Amazing swim!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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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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 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Travelled out one morning to visit the Sea lions with Adventure Bay Charters. Boat road was a bit bouncy so take your sea sickness tablets as a precaution. Offered a muffin for mid morning snack and a toasted sandwich after our swim. The boat was moored about 50m off an island with a small beach area where the females and... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Fantastic crew, couldn't fault them; friendly, enthusiastic and couldn't do enough for you. Felt safe and well looked after on board. I chose this company because they are eco friendly and do not use bait/berley to attract the shark only music. I saw four sharks, all hung around, calmly swimming around and under the cage. Yes perhaps you will see... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Director of Sales at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Amy Thanks for your positive review. It is great to receive feedback from our customers experiences and we appreciate your input. We are very proud of our eco-friendly approach to Shark attraction and thank you for choosing this option. Seeing 4 Sharks must have been quite an amazing experience! In regards to the dive site unfortunately this is the... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We chose to go with the eco-friendly option, but it's ridiculous to think that the sharks give a damn about AC/DC when we are anchored within the same area of the competitors vessel using bait. I did get to see one shark, however it was so far away from the cage & just swam past not hanging around. Just checking... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Director of Sales at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Mark C Thanks for your review. We are sorry that our tour didn't live up to your expectations. Thanks for your positive comments about our crew. In regards to where we anchor the Neptune Islands is the only place that we are allowed to cage dive as stipulated by the state government. From time to time other operators will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Absolutely amazing day out with this fantastic company. Not only did I see great whites but we were also visited by a small pod of orcas. Not to mention the sea lions, fur seals, sea eagles and osprey. This company doesn't use bait or berley to attract the sharks enabling us to observe the sharks exhibiting their natural behaviour and... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Director of Sales at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Olaf v Wow! What an amazing review. Thank you very much for your positive comments. You certainly did have a day that will be remembered for years to come. It is very rare to see Orca's in this region and you were one of the lucky ones to witness this. It is great to hear such positive feedback on... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I went with Adventure Bay for my shark cage diving. They use sound to attract the Great Whites, rather than baiting. The staff were really friendly and helpful, answering any questions I had. It was a really good day out on the boat. Only downside was that we only saw a few sharks but that couldn't be helped. The experience... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Director of Sales at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Caitlin Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your day onboard Shark Warrior and got to see Great White Sharks in their natural environment. At Adventure Bay we are proud of our eco-friendly approach to shark attraction and thank you for choosing us. We pride ourselves on our customer service and providing not only a fun day,... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Forget the other options and go with Adventure Bay. Booked in a spur of the moment bucket list trip and travelling solo I didn't know what to expect but I left the weekend with the most unforgettable experience ever. Tip: I recommend purchasing the additional transfers between your accommodation and the charters if possible: super friendly and personable driver and... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Director of Sales at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Kayla Thank you for your wonderful review! It is always great to receive such positive feedback from our customers. We pride ourselves on our customer service and making sure we provide the best experience possible. That is fantastic you are wanting to return. We look forward to having you onboard again soon. Kind Regards Andrew McKinnon Sales & Marketing... More 

Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It was a perfect day! We were welcomed by friendly staff and watched a beautiful sun rise as we headed out on this long awaited adventure. On the way, dolphins shadowed us for a while, close enough to see very clearly. Not long after we arrived, I was standing on deck by the side of the boat and a very... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, General Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Tanya, thanks for the great review! At Adventure bay we don't agree with baiting to attract sharks as it can cause harm to them. We would much prefer to see them in their natural state as they are quite majestic creatures and we're glad you agree! Feel free to come back and join us for a swim with the... More 

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