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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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Fred's Marina Cruise - relaxed & interesting

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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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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99 reviews 99 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
Senior Contributor
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 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 

Melbourne
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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AdventureBayCharters, Front Office Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for your positive response to our Sea Lion tour Fleanlee! We do believe the smaller the group number the more quality interaction you receive with these incredibly playful mammals, I think your review was pretty spot on of the day! Apologies for the lack of volume of the commentary, sometimes the boats engine is much... More 

Waterford, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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 

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