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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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Play with Australian Sea Lions in their natural environment

I absolutely have to tell you about this one. When you hear the words 'once in a lifetime experience' this definitely applies here. When we went to New Zealand we tried to find... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I absolutely have to tell you about this one. When you hear the words 'once in a lifetime experience' this definitely applies here. When we went to New Zealand we tried to find dolphins to swim with - no luck! They didn't want to play that day. We went to Florida to swim with dolphins and because they were in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

What a great charter. Thankyou to the operators Matt and Matt. We took our older parents out for a mothers day outting and both were very impressed with the professional service and being able to use the submersible to see all the action, they cater for all your needs; the operators were more than accommodating and helpful with my parents.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My friend and I traveled to Port Lincoln at the end of April to go shark diving for her 30th birthday. Due to the recent Orca attack in February there were less sharks in the area. After an early start the boat trip to South Neptune Islands took about 3.5 hours. The scenery is just amazing. This is just a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It was a long day starting before Dawn and finishing after Sunset but that meant we got to see both out on the water. The crew was amazing. Super informed and very well set up for the day. They knew just when to have hot food ready and when to lend a hand and when some encouragement was needed. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 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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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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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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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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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 

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