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Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving

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Address: 3/10 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (8) 8682 3939
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Description: Calypso Star Charters provides the ultimate one day adventure activity...
Calypso Star Charters provides the ultimate one day adventure activity, cage diving with the Great White Sharks! Our business has been operating for over 20 years and boasts a highly successful history. We are the only Advanced Eco Certified business providing the one day charter that also holds a license to berley, giving us a greater chance of attracting the Great Whites to our vessel and keeping them in close proximity! In October 2011 we launched our new vessel, MV Calypso Star 2. The vessel is state of the art and provides all guests with the best in comfort, safety and all the creatures comfort of home, including hot showers! Dont miss your opportunity to be mesmerised by these remarkable creatures as you see them face to face in their natural environment from the safety of our cage, in the clear waters surrounding the Neptune IslandsWith the success of the addition of the new vessel, we saw the opportunity to expand our business operation and offer our customers more than just the one experience. This saw the introduction of our Swim with the Sealions tours in 2011. All aboard the MV Calypso Star for a journey to the playground of the seas very cute and very playful 'puppy dogs', the Australian Sea Lions at Hopkins Island. From the moment we arrive the Sea Lions bound out to the vessel excitedly inviting the guests to join them. The tour provides the opportunity to jump in and swim, viewing the mesmerised skills and abilities of these gorgeous animals, or sit back and enjoy the action from the comfort of the vessel. The tour is interaction guaranteed, environmentally conscious, educational and a whole lot of fun for the whole family!
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This was one of the best experiences of my life!! I have always been fascinated by great whites and this was one off my bucket list. The crew was great and saw at least 4 or 5... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was one of the best experiences of my life!! I have always been fascinated by great whites and this was one off my bucket list. The crew was great and saw at least 4 or 5 different sharks, amazing!!!! Would do it again in a heartbeat!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Five friends including an eleven year old boy went with this company. The staff, Simon, Tom and Shelley were excellent. Their professional and friendly approach made the experience of cage diving with Great White sharks truly memorable. Shelley's interaction with two children on board was faultless. Food was plentiful with the breakfast, lunch and dinner that was provided. All briefings... More 

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hello Rick, Thank you for your kind words regarding our charter and staff. We are happy to hear that you all had a great time on board with us. We do pride ourselves on running a professional tour and it is great to hear that you would recommend us to others. Thanks again for taking the time to write this... More 

Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I had pre-booked a tour with Calypso Star Charter before leaving Northern Ireland and this was scheduled for 12th July 2015. On the day, the weather was particularly boisterous and Skipper Dan was up front with everyone on the boat before leaving to let us know that it would be a rough journey at sea and gave everyone the opportunity... More 

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hello, We are sorry your initial tour was cancelled due to bad weather, unfortunately these things are out of our control. Our Skippers do always put the safety of our passengers first and make the decision to turn around if necessary. When a tour is cancelled due to the weather we do offer a full refund of the charter ticket... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The guys were so good, everything from pick up and drop off to the hotel was sorted, great boat, great staff. Was the first in the water and we saw 6 sharks. Food was good and the bar opens on the way home. If you are looking at booking a trip cage diving in SA, these are the guys to... More 

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for writing us such a great review! We are glad to hear that your whole day was enjoyable plus you also saw 6 sharks! We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you on board again one day! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Throughout the day there were eight different sharks. Only down side was that there were too many fish, blocking the view of the sharks! Food was good, staff were great. Would recommend. Pricing seems high in general but is very competitive amongst the other charters for a similar trip.

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hello Christopher, Wow 8 sharks is an awesome day, we are glad you enjoyed your trip. Neptune Islands is a Marine Park Sanctuary Zone and there are plenty of fish. We mainly see Silver Trevally and Yellow Tail Kingfish. They do add to the experience of the day! Thank you for your review and recommendation we really appreciate it :) More 

Kaliningrad, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It was the best trip in my life, honestly! Australia's forever in my heart, thanks Calypso for such wonderful opportunity to see my favourite Great whites in their whildlife!

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hello, We are so happy to read you had the best trip of your life! It is great you loved our country and our Great White Sharks so much. We hope you return again one day, safe travels! Thank you for your wonderful review :) More 

Adelaide
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We saw 7 different great whites. Crew were fantastic. Only downside was the slow, lengthy boat trip.

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hello Leah, 7 Great White Sharks is an awesome day! I'm sure the sharks made the boat trip feel worth it :) Neptune Islands is the only location we are permitted to operate our tours which is an approximate 3 hour boat ride. Thank you for taking the time to write a review we will pass on your praise to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I must say I was very surprised to read all the reviews, and comments on my review of my cage dive in Nov. 2012. I am so happy to learn how many people love the Great Whites too. Couple of things I should have mentioned. You can't fly, and dive the same day. Pressure. Also, and probably most important .... More 

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hello Marlene. It is great after all this time you are still thinking about your dive with us. We too recommend sea sickness medication for all our passengers as it is a long day at sea and we do not like seeing our guests sea sick. We do sell tablets on board but we suggest to take a tablet the... More 

Melbourne Beach, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We traveled all the way from Florida to do the Great White Shark cage dive. We were fortunate enough to see 3 different Great White. The whole trip and crew were top notch, we really enjoyed ourselves. My only regret is not doing 1 of the other excursions they offer. Port Lincoln is a really nice low key place to... More 

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for travelling all the way from Florida to join our tour. We so happy to hear that you enjoyed your day! We too think Port Lincoln is a great place to visit and we do encourage our guests to stay to explore. Maybe you need to come back again!! Thank you for such a good review, it... More 

Wagga Wagga
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The crew was awesome and would do anything for you to make the experience the best it could possibly be, can't wait to go back!

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hi, It is great to hear the crew assisted in making your experience the best possible. Many guests return as they enjoyed it so much the first time! We look forward to you joining us on board again one day! Thank you for your review :) More 

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Address: 3/10 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (8) 8682 3939
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Port Lincoln
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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