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Address: 2 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8682 2979
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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 the world’s first shark “Aqua Sub”, a glass underwater viewing area where you can view sharks while staying completely dry. 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 into the Hall of Fame for Best Adventure tour in 2012 and Major tourist attraction in 2014. Hall of fame recognizes three consecutive years in each category for being the best operator in each category and is an outstanding contribution to South Australian tourism.

Adventure Bay Charters was also named Best Tourist Attraction in South Australia for 2015.

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.

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Let the Adventure Bay Crew take you on the ride of a lifetime!

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$132.86*
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Half-Day Sea Lion Snorkeling Tour from Port Lincoln
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$216.38*
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Great White Shark Cruise with Optional Cage Dive and Aqua Sub from Port Lincoln

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Perfect Weather for Swimming with the Sea Lions

Another tick off my Bucket List My husband & I did the Swim with the Sea Lions on the 28 Nov at Hopkins Island and we had a sunny, beautiful day for it. There was only 6 of us... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Lee-Ann S
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another tick off my Bucket List My husband & I did the Swim with the Sea Lions on the 28 Nov at Hopkins Island and we had a sunny, beautiful day for it. There was only 6 of us on the tour so we had a better chance of playing with the sea lions and taking photos. The crew and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The best charter I've been on. Great boat, great skipper and crew. The brst thing is they don't use blood or baits to attract the sharks. That way it stops the Great Whites thinking boats sre a food stop. Usecthis mob.

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Katherine, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a grest time with the sea lions in the beautiful clear water. Was lucky and had a nice sunny morning. They are so playful and come right up to you! Fantastic experience and very friendly staff. My 5yr old got cold quickly so they got him the hot water shower and hot chocolate so i could keep swimming. He... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Keene885 , Firstly , Thank you for taking the time to post this Wonderful Review. We are thrilled that you and the children has a Great time onboard our Sea Lion Tour. We agree that these Amazing Creatures are fantastic , and can always count on them to provide a Great day with them being so playful and interactive.... More 

Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I honestly couldn't recommend this trip more if I tried ! Had the most amazing time! The crew was extremely friendly and welcoming, by the time we got to the South Island it felt like we were on a trip with our friends... There was absolutely no shortage of food and good food at that ! Highly recommend to everyone... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Tahnee92 , Thank you for taking the time to post this Fantastic Review , We truly value your feedback! We are so pleased that you had such a Wonderful time , and that our friendly team made you feel so comfortable and like a member of the Adventure Bay Team. Its an amazing day and we all get to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything lived up to my expectation. I've wanted to shark dive since a was maybe six, and this was it. The entire crew was extremely knowledgeable, and their sustainable technique of using sound to attract the attention of the Great Whites is fantastic. Not only does it keep shark's instincts focused on the hunt and not looking for a free... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Connor C , Firstly , Thank you for taking the time to post this Fantastic Review. We truly appreciate and value your feedback. We are thrilled that you had such a Wonderful tour with us , and that you got to see plenty of Shark activity. Thank you for taking an interest in and mentioning our Eco Friendly approach... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can not fault this eco friendly sustainable company Freindly ,professional and knowledgeable Saw sharks they were so cool and curious i like to think they came to bogie to metallica and AC/DC just like i do

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AdventureBayCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Sheranne D , Thank you for taking the time to post this review , we really appreciate your feedback. We are thrilled that your also an ACDC Fan like our sharks , and that got a chance to Rock out with Great Whites ! We hope to welcome you back onboard in the future. The ABC Team More 

Rosebud, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the effort. Extremely friendly and professional crew. Day starts with breakfast of toasted sandwiches, and hot or cold drinks. After a briefing on the boat we headed off to the Neptune Islands along the coast of the Lincoln National Park to see Great White Sharks. Unfortunately we only had a few glimpses from a distance of the sharks.... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Andrew B , Thank you for taking the time to post this review , we truly value and appreciate your feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a Great Day on our Tour , and thanks for adding in the mention of being cautious and taking Sea Sickness tablets. It does make for a long day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was booked for my fiancés 50th bday! What a day it was - we spotted 2 sharks, the staff are very friendly and knowledgable - We were catered for all day, including free soft drinks, the use of a underwater camera(incase you forgot yours), we were feed @ least 5 times including juice, coffee, tea and Hot toasties for... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi TheAussies2010 , Firstly , Thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review ! We are so please that you had such a Fantastic Experience onboard with us. Our staff really enjoy working for Adventure Bay Charters and that definitely shines through in our service, We are also pleased to hear that you had enough food and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent some days with this company and I can only speak well about them! Very professionals, friendly and prepared to show at the best the nature of south Australia had to offer. I like the natural non impact approach has this company to the shark colony. Great tour also to the sea lion colony. Great girls on the boat and... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Groton , Thank you for taking the time to post this Wonderful review ! We are thrilled that you had a Great time on both our Shark & Sea Lion tours , and for the special mention of the Crew. We love our job and that shines through to our guests. We would love to welcome you back onboard... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We had the best time Shark cage diving with Adventure Bay Charters! We where blessed with perfect weather and spotted about 5 or 6 sharks throughout the day. We had afew turns each in the cage and spent lots of time in the aqua sub. The staff and service was great and got loads of food throughout the day. Definitely... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Madeline F , Firstly , Thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review. We truly value and appreciate your feedback. We are thrilled that you had such a Great day with us on our Shark Tour and that you sighted numerous sharks. We also think our Cage and Sub are pretty Amazing and we are happy... More 

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