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

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Sea Lion Experience was breathtaking- would recommend to everyone!

We went on the sea lion dive and are very glad we did! The staff were friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable and made sure everyone was having an enjoyable experience. We were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I understand that at times that the shark is not seen but in that case i don't see any point in it being charge $400 and there is no shark. None of the money was refunded so i don't agree with that price range for not really delivering what it says "Swimming with Great White Shark in a cage". The... More 

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

Hi Mark S Thanks for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We are extremely disappointed that you didn't see a shark on your tour. As you are well aware and we mention this in all our marketing material we can never guarantee a shark sighting. No shark operator in the world can guarantee a shark sighting.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the sea lion dive and are very glad we did! The staff were friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable and made sure everyone was having an enjoyable experience. We were provided with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fresh fruit and muffins on the 1.5 hour trip to the sea lion diving destination. The trip over to the island was a... More 

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

Hi Ruddymo Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Appreciate your kind words about our staff and the overall experience of swimming with the Sea Lions. We couldn't agree more with what you said. This tour really is an amazing experience and one that lasts in the memory forever. Look forward to seeing you again should you decide... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall a great experience even if i didn't get to see any sharks. To see the great white is not a given as some days are better than others. Unfortunately on the day we went we didn't see any Sharks but to be fair, the crew was great, they looked after us very well and did all they could to... More 

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

Hi Chris C Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Appreciate your kind words about our crew and the overall experience. We are very sorry that there were no sharks on the day of your tour. As you mentioned dealing with nature this can occur from time to time and we appreciate your understanding. Hope you decide to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two consecutive days with these guys, first swimming with sea lions, then going on the great white shark trip the following day. Swimming with sea lions is probably one of the most magical experiences of my life. The boat is comfortable, and the staff are very professional, you feel like you are in safe hands. More importantly for... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Front Office Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Clare. Thanks for your very kind review. I will pass on your kind words to all other crew. The Sea Lions are magical, such an amazing animal. They are also super cute! Glad you enjoyed your time diving with them. The crew are passionate about you getting the most out of the experience. I am glad that after having... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on holiday in Port Lincoln for 3 days, staying a short distance from tour departure point. The boat was not luxurious but comfortable enough, the crew (4 delightful young women) were extremely friendly and helpful. Snacks, drinks, tea or coffee were served on the way. A 90 minute cruise to the seal site, seasickness is a possible risk,... More 

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Thank William S
AdventureBayCharters, Front Office Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi William. Thanks for your great review of our Swim With The Sea Lions Charter. First of all, I am really glad you enjoyed yourself. Sea Lions are very cute and glad you had lots of them swimming with you whilst you where at Hopkins. The crew are very good at the job. Glad you where satisfied. Hope to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travelled with Adventure Bay Charters on January 18th and as someone who has wanted to dive with great whites my whole life, this company did not disappoint! They provided great food all day and the crew were friendly and professional, with everyone on board commenting on how enjoyable the experience was. We were aware that there had been limited... More 

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Port Lincoln, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an extended family trip, there was something for everyone, with hardly a dull moment. We had fantastic weather, were beautifully catered for, and the crew were outstanding. We saw plenty of sharks, Dolphins, and a school of tuna.

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1 Thank steveg20162016
AdventureBayCharters, Front Office Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Steve. Yes sharks is a full on day..very exciting with lots to see and do! The Crew are definitely very passionate about what they do! Glad you enjoyed your time with us! Hope too see you out again with us soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely staff and a fun, safe atmosphere. Well worth the money! Swam with seals and saw about 30 dolphins on the way back to the marina

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Thank Toni S
AdventureBayCharters, Front Office Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Toni. Thanks for your review! Sea Lions are very cute, glad you enjoyed yourself! Dolphins are amazing to watch! Thanks, From the ABC Crew!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Suitable for family, (ours are 4 and under 2) all love it and friendly crews. Yummy Ham & cheese sandwich. Thank you and we will be back.

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Thank Bianca H
AdventureBayCharters, Front Office Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Bianca. Thanks for the response!! Yes our crew are very passionate about Sea Lions and Great White Sharks. See you when you come to travel with us again!! Thanks from the ABC crew! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and knowledgeable crew. I did both the Great White and Sea lion swim. Would certainly give these guys another go. Perhaps in winter next time when the big white pointers are back!

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Thank Lee K
AdventureBayCharters, Front Office Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Lee. Thanks for your review!! I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us and hopefully see you again soon!! Thanks. From the ABC crew More 

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