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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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$135*
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Half-Day Sea Lion Snorkeling Tour from Port Lincoln
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$219*
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Great White Shark Cruise with Optional Cage Dive and Aqua Sub from Port Lincoln

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What an epic birthday present

An incredible experience! We saw 2 sharks on 2 separate occasions both at 4 meters! The water quality was crystal clear even if the water was a bit choppy! The food was amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sian O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An incredible experience! We saw 2 sharks on 2 separate occasions both at 4 meters! The water quality was crystal clear even if the water was a bit choppy! The food was amazing and the crew was cheerful and really helpful! It may take a while between each shark but it's worth the wait! The sharks were calm and curious... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been on several nature tours in one part of the world or another and I have enjoyed them all to varying degrees. This, however was the best one I've ever done. The crew were friendly and professional, they also worked tirelessly all day (which for them must be a very long one) to try and make our day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

My father and I joined adventure bays shark dive in July. From the minute we got picked up from our hotel till we got dropped back, I could not find one fault in our day. We were picked up on time and taken down to the marina where breakfast was waiting our arrival. We headed out and watched the sun... More 

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Thank Adam B
AdventureBayCharters, General Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Adam B Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Appreciate the positive feedback you have provided us. We take pride in ensuring all our guests have a memorable experience, conducted in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. To hear this is what we achieved for you is truly gratifying,. Hope to see you again in the... More 

Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This is a responsible no burley company, high on conservation and preservation. I own a conservation dive company overseas and the crew and boat were exceptional. The captain is very skilled at boat control, I know I have my ticket and deal with a lot.of other captains. The briefing very thorough and easily understood by all. The dry viewing sub... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, General Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi John B Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are committed to delivering an environmentally responsible and sustainable tourism experience and we appreciate your kind words on this. The sub has been a fantastic addition to our tour and one that sets us apart from our competitors. Glad you enjoyed it. Happy to hear your... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I booked to go shark diving in March. By the time the morning of our shark dive arrived the weather was horrendous- it was blowing a gale. We thought surely they would reschedule as that would be the responsible thing to do. Unfortunately we were told upon arriving that they don't reschedule- regardless of how rough it... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, Owner at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi tahila_12 Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback. We are sorry about the weather. In hindsight, cancelling would have been the obvious choice. We are as a business at the mercy of the weather, licence operating conditions and our customers expectations. This includes their expectations that after traveling so far they are... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I booked my bucket list experience with Adventure bay as despite desperately wanting to see Great White Sharks, I also wanted to make sure I did it in a responsible, sustainable way, and I wasn't disappointed. The whole process was smooth and easy, from booking to payment to the day on the boat. The boat itself was comfortable and had... More 

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Thank 132DanM
AdventureBayCharters, General Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi 132DanM Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Would also like to thank you for choosing a sustainable and ethically responsible approach to shark diving. We are proud of our methods of attracting sharks and to hear such positive feedback is fantastic. The "Aqua Sub" has definitely been a welcome addition to our tour, especially in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

What an awesome experience. Seems surreal that we saw 2 great whites in the wild. Great service from Alex, Skye and Adam with an abundance of food and knowledge. Thankyou for the adventure

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Thank Littlemissbec
AdventureBayCharters, General Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Littlemissbec Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Appreciate your kind words about our crew. Will be sure to pass this on. How good is seeing a Great White Shark in its natural habitat? So happy you got to see this wonderfull creature and appreciate you choosing an environmentally sustainable, eco-friendly approach to shark diving. Hope... More 

White Plains, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The crew was awesome right from the get go. They really made an effort to go all out and make you feel well taken care of the whole time. As soon as we got to our spot, we spotted a great white, which was a good sign. Throughout the day ~5hrs, we saw 3-4 different sharks and took many pictures.... More 

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AdventureBayCharters, General Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Matt Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. First of all your positive feedback in regards to our crew is much appreciated. We pride ourselves on our customer service and are leaders in the industry. We appreciate you choosing an environmentally sustainable, eco-friendly approach to shark cage diving. To hear you saw 4 different sharks on... More 

Hayward, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

If you want your moneys worth DO NOT USE THIS CHARTER. The staff was great, food was great, equipment and boat was great, however the shark experience, and lack of, was TERRIBLE. I did not choose this company but was assigned as our group was split in half by those who organized it. Now I understand no one can predict... More 

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Thank Gavin-phil
AdventureBayCharters, General Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Gavin-phil Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on Trip Advisor. Appreciate your kind words regarding our crew, food and boat. We are very proud of our methods to attract sharks and are world leaders in environmentally sustainable, eco-friendly techniques. Our methods of attraction are the most sympathetic towards the people who live by, work... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 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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Thank Connor C
AdventureBayCharters, General Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Connor C Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and it lived up to your every expectation. We are very proud of our sustainable and ethical approach to shark diving and appreciate you choosing us. Will pass on your kind words about our... More 

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