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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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$135.78*
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Half-Day Sea Lion Snorkeling Tour from Port Lincoln
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$221.13*
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Great White Shark Cruise with Optional Cage Dive and Aqua Sub from Port Lincoln

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Swim with the Sea lions what a day brilliant

What a great day we had with Adventure Bay Charters. It started off by being picked up from our motel room by bus and taken to the docks. Everything was explained to everyone as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mitch R
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great day we had with Adventure Bay Charters. It started off by being picked up from our motel room by bus and taken to the docks. Everything was explained to everyone as each part of the day unfolded. We was very well looked after with cake and fruit on our hour and half trip to the Sea lions.... More 

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

Hi Mitch and Amanda, We are so happy that you had such a great experience on our Swim with Sea Lion tour. They truly are the puppies of the sea and they love to swim with us whenever we are out there! We hope to see you again on board with us in the future! The ABC Team More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Southern Australia waters. I finally made it. After 20 years of only getting to dream about it, I finally got to be there. I put the wet suit and weights on, and stepped into the cage (constantly wondering if that was actually happening for me!). Waited up in those cold waters watching in every direction, hoping to spot that somewhat... More 

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

Hi Lucas, We are so happy that you had such a great experience with us! We are also super excited that you got to see the elusive Great White Shark! Those memories will remain for the rest of your life, and we hope that you continue to dream about seeing many other species of sharks in the wild too! We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic morning on the boat and in the water - sea lions, dolphins,food, coffee and great staff - the kids and adults all had a ball and highly recommend. Matt and the staff are great - well worth the effort!!

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Thank Hawgy71
AdventureBackpackers, Front Office Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this review

Hi Hawgy71, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your day with us and the sea lions! We hope to have you on board with us again in the future! Cheers, The ABC Team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the shark cage tour on wednesday the 8th. The trip itself was great, the staff were excellent (Kym & Sky, i think!) We enjoyed going in the cage & the sub! Absolutely gutted we didnt see any sharks!! But we understand thats nature! However we were a bit unsure if the music was playing as we didnt... More 

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

Hi Hannah, It's great to hear that you had such an awesome day out with us! Our main source of attraction for the Great White Shark is our music, so we make sure it is always working - sometimes it can be hard to hear due to the fact that it is underwater and there are other boat engine noises... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sea Lions what an amazing experience the staff were excellent especially Jade she couldn't do enough for you and nothing was a problem would fully recommend this trip. The shark dive in the cage was also an experience although we didn't see any sharks on the day was still a great day and again the staff were great and very... More 

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

Hi Julie, Thank you for your review, it is great to hear that you had such a positive experience on our Sea Lion tour! We are also happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your day on the Shark Warrior, regardless of shark sightings, and had another positive experience with us. Unfortunatley sharks are wild animals and we cannot predict... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prior to booking I'd done plenty of research on their website where they said the peak season ran until end of February, and they still charged peak season prices. So it was very disappointing to hear from a local when I arrived that a shark hadn't being sighted in the area in February for five years. Why is it still... More 

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

Hi dansC1859QF, Thanks for your feedback, we are sorry that you had a negative experience with us. Historically, February has been a peak shark sighting month out at the Neptune Islands. Only time has shown that within the past two years, we have had unprecedentedly lower sightings during February, and this has potentially been due to a natural event that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the sea lion swim today and it was great, highly recommend! The sea lions get so close and just want to play! Lots of sea lions in the water today, so cute and playful! Thank you adventure bay charters!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017

Snorkeling with seal lions was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. It's hard to describe the feeling of swimming with these beautiful, cheeky, playful creatures - I was mesmerised! The staff of Adventure Bay were amazing! They looked after us so well and took so many photos of us swimming with the seals and also provided a... More 

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

Hi katebet1! Thanks so much for your great review, we are so pleased to hear that you had such an amazing time! We really pride ourselves on not only our service and the experiences we provide, but also the wellbeing of the animals and the environment. Thank you for supporting eco-tourism :) Looking forward to having you on board again... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

I strongly recommend this company for shark diving and swimming with the seals... very professional and made the day a great experience. What felt even better was the attitude towards the animals and the care they have for them.

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

Hi Stephen F , Thank you for taking the time to post this Great review , we truly value your feedback. We are thrilled that you had such a positive experience on your Sea Lion and Shark tour -thank you for choosing the Ultimate Marine Adventure , we really enjoyed having you onboard and we hope to welcome you back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic day with Adventure Bay. From the moment we arrived we could not fault them. All the crew members were so friendly and helpful. It took us a fair while to locate sharks but our Skipper Shep did not give up!! Totally worth it and surprisingly an experience that was not at all scary as I imagined... More 

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

Hi Zahlz , Thank you for taking the time to post this Great review , we truly value your feedback. We are so pleased that you had such a Fantastic day with us , and a special thank you for the mention for our crew. It's not always easy to locate sharks but our staff put in every effort to... More 

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