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Adventure Bay Charters

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2 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia
+61 8 8682 2979
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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. What are you waiting for? Let the Adventure Bay Crew take you on the ride of a lifetime!
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“sea lions” (90 reviews)
“great whites” (50 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
2 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia
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+61 8 8682 2979
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"great white sharks"
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"these guys"
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"amazing experience"
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"attract sharks"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

So it almost looked like I wasn't going to go to Port Lincoln even. Shortly before I was leaving before a long plane flight I hear there is a mysterious absence of sharks. Nothing but Murphy's law. Calypso chartres kept postponing my booking based on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an amazing day out!!! Even though I didn't see any sharks it was a great day full of wildlife. Saw sealions, birds of prey, dolphins, whales! Would absolutely recommend it to everybody!!!More

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4  Thank sanne898
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adventurebay, General Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi sanne898 Thanks for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your day with us despite the lack of sharks! The tour is definitely a wildlife experience as you saw first hand and not just about the sharks. Look forward to having you on board...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this with another family so 4 adults and 5 children in total. Fred was lovely, very informative and amazing with the kids especially my highly inquisitive 3 year old. He let the kids drive the boat and was very patient with them. Would...More

1  Thank Katrine B
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adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving this review Katrine, we will pass it on to Fred! He will be thrilled. We are so glad you got to have this experience as there is so much to learn about Port Lincoln and Fred knows so much about it....More

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Reviewed July 3, 2018

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Reviewed July 2, 2018

unfortunately there weren't sharks at those days but they warned us before so was my choise to try it anyway..and I spent a very nice day!We saw a stunning sunrise (and sunset as well).We saw dolphins swimming near the boat, sea eagles and sea lions.The...More

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1  Thank Ester p
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adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

You are so lovely Ester! Thank you so much for being so kind and understanding regarding wildlife and the fact that there is never the guarantee to see them on any given tour. There is always lots to look at and we're so happy to...More

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Reviewed July 1, 2018

Good staff, educational, on the area and about marine life in general, had good food on board, well looked after, was feeling a bit woozy, but settled after a while, only thing 😳 No sharks! Mother Nature at it's best, hiding from us humans, hopefully...More

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adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Thank you for so many compliments @davejennyray! We are flattered! It is always difficult when the main attraction isn't around but we're so happy to know that our staff made your day out with us enjoyable anyway. We loved having you on board and we...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2018

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Reviewed June 25, 2018

We had such a good day. All the staff on the boat were so professional and knowledgeable. We unfortunately didn’t see any sharks but still had a great day seeing so much other sea life. And I think it’s great that because there were no...More

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adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Thank you so much Tahleaha, we loved having you on board and we can't wait to see you again. Thank you for being so kind and understanding surrounding the lack of sharks. We really really appreciate it. Luckily there is still so much wildlife to...More

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Reviewed June 21, 2018

The guys at Adventure Bay are great, they made us feel welcome and their knowledge of the area and Great whites were excellent. The only downer for the day were no sharks - but Mother Nature, what can you do ? We did get to...More

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adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Hi Andy, thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review! We are so glad you came out with us and enjoyed your day despite the absence of the main attraction. We will be sure to share your kind words with...More

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Kim N
August 13, 2018|
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Response from virgd985 | Reviewed this property |
We traveled to Port Lincoln airport to be able to get to the Adventure Bay Charter’s office for the shark cage diving experience. It’s a whole day trip highly recommend you stay at Port Lincoln - early departure. Great... More
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Shanivy92
December 15, 2016|
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Hi Shanivy, The tour is typically a 12 hour day, departing at 6:45am, and usually returning between 6-7pm. This usually unfortunately does not suit the schedule of the cruise ships. We have some other alternative tours... More
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Daniel H
January 8, 2016|
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Hi Daniel, Yes you certainly can bring your GoPro with you! We also have an underwater camera on board that you can use and we upload all photos to facebook afterwards where you can download them for free.
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