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Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving

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Address: 3/10 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia
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+61 8 8682 3939
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Calypso Star Charters provides the ultimate one day adventure activity,...

Calypso Star Charters provides the ultimate one day adventure activity, cage diving with the Great White Sharks! Our business has been operating for over 20 years and boasts a highly successful history. We are the only Advanced Eco Certified business providing the one day charter that also holds a license to berley, giving us a greater chance of attracting the Great Whites to our vessel and keeping them in close proximity! In October 2011 we launched our new vessel, MV Calypso Star 2. The vessel is state of the art and provides all guests with the best in comfort, safety and all the creatures comfort of home, including hot showers! Dont miss your opportunity to be mesmerised by these remarkable creatures as you see them face to face in their natural environment from the safety of our cage, in the clear waters surrounding the Neptune IslandsWith the success of the addition of the new vessel, we saw the opportunity to expand our business operation and offer our customers more than just the one experience. This saw the introduction of our Swim with the Sealions tours in 2011. All aboard the MV Calypso Star for a journey to the playground of the seas very cute and very playful 'puppy dogs', the Australian Sea Lions at Hopkins Island. From the moment we arrive the Sea Lions bound out to the vessel excitedly inviting the guests to join them. The tour provides the opportunity to jump in and swim, viewing the mesmerised skills and abilities of these gorgeous animals, or sit back and enjoy the action from the comfort of the vessel. The tour is interaction guaranteed, environmentally conscious, educational and a whole lot of fun for the whole family!

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Best day ever!

The entire reason for my two week road trip did not fail to meet my expectations. Everything was prefect - except the weather, which can't be controlled. Water was freezing but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Tammara O

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The entire reason for my two week road trip did not fail to meet my expectations. Everything was prefect - except the weather, which can't be controlled. Water was freezing but the crew rug you up as much as possible. TAKE TRAVEL SICKNESS PILLS AND A TOWEL. DO NOT TRY TO BE A MACHO! I cannot stress that enough. It... More 

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Thank Tammara O
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went on the charter on the 8.1.2017 and can honestly say this was money well spent! Crew could not have been more accommodating and the fact we saw 7 sharks topped it off! If you are ever in Port Lincoln, this is a must do with Calypso!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The shark part of the experience was unforgettable. You're in the water for about 30 minutes, and everyone on our dive saw them. The water was quite cold and many people were seasick. While it is the most memorable thing we did in Australia, the boat accommodations were subpar. Twenty-five people were on our boat (we were on the smaller... More 

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Thank Emilie K
CALYPSOSTARCHARTER, General Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hi Emilie K, Thanks for taking the time to provide some feedback about our tour, fantastic to hear you saw some sharks. We were disappointed to hear your thoughts of our vessel Calypso Star being below par and thought that we should clarify a few of your points. Yes, it is our smaller vessel but its surveyed for 26 guests,... More 

australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the best experience I have had on a charter boat. The crew from Calypso are very organised and nothing is a hassle. Every thing run smoothly and the star attraction(sharks)turn up and put on a wonderful show, it is so worth making the effort to do it tour. You won't regret it.

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Thank yil08
CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for this great review, we are pleased to know you enjoyed your time on board with us and the sharks! Thank you for recommending us to others and choosing to join our Advanced Eco Certified tour! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So disappointed in the lack of attention to detail. For the amount of money they charge, I expected far better service. For an additional $35.00, I purchased the, "highlights photo package," which came on (I believe) an 8GB thumb drive. Imagine my shock when I found all those pictures I paid extra money for, posted on their FB page, for... More 

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Thank Amanda T
CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hello Amanda, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and raising your concerns with us. We are disappointed to read you feel like we have a lack of attention to detail and this is not something we feel that we do or have received before. The highlights package is clearly described on our website and is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is something I have wanted to do for a long time, and couldn't of been more satisfied. Me and my gf started our travelling adventure in oz by going on this shark diving trip. The boat was modern, the staff were friendly, and the food provide was good too. Despite the trip out to see being pretty rough (of... More 

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Thank Ryan S
CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hi Ryan, We are so pleased to read that you had a great experience with us and felt satisfied with our tour! What a way to start your adventure in Australia and thank you for choosing to come on board with us! Thank you for taking the time to write this review and highly recommending us to others! Safe travels... More 

Toulouse, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my best experiences in Australia! The staff were fantastic all day and we were so impressed with the skipper. The food was brilliant and offered throughout, the boat is big with plenty of seating and places to go for the journey (3 hours there and 3 hours back), and of course - the whole reason you're there... sharks!... More 

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Thank LJonesy26
CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for this great review and recommending our tour to others :) Our crew are there to make your the day the best it can be and help you through the diving experience. As you mentioned we are dealing with nature and never guarantee sightings but we do have the highest success rate amongst the one... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff on the boat were amazing! The whole day was well planned and catered ! We seen 7 sharks on the day! 3 while I was in the cage! Lucky for me, we had the perfect day of weather which meant the waters were calm and the ride was smooth!

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Thank karlie2017
CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hi Karlie, Sounds like you had the perfect day, 7 sharks and great weather! Thank you for this review and recommending us to others we really appreciate it! More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was booked on a Shark Cage weekend, but the sharks decided to stay away and we still wanted to see something, so we went to Swim with the Sealions the next day. The food on board the boat & the crew were great, and similar on both trips. We made it to Hopkins Island a bit quicker than I thought,... More 

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hi Steve, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Looking at the photos you posted you travelled with us a while ago and it is great knowing that even after time has passed you are still thinking about your time with us! It was a shame that on the weekend you travelled sharks were not sighted,... More 

Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must do for all! The experience in its self is amazing backed up with super friendly staff. Well done guys

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving, responded to this review

Hello, We are glad to read that you had an incredible time on board with us and the sharks! Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again one day! More 

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