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Adventure Bay Charters

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Address: 2 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia
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+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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US$216.97*
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Great White Shark Cruise with Optional Cage Dive and Aqua Sub from Port Lincoln
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US$156.06*
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Half-Day Sea Lion Snorkeling Tour from Port Lincoln

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Sea Lion Tour

We did the swim with sealions tour in February 2016. We had an amazing time. I've been skydiving before but this was just as exhilarating. Better than a theme park ride as you had... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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East Troy, Wisconsin
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East Troy, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the swim with sealions tour in February 2016. We had an amazing time. I've been skydiving before but this was just as exhilarating. Better than a theme park ride as you had to make an effort to get enjoyment. If you were still, the sealions ignored you, but the more you splashed, twirled, duck-dived, the more interested in... More 

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

Hi Jeni, Thank you for such a positive response! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the tour so thoroughly. They are the most playful animal in the sea and to know we could give you this much enjoyment out of our tour is incredible! Thanks again, The ABC Team More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 2 beautiful days in Port Lincoln. The first day we did the Shark Cage Dive. This was something I've been looking forward to for ages and I was not disappointed!! Despite some sea-sickness it was a beautiful day. Sharks were circling the boat within minutes of the music going on and we couldn't get in the cage fast enough... More 

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

Hi Heather, You're feedback is fantastic! We're glad you enjoyed both the Shark Cage Diving and the Swimming with Sea Lions as much as you did. Thank you for letting us be a part of your stay, giving us the opportunity to make it so memorable for you. We are happy to know that you found both experiences unforgettable! Cheers,... More 

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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I absolutely loved the sea lion tour!!! The sea lions where so playful and full of energy! had a group of 5 come play with us at once and many others come out for a swim. The tour operators where amazing they even looked after our first time snorkelers in our group very well. I fully recommend this tour it... More 

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

Hi Amelia, We are glad to hear you loved swimming with our Puppies of the Sea and had such an amazing day. Thank you for your positive feedback and we're happy to have had the chance to add a highlight to your life! We look forward to the possibility of seeing you in the future someday. Thank you again, The... More 

Northern California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We had an amazing day on the Swim with Sea Lions tour. Completely lived up to our hopes - the sea lions are very curious and welcoming, and really do swim right up to you! Matt and Jade (I think?) were our guides and they could not have been more friendly, helpful or knowledgeable about the area in general, fishing,... More 

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

Thank you for recommending so highly of us, We are happy to hear that you had such an enjoyable day. Thanks again for such positive feedback about our days tour, the Sea Lions and the crew. We look forward to possibly seeing or hearing from you again in the future. Thanks again, The ABC Team. More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Saw 3 whites, they were beautiful, it was an amazing experience. The crew were incredible and made it a legendary experience. Hot fresh sausages, super cool. The cage was awesome, and the viewing booth was really surreal. The crew use music instead of chum, and we came away thinking the whites were beautiful and graceful instead of killers. It was... More 

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

Hi Miles, Thank you for you're incredible feedback! We are glad to hear you've enjoyed this experience so much. It's great that we have changed your view of these one of kind animals from killers to graceful. We look forward to maybe seeing you aboard again in the future. Thanks again! The ABC Team. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

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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Reviewed 13 March 2017 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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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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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

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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Reviewed 7 March 2017 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 

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