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Adventure Bay Charters

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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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2 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia
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+61 8 8682 2979
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Crew was awesome and very knowledgeable about the marine life. We saw a great white which was absolutely gorgeous and they didn’t even need to use chum to attract it (good thing too as the use of chum is very negative for the sea life)...More

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adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Steve, thanks so much for joining us and taking the time to give us this kind feedback. We really appreciate your compliments and thank you in advance for any recommendations. Thank you for recognising how beautiful our interactions with sharks are and choosing to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

What sets this operation apart from others in Port Lincoln is that they attract sharks acoustically, not with bait or burley. We saw sharks and also noticed that a cage dive boat nearby was surrounded by flocks of seagulls looking for a feed. Birds everywhere!...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

From start to finish the trip was great. The crew was very friendly and made sure everyone felt comfortable and had fun. We got up close with heaps of sea lions and got to see some dolphins as well. After the trip we received a...More

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1  Thank fergusonrebecca7
adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for such kind feedback Rebecca! We appreciate any recommendation so we thank you in advance for any that come from you. It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed your time with us from start to finish and we will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my best friend out for her birthday and it was the most amazing experience. Each staff are so friendly and helpful, I was less of an experience snorkeler then i thought and they knew just how to help me and make sure my...More

1  Thank Alana H
adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Alana, thank you so much for both joining us and reviewing us! We are so glad you and your bestie had such a great time celebrating. We will make sure our staff know how much you enjoyed the tour and we cannot wait to...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018

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

5  Thank Greg P
adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi Greg! Thank you so much for leaving us such a nice review, you've made our day! It is always nice to hear that our tour was still fun and exciting despite no sharks being around. We never know what we are going to see...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018

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
adventurebay, General Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

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

Reviewed 14 July 2018 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
adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

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

Reviewed 5 July 2018

The sea lions were very cute and I loved every minute of the tour. The crew were friendly and professional.

Thank DavidW12908
adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Hi David, thank you for taking the time to review your tour with us! We are so glad you enjoyed it and loved our Sealions as much as we do! All the best, the ABC crew.

Reviewed 3 July 2018

Adventure Bay Charters were fantastic on the cruise. With the odds of seeing a shark slim right from the start, they were very positive the whole day.After not seeing any Sharks the skipper was kind enough to cruise around the islands before returning. Cannot tank...More

2  Thank Georgia12pollard
adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Hi Georgia! Thanks for being so understanding about the absence of the sharks, we are glad you enjoyed your day out with us despite the main attraction being missing! There is so much to see out on the water, our skippers enjoy showing off our...More

Reviewed 2 July 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
adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 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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Kim N
13 August 2018|
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Response from adventurebay | Property representative |
Hi there! You would need to fly into Port Lincoln Airport.To be able to do the shark tour at the Neptune Islands you will need to stay 2 nights in Port Lincoln as the travel time via boat to the island is 2.5 hours each way... More
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Shanivy92
16 December 2016|
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Response from Lisakuersch |
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
9 January 2016|
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Response from adventurebay | Property representative |
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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