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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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US$136.75*
and up
Half-Day Sea Lion Snorkeling Tour from Port Lincoln
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US$222.71*
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Great White Shark Cruise with Optional Cage Dive and Aqua Sub from Port Lincoln

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A must do!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 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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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 19 January 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 

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We booked the package deal for both the Swim with the Sea lions and the Shark Cage experience. Day 1 - Sea lion adventure. The team was absolutely great and the experience of swimming with these creatures in their natural habitat is surreal. A must do experience whilst in PL. The boat ride was quick and we were well catered... More 

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

Hi Dallas E , Firstly , Thank you for taking the time to post this Wonderful review. We truly appreciate your feedback. Thank you for booking our Ultimate Marine Adventure , we feel that both the Sea Lion and Shark tour are both equally amazing and we are thrilled that you got to share in on this experience with us.... More 

Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We were luck and had excellent weather the day we went swimming with the sea lions. The staff on board very engaging and informative and obviously enjoyed what they do. We headed off to Seal Cove in the Lincoln National Park which takes about an hour and a half. The team served fresh muffins and fruit and then organised our... More 

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

Hi Donna B , Thank you for taking the time to post this Wonderful review. We truly value your feedback. We are thrilled that you had such an great experience with us , you are correct - our staff really do enjoy their job and it really does shine through in the level of service we provide. It's great to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

A big thank you to Matt and his outstanding staff at Adventure Bay Charters. From the first phone call right through the duration of our trip the staff bent over backwards to take care of us and make us feel welcome. I was a little nervous taking my two year old onboard but they were so supportive and we ended... More 

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

Hi Lucy , Thank you for taking the time to post this Wonderful review. I recall speaking with you in the days leading up the tour , and I am so glad that we were able to make you feel comfortable in regards to bringing your little one , and that you all had such a Fabulous day. We are... More 

USA
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155 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This was supposed to be one highlight of our trip this year. We had long planned this adventure and were impressed by the website and the information. I was also appreciated to get heads-up information regarding the weather and the fact that the tour might be cancelled due to bad weather. We stayed in constant contact and when we had... More 

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

Hi cbroo , Thank you for you taking the time to post this review. We are sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with us. Canceling tours is not a decision we take lightly , and we truly appreciate the efforts it takes for our guests to get here. Our main priority is always the safety of our... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Originally we planned to fly in fly out with one day to dive with the Sharks. Unfortunately we were unable to dive due to weather conditions. We appreciate that this company saw safety as a priority. As it was a busy period they were able to fit us in for a dive at the end of the week. We were... More 

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

Hi Belinda J , Thank you for taking the time to publish this Wonderful review , we truly value your feedback. We are thrilled that you had such an Amazing experience with us , and we thank you for your understanding regarding our decision to reschedule your tour due to weather conditions , as you mentioned your safety is our... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

lots of sealions. experienced staff. good service.fruit, hot drinks and toasts all helpto satisfy the boys.

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

Hi OZFuni , Thank you for taking the time to post this shining review. We are thrilled that you had such an Amazing experience swimming with the Sea Lions, they are incredible creatures - We Agree ! and we are happy to hear that the toasties on the way back were a hit with the boys. We hope to welcome... More 

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Experience- Incredible. We had a particularly amazing day of seeing sharks. I'm not sure exactly how many individual sharks we saw but I had at least 15+ sightings my self including a couple surface strikes and a lot of close encounters under the water. I thought seeing a great white first hand would help me appreciate these majestic creatures but... More 

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

Hi Sam C , Thank you for taking the time to post this Amazing review , we truly value your feedback. We are thrilled that you had such a Great experience with us , and that the sharks were out and about in huge numbers for your viewing pleasure. Also , thank you for your mention regarding the fact that... More 

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