3 Day Southern Ocean Wildlife Adventure Tour

3 Day  Southern Ocean Wildlife Adventure Tour

The Eyre Peninsula is Australia's Seafood Frontier and this tour looks to combine the best of the coastal attractions combined with 3 of the Top Wildlife Encounters in Australia on one tour! The Eyre Peninsula is one of those great secrets many people have not yet discovered. Teeming with some of Australia's most amazing and outstanding real wildlife experiences, the lack of a major airport and too far to drive for most domestic travellers, this piece of paradise is one that only those who have been, can give that knowing smile of discovery of a very special place indeed.

Tour Highlights

  • Lincoln National Park & Whalers Way Conservation Park
  • Cage Dive with Great Whites (optional extra)
  • Swim with the playful sea lions (optional extra)
  • Mikkira Station koalas
  • Port Lincoln Marina
  • Get up close with wildlife at Glen Forest Wildlife Park
  • SeaSA Ferry (seasonal)

Tour Info

Code NT-WL
Style
  • Adventure Tour
Duration 3 Days
Price From $495
Departures

Every Saturday

Vehicle Mini Bus / Ferry
Suitability Open Age
Start Adelaide @ 05.15 am
Finish Adelaide @ 07.00 pm

An early start indeed but to fit all these amazing wildlife experiences in its required! See the sights of Port Pirie, Port Augusta, and Cowell then head west to Port Lincoln, the seafood capitol of Australia and home of the epic adrenalin experience of shark cage diving!

After arriving in Port Lincoln around 1pm and checking into our accommodation at the Port Lincoln YHA we'll head to Mikkira Station for a wander around the grounds in search of koalas and native Port Lincoln parrots.We'll then head to Whalers Way for some stunning views of the coastline and back to town.

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OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Swim with Australian Sea lions - Adventure Bay Charters $205 per person

Head out on this half-day cruise to the crystal clear waters of Seal Cove, where the puppy dogs of the sea welcome your arrival with great excitement! Swim, snorkel, paddle and splash about in the company of these inquisitive animals as they splash, jump, twist and twirl all around you. If you're lucky you might even get a kiss!

Included in the cost is your Mask, Snorkel, Wetsuit and Fins, light breakfast served in departure lounge, morning tea on board & free photos.

Great White Sharks Cage Dive - two choice of operators:

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Adventure Bay Charters $395pp + $125 on board payment

This full day tour out to the Neptune Islands gives people the opportunity to shark cage dive with 5 of their adrenalin junkie friends or stay dry in the world's first Shark Aqua Sub. These guys are a no chumming option, instead pumping out AC/DC underwater which apparently is the great whites favourite band!

The tour departs at 6.30am and includes breakfast, morning tea and afternoon tea and returns around 6.30pm.

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Calypso Star Charters $395pp + $100 on board payment

Calypso Star Charters was the first one day shark tour in Australia and offers passengers the chance to get up close and personal with one the planets most feared creatures, the Great White Shark. Take a 2.5 hours cruise out to the Neptune Islands on this full day tour spending a minimum of 45 minutes in the cage with 7 other adrenalin junkies. Calypso Star Charters have a licence to chum (berley) the waters to attract the sharks into the region. This tour will cost $395 as spectator price and an additional $100 payed on board to go in the cage.

The tour departs at 6.30am and includes breakfast, morning tea and afternoon tea. Our passengers recieve a free photo's package valued at $30

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Depending on your love affair with fear, today you'll either be diving into the world of Great White Sharks or taking a more relaxing option checking out some land based wildlife. If you choose to stay on land in the morning you'll take a walk up Stamford Hill in Lincoln National Park followed by some lunch. Then we head to Glen Forest Wildlife Park to hand-feed a few critters.

Choose shark diving and you'll be boating out to sea, changing into dive gear and invited to hop in a cage for a meet-up with some real monsters of the deep. These are some critters we don't suggest hand-feeding.

There are two options for shark cage diving:

Shark Cage Diving with Calypso Star Charters $395pp + $100 on board payment

Calypso Star Charters was the first one day shark tour in Australia and offers passengers the chance to get up close and personal with one the planets most feared creatures, the Great White Shark.

Take a 2.5 hours cruise out to the Neptune Islands on this full day tour spending a minimum of 45 minutes in the cage with 7 other adrenalin junkies.

The tour departs at 6.30am and includes breakfast, morning tea and afternoon tea. When booked through us direct a wetsuit and video highlights package valued at $75 is included in the price!

Check out all the trips details and amazing video footage over here at Calypso Star Charters.

Shark Cage Diving with Adventure Bay Charters $395pp + $125 on board payment

This full day tour out to the Neptune Islands gives people the opportunity to shark cage dive with 5 of their adrenalin junkie friends or stay dry in the world's first Shark Aqua Sub. These guys are an eco-friendly, no chumming option, instead pumping out AC/DC underwater which apparently is the great whites favourite band!

The tour departs at 6.30am and includes breakfast, morning tea and afternoon tea and returns around 6.30pm.

Check out all the trips details and amazing video footage over here at Adventure Bay Charters.

After your adventure packed day you'll head back to the YHA for your dinner and a good night's rest!

Another once in a lifetime wildlife experience today cruising out to Hopkins Island and taking part in one of Australia's many unique wildlife experiences, swimming with sea lions. This half-day adventure takes us to a friendly community of sea lions where you can swim, snorkel, paddle and splash about in the company of these inquisitive animals. These puppy dogs of the sea love splashing, jumping, twisting, and twirling all around you and if you're lucky you might even get a kiss!

Those preferring to stay on dry land can spend the day in Port Lincoln, perhaps strolling the foreshore or enjoying some fresh local seafood. In the afternoon, return to Adelaide around 8.30pm where your wildlife adventure wraps up. There is no accommodation tonight so remember to book it before you leave.

Once the Sea lion boat tour boat arrives back into the Port Lincoln Marina, with lunch already prepared we start our journey back to Adelaide with 2 of Australia's Wildlife Bucket list experiences "Ticked Off". We arrive in Adelaide around 8.30pm and there is no accommodation tonight so remember to book it before you leave.

Included 

  • Meals - 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Transport - Minibus (max 12 pax)
  • Accommodation - 2 nights dorm accommodation Port Lincoln YHA

Included Activities

  • Mikkira Station
  • Whalers Way Conservation Park
  • Stamford Hill hike.

OPTIONAL

  • All activities - Swim with sea lions and dolphins, Hand feed and swim with tuna, Great White Sharks Cage dive ( Optional)
  • * Overcome your fears and cage dive with the Great Whites (OE $395 p.p.$100/$125 extra to enter the cage)
  • * Swim with the Sea lions (OE $205pp)

Note

  • This trip commences at Adelaide Central YHA at 5am and finishes on day 3 at approximately 8.30pm back at the YHA.
  • It is highly recommended that you pre book the optional activities as they are very popular and can’t be booked on the day.
  • Luggage restrictions apply of 1 backpack/soft travel bag per person (max 15kg) and 1 piece of hand luggage. Excess luggage can be stored at Adelaide accommodation.
  • Sleeping bags are not required on this tour as linen provided at the YHA.

What to bring

  • Walking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat & Sunscreen  
  • Bathing suits  
  • Torch/ headlamp 
  • Rainproof jacket!