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Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience

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Address: | Baird Bay, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia 5671, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 8626 5017
Today
09:00 - 13:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 13:00
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Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience is a marine experience, once done, you will...

Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience is a marine experience, once done, you will never forget. None of the marine mammals of Baird Bay have ever been fed, nor have they been enticed in any other way. The interaction is entirely of their choosing and will remain so. Not everyday is perfect, the conditions are wild and free. We give it our best shot for an incredible interaction to happen for you with either the sea lions or dolphins, or at its very best both these beautiful marine mammals on the one tour. No guarantees are promised, but in saying that, we can guarantee the least that will happen, is, you will see the sea lions up close and personal.

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Fabulous in every respect

This was a 60th birthday present for my wife so it had to be researched and booked somewhat secretively Trish was fantastic providing info on the phone and by email and assisting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
bronand
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Adelaide
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Adelaide
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a 60th birthday present for my wife so it had to be researched and booked somewhat secretively Trish was fantastic providing info on the phone and by email and assisting with a personalised voucher. Our experience once arriving was first rate. Trish gave us a great welcome, Jack was great with everything we needed on board and Alan... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank's Alan, Trish and Jack for another amazing couple of days with the sea lions and dolphins at Baird Bay. We were a group ranging from 25- 59 yo, some with limited snorkeling and swimming experience. Alan was not phased by the range of ability and ensured everyone was able to experience the wonderfulness on offer and at their own... More 

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Alan P, Owner at Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your glowing review, we appreciate the fact you have taken your time to do so. Just want to assure you that "Lewis" the Sea lion is alive and well and still entertaining swimmers in his inimitable style. He was out and about a couple of days ago being his usual cuddly self, and it appears he has... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ventured out recently and were joined by a huge amount of dolphins within minutes..We then then spent around 45 minutes frolicking with them followed by around the same time with a bunch of sea lions!These guys are top notch operators who really care for their environment and the creatures around them.Truly a great experience!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

As with most who try these sorts of activities yoowe didn't know what to expect. Our young family of 5, with adventurous spirit, have done a few of these types of activities. This was one of the best and in my view rates as highly as any for adults and children. Alan is a typical Aussie who lets the beauty... More 

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Thank James M
Alan P, Owner at Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review James, we appreciate the fact that you took the time to write, and we are pleased that you had such a good time. We get a lot of enjoyment taking out enthusiastic passengers, and are pleased that you see beyond the fact that it just a tour. Only one comment from me, and it is... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Hard to fault this experience - location, boats, staff, service all excellent. We had an awesome day! We were probably lucky to have the boat to ourselves (just one family of 2 adults and 3 kids), which meant that we could stay for as long or as little as we liked.

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Alan P, Owner at Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience, responded to this review

We would like to apologise to everyone who has had a hard time contacting us over this busy period. Due to Telstra's incompetence we have had no phone lines since 26th December, and only 2 days ago have secured one phone line, but we still need to access messages remotely. So to make it easy for all of us, please... More 

Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Thank you to Alan and Trish for such an awesome experience. What a great time swimming with the Sealions and the Dolphins. Wild animals in their own habitat, no food enticements to have them come and interact with you. Alan and Trish are beautiful people who run a great business. You leave Baird Bay on such a high. I highly... More 

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Three off us jumped into the cool waters of Baird Bay over the long weekend to swim with the seals and it was worth the numb feet! After some fairly crappy weather, we managed to pick the sunniest day of the long weekend and were pretty glad to see our tour wasn't cancelled! After suiting up (we had our own... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Without exaggeration I can say this was our favourite single day activity on any holiday we have ever done. If you love animals you cannot miss this. It is a world-class experience (although I'm kind of afraid that by raving about it, it might become too popular!). Alan and Patricia are down to earth, great people and they take care... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We joined at cold windy morning. Alan and Patricia are friendly. The crew, Jack, is helpful with sunshine smiles boy. Although the weather is quiet cold, the sea lions are cute and active. And there is over 20 dolphins over the other coast. That is amazing. Transportation may be little bit far away from Port Lincoln. But we must say... More 

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Alan P, Owner at Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience, responded to this review

Thank you all again for your reviews. Yes, we are back in action, started again on the 1st of September, and what a great way to start. The Sea Lions and Dolphins were out to say "welcome back", I'm sure they miss the interaction during the winter months. And speaking of winter months, we are still having them! It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

What a great morning to snorkel with these beautiful creatures in there natural environment! This place is untouched and is how it should be! The guys that run the tour are very friendly and know the area and animals extremely well. We stayed in streaky bay and ventured back and so glad we did! Worth every penny and will be... More 

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