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Adventure Bay Charters

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2 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia
+61 8 8682 2979
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USD 238.78*
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Great White Shark Cruise with Optional Cage Dive and Aqua Sub from Port Lincoln
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USD 165.93*
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Half-Day Sea Lion Snorkeling Tour from Port Lincoln
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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 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. What are you waiting for? Let the Adventure Bay Crew take you on the ride of a lifetime!
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
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

Very long day expect ruff seas and never sure if you see anything. 14 hr in a boat with zero thing to do except ride the waves and hope it endsMore

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

Hi @karissal127, thank you for your time in writing a review, we value your words. It is explained upon booking that the trip is a full day trip generally lasting about 12 hours which we understand is a long day but we believe it is...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Awesome shark sightings. Crew mostly good but it was highly disappointing that they let two of their guests share a regulator and thus there were 7 people in the tank at one time. This was when there was an awesome shark sighting so so were...More

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adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Adrian, thank you for your feedback and high rating. We're sorry you were disappointed in our crew and their conduct on the day and that you found their practices to be unfair and unprofessional. We do our very best to make sure everyone gets...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great crew, food provided throughout the whole day, amazing shark sightings, overall such a good day!!

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adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hearing this makes us so happy @V7705VXnatalieC! We're so happy you had such an awesome time out with us and we thank you for taking the time to let us know. Thanks for choosing Adventure Bay Charters!

Reviewed 5 days ago

The onboard staff were amazing, even when my two boys were feeling quiet sick they consoled them and when arriving at the area where we were going to swim with the sea lions they were extremely knowledgeable and made sure everyone had a fantastic experience...More

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adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for the high rating and lovely words @mychelle12018! We'll make sure Cassie sees this too, we agree with you in saying that she rocks! Thank you in advance for the positive recommendations and for bringing your family out with us. We hope...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Awesome Sharks, great crew who were very knowledgable about the area and considerate of all aspect of the tripMore

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adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

@575rbsm thanks for joining us! We will make sure our crew are made aware of your kind review. We pride ourselves on our consideration for the areas we operate in and our guests on board so thank you for noticing and appreciating that fact. Thank...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic day, saw 4 sharks, sea lions and dolphins. The 4 crew were friendly, funny and could not be faulted, very knowledgable and full of information with a passion, not just text book. The true care for the maine life was obvious in the way...More

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adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for joining us @890nicholec, we had an absolute ball with you on board. We absolutely care about the marine life and the ocean and do our very best to pass on our knowledge and passion to those on board. Thank you...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Unforgettable experience, good staff. Have hot water , hot food, hot drink ready after snorkeling. Will come back with kids

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adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining us @HongZ, we can't wait to have you and your family on board again in the future. We would also like to say thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate the positive feedback.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went specifically because there was a submersible with glass windows so we did not have to dive. We saw sharks and there were other people in the group who cage dived and had a great time. It took 3 hours to get there (near...More

Thank Gorana M
adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

How great is our Aqua Sub @GoranaM! We are so happy to provide an alternative to diving in order to view the Great White Shark and provide our guests with options. We love the recognition and that our services can be used by anyone, we're...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Shark diving experience was awesome with Adventure Bay Charters. Incredible to see the great whites in their natural habitat. Staff were great! Would recommend.

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Thank Hayley T
adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for such a high and positive rating @HayleyT! We love providing natural encounters and we're so happy to hear that you had a great time with us. Thank you for coming out with us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The few were nice, the water calm and the locals ( sea lions) were so friendly even my wife who isn't a snorkler didn't want to get out Fantastic!More

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adventurebay, Public Relations Manager at Adventure Bay Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It truly makes us so happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your time both with us and our Sea Lion friends @hnoye! It's so nice that your wife had so much fun despite not being into snorkeling as you said. Thank you...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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54Rae54
3 January 2015|
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Response from bruceywonder | Reviewed this property |
As a tourist, I drove from Adelaide to Port Lincoln and back. I worked out it'll probably be cheaper and more chance to see the scenery and wildlife. Of course that'll mean you'll have to check on your mileage (if renting... More
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