Swim with the Sealions - Calypso Star Charters

Awarded South Australia's Best Adventure tour, Advanced Eco Certified Calypso Star Charters offer half day tours from Port Lincoln to Swim with the Sealions.  Swimming with these adorable 'Puppies of the Sea' has been described as one of the most interactive wildlife tours you can do!

Make a booking with your preferred option.

Highlights: 

  • A relaxing cruise and fun-filled afternoon swimming with the ocean's most cheerful creatures, gorgeous and playful Australian Sea Lions of Port Lincoln!
  • Get the rare opportunity to play and swim with these incredible animals in the comfort of their own environment
  • This 5-hour tour will showcase some incredible coastal scenery and get you up close and personal with Australia's marine mammals for truly memorable encounters

Included: 

  • Advanced Eco Certified & Carbon Neutral with our Skippers being Eco-Certified Guides
  • 7.45 am boarding includes breakfast
  • 11.00 am boarding includes lunch
  • Only Sealion tour that operates a tender boat, which transfers swimmers to waist-deep water. Non-swimmers can choose to enter the tender boat with the Skipper to get a closer look at the Sealions
  • Limited weekly departures - we are committed to minimising the impact to Sealion colonies with not visiting a site more than 4 times per week

Tours operate from October to May

• Boarding times either 11.00 am or 7.45 am. Please confirm with your booking confirmation.
• Enjoy a 1.5-hour scenic journey to either Hopkins, Langton or Blythe Islands.
• 7.45 am boarding includes breakfast, morning tea and snacks throughout the day.
• 11.00 am boarding includes lunch, morning or afternoon tea and snacks throughout the day.
• Tea, coffee, filtered water available during the day.
• Soft drinks, bottled water and alcohol available to purchase onboard.
• On route to the island learn about the local area and Australian Sealions.
• Upon arriving at the island, swimmers are fitted with wetsuits and provided snorkelling equipment.
• Our permit allows 1.5-hour visit to the islands whereby we maximise swimming time.
• Interaction with the Sealions is completely controlled by nature and is not guaranteed, but this tour operates at a very high success rate.
• The Skipper ferries the swimmers in a small tender boat to waist-deep water.
• A crew member is in the water at all times for safety.
• The more interactive guests are with the Sealions the more playful they are!
• Once back on the vessel, enjoy a cruise back to the Port Lincoln Marina.
• Length of tour is approximately 5 hours.

Morning 7:45am or afternoon 11am departures available October through to May.

Vessel departed from behind the Marina Hotel, Cape Baron Place, Port Lincoln where you are required to meet 15 minutes prior to your designated departure time. 

 

**Pre booked transfers from accommodation places are available for $10 per person return

  • Maximum of 25 passengers. 
  • Minimum of 4 passengers required for this trip to operate.

 

*Please note that pre booked transfers from accommodation are available for $10 per person return. 

GoPro Hire $50:

  • Hire of the GoPro and the purchase of an 8GB micro SD card with adapter 
  • If you want to capture loads of footage and don’t think that one card is enough, you can upgrade on board to a 16GB card

 

Optional Extras: 

  • Soft drinks, bottled water and alcohol available for purchase. 
  • Souvenirs available on board
  • GoPro hire available on board

 

What to bring: 

To ensure the comfort of your trip you will need to bring:

  • Bathers and a towel.
  • Your Camera, if you have one. If not we do hire our GoPros on board.
  • Charging cables. USB points are available on our vessels.
  • Comfortable clothing: Remember to pack some warm clothes as it can get cool on the water (even in summer). A warm jacket is a must in winter. Our Vessels have reverse cycle air-conditioning for your comfort. 
  • Boat appropriate soft-soled shoes - not thongs
  • Space is limited, small bags are appreciated.

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