Swim with the Sea Lions Experience from Port Lincoln

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Take a trip to the Hopkins Island and dive in the refreshing waters to interact with cute and very playful Sea Lions!

Description

Departing from the bustling Lincoln Cove Marina, your skipper and crew will provide you with an overview of the fishing industry that is so important to our local economy. From Tuna to Kingfish, Blue Mussels and Lobster, the waters surrounding Port Lincoln abound with succulent seafood.

We'll travel across Boston Bay, then head South around Cape Donnington, and follow the spectacular coastline of the Lincoln National Park to McLaren Point where we then set a course for Hopkins Island. The crew will keep you entertained and informed. We cruise through the protected waters of the lower Spenser Gulf, on our way to our destination.

The Islands of Thorny Passage are rich in history, dating back to 1802 and the discovery voyage of Matthew Flinders. Your skipper has a keen eye for pods of dolphins which often approach the boat to play!

Upon arrival at Hopkins Island, the boat is positioned close to the shore and the Sea Lions stir, the curious enter the water and the rest soon follow, often 30 or more! Before long, wetsuits, mask and snorkel are on and we are ready for the most playful swim ever.

You enter the water and the Sea Lions entice you to come and play. With somersaults and swirls they glide effortlessly past. You better be good with your camera as they won't stay still for long! The beach area is protected, it's much more fun in the water anyway.

After a while the pace begins to slow a little as the Sea Lions become more curious of us. Simply float in the water with an out stretched hand, stay nice and calm and let them approach. One on one with the Australian Sea Lion - a memory to last a lifetime!

If swimming isn't for you, you are welcome to stay aboard and share a cuppa with the skipper, you won't miss any of the action.

Sea Lions are endangered and our permit is strict. It's time to climb back onto the boat and leave the Sea Lions in peace. They still swim at the back of the boat as if to entice you back in.

We say goodbye to the islands of Hopkins and Thistle and pass Grindal and Taylor as we make our way back to Port Lincoln. There is time for a quick snooze or you can trade stories and photos with fellow passengers and new friends.

Please Note

  • Children below 1 year old are free of charge.

  • Return to Port Lincoln is around 16:00 (return time may vary due to weather conditions).

  • Part of the boat trip is in open ocean. It is strongly recommended that you use Sea Sickness remedies even if you don't usually suffer from sea sickness. If unsure, please consult your doctor.

  • Full names of each participant will be required upon booking.

  • This tour is subject to weather conditions.

Includes

  • Boat ride to Hopkins Islands

  • Coffee

  • Tea

  • Lunch

  • Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)
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Swimmer Plan
7

Duration: 5:30 - 6 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Boat ride to Hopkins Islands / Coffee / Tea / Lunch / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)
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Schedule

Starting time: 07:45 - 13:00 (Show more)
  • 07:30

    Meet at Marina Hotel

  • 07:45

    Departs from Lincoln Cove Marina

    From Port Lincoln, your boat will head to Hopkins Island for the sea lions experience. While on the cruise, you will be provided with an overview of the fishing industry.

  • Cruise Across the Boston Bay

    Travel along Boston Bay down to the spectacular coastline of Lincoln National Park to McLaren point where you will set out for Hopkins Island.

  • Arrival at Hopkins Island

    Once you finally arrive at Hopkins Island, the boat will be positioned close to the shore. Before long, you are set for the most unforgettable swim ever!

  • Swim with Sea Lions Experience

    Take a dip in the water and just simply float while letting sea lions approach you!

  • 12:45

    Return to Port Lincoln (Return Time is an Approximation)

  • 07:45

    Meet at Marina Hotel

  • 08:00

    Departs from Lincoln Cove Marina

    From Port Lincoln, your boat will head to Hopkins Island for the sea lions experience. While on the cruise, you will be provided with an overview of the fishing industry.

  • Cruise Across the Boston Bay

    Travel along Boston Bay down to the spectacular coastline of Lincoln National Park to McLaren point where you will set out for Hopkins Island.

  • Arrival at Hopkins Island

    Once you finally arrive at Hopkins Island, the boat will be positioned close to the shore. Before long, you are set for the most unforgettable swim ever!

  • Swim with Sea Lions Experience

    Take a dip in the water and just simply float while letting sea lions approach you!

  • 13:00

    Return to Port Lincoln (Return Time is an Approximation)

  • 10:45

    Meet at Marina Hotel

  • 11:00

    Departs from Lincoln Cove Marina

    From Port Lincoln, your boat will head to Hopkins Island for the sea lions experience. While on the cruise, you will be provided with an overview of the fishing industry.

  • Cruise Across the Boston Bay

    Travel along Boston Bay down to the spectacular coastline of Lincoln National Park to McLaren point where you will set out for Hopkins Island.

  • Arrival at Hopkins Island

    Once you finally arrive at Hopkins Island, the boat will be positioned close to the shore. Before long, you are set for the most unforgettable swim ever!

  • Swim with Sea Lions Experience

    Take a dip in the water and just simply float while letting sea lions approach you!

  • 16:00

    Return to Port Lincoln (Return Time is an Approximation)

  • 12:45

    Meet at Marina Hotel

  • 13:00

    Departs from Lincoln Cove Marina

    From Port Lincoln, your boat will head to Hopkins Island for the sea lions experience. While on the cruise, you will be provided with an overview of the fishing industry.

  • Cruise Across the Boston Bay

    Travel along Boston Bay down to the spectacular coastline of Lincoln National Park to McLaren point where you will set out for Hopkins Island.

  • Arrival at Hopkins Island

    Once you finally arrive at Hopkins Island, the boat will be positioned close to the shore. Before long, you are set for the most unforgettable swim ever!

  • Swim with Sea Lions Experience

    Take a dip in the water and just simply float while letting sea lions approach you!

  • 18:00

    Return to Port Lincoln (Return Time is an Approximation)

  • (For Check-In) Marina Hotel (13 Jubilee Dr, Port Lincoln, SA, 5606, Australia) Time: 07:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Port Lincoln Time: 12:45:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Marina Hotel (13 Jubilee Dr, Port Lincoln, SA, 5606, Australia) Time: 07:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Port Lincoln Time: 12:45:00

  • (For Check-In) Marina Hotel (13 Jubilee Dr, Port Lincoln, SA, 5606, Australia) Time: 07:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Port Lincoln Time: 13:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Marina Hotel (13 Jubilee Dr, Port Lincoln, SA, 5606, Australia) Time: 07:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Port Lincoln Time: 13:00:00

  • (For Check-In) Marina Hotel (13 Jubilee Dr, Port Lincoln, SA, 5606, Australia) Time: 10:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Port Lincoln Time: 16:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Marina Hotel (13 Jubilee Dr, Port Lincoln, SA, 5606, Australia) Time: 10:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Port Lincoln Time: 16:00:00

  • (For Check-In) Marina Hotel (13 Jubilee Dr, Port Lincoln, SA, 5606, Australia) Time: 12:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Port Lincoln Time: 18:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Marina Hotel (13 Jubilee Dr, Port Lincoln, SA, 5606, Australia) Time: 12:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Port Lincoln Time: 18:00:00

Price & Options

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • Children ages 8 and under are only allowed to enter the water under the skippers discretion on the day.

  • Participants ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • Participants ages 18 and under must have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian.

  • If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Swimming attire

  • Towel

Additional Note(s)
  • Part of the boat trip is in open ocean. It is strongly recommended that you use Sea Sickness remedies even if you don't usually suffer from sea sickness. If unsure, please consult your doctor.

  • Toilets and hot water showers are available on board.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 25.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 2 business days (14:00:00 local time) to business days (14:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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