Join your qualified experienced snorkel instructor and tour guide on this amazing small group all-inclusive snorkel tour. Snorkel with the Australian Sea Lions off the coast of Port Lincoln and the Australian Giant Cuttlefish north of Whyalla at Point Lowly.
Snorkel with Sea Lions
Travel to picturesque Port Lincoln, known as the seafood capital of Australia, on a private bus. Your accommodation is on the Marina where you will see all the activity of the boats unloading their catch. In the morning, we board the luxury and stable MV Calypso Star for a 90 minute ride from Lincoln Cove Marina across Boston Bay to Cape Donnington and Hopkins Island where the Sea Lions reside. We spend up to an hour in the water with these curious and playful creatures. Having them come up close and mimic your moves makes for a truly amazing experience. After lunch and getting back our land legs, we tour Lincoln National Park. Here, we follow Mathew Flinder's footsteps and climb up Stamford Hill which provides magnificent views over Boston Bay and surrounds.
Snorkel with Giant Cuttlefish
We leave picturesque Port Lincoln for Whyalla and nearby home of the Giant Cuttlefish. This amazing snorkelling trip is conducted in safe and shallow waters at Point Lowly 35km north-east of Whyalla. Records estimate approximately 110,000 Giant Cuttlefish aggregated to this area last year and these majestic creatures will migrate to these waters again from May to July. It is the only place in the world where they gather in such large numbers.
You will see the large bull males which can grow up to 50 cm and weigh over 10.5 kg put on the most spectacular colour displays to try and attract a female, and they really must show off, with 8/10 males to 1 female. They are sometimes known as the "chameleons of the sea" for their ability to change colours rapidly and blend into their surroundings.
It has been described as “the premier marine attraction on the planet” by South Aussie with Cosi. We will snorkel with the Giant Cuttlefish in a truly colourful way to also be chameleons of the sea (see our tour's group photo below). This tour is action-packed to incorporate all the top local attractions, so you will see more than the amazing Cuttlefish.
Maximum 10 clients
Minimum number required for trip to proceed
Children aged 12 to 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult
Please note, secure booking platform Rezdy is used and charge a 2% booking fee.
Pick ups from pre-arranged stops
Port Wakefield - stop for morning tea break
Port Augusta - Visit Op Shop for optional chameleon outfit*
Whyalla - Picnic lunch at the marina and maybe with a friendly dolphin or two
Arrive Port Lincoln - check into accommodation and free time to walk around the Marina
Dinner prepared by your tour guide
Board the MV Calypso for 5 hour snorkel tour (approx 1hour snorkelling)
Return to accommodation and lunch
Bus tour to Port Lincoln National Park (walk up Stamford Hill following the footsteps of Matthew Flinders) with fantastic views over Boston Bay
Return to accommodation
Depart Port Lincoln and travel to Port Lowly
Snorkel with the Giant Cuttlefish
Return to accommodation in Whyalla
Master Chef cook off
Sunrise run/walk Howling Dog Hill
Hummock Hill lookout (Learn the history of this important hill)
Mt Remarkable National Park (Mambray Creek) - this is the best area to spot flowering Orchids and the rare Yellow-Footed Rock-wallaby
Lunch in the National Park
Travel back to Adelaide