Come face-to-face with South Australia’s amazing aquatic wildlife. Cage dive with great white sharks, splash with dolphins and swim with sea lions.
Cage dive with sharks
Great white sharks can grow up to seven metres long and can weigh more than 3000 kilograms. Specialist tours by Adventure Bay Charters, Calypso Star Charters and Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions will get you face-to-face with great white sharks from the safety of a purpose-built cage. For those not wanting to get wet, Adventure Bay Charters offers prime viewing of the underwater action from the safety of a glass aqua-sub.
Where to cage dive with sharks: Come face-to-face with Adventure Bay Charters, Calypso Star Charters or Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions.
Adventure Bay Charters, Eyre Peninsula.
Swim with sea lions
South Australia’s beautiful clear waters make it the perfect place to take an ocean dip with sea lions. Friendly, playful and undeniably cute, our aptly nicknamed “puppies of the sea” are a hit with the whole family. Take a dive and spend the day making new friends with Calypso Star Charters, Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience or Adventure Bay Charters.
In the sheltered waters of Boston Bay, Eyre Peninsula, Adventure Bay Charters and Calypso Star Charters offer sea lion swim tours. Wild, but not shy, Eyre Peninsula sea lions will swim right up to you. Duck, dive, roll and race – just don’t expect to be the star of the show.
Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience also offers swim with sea lion and dolphin tours, departing Baird Bay, approximately three-and-a-half hours from Port Lincoln near Streaky Bay.
Kangaroo Island is another sea lion hotspot. Walk among flippered friends at Seal Bay, or watch them sunbaking among wild waves and jagged rocky cliffs in Flinders Chase National Park.
Where to swim with sea lions: Take a dive with Adventure Bay Charters, KI Ocean Safaris, Calypso Star Charters or Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experiences.
Making new friends with Calypso Star Charters, Eyre Peninsula.
Splash and play with dolphins
Dive into an underwater world. Join wild dolphins in their natural habitat at Baird Bay. Swim alongside our streamlined-friends; leap, splash and play until your heart is content. You won’t find an experience like this anywhere else.
Glenelg’s Temptation Sailing offers dolphin viewing and swimming experiences, just 25 minutes from Adelaide's city centre. Sit on the deck of a giant catamaran with a glass of sparkling wine. Once out in the depths, dive into crystal-clear waters and let the fun begin. View and swim with pods of local, wild dolphins who love playing around the boat.
Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures will take you to remote coastal beaches where you can swim with wild bottlenose dolphins and frolic with seals. Charters depart from Kingscote and Emu Bay on Kangaroo Island.
For a slightly drier dolphin experience, try Adventure Kayaking SA in the Dolphin Sanctuary at Port Adelaide.
Where to swim with dolphins: Splash with Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures, Kangaroo Island Ocean Safaris, Temptation Sailing, Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience or Adventure Kayaking.
Temptation Sailing, Glenelg.