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Sea lions on the Eyre Peninsula

Coastal cruise ideas in South Australia

Head off the coast on a charter or cruise. Swim with dolphins, splash with sea lions or get up-close to a great white shark.

Dolphin charters and swims

Sail out to sea on a luxury dolphin charter. Sit on the deck of a giant catamaran and sip a glass of sparkling wine on a balmy summer afternoon. Once out in the depths, dive into crystal-clear waters and let the fun begin. Choose between a three-and-a-half-hour dolphin swimming or viewing cruise at Glenelg – our most popular metropolitan beach.

On Kangaroo Island you'll find dolphin charters that take you to remote coastal beaches. Swim with wild bottlenose dolphins and frolic with seals. Boats depart from Kingscote and Emu Bay. You can also swim with dolphins on the Eyre Peninsula at Baird Bay.

Dolphins playing at Baird Bay

Splash with dolphins off the coast of Kangaroo Island on a luxury charter.

Splash with sea lions
See South Australia’s thriving sea lion population in their natural habitat. On arrival, these curious creatures will come darting over to see who you are and what you look like.

The best place to take a sea lion dive is the Eyre Peninsula. In the sheltered waters of Baird Bay, charters conduct 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.

Kangaroo Island is another sea lion hot spot. Walk among flippered friends at Seal Bay, or watch them sunbaking among wild waves and jagged rocky cliffs in Flinders Chase National Park.

3000 kilograms of great white terror

While you’re in South Australia, how about doing something a little bit different? Leave your inhibitions at check-in and your lunch in the kitchen. 

Replace your glass of wine with a shot of vodka, squeeze into a wet suit and get up-close to nature’s most efficient predator. Take a charter out to sea and cage-dive with great white sharks, just off the Eyre Peninsula.

Thrill seekers can also head to Port Lincoln for a cage diving experience. Take a two-and-half hour charter out to sea, enter a cage and let nature do the rest. Tours include equipment, refreshments and a whole lot of moral support.

River cruises

You’ll find many excellent cruise options along the Murray River. Pick from paddle boats, paddle steamers and houseboats. Many offer two, three, four and even seven night adventures for you to experience nature, history and culture in relaxed comfort. 

See Australian wildlife including kangaroos and native birds; pass towering cliffs and picturesque gorges; and dine under starlit skies and witness stunning sunrises. Some houseboats are more like five-star hotels and include en suites, Jacuzzis and king-sized beds!

Eyre Peninsula - Australia's Seafood Frontier

Explore the Eyre Peninsula's rugged coastline, sumptuous seafood and discover unique landscapes. Cage dive with great white sharks and swim with wild sea lions.

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