Optional Experiences - South and Western Australia Tours
A backpacker diving with Sea Lions at Port Lincoln in South Australia

Optional Experiences

Everything on our tours is included in the price, such as transport, accommodation, food, and entry and national park fees. On some tours, however, there are optional experiences that we leave up to you to decide if you want to do. You can add these to your basket when you book on our website to confirm your spot.

Swim with Sea Lions and Dolphins at Baird Bay

$200 per person

This is an amazing experience and really two experiences rolled into one! You may have swum with dolphins before but the interaction you will have with the sea lions and dolphins together at Baird Bay is once-in-a-lifetime and truly life-enhancing. The rare and endangered Australian sea lions are the puppy dogs of the sea splashing, jumping, twisting, and twirling all around you; if you’re lucky you might even get a kiss. The magical bottlenose dolphins won’t disappoint either! A 3-hour cruise with all equipment and morning tea provided – what more could you want! You can check out all the details of Baird Bay Eco Experience and make sure you book with us in advance.

Available on our 10 Day Adelaide to Perth Adventure and 10 Day Perth to Adelaide Adventure 

Swimming with Sea Lions with Adventure Bay Charters in Port Lincoln
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Great White Shark Experiences in Port Lincoln

Those who love aquatic wildlife, and/or are seeking an adrenalin rush, can choose the full day optional experience of coming face-to-face with the majestic, Great White Shark. There are two operators offering quite different types of experiences from staying dry in a revolutionary glass viewing aqua sub, to the more extreme option of entering the cage.

Shark Diving in Port Lincoln with Adventure Bay Charters
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Adventure Bay Charters – from $389 to $564 per person

This is Australia’s first Advanced Eco-certified White Shark Tour. Sustainable and responsible, Adventure Bay Charters use rock music to attract the sharks, which also makes for a great vibe on the boat for your tour. They also have the only Aqua Sub, a dry glass viewing platform with 360-degree views of the Great Whites in their natural habitat. This allows you to come face to face with the sharks and the cage divers whilst staying dry! If you are feeling brave you can upgrade on the day to have the ultimate thrill of plunging into the Southern Ocean with the sharks, from within the safety of the cage.

This full-day tour to the Neptune Islands departs at 6.30 am and returns at 6.30 pm. It includes all equipment, breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. You also receive a selection of free images, which they will email to you within a couple of days.

Cost structure

  • Full-Day Tour with Aqua Sub Access – $350 per person (at time of booking)
  • Cage Dive Fee – $175 per person (paid onboard)
  • $39 ‘Park Access Fee’ charged by the Department of Environment is payable on the day regardless of which option you choose (paid at reception)

 If you opt to enter the cage but do not see any Great White Sharks you will not pay the $175 Cage Entry Fee, just the $350 + $39.

Available on our 10 Day Perth to Adelaide Adventure 

Shark Cage Diving tour Port Lincoln South Australia

Would you come face to face with this? 

Calypso Star Charters – $535 per person

Calypso Star Charters was established in 1990 and have a proud history of providing safe and exciting Advanced Eco Certified Shark Cage Diving. They are the only South Australian one-day Shark Cage Diving tour operator who is permitted to use natural fish berley (chum) to attract the sharks. This sustainable practise provides passengers with the best possible chance of sighting and interaction close to the vessel and cage, which will enhance your incredible experience.

The full day’s charter boards at 6.30 am and it takes about 2.5 hours to get out to the Neptune Islands. No diver experience is required. All food and equipment are supplied and MV Calypso Star 2 is the only Shark Cage Diving vessel fitted with a Gyroscopic Stabiliser, increasing guests’ comfort throughout the day.

Available on our 10 Day Perth to Adelaide Adventure 

Sea Lions & Shark Cage Diving Combo – $700 

Calypso Star Charters now offers a convenient combo experience allowing you to Swim with Australian Sea Lions and shark cage dive with magnificent Great White Sharks, all in the same day!
Upon arrival at either Hopkins or Grindal Island, wetsuits, masks and snorkels are provided and get ready to be joined by the ever-playful sea lions who will wow you with summersaults and swirls as they glide effortlessly past you. After approximately one hour, it is time to climb back onto the boat, where a hot shower and coffee await. Travel to Neptune Islands Marine Park for shark cage diving.

Please note the rate is inclusive of a $40 Department of Environment Fee. On days of nil sightings of White Sharks, all guests will be refunded $100 and provided a $200 voucher off a future tour.

Available on our 6 Day Eyre Peninsula & Flinders Ranges Adventure 

Coffin Bay Oyster Tour

$45 per person

Enjoy a unique harvest experience on the Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour. Put on some waders and sit down at a semi-submerged Salt Water Pavilion’ located at their working commercial Oyster Lease. Feast on the world’s most sought-after oysters plucked straight out of the ocean.

Available on our 6 Day Eyre Peninsula & Flinders Ranges Adventure 

Taste oysters on a Coffin Bay Oyster Tour
Taste the worlds finest oysters on a Coffin Bay Oyster Tour


These tours are separate from Nullarbor Traveller and therefore the terms and conditions of each of these companies apply.

Weather can play an important part in the operations of these tours and occasionally a tour may be cancelled which is beyond our control. If that is the case you will be provided with a full refund.

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