- Free transfer to and from listed accommodation venues
- Scenic boat ride to Seal Cove
- Swim with the cutest sea lions on the planet
- Comfortable boat with changing and shower facilities
WHAT TO EXPECT
Do you like puppies? Then you’re going to love the Australian sea lion! Nicknamed the “puppy dogs of the sea”, these little cuties are some of the most remarkable animals we have down under. Our tour is a unique opportunity to experience this rare creature in its natural habitat. We offer an awesome underwater adventure where you’ll get up and close with the sea lions. If they like you, you might even make some furry friends!
Be warned - they’ve been given their nickname because of their playful nature and irresistible cuteness. So far, no guest has been able to resist their charm!
Meet an incredible animal
The Australian sea lion is a rare and endangered animal. It can only be found on specific islands in Western and Southern Australia. With an estimated total population of just 14,730 individuals, we’re extremely lucky to have them here in Port Lincoln. Because of these low numbers, the Australian Government is taking special measures to make sure the sea lions are protected. Don’t worry, we take good care of our little puppies!
As a species, the Australian sea lion is famous for having an abnormal breeding cycle. Most other sea lions have a breeding cycle of 12 months, but here in Australia, we like to do things differently. That’s why our cute Aussie sea lions have a breeding cycle of no less than 18 months.
Apart from this little fun fact, the sea lions are known for being little circus artists. The sea is their playground and they love performing their favourite tricks for our guests. As soon as they see our boat approaching, they swim out to say hello. Just like puppy dogs, they get excited every time we come by, and their happy barking will definitely bring a smile to your face.
And here’s the best part of the tour: you get to jump in the water with them! Put on your swimsuite and prepare for an underwater experience you’ll never forget. Once in the water, you can swim and snorkel around the sea lions. They’ll put on an amazing show full of somersaults and graceful swirls – don’t forget to applaud!
Comfortable boat trip
From the marina in Port Lincoln, we’ll sail to Seal Cove which is where the sea lions live. From the boat, you’ll be busy taking photos of the beautiful scenery in the area. To make the trip comfortable for you, we have toilets as well as changing rooms on board. In fact, we even have a shower with hot water so you can rinse off after your epic swim.
If all this fun makes you hungry, you can also buy a selection of drinks and light snacks on board. And if you just can’t get enough of the cutest sea lions on the planet, we also have merchandise available.
The tour leaves from the boarding pontoon opposite By The Sea Gallery on the corner of Jubilee Drive and South Quay Blvd. at Port Lincoln Marina (unless otherwise stated). Pick-up time is at 8:00 am. Please be at the location at 7:30am.
Pick up time is 7:30 am. We offer free return transfers (to and from the boarding pontoon) from the following accommodation venues:
- Adventure Backpackers ($25/night 6-bed dorm)
- Navigators Inn
- Bay 10
- Port Lincoln Hotel
- Grand Tasman Hotel
- Port Lincoln Cabin Park
- Port Lincoln Tourist Park
We charge a $10 transfer fee per person to pick up guests from all other accommodation venues.
Return Time: 12:30pm
Minimum Amount Of Passengers: 4
Maximum Amount Of Passengers: 18
What to bring
- Warm jacket (you might get a little chilly out on the water or after a swim)
- Your camera (we also sell disposable underwater cameras on the boat for $30)
- Sunglasses and sunscreen (the Aussie sun is serious business, so we recommend being sun smart)