Port Lincoln Ocean Getaway –
Swim with the Sea Lions & hand feed the tuna!
Swimming with the ‘puppies of the ocean' playful Sea Lions in their natural habitat – is just one of the highlights of this all-inclusive weekend holiday package from Sea SA Getaways.
Leave the car at home as you set out on a mystical magical bus tour, which combines ferry cruising, four star bed and breakfast accommodation and even a tour of a working Tuna Farm in one of South Australia's favourite holiday destinations – Port Lincoln – on the Eyre Peninsula.
The ‘Port Lincoln Ocean Getaway' offers the solo traveller, families or large groups 3 days and 2 nights to discover the magic of Boston Bay, which at three times the size of Sydney Harbour, is one of the world's largest protected natural harbours.
You'll set out from Adelaide on Friday afternoon, travelling in comfort with Genesis Tour & Charter, to arrive at Wallaroo after just 2 hours by bus. You'll then get to stretch your legs and discover the fun of ocean cruising as Sea SA's luxurious car & passenger ferries carry you across the Spencer Gulf from the Yorke Peninsula to the Eyre Peninsula in approximately 2 hours.
On board, you can relax with an air-conditioned licensed cafe, comfortable lounge style seating, movie theatre, wireless internet access, dolphin viewing platform and special kids' zones. At Lucky Bay on the other side, you'll continue with a comfortable 2 hour bus journey to your destination, arriving at around 7.30pm, just in time for dinner.
A seafood lover's haven, seasonal menus in this town are just brimming with freshly caught Rock lobster, King prawns, Oysters and King George whiting. But the indulgence doesn't stop there. Included in the package is 2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the dazzling Port Lincoln Hotel.
Contemporary and stylish, your Deluxe Ocean View room comprises king size bed or 2 queen size beds; ensuite bathroom with separate shower; large plasma screen TV and private balcony with views over the sparkling waters of Boston Bay.
After a buffet style breakfast in the hotel's restaurant, it's an early start to your Saturday as you'll board your bus again at 6.30am for the Port Lincoln Marina. The early rise will be worth it, as a comfortable charter boat conveys you across the bay, often passing dolphins, fairy penguins and sea birds along the way, to remote Hopkins Island, where the resident population will greet you with open flippers!
The Sea Lion and Tuna farm adventure by Adventure Bay Charters is an unforgettable eco-friendly tour that allows you to get up close and personal with the sea's most playful mammals in the safe, sheltered waters of Seal Cove.
You can swim, snorkel and photograph up to 40 pup-like Sea Lions frolicking in their natural habitat, before enjoying morning tea enroute to a unique Blue Fin Tuna farm tour.
There, your tour guide, Matt Waller, a fourth generation fisherman, will give you a first-hand insight into the fascinating world of aquaculture. A purpose built viewing platform allows you to hand feed the tuna and weather permitting, you can swim with the tuna too!
The Sea Lion and Tuna farm adventure is weather dependent and requires a minimum of 5 people. Mask, snorkel and flipper hire is included in the package price, so bring your own wetsuit – or you can hire one for $20.
At 12 noon, after the adventure, your bus will take you back to your hotel, with a sight-seeing tour of Port Lincoln enroute. Then the afternoon is yours to relax, and enjoy the many beaches, walking trails, shops, cafes and scenic views of Port Lincoln.
After a second night at the luxurious Port Lincoln Hotel, and a leisurely Sunday morning to do as you please, your bus will be waiting at 12 noon to take you back to the ferry, and onwards to Adelaide, returning by around 7.30pm on Sunday evening.
The entire 3 day package, including all bus and ferry transfers from Adelaide, 2 nights bed and breakfast in a Deluxe Ocean View Room at the Port Lincoln Hotel, and the Sea Lion and Tuna Farm adventure from Adventure Bay Charters is $700 per single person or $515 per person twin share / double.
· Return bus / ferry transfers Adelaide – Port Lincoln - $150 per person (concessions available)
· Port Lincoln Hotel 2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation in a Deluxe Ocean View Room - $185 per room per night (twin share)
· Swim with the Sea Lions and Tuna adventure (weather dependent, minimum of 5 people) - $160 per adult / $120 per child (includes mask, snorkel and flipper hire, BYO wetsuit or hire for $20)
· Genesis Tour & Charter transfers from Port Lincoln Hotel to Boston Bay Marina inclusive of Port Lincoln sightseeing tour - $20 per person.
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