Xplore Eyre: The Best of Port Lincoln & Coffin Bay - 3 Day Tour
- Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
- Product code: XE3
There is a good reason the Eyre Peninsula is known as ‘Australia’s Seafood Frontier’ and lovers of seafood will be right in their element with some incredible once in a lifetime, foodie experiences on offer. This 3-day tour starts from your accommodation in Adelaide with all transfers and flights to Port Lincoln included, as well as accommodation in the award-winning Port Lincoln Hotel.
Port Lincoln is the seafood capital of Australia with the seafood from these waters some of the most sought-after in the world. You will be sampling a lot of it including having the opportunity to harvest your own oysters in the beautiful seaside town of Coffin Bay.
Lovers of wildlife will be thrilled by the koala’s at Mikkira Station and abundant wildlife such as kangaroos, emus and bird life, but it is the aquatic wildlife the Eyre Peninsula is world renowned for. Swimming with wild sealions on a half
day cruise is guaranteed to be one of the best days of your life and for those looking for the ultimate adrenalin rush you can choose the optional experience of Shark Cage diving with Great Whites.
The scenery of the Eyre Peninsula is diverse and spectacular. From the pristine beaches of the Coffin Bay
National Park to the rugged coastlines of Whalers Way, your local guide will share passion and knowledge of this world class destination with you and show you all the hidden gems you would never otherwise find!
This tour is available to be upgraded to Xplore Eyre Plus which offer passengers your own private tour, very comfortable executive 4WD’s, 4.5 star accommodation and optional extra’s included for an extra $955pp which you can choose as an "Extra" add on at time of booking.
- Australia’s Seafood Frontier – the ultimate in Fresh Seafood and harvest experiences
- Tesla Electric Boat Marina Cruise around Port Lincoln
- Delicious local produce meals and local wines
- Swim with Australian sea lions on a half day cruise to Seal Cove (OE)
- Mikkira Station – cute and cuddly Eyre Peninsula koalas
- Coffin Bay Oyster Tour and feast of fresh pacific oysters you have harvested yourself
- The pristine white sandy beaches of Coffin Bay National Park
- The rugged beauty of Whalers Way Conservation Park
- Shark cage Diving with Great Whites (OE)
Day 1 – Adelaide to Port Lincoln
You will be
transferred from your Adelaide accommodation bright and early to catch your 8.15am flight to Port Lincoln which arrives 45 minutes later. Your local guide will pick you up at Port Lincoln Airport and take you to drop your luggage off
at the Port Lincoln Hotel where he will give you an overview of what exciting things are to come! Then comes your first ‘taste’ of the Eyre Peninsula, boarding the Electric Boat Tesla Marina cruise. This is followed by a tantalising lunch of local seafood harvest at an award-winning seafood restaurant.
With a full tummy we’ll then travel to Whalers Way, the oldest rocks in South Australia that feature magnificent views
of rugged and raw coastline and next it’s off to Mikkira Station, the home of the Eyre Peninsula koalas. After a day of exploring we’ll enjoy dinner at the Port Lincoln Marina.
Day 2 – Coffin Bay (Optional Sea lions)
Today we have an early morning start to do one of the best interactive wildlife experiences in Australia, swimming with the playful Australian sealions. This is a half-day cruise to the crystal-clear waters of Seal Cove off Port Lincoln, where the puppy dogs of the sea will welcome your arrival with great excitement! Swim, snorkel, paddle and splash about in the company of these inquisitive animals and if you’re lucky you might even get a kiss! If you prefer to stay on dry land we offer an alternative itinerary exploring the best of the lower Eyre Peninsula including a some 4WD’ing in the Wanna Sand Dunes.
After lunch we’ll hit to road travelling to Coffin Bay to have the unique harvest experience of the Coffin Bay Oyster Tour, the only one of its kind in Australia. Here you’ll learn about the oyster industry and feast on the fresh pacific oysters you have collected yourself straight out of the ocean.
Then it’s back to Port Lincoln where we’ll be settling in for another great evening meal and local wine.
Day 3 – Lower Eyre Peninsula (Optional Shark Cage Dive)
Today you have two very different itinerary experiences to choose from. If you are seeking some adventure on your visit to the Eyre Peninsula, you can opt to do the once in a lifetime experience of cage diving with Great White Sharks. This is a full day tour and one heck of an adrenalin experience that you will never forget!
If you’d rather do more exploring on land, we will have a full day ahead including visiting the pristine Coffin Bay National Park and having some up close and personal wildlife encounters at Lincoln National Park and Glen Forest Wildlife Park. We’ll also learn about the history and culture of the area visiting a number of local museums and art galleries and then it’s time to relax doing some wine and craft beer tastings at local vineyards and breweries.
As we come to the end of your journey we’ll enjoy some fresh oysters and local wine on a deserted and pristine beach, taking in the magnificent scenery of the Eyre Peninsula one last time before we drop you back to the airport for your flight back to Adelaide at approximately 7.40pm. Your transfer back to your Adelaide accommodation will be organised where you should arrive back at approximately 9pm.
- Flights – Adelaide to Port Lincoln return
- Accommodation – 2 nights at the Port Lincoln Hotel
- All entry fee’s, national park fees and activities unless stated as an optional extra experience
- Coffin Bay Oyster Experience
- All Meals
- Airport transfers
- Transport – executive 4WD
- Local guide and expert knowledge
While everything on our tours is included in the price such as transport, accommodation, food and entry and national park fees, there are two optional extra experiences not included in the price that you can choose to do.
Swim with Sealions – Adventure Bay Charters - $205pp
(Please note does not operate June-August)
Head out on this half-day cruise to the crystal-clear waters of Seal Cove off Port Lincoln, where the puppy dogs
of the sea will welcome your arrival with great excitement! Swim, snorkel, paddle and splash about in the company of these inquisitive animals as they splash, jump, twist and twirl all around you. If you’re lucky you might even get a kiss!
Included in the cost is your mask, snorkel, wetsuit and fins, light breakfast served in departure lounge, morning tea on board & free photos. Head to Adventure Bay Charters for all the details.
Shark Cage Diving with Great Whites – Calypso Star Charters $395pp + $100 on board payment
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 also the only one-day Shark Cage Diving operator who is permitted to use natural fish berley (chum) to attract the sharks.
The full days charter boards at 6.30am and it takes about 2.5 hours to get out to the Neptune Islands. If you choose to enter to cage it’s an extra $100 paid on board and no diver experience is required. All food and equipment is supplied and MV Calypso Star 2 is the only Shark Cage Diving vessel fitted with a Gyroscopic Stabilizer greatly increasing guests’ comfort throughout the day.
When booked direct through us you get a free highlights photo package valued at $30.
Shark Cage Diving with Great Whites – Adventure Bay Charters $395pp + $125 on board payment
Alternatively jump on board with Adventure Bay Charters on this full day tour out to the Neptune
Islands which gives people the opportunity to shark cage dive and they also offer the world’s first Shark Aqua Sub, a revolutionary new way to view Great White Sharks in their natural habitat whilst staying dry! Watch the
sharks from a glass viewing area with 360 degree views underwater.
This company is also Advanced Eco Certified and instead of chumming, use rock music to attract the sharks. The tour departs at 6.30am and includes breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and returns around 6.30pm.
Please keep in mind
These tours are operated separately to Xplore Eyre 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 a full refund.
The operators of the Shark Cage tour are unable to guarantee a shark sighting as they are after
all wild animals. In the unlikely event that a shark is not seen a return at
half price gift voucher is provided to each person.
UPGRADE TO PRIVATE TOURING WITH XPLORE EYRE PLUS
This is a once in a lifetime experience after all so if you would rather do it in style with your own private group, your own
guide and premium accommodation and food then why not! On this tour you are able to upgrade to Xplore Eyre Plus by choosing it as an optional “add on” during the booking process. The extra $955pp will take your journey to the next level including;
- A private tour (min 2 people)
- 4.5 Star Deluxe Accommodation
- Premium meals including wine, delicious seafood and local harvest produce
- Travel in an executive 4WD
- Swim with Sea lions included
- Flights are operated by Rex and depart Adelaide at 8.15am – arriving 9.05am and returning from Port Lincoln on day three at 5.05pm arriving Adelaide 6.10pm.
- We recommend storing some luggage at your return accommodation in Adelaide as Rex have a
15kg luggage restriction per person plus one 7kg carry on. For more details on Rex Baggage Allowance
please visit their website.
- It is highly recommended that you pre-book the optional activities at time of booking as they are very popular and can’t be booked on the day. We can reserve your place upon booking and you pay the operator locally.
- Any Optional Extra Experiences are outsourced and therefore the terms and conditions of each
- Please ensure you book your Adelaide accommodation prior to departure
- Dietary requirements can be catered for but must be advised at time of booking
- Sea Lions don’t run from June to August so there is an alternative itinerary for this day during these months
Plus Private Touring is for a minimum of 2 pax however in the event a person wants to travel solo they will be given the option to pay the Single Supplement rate
Our tours require a minimum of two people to operate and in the unlikely event we only have one person confirmed we have some other options available. Firstly, a Single Supplement fee is offered to run the tour with only one person. Secondly, we reserve the right to cancel the tour and arrange an alternative operator (if possible). If the alternative is not suitable we will refund your tour price in full. Please read our full Booking
Terms & Conditions prior to booking your tour