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Animal experience hosted by Matt

4.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes food and equipment

What you'll do

Depart our office at 8:00am. From here we cruise along the edge of the Port Lincoln National Park to Hopkins Island located 1.5 hours from shore. We serve a selection of fresh fruit, muffins and a choice of tea, coffee and hot chocolate on the way. Many of our trips out to the Hopkins will sight pods of dolphins and white bellied sea eagles nesting in the National Park. On the way home you are served a toasted sandwich and offered refreshments. We moor the vessel in approximately 3 metres of water inside a sheltered cove off the back of a beach where the colony of Sea Lions live. Once our crew have been through the safety briefing and fitted you out in a full wetsuit, mask, snorkel and flippers you are ready to join the playful Sea Lions in the water. We are lucky to be able to guarantee interaction on this tour, as the Sea Lions love to join us in the water on every trip! You will spend just over an hour in the water, before jumping back on the boat for a warm shower. The trip returns at 12:30pm with you feeling overjoyed by this unique experience. You then have the opportunity to purchase merchandise both on board or in store.
Other things to note
Customers must have moderate swimming ability to do this tour.
Depart our office at 8:00am. From here we cruise along the edge of the Port Lincoln National Park to Hopkins Island located 1.5 hours from shore. We serve a selection of fresh fruit, muffins and a choice of tea, coffee and hot chocolate on the way. Many of our trips out to the Hopkins will sight pods of dolphins and white bellied sea eagles nesting in the National Park. On the way home you are served a toasted sandwich and offered refreshments. W…
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What's included

  • Food
    Morning Tea & Light Lunch
  • Equipment
    Wetsuit, Snorkel & Fins

Meet your host, Matt

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 10 Reviews
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This is my wife and my business and this is what we love, located in an area where we want our kids to grow up. Over the past 15 years we have explored every inch of of this backyard and have no hesitation in shouting from the roof tops how good this is. We have won multiple tourism awards and three hall of fame awards for 3 consecutive years in a given category. We have passionate, knowledgeable staff who have become some of our greatest assets and through innovation and an eye for detail we have created one of the most interactive wildlife experiences in Australia.
This is my wife and my business and this is what we love, located in an area where we want our kids to grow up. Over the past 15 years we have explored every inch of of this backyard and have no hesitation in shouting from the roof tops how good this is. We have won multiple tourism awards and three hall of fame awards for 3 consecutive years in a given category. We have passionate, knowledgeable staff who have become some of our greatest assets and through innovation and an eye for detail we ha…
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From $233
/ person
Tue, 20 Apr
$233 per person
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Join 1 other guest
$233 per person
Fri, 23 Apr
$233 per person
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$233 per person
Sun, 25 Apr
$233 per person
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$233 per person
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Where you'll be

The tour is conducted on board our vessel "Shark Warrior". We conduct our Sea Lion experience at the Hopkins or Langton Island which is located 1.5 hours by boat from Port Lincoln.
Salma
February 2021
Such an amazing experience but please remember to take motion sickness pills if you suffer from it. I did not and It definitely made the day less enjoyable but I was determined to swim with those cute little sea puppers!
Stuart
February 2021
We had a Magical day that I would recommend to everyone, very privileged to do what we did. Matt and the team at ABT were so helpful and full of knowledge which also contributed to the experience 👍😁
Francisco
January 2021
Amazing experience, highly recommended! the guides were super friendly and knowledgeable of the sea lions and their environment. Super organised and well structures. Thanks!
Loucas
December 2019
Amazing experience, something you need to do at least once in your life. And particularly loved the way they increased awareness about the animals. We can feel that’s not a tourist trap but only passion sharing. Awesome, recommend to everyone.
Amazing experience, something you need to do at least once in your life. And particularly loved the way they increased awareness about the animals. We can feel that’s not a tourist…
Audrey
April 2019
Truly a joyous experience because the sea lions really want to interact and have fun. They really are the gentle dogs of the sea. Crew were helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend this experience.
Jordan
February 2021
Amazing experience

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    8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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    $233 per person
  • Fri, 23 Apr
    8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $233 per person
  • Sun, 25 Apr
    8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $233 per person
  • Tue, 27 Apr
    8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $233 per person
  • Thu, 29 Apr
    8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $233 per person
  • Fri, 30 Apr
    8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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  • Sun, 2 May
    8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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  • Tue, 4 May
    8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $233 per person

Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

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