Witnessing the rare and endangered Australian Sea Lions in their natural habitat is one of the most life-enhancing experiences. The inquisitive, gentle nature of these stunning sea creatures is unparalleled in the underwater world. Suited to the adventure tourist, dive enthusiast or nature lover.
Our swim with the sea lions tour has also been described as the best seal dive in the country! The tour leaves from Port Lincoln in South Australia, where you climb aboard our comfortable boat for a short cruise to Seal Cove at Hopkins Island. Your hosts will make this trip as enjoyable as possible and there is plenty of room on board for you to stretch out and relax. Upon our arrival at Seal Cove, the sea lions run down the beach to greet you with open flippers. They swim to the back of the boat where they wait while your host explains the guidelines and safety tips for interaction with these most engaging and entertaining puppy dogs of the ocean. You spend about 90 minutes at Hopkins Island, swimming with the sea lions and enjoying a light morning tea, before boarding again for the return trip. On the way back we often see dolphins playing, plenty of sea birds and the comings and goings of the local tuna fleet.
Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult and must have a parent or guardian in the water with them while they are swimming.
The price quoted is for one person. We operate with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 18 people per group. Private groups can be organised upon request with a maximum of 21 people.
Child non-swimmers are welcome at a cost of $105 per head.
Port Lincoln, South Australia - a six hour drive or a 40 minute flight from Adelaide.