Swim with the Sea Lions

Set off on a half-day tour to the crystal clear waters of Seal Cove, where the gorgeous puppies of the sea welcome your arrival as they bound toward the boat with their unmistakable glee and excitement; performing somersaults and graceful swirls, inviting you to join in! 

The gentlest of underwater mammals, Sea Lions love to play, and that is exactly what they do! After watching their leaps and twists out of the water, and show-off back-flips, you will notice the pure joy they get out of your attention.

So, if you’re keen to experience the Australian Sea Lion’s underwater playground, book now!

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Real Aussie Says:
One of the most interactive wildlife tours you can do! Witnessing the rare and endangered Australian Sea Lions in their natural habitat is one of the most life-enhancing, wildlife experiences on offer. The inquisitive, gentle nature of these stunning sea creatures is unparalleled in the underwater world.

Swim with the Sea Lions
Tour itinerary - 1 Days

  • 1 Swim with the Sea Lions at Port Lincoln
    Our Sea Lion tour departs at 8 am, so we get you to meet us at the boat in Port Lincoln Marina at 7:30 am. Alternatively, we can arrange transfers from most accommodation options in town. From here we cruise along the edge of the Port Lincoln National Park to Hopkins Island located 1.5 hours from town. We serve a selection of fresh fruit, muffins along with a choice of tea, coffee and hot chocolate on the way. Many of our trips out to the Hopkins will sight pods of dolphins that come to play at the bow of the boat, white-bellied sea eagles nesting in the National Park, and if it's the right time of year we sometimes come across pilot, blue and humpback whales. Once we arrive at Hopkins Island we moor the vessel in approximately 4 metres of water inside a sheltered cove off the back of a beach where the colony of Sea Lions live. Once our crew have fitted you out in a full wetsuit, mask, snorkel and flippers and you will be able to join the playful Sea Lions in the water, or if you would prefer you are welcome to observe all the action from the boat. 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, and a hot toastie to warm you up on your way back to Port Lincoln. The trip returns at 12:30 pm.
Swim with the Sea Lions Price information AUD per person

Tour code: 2598


Adult observer
Adult Swimmer
Child Swimmer ( 5-15 years)
Child observer. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

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Departure information

Port Lincoln
Port Lincoln


Departs/Ends from Port Lincoln, South Australia. Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays April to May and September to March

The boat picks up guests from our office located at 2 South Quay Blvd, Port Lincoln Marina (unless otherwise stated). Return transportation from local accommodations is available.

Tour starts at 8:00 am. Returns at 12:30 pm. All guests need to be at the office by 7:30 am.


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour

Please be at the departure lounge 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Departure lounge is located at our office. 2 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln Marina.

Facilities: Toilets on board, change rooms and hot water showers.

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