Great White New Year (5 Days)
- Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
- Product code: TOUR-GWNYEX2019
This extra special Great White New Year 5 day tour is perfect for people who are looking for an intimate Great
White Shark experience and a New Years Eve celebration out on the ocean. It is also perfect for those who want to maximise their time at sea and learn a lot about great white sharks. On this Expedition, we launch the world’s only Ocean Floor Cage (for qualified SCUBA Divers). However, all guests are able to get up-close and personal with Great Whites in our Surface Cage. It is an Expedition for people who are very interested in sharks and their behaviour, experienced divers, adventurers, shark photographers and anyone who, like us, has a passion for these incredible creatures.
We’ll meet you at the Marina Hotel, Port Lincoln at 10:15am and escort you to the Princess II. Welcome aboard at 10:30am. You’ll be shown to your cabins where you can unload before the formal introductions and safety
talk. After leaving the Marina, we'll pass through the stunning Thorny Passage and stop by Hopkins Island for an hour so you can snorkel or dive with Australian Sea Lions. Depart Hopkins and enjoy the crossing to the famous Neptune Islands Marine Park, where we'll anchor and test out our dive kit for the shark diving. There is time to relax, unwind, talk about the day while feasting on the buffet, then off to bed ready for the next days adventures. Please note no shark attraction will be used this day.
Divers are briefed, and the Surface Cage hits the water, ready for action. Our priority is for everyone to see the sharks in the surface cage before we descend deeper with our SCUBA diving guests in the ocean floor cage. Engage in the Great White Shark Research Talk (really interesting, with some fantastic photography), check out the amazing night-sky and retire to your cabin.
More time with the great whites viewing topside, in the surface cage or down on the ocean floor and by now your shark identification skills will be finely tuned. The evening brings more opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Neptune Islands, listening to the sounds of the seals with a chilled glass of white.
Day 4 - New Years Eve
Another day of sharks and fur seals at the Neptune Islands. We also like to hop in the tender boat, check out the New Zealand Fur Seals and go walking around the Neptune Islands. Here, there are many bird species to watch and the elusive Australian Sea Lions can also sometimes be spotted. A special New Years Eve dinner will be served and New Years Eve party fun for those who fancy it. This may be onboard Princess II or we may (weather depending) visit one of the stunning offshore islands for a magical sunset and evening under the stars.
Day 5 - New Years Day
Get up when you feel like and shake off those cobwebs with a stunning reef dive looking for the spectacular leafy sea dragon, then another underwater visit to the puppy dogs of the ocean - the playful Australian sea lions. Depart by 3:00pm and enjoy some lovely local South Australian ‘wine on the bow’ usually with common dolphins joining us for company. We arrive back in Port Lincoln by 7.30PM for guests to disembark.
*Itinerary is indicative only (subject to weather and any other circumstances that may affect the scheduling of events).