Great White Private Charter
- Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
- Product code: TOUR-PRIVATECHARTER
This special 4 day tour is perfect for people who are looking for an intimate Great White Shark experience (and want to maximise their time at sea) and learn a lot about great white sharks. On this tour, 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 outside of the Marina Hotel, Port Lincoln at 8.15pm and escort you to our vessel. Welcome aboard at 8.30pm. Formal inductions and safety talk will begin, followed by being shown to your cabins to unload your belongings. After leaving the Marina, we'll pass through the stunning Thorny Passage, then anchor over night at either Hopkins Island or down at the Neptune Islands.
A stop off at Hopkins Island for a snorkel with the adorable puppy dogs of the seas - the Australian sea lions! Then it's cruise time to the famous Neptune Islands Marine Park, anchor down and test out our dive kit for the shark diving. 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. We also like to hop in the tender boat, check out the New Zealand Long Nosed 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. More shark talks in the evening and then time for bed ready for the next days big adventure.
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. There is plenty time to chill out and rest. Hit the hay when you feel like it.
More time to spend Surface and Ocean Floor diving – there is no time limit in the cages, as long as everyone has their fair share. You can also do
some Shark and Wildlife watching from the observation deck, relax with a book – anything that floats your boat. Leave the Neptune Islands by 2:00pm 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 6.30PM for guests to disembark. Dinner is provided onboard.
*Itinerary is indicative only (subject to weather and any other circumstances that may affect the scheduling of events).