Great White Escape (2 Nights)
- Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
- Product code: TOUR-GWESC2N
Our new zippy 3-Day and 2-Night "Great White Escape" is specifically designed for people who are little pushed for time but still want to accomplish a full Rodney Fox level experience immersed in the world of the Great White Shark and maximising their time at sea. This new convenient itinerary allows guests the option to actually fly in to Port Lincoln as late as the morning of departure, and we are back home in port on Day 3 in time to fly out (anyone that has not SCUBA dived below 5m depth that final day) on the last QANTAS and Regional Air Express (REX) flights back to Adelaide. At the same time it still allows any SCUBA divers in our group to partake in our world exclusive Ocean-Floor-Cage with realistic opportunities to do multiple deep dives.
We’ll meet you at the Marina Hotel, Port Lincoln at 10:15 and then escort you to your vessel. We are able to wait a little for any late flights into Port Lincoln, where passengers can then travel straight to the vessel. We welcome everyone onboard from 10.30am. You’ll be shown to your cabins where you can unload before the formal introductions and safety talk, then our journey down to the Neptune Islands begins. The scenery is spectacular – we pass through the stunning Thorny Passage and stop by Hopkins Islands for an hour so you can snorkel or dive with Australian Sea Lions. According to the weather, other coastal snorkeling/diving or shore parties may also be offered around the remote and isolated islands and coastal National Parks.
Diving continues all day in the Surface Cage and also with the Ocean Floor Cage for SCUBA divers. We also like to hop in the tender boat, check out the Long-Nosed Fur Seals and go walking around the Neptune Islands. Here, there are many bird species and to watch and the more elusive Australian Sea Lions can also sometimes be spotted. 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. We have heaps of games on board, as well as books and videos and sometimes host a night of shark quizzes and fun – it’s really up to you how you spend the evening. 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 in our smaller sized groups has their fair share. You can also do some Shark and Wildlife watching from the observation deck, relax with a book, work on your tan – anything that floats your boat. Leave the Neptune Islands by 12:30 PM and enjoy some local South Australian ‘drinks on the bow’ usually with common dolphins joining us for company. We arrive back in Port Lincoln by 5.00PM for guests to disembark and either transfer to their Port Lincoln accommodation or transfer directly to the airport.
*Itinerary is indicative only (subject to weather and any other circumstances that may affect the order and scheduling of events).