Port Lincoln’s Best Seafood Restaurants, Tours and Experiences
The top seafood recommendations on the Eyre Peninsula from the experienced team at Port Lincoln’s Visitor Information Centre
Port Lincoln, Coffin Bay and the surrounding regions are home to some truly unique seafood experiences. See behind the scenes of world-class producers, indulge in exquisitely fresh seafood delicacies, and learn from the experts in the Seafood Capital of Australia.
From the experienced team at the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre, here are the top recommendations for must-try seafood experiences in Port Lincoln.
Go Behind the Scenes with World-Class Producers in the Seafood Capital of Australia
In the heart of Port Lincoln, the Fresh Fish Place receives seafood from the Eyre Peninsula’s A-class fishermen. This is where some of the world’s most premium seafood is hand prepared and processed for professional export and retail.
Take a guided factory tour of their world-class operation. See the action behind the scenes of one of Australia’s premium seafood producers and enjoy tastings of a range of their sumptuous fresh seafood. Learn how to masterfully fillet a fish and shuck an oyster from the experts.
They also have a shopfront called the Fish Cafe, serving dine-in meals, takeaway fish & chips, and an incredible array of fresh A-class seafood for customers to cook at home.
Less than 50km away from Port Lincoln, Coffin Bay offers amazing experiences for fans of their world-famous oysters. Experience Coffin Bay and Oyster HQ are two excellent local operators who can show you a truly authentic experience.
Hosted by the oyster farmers, guests are able to go behind the scenes of the working oyster farms. Wade through the turquoise waters of Coffin Bay to a purpose-built table located in the midst of a working oyster farm. With your waders still in the water, take an oyster shucking class with the oyster farmer and enjoy fresh oysters with a glass (or bottle!) of sparkling.
A range of tour lengths are available to suit your itinerary, with terrific options to cruise from Coffin Bay. Whichever tour you choose, it is a truly memorable experience to indulge in fresh oysters straight from the sea and hear fascinating stories about the industry and growth of Coffin Bay oysters, now recognised around the world for their excellence.
Get a Taste of Port Lincoln with a Relaxing Seafood Cruise
Move at a gentle pace and see more of the Eyre Peninsula on a relaxing seafood cruise. Take in breathtaking scenery and indulge in delicious Port Lincoln seafood with a drink or two on board.
Several Port Lincoln-based operators offer cruise options to suit all age groups. Take in the stunning surroundings, including Donington Island, and spot the sea lions and fur seals at play.
Along the way, be entertained by your hosts as they catch and prepare a tempting variety of fresh seafood tastings on deck. Enjoy a decadent range of seafood including freshly caught tuna sashimi.
Catch Your Own Premium Port Lincoln Seafood
Fishing on the Eyre Peninsula is easy going and plentiful, with no recreational fishing licences required. From experienced anglers to adventurous beginners, anyone can throw a line or a lure in and snag an impressive catch. Enjoy the abundant supply of King George whiting, garfish, and trevally, or chase bucket-list fish like Blue-Fin Tuna or King Fish.
Australian Coastal Safaris offer a range of fantastic tours which provide a day of adventure, fun and beautiful fresh seafood in stunning coastal surroundings. The adventurous traveller can get hands on with the opportunity to fish for salmon and learn how to hunt and gather cockles. Your host can even prepare a sumptuous seafood barbecue lunch featuring your freshly caught fish, crayfish and abalone collected only metres from the shore. Enjoy with a splash of local wine as you gaze out to the water to spot the dolphins and sea lions at play.
Port Lincoln Fishing Charters and Triple Bay Fishing Charters offer fantastic small-group tours for any level of experience. No need to practice your sea legs in advance - even if you don’t know how to bait a line, both operators will be happy to show you the ropes and share their secrets.
Their four-hour trips always stay within sight of land, so the day is incredibly scenic with constant views of the magnificent Port Lincoln National Park.
For keen anglers, Port Lincoln Fishing Charters and GT Fishing Charters both offer a range of full-day fishing charters. These tours provide the opportunity to fish for bluefin tuna or kingfish and discover precious local secrets, won through many years of experience.
Gourmet Dining in Port Lincoln’s Seafood Restaurants
If you prefer to relax with a drink and have the hard work done for you, book a table at one of Port Lincoln’s excellent restaurants.
For a more romantic feel, Fumo28 is a boutique style restaurant with ocean views. As the sister company for a wholesale outlet of fresh seafood they serve particularly excellent produce.
If you’re looking for a special spot with both seafood and non-seafood options, try Boston Bay Winery or The Line & Label at the Peter Teakle Winery. The Line & Label is a very family friendly venue, but the beautiful lookout over Winter’s Hill makes it a top pick for a romantic evening meal.
If you are eager to add to your own cooking repertoire and dazzle friends and family, book a Seafood Masterclass with local chef, Kris Bunder. On your private Masterclass dinner, Kris will prepare a sublime gourmet feast in front of you, sharing his secrets and tips along the way.
How to Book
With a range of options for every budget, age group and occasion, Port Lincoln’s seafood offering is truly like no other. Browse the listings below for contact and booking details.