On shore tours and activities
Port Lincoln is an increasingly popular cruise ship port, with the number of shore visits increasing each year.
On shore tour itineraries are carefully created to accommodate the timetable of your cruise ship visit. This allows you plenty of time to return to the ship in time for departure. Most tours will depart from the Makybe Diva Statue on the Foreshore, unless otherwise stated. Please note some tours are in Coffin Bay and you will need to provide own transport.
Below you'll find a list of guided tours that you can pre-book online or over the phone. If you're looking to explore Port Lincoln at your own pace, then use our website to discover tours and activities, attractions, events and superb local food and wine.
All tours have been setup on the day to accommodate the Cruise Ships timetable so that you will be able to arrive back on board in time. If you have any questions about your particular cruise ship visit, or would like to know more about the tours available, please call the friendly Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre staff on 1300 788 378. Or, email us below.
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***Please note: Tours and itineraries listed are a guide only.
Please check with the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre for tours and activities that will be available on your visit.
Xplore Eyre - Port Lincoln & Surrounds Tour
Includes: A Visit to Lincoln National Park and Whalers Way scenic coastline, Mikkira Station Koala Sanctuary to spot some of the local Koalas with a Picnic Lunch provided and Glen Forrest Animal Park finishing the day with a wine Tasting at Boston Bay Winery.
This tour begins at 9.30 am and will finish at approximately 4 pm. Prices are $149.00 per Adult and $129.00 per Child under 13.
Xplore Eyre - Port Lincoln - Private Tour
Includes: Port Lincoln Town Tour, Fred’s Marina Cruise, wildlife encounters & wine tasting at Glen-Forest Tourist Park. Delicious lunch of local produce, seafood and wines at Port Lincoln Hotels 'Sarins Restaurant'.
Stunning coastal scenery of Whalers Way Coastal Drive. Koalas at Mikkira Station.
Taste local oysters, prawns & wines overlooking Wedding Cake Island in stunning Lincoln National Park. Commentary and local knowledge of our local and passionate guide
This tour begins at 9.30 am and will finish at approximately 4 pm. Prices are $380.00 per Adult and $308.00 per Child under 13 (minimum 2 pax.)
Xplore Eyre - Coffin Bay
Coffin Bay is Australia’s premier oyster growing destination and this 1-day tour from exclusive for Cruise Ship passengers to Port Lincoln, combines the best local produce, meet the maker experiences, stunning coastal scenery and wildlife, giving you a real ‘taste’ of the region. Hop on board ‘Pure Coffin Bay Oysters’ iconic oyster lease tour in the pristine waters of Coffin Bay and enjoy a seafood lunch at renowned restaurant ‘1802 Oyster Bar’, all the while enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Eyre Peninsula.
Our local guide will share their passion and knowledge of this world class destination with you and give you a day you will never forget!
This tour begins at 9.30 am and will finish at approximately 4 pm. Prices are $179.00 per Adult and $149.00 per Child under 13.
Fresh Fish Place - Oyster and Seafood Tasting
Must make your own way to Fresh Fish Place by Taxi or by purchasing a Guided City Loop bus ticket.
Includes: A guided and interactive behind the scenes tour of seafood processing, the perfect tour for a "Seafood Lover". You will also get a seafood tasting at the end of the tour.
This tour has 3 tour times 11 am, 12pm and 1 pm, minimum of 4 people to be confirmed. Duration of the tour is 45 min. Prices are from $35 per adult.
Australian Coastal Safaris - Best of Port Lincoln & Coffin Bay Highlights Tour
A full day trip of exceptional experiences, around Port Lincoln and the beautiful, tranquil Coffin Bay featuring our magnificent coastline, beautiful beaches, incredible wildlife and fresh seafood with a little adventure thrown in!
Check out one of the best vantage points in the state, taste and learn about the humble oyster, experience magnificent Coffin Bay National Park and its wildlife, a gourmet seafood lunch keeps you going and our last surprise is a close encounter with our koalas, and wildlife while enjoying local beverages and produce, plus lots of adventure, local stories, history and good old-fashioned fun.
Tour times vary, please contact us for tour times. Duration is approx. 8 hours. Price is $195.00 per person.
Adventure Bay Charters - Swim with the Sea Lions
Set out on a half-day tour to the crystal clear waters of Seal Cove. Here, the gorgeous puppies of the sea welcome your arrival by bounding toward the boat with their unmistakable glee. Performing somersaults and graceful swirls, they invite you to join in and we doubt you’ll be able to refuse!
Tour times vary. Duration is approx. 5 hours. Prices are $215 per Adult, $155 per Child. Observer pricing also available.
Please select transfers if you are coming off the ship or you would need to make your own way to the boat departure point at Port Lincoln Cove Marina (approx. 5km). When booking please enter the Promo Code: 2020CruiseShip this will give you a $15 discount.
Calypso Star Charters - Swim with the Sea Lions
One of the most interactive wildlife tours you can do! Come on board our Advanced Eco Certified tour and see why the Australian Sealions are nick named the ‘puppies of the sea’
Join us for a half-day tour (approximately 5 hours) to either Hopkins, Langton, Grindal or Blyth Island meet the endangered Australian Sealions. We are very privileged to have the opportunity to swim with these gorgeous animals in their natural environment.
Prices are $195 per Adult, $135 per child or $560 per family (2 adults & 2 Children) which includes lunch and light refreshments during the trip.
Pre-booked return transfers from the ship to the Port Lincoln Marina can also be purchased, you will need to call to arrange pick up from the ship.
Coffin Bay Oyster Farm - Tour with Transfers
Wading out through the beautiful waters of the picturesque Coffin Bay, you'll climb aboard our semi-submerged ‘Salt Water Pavilion’ which is situated right in a working commercial Oyster Lease. You'll get to see how oysters grow, see baby oysters, learn how to shuck your very own oysters, and best of all get to taste them fresh out of the water, a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Gain insider knowledge of what makes Coffin Bay Oysters so delectable, and be on your way to becoming master Oyster shuckers!
Duration including transfers 4 hours, the farm tour is 1.5 hours in length and include a tasting of both Pacific and the Native Angasi oysters, waders to wear for the tour, a shucking lesson and an experience you’ll never forget. Tour times vary - please contact us. Pricing starts from $80 including transfer.
Fred's Marina Cruise
Let Fred or one of his knowledgeable guides take you on a comprehensive tour through the waterways of the Lincoln Cove Marina. Relax on board the Tesla, a unique electric canal cruiser and soak up the surroundings and rich history of Port Lincoln’s fishing industry. Quiet, eco-friendly and tranquil—a simply perfect way to discover our millionaire’s paradise and Australia’s largest commercial fishing fleet.
Tour times vary, please contact us for tour times. 1.5 hours departing the Marina Hotel Pontoon. Prices are Adults $50, Concession $40, Child $ 30 and Family $140.
Triple Bay Charters - Sea Lion and Aquaculture Bay Cruise
Cruise the waters of beautiful Boston Bay with local operator Peter Dennis while learning about the Tuna & Aquaculture industries. View working Tuna or King Fish Farms and our friendly seals frolicking nearby. Taste fresh Blue Fin Tuna Sashimi while anchored in sheltered waters.
Full commentary is given throughout the cruise. Tour times vary - please contact us to confirm - 3 hours departing the Marina Hotel Pontoon. Prices are Adults $90, Concession $85, Child U/12 $65 and Family $260.
Guided Hop On Hop Off Bus
The Guided Hop On Hop Off bus stops at visit a number of attractions and eateries around the town. From The Fresh Fish Place for fish and chips, the Marina Hotel for waterfront dining, to our museums: Axel Stenross Maritime Museum, Mill Cottage and the Railway Museum.
First bus departs at 9.30 am with last bus at approximately 3 pm. Prices are $40 per Adult and $20 for Child under 13.