Calypso Star Charters

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Calypso Star Charters is multi-award winning, Advanced Eco Certified and a Climate Action Leader.

Awarded Australia’s Best Tourist Attraction in 2019, Hall of Fame recipient for Adventure Tourism and the People’s Choice for the Best Attraction in South Australia in 2018 & 2019!

Based in Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula, Calypso Star Charters have operated cage diving tours for Great White Sharks since 1990. Privileged to be the only one-day operator who is permitted to use natural fish berley to attract the Great White Sharks. This sustainable practice provides you with the best possible chance of a shark sighting and productive interaction resulting in a memorable encounter.

Calypso Star Charters also operate Swim with the Sealions tours giving you the opportunity to swim with Australian Sealions, the most adorable ‘puppy dogs of the sea’. This half day tour is often described as one of the most interactive wildlife tours you can do!

Combo Tours are also offered where you can swim with Sealions and shark dive all in the same day at two different locations!

Services

$535

More people choose to shark cage dive with Great White Sharks with Calypso Star Charters than any other operator in Australia! Proudly Advanced Eco Certified and a Climate Action Leader they are privileged to be the only one day operator to hold a licence to use natural fish berley to attract the sharks giving you the best chance of sightings and interactions on the day!

MV Calypso Star 2 is the largest one day shark cage diving vessel which is fitted with a Gyroscopic Stabilizer. This greatly minimises seasickness and increases comfort throughout the day.

They are the only operator who display shark sightings on their website and social media for every charter since January 2011. This honesty gives guests the ability to choose the best time to come and provide realistic expectations. Average success rate is 81 per cent over the year.

A Visitor Use Fee is payable by all guests entering the Ron and Valerie Taylor Marine Park (Neptune Islands).

Price includes all food and diving equipment on the day and no dive experience is required! No hidden extra fees payable on board.

No minimum passengers and the most tour departures available by an operator.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$215

All aboard the MV Calypso Star for a journey to the playground of the sea’s very cute and very playful ‘puppy dogs’ of the sea- the Australian Sea Lions at Hopkins, Langton, Grindal or Blyth Island.

From the moment you arrive the Sea Lions bound out to the vessel excitedly inviting the guests to join them. The tour provides the opportunity to jump in and swim, viewing the mesmerised skills and abilities of these gorgeous animals, or sit back and enjoy the action from the comfort of the vessel.

The five hour tour is interaction guaranteed, environmentally conscious, educational and a whole lot of fun for the whole family!

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$535

Operates December and January.

• Boarding time is 1.15pm.
• Enjoy the 2.5 hour journey Neptune Islands Marine Park.
• The format of the tour is the same as the day charter.
• Groups of up to six at a time in the cage – The diving time depends on the shark activity on the day. The crew make effort to ensure all guests receive a similar experience
• Afternoon tea, nibbles and a fully cooked dinner are supplied.
• Tea, coffee and filter water available free on board.
• Soft drinks, bottle water and alcohol available to purchase.
• Return time – Due to the nature of the activity we cannot guarantee the exact time we will return to the Marina at the end of the day. The return is subject to weather conditions and shark activity. Generally you will return around 10pm to 11pm.

A Visitor Use Fee is payable by all guests entering the Ron and Valerie Taylor Marine Park (Neptune Islands).

Price includes all food and diving equipment on the day and no dive experience is required! No hidden extra fees payable on board.

No minimum passengers and the most tour departures available by an operator.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$700

Awarding winning Calypso Star Charters is proudly Advanced Eco Certified and a Climate Action Leader offers a one day tour where by you can Swim with the Sealions and then Shark Cage Dive with Great White Sharks in the same day at different locations!

• Boarding times vary, please check our website for times.
• A 1.5 hour journey Hopkins or Grindal Island
• One hour swim with the Australian Sealions.
• The more interactive guests are with the Sealions the more playful they are!
• After the sealion swim the Skipper drives the boat to Neptune Island Marine Park.
• Now it’s time to shark dive!
• The format of the shark dive is the same as the Twilight Shark Cage Dive tour.
• The diving time depends on the shark activity on the day. The crew make effort to ensure all guests receive a similar experience

A Visitor Use Fee is payable by all guests entering the Ron and Valerie Taylor Marine Park (Neptune Islands).

Price includes all food and diving equipment on the day and no dive experience is required! No hidden extra fees payable on board.

No minimum passengers.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$275

Double the fun! Enjoy the extra swim and snorkel with the Australian Sealions at 2 different islands.

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’. 

We are very privileged to have the opportunity to swim with these gorgeous animals at two different islands in their natural environment as per our Marine Mammal Licence conditions.

Each location offering a different snorkelling experience and are beautiful locations to explore.

The 4 locations we visit are – Hopkins, Langton, Grindal or Blyth Island.

From the moment you arrive the Sea Lions bound out to the vessel excitedly inviting the guests to join them. The tour provides the opportunity to jump in and swim, viewing the mesmerised skills and abilities of these gorgeous animals, or sit back and enjoy the action from the comfort of the vessel.

The 7 hour tour is interaction guaranteed, environmentally conscious, educational and a whole lot of fun for the whole family!

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

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