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Our 1-day Shark Cage Diving Charters are an AUSTRALIAN FIRST with Port Lincoln being the only place in Australia where you can cage dive with Great White Sharks.  Awarded the Best Adventure Tour & People's Choice for the Best Attraction at the 2018 South Australian Tourism Awards, more people choose to cage dive with us than any other operator in Australia!

Calypso Star Charters is honoured to be fully licensed by the South Australian Department of Environment. We are also privileged to be the only one day operator permitted by the Fisheries Department to use natural fish berley to attract the Great White Sharks to our boat at the Neptune Islands Marine Park. The use of berley gives us the highest chance of sighting sharks and productive interaction close to our vessel and cage, resulting in a memorable encounter and wonderful photographic opportunities both inside the cage and from the boat.

Along with our license to berley in Australian waters, we are proud to be Advanced Eco Certified and a Climate Action Leader. 

Return transfers are provided at the cost of $10 per person at the following times:

6.05am - Navigators Motel/Adventure Backpackers, Bay 10, Pier, Tasman, Hilton and Boston Hotels

6.10am - Port Lincoln YHA and Port Lincoln Cabin Park

6.15am - Port Lincoln Tourist Park

If you are making your own way to the boat in the morning please ensure you arrive by 6.20am. 

Travel time to the Neptune Islands is approximately 3 hours, and we do travel through open ocean. We STRONGLY recommend you take travel sickness medication as a precaution, taking one the night before your charter and one again the morning of before arrival at the Marina. 

Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, cappuccino and filtered water included. Soft drinks and bottled water are available for purchase throughout the day. As a licensed vessel the bar opens on the way home with beer, cider, wine and champagne available for purchase.

We have often had Great Whites around the boat before dropping the anchor. Groups enter our new spacious cage up to 8 at a time leaving plenty of room for prime shark viewing! Once the sharks arrive each group will have the opportunity to experience cage diving face to face with the amazing Great White Shark. Please note that the cage diving time can vary and will depend on the shark activity and weather on the day.

View these marvellous creatures through the crystal clear water that surrounds the Neptune Islands. While you aren't in the water you don't miss out, the action from the very spacious upper and lower decks is fantastic. Keep your camera on hand for those prime photographic opportunities.


The Visitor Use Fee is payable by all guests entering the Ron and Valerie Taylor Marine Park (Neptune Islands) on a shark cage diving tour. This fee is used to cover the Government management, research and compliance costs associated with the industry.

The price of our tours is the same for guests who wish to dive or not, as when a shark is sighted, everyone on board has the opportunity to view the shark, not just those in the cage. We encourage all guests to dive in the shark cage and respect the wishes of those who prefer to watch from the boat. If a shark isn’t sighted, we offer a $100 refund to all guests and a discounted return ticket as part of our No Shark Policy.

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  • person Age: All Ages
  • people Group Size: Min 1

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  • What is the minimum age for Animal Encounter at Port Lincoln?

    The minimum age for Animal Encounter at Port Lincoln is suitable for all ages.

  • How long does an Animal Encounter session at Port Lincoln last?

    The average Animal Encounter session at our Port Lincoln centre is 11 hour 40 minutes.

  • Is Animal Encounter Port Lincoln open for bookings during the week?

    Absolutely, however Animal Encounter is busiest at the weekend - and our Port Lincoln centre is no exception. This means you might need a larger group monday through friday.

  • Is Animal Encounter Port Lincoln open for bookings at weekends?

    Animal Encounter at Port Lincoln is busiest at the weekends so we'd definitely recommend booking in advance! Obviously, we'll always try to accommodate last minute Animal Encounter bookings but once the spots are booked up they are booked up!

  • How popular is the Animal Encounter Port Lincoln center?

    Geronigo® aims for all of our Animal Encounter locations to be amongst the the best and most popular, our Animal Encounter Port Lincoln center is no exception. Book with confidence!

  • Can I buy a gift voucher for Animal Encounter Port Lincoln?

    Yes you can buy Animal Encounter Port Lincoln gift vouchers either online or over the phone. Geronigo® gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, can be gift wrapped or for a last minute gift idea can be instant email delivered. Remember that any gift experience voucher from Geronigo® including our Animal Encounter Port Lincoln vouchers can be used for booking at any of our thousands of Geronigo® adventure locations (for no extra charge!).

  • Where is Animal Encounter Port Lincoln?

    The Animal Encounter Port Lincoln center is located at the following address. Please note that sometimes our Animal Encounter centers are difficult to find, please follow the directions on your booking receipt!

  • How much is Animal Encounter at Port Lincoln?

    The average package price of Animal Encounter at Port Lincoln $583.03. The lowest price is $534.70 with the most expensive option being $679.70.

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