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Exceptional Port Lincoln, Seafood and Wildlife Tour

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    What to Expect
    From 9.00am, your met at your choice of accommodation within Port Lincoln CBD and driven down to the industrial sector of Port Lincoln, the Flinders Ports Wharf. On average during a season, almost 3-million tonnes of cargo is moved through the wharf, totaling around $2.2 billion. This includes the majority of grain commodities (including wheat, canola, barley, peas and beans) harvested on the Eyre Peninsula and a huge proportion of the fresh seafood caught in South Australian waters.

    Next, visit  the Marina Wharf to visit the home of the largest fishing fleet in the Southern Hemisphere, to see the diversity of Port Lincoln’s fishing industries and vessels. The local fishing industries include Bluefin Tuna, Hiramasa Kingfish, Spencer Gulf King Prawns, Blue Mussel, Southern Rock Lobster, and Sardines as well as smaller trailer boats used for Abalone, Southern Calamari, Snapper, Crabs and King George Whiting.

    There is a great opportunity to purchase handmade local souvenirs up at the very unique Rainbow Opal Matrix Souvenir Shop.

    Join a hands on, 45-minute tour of the Fresh Fish Place, where you will have see the full process a fish goes through, from ocean to plate. Meet local fisherman as they drop off the catch of the day from all over the Eyre Peninsula, to the factory that includes our famous King George Whiting, Flathead, Garfish, Leather Jacket, Boarfish, Snapper, Nannagai, Shark, Mussels, Coffin Bay Oysters, Prawns, Squid, Crabs and lots more. At the end of the tour, sample a tantalizing selection of in house smoked fish and pickled seafood. With a brand new shop front and kitchen, you can select your own piece of fresh fish and have this cooked to your taste buds desires over lunch.

    After lunch, travel to Mikkira Station, one of the few habitats where Koalas can be found in the wild. Sit back around the fire (only out of fire season) in the restored original homestead and go for a stroll under the beautiful old Eucalypt trees and come face to face with the cuddly icon of Australia as they laze in the Manna gums. Wild but placid kangaroos casually hop around in this beautiful historical setting, where in 1842 Scotsman Adam Borthwick and his family made their home as one of the very first settlers of the region. Emus roam around amongst mobs of sheep and there is astounding birdlife here, some of which are rare and native to this area.

    To the east of Mikkera is the diversity of the Port Lincoln National Park. From the naturally rugged and wild Sleaford Bay and the Southern Ocean to the tranquility of the Spalding Cove area and other beautiful beaches. Of the 29,000ha National park, you can walk or beachcomb along Surfleet Cove, take a 45-minute hike to see spectacular views of Boston Bay, Port Lincoln and the Port Lincoln National Park at the Stamford Hill Lookout or even walk along the rocks underneath the Cape Donnington Lighthouse.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, South Australia

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from your accommodation within the Port Lincoln CBD or Marina.

    Depending on arrival time we maybe able to pick you up from the Port Lincoln Airport - prior arrangements need to be made.

    Airports

    • Port Lincoln Airport, Port Lincoln, South Australia Australia
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Lunch
    • All activities
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We did not know to expect but as the day unfolded we were very happy with the fantastic experience. From the lookout, to the docks, to the original Tuna fishing boat, to a fish processing facility, to oyster testing, to lunch, to the rugged coast line, to a farm with kangaroos,
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    Response from Austcoastalsafaris, Owner at Exceptional Port Lincoln, Seafood and Wildlife Tour
    Responded 7 Sep 2019
    Good morning Peter & Wendy! Fantastic to receive your great review & we hope that you are well. Many thanks for coming down to our beautiful region to do a little exploring & you can always expect the unexpected with us! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us & we loved having you on board for the day & your company. Thanks again & we really appreciate your time taken to give us a review as well. Hope we can see you down here again as there is so much more to see & do! Great to meet you & take care, David
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    A wonderful day spent touring Port Lincoln, Lincoln National Park and the Koala Sanctuary. Pete, AKA Clutters, was a magnificent guide and really gave us insight into a special place in Australia that is both peaceful and beautiful. A perfect addition to our time in Melbourne.
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    Response from GoinOff, General Manager at Exceptional Port Lincoln, Seafood and Wildlife Tour
    Responded 15 May 2019
    G'day Rich, We hope your well mate and many thanks for coming out to experience one of our great tours! We're very lucky to have Clutters as one of our guides & you are correct, his local knowledge is why we hold him in such high regard. We do live & work in a special part of the world & there is a lot more to do & see where that came from, so we're happy that your happy! We very much appreciate your business & the time you've taken to write a review for us. Safe travels & many thanks again! All the best, David
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    If you get to Port Lincoln and don't book a tour or two with Lunch you're missing the boat. Lunch grew up in the area he knows where all the must do and photos are at. He is a wealth of knowledge and information not just Port Lincoln but the whole area. Lunch hits all the
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    Response from GoinOff, Manager at Exceptional Port Lincoln, Seafood and Wildlife Tour
    Responded 25 Sep 2018
    G'day Joe & Linda, Many thanks for your great review which is great to receive. We're rapt that you had a fantastic time out with us enjoyed the services that we offered, with everything to your satisfaction. We also very much enjoyed your great company, your life stories, friendship and it really was a pleasure having you on board with us. Safe travels back to the USA and we would love to see you back again to experience more of our hospitality and our region. I'll have the fish come back in again!! PS - The afternoon in the dunes was a gem & yep, one to remember for a while to come! Take care guys, Lunch
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    This is an all-inclusive day tour. It was well worth the money and we couldn't be more happy with our tour guide (Clutters). For anyone visiting Port Lincoln, I would highly recommend this company.
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    Response from GoinOff, Owner at Exceptional Port Lincoln, Seafood and Wildlife Tour
    Responded 27 May 2018
    G'day! Thank you very much for responding to us and for your wonderful review. Its great to have the feedback that you have provided and knowing that we have provided a tour to your complete satisfaction is very much worthwhile and is what we pride ourselves on. We also pride ourselves with our local guides and their knowledge of the region, which is very important to us and to clients like yourself! Many thanks again for coming across and the time taken for your review! All the best, David
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    When you visit Port Lincoln a must do is a day trip with Goin'Off Safaris. The owners David and Mandy are only too happy to oblige if there is something special you would like to do while on tour. Peter Clutterbuck our guide was friendly, had a great local knowledge and great
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    Response from GoinOff, Owner at Exceptional Port Lincoln, Seafood and Wildlife Tour
    Responded 27 May 2018
    G'day John, Fantastic to hear from you and many thanks for your very kind review. Having local guides are very important for us as they share a wealth of local knowledge and to be able to mingle with our guests like your good self! We really appreciate you coming across to experience what we have to offer here in Port Lincoln & the surrounding region, plus the time taken to write your review. Many thanks again and come back again!! All the best, David
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