We are very privileged to have the opportunity to swim with these gorgeous animals in their natural environment. We are permitted to visit 4 different locations as per our Marine Mammal Licence conditions. Each location offers a different snorkeling experience and are beautiful locations to visit.
Visit one island to meet the endangered Australian Sealions including one swim of up to one hour.
Upon arrival at the island, wetsuits, masks and snorkels are provided and we are ready for the most playful swim ever. We operate tender/s (small boat) to reduce the swimming and extra safety in the water. Our crew will be in the water with you at all times. Once in the water, the Sealions entice you to come and play. With summersaults and swirls they glide effortlessly past.
Sealions are endangered and our permit is strict. We are not permitted to be too close to the beach and at all times we need to remember that they are endangered and must not approach or intimidate them. After approximately an hour of swimming it is time to climb back onto the boat, a hot shower awaits and the coffee machine is ready!
Tours are not operated every day, we limit visiting any specific site to a maximum of 4 times per week. We are committed to minimizing the impact to the Sealion colonies we visit. Please check our calendar for availability or contact our office.
Check in details
Please meet at our office at 3/10 South Quay Boulevard (blue fronted building)
What to bring
To ensure the comfort of your trip you will need to bring:
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
CANCELLATION & CHANGES POLICY
OUR REFUND POLICY DOES NOT COVER TRAVEL OR ACCOMMODATION BOOKED BY THE PASSENGER. WE RECOMMEND YOU TAKE OUT TRAVEL INSURANCE TO COVER FOR UNFORESEEN CANCELLATIONS.
NO SHARK POLICY
Everyone knows that when dealing with nature there are definitely NO GUARANTEES. We want to make sure that you are well informed about our Shark Policy and that your expectations are reasonable. We make every effort to ‘lure’ the Great White to us our boat within government specified guidelines however being the wonderful, impulsive & unpredictable creatures that they are we simply cannot guarantee sightings.
Shark activity varies year to year. To assist you with making your decision on the best time to travel please visit our shark sightings calendar. See our shark sightings
The price you pay is purchasing a ticket to join our charter and not a promise of a shark interaction.
In the event that we don’t see any Great White Sharks, guests will be refunded $100. Refunds will be processed via the same method as the payment was received within seven days of a tour. Bank fees and charges incurred through the refund process are at the cost of the guest.
In addition all adult passengers will be given a $200 voucher (child’s voucher value is $150) to return within a period of 12 months from the date of the unsuccessful tour.
THESE VOUCHERS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE TO ANYONE ELSE AND PROOF OF ID WILL BE REQUIRED WHEN YOU NEXT CHOOSE TO BOOK.
Please note: The return voucher is a gift to those guests who wish to try again so the next trip is at a reduced price. The vouchers are not a compensation for the first trip to be cheaper and this is why they are not redeemable for cash or transferable.
If no sharks are sighted on the second trip, a voucher will be issued for the third trip at $100 per person plus the current Visitor Use Fee, to come on board as a diver. If you are really unlucky after a third trip you are eligible to keep coming on board for $100 per person per trip plus the current Visitor Use Fee as a diver until you successfully see a shark.
UNEXPECTED OCCURANCE POLICY - NO SHARK CAGE POLICY
On occasion, there are events that occur at sea that are beyond our immediate control that may have an impact on the tour, without the tour being cancelled.
At all times, safety is our top priority and an unforeseen equipment breakdown or the weather conditions may prevent us from diving, or altering the way we operate. For example , the weather forecast might be quite different to the conditions we encounter which may significantly delay or prevent us from diving, we will still remain on location the normal length of the tour whole time attracting a shark or be able to view them from the vessel.
In the event of this type of occurrence, guests will be refunded the difference between the price paid and $200 on a shark diving or Combo Tour.
This policy does not apply to guests who are unable to dive due to illness or seasickness.
PLEASE NOTE - In the event that the weather conditions are not favourable to Swim with the Sealions on our Combo tour, the tour will operate as a Twilight Shark Cage Diving charter. Guests will then have the option to either receive a refund of $145 or choose to join a Swim with the Sealions charter at no charge on another day.
No liability will be accepted for injury, sickness, loss or damage however caused. This includes costs associated with changes or cancellation of travel arrangements. Calypso Star Charters highly recommends that travellers take out Travellers Insurance for the flights and will not be responsible for any delays that may cause loss of travel arrangements.
MEALS ON TOURS
Dietary Requirements: Please inform us of any dietary requirements when you book. e.g. vegetarian or allergies to food to ensure we cater to your specific requirements.
GIFT VOUCHER & NO SHARK VOUCHER POLICY
Gift Vouchers may be transferred into another person’s name. This is not permitted for the No Shark Policy vouchers. For the transfer to be completed written permission must be received by Calypso Star Charters from the voucher recipient.
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