Join our Swim with Sea Lions Half Day Tour and set off on a journey to the crystal clear waters of Seal Cove, where the gorgeous puppies of the sea welcome your arrival!

When you arrive, the sea lions bound toward the boat with their unmistakable glee and excitement, performing somersaults and graceful swirls, inviting you to join in. Get a selfie with a sea lion and check off that bucket list.

  • Witness the rare and endangered Australian Sea Lions in their natural habitat
  • Epic facilities onboard including toilets, change rooms and hot water showers
  • Be amazed by the crystal clear waters of Seal Cove
  • Sea Lions love to play and are inquisitive “puppies of the sea”
  • Guaranteed interaction!
  • Mask, Snorkel, Wetsuit and Fins
  • Tea and Coffee, Morning Tea
  • Morning pick ups

Our Sea Lion tour departs at 8am, so we get you to meet us at the boat in Port Lincoln Marina at 7:30am. Alternatively we can arrange transfers from most accommodation options in town. From here we cruise along the edge of the Port Lincoln National Park to Hopkins Island located 1.5 hours from town.

We serve a selection of fresh fruit, muffins along with a choice of tea, coffee and hot chocolate on the way. Many of our trips out to the Hopkins will sight pods of dolphins that come to play at the bow of the boat, white bellied sea eagles nesting in the National Park, and if it’s the right time of year we sometimes come across pilot, blue and humpback whales. Once we arrive at Hopkins Island we moor the vessel in approximately 4 metres of water inside a sheltered cove off the back of a beach where the colony of Sea Lions live.

Once our crew have fitted you out in a full wetsuit, mask, snorkel and flippers and you will be able to join the playful Sea Lions in the water, or if you would prefer you are welcome to observe all the action from the boat. We are lucky to be able to guarantee interaction on this tour, as the Sea Lions love to join us in the water on every trip! You will spend just over an hour in the water, before jumping back on the boat for a warm shower, and a hot toastie to warm you up on your way back to Port Lincoln. The trip returns at 12:30pm.

Meal(s) included : Breakfast

Departs: Port Lincoln at 8:00 am. Please check in at the office by 7:30am. 2 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln Marina.

Returns: Returns at 12:30pm.

Departure Dates: Daily except for Christmas period.



  • Warm jacket (it can get cold out on the water or after a swim)
  • Swimwear
  • Your camera or GoPro
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen – we encourage you to be sun smart
  • Towel

We are following the Queensland Tourism and Accommodation industry plan and have signed the statement of compliance that we are following.

2 Trees Planted

We will plant 2 trees to offset your Carbon footprint!

Accounting for 1 day of food and waste and a day cruise your Carbon Emissions reach approximately 0.35 tons

This is a free service and doesn’t cost you a penny! This donation is made on your behalf, and for FREE, by The Mindful Travel Co.

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Important Information

Age Recommendation: 5 – 99 years

Age Restriction: Children 4 years and under travel for free

Group Size: 6 – 20

Fitness Requirements: A moderate level of fitness is recommended. You must be able to swim

Dietary/Medical Requirements: Please advise dietary requirements and/or medical conditions well in advance of travel

Luggage Restrictions: Please restrict luggage to a day pack when on your day tours

Additional Info: Add on a Great White Shark Cage Dive and save money with our shark dive and sea lion package. Ask us for details!

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