ALL ABOARD the magnificent 63 foot Calypso Star for an unforgettable ½ day adventure bringing you in to the playground of the seas very cute and very playful Australian Sea Lions!! Departing from the bustling Lincoln Cover Marina, your skipper and crew will provide you with an overview of the fishing industry that is so important to our local economy. From Tuna to Kingfish, Blue Mussels and Lobster, the waters surrounding Port Lincoln abound with succulent seafood. Across Boston Bay, then head South around Cape Donnington.
We follow the spectacular coastline of the Lincoln National Park to McLaren Point where we then set a course for Hopkins Island. Along the way the crew will keep you entertained and informed. We cruise through the protected waters of the lower Spencer Gulf. The Islands of Thorny Passage are rich in history, dating back to 1802 and the discovery voyage of Matthew Flinders.
Your skipper has a keen eye for pods of dolphins which often approach the boat to play! Upon arrival at Hopkins Island, the boat is positioned close to the shore and the Sea Lions stir, the curious enter the water and the rest soon follow, often 30 or more! Before long, wetsuits, mask and snorkel are on and we are ready for the most playful swim ever. You enter the water and the Sea Lions entice you to come and play.
With somersaults and swirls they glide effortlessly past. You better be good with your camera as they won’t stay still for long! The beach area is protected, it’s much more fun in the water anyway. After a while the pace begins to slow a little as the Sea Lions become more curious of us. Simply float in the water with an out stretched hand, stay nice and calm and let them approach. One on one with the Australian Sea Lion, a memory to last a lifetime!