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Exceptional Port Lincoln, Seafood and Wildlife Tour

Highlights
  • Learn about Port Lincoln’s famous fishing industry from a local guide
  • Delicious fish or seafood lunch at the Fresh Fish Place restaurant
  • Incredible views and wildlife sightings in Port Lincoln National Park
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Exceptional Port Lincoln, Seafood and Wildlife Tour
From US$178.94
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Exceptional Port Lincoln, Seafood and Wildlife Tour
From US$178.94
Overview
The South Australian town of Port Lincoln is renowned as the ‘seafood capital’ of Australia. On this tour, discover Port Lincoln’s fishing industry with a visit to Flinders Ports Wharf and Marina Wharf, take a tour of the Fresh Fish Place, and tuck into a delicious fish lunch. In the afternoon, look out for wild koalas, kangaroos, and emus at the Mikkira Station, and enjoy a scenic hike through the Port Lincoln National Park.
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.

Reviews (8)
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Reviewed 26 September 2018
True Aussie Rippa

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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joe M
GoinOff, Manager at Goin' Off Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 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,...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018
They really take care of you

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.More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank jcta17
GoinOff, Owner at Goin' Off Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 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...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile
A must do in Port Lincoln ...

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,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank John H
GoinOff, Owner at Goin' Off Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 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...More

Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile
Great day trip to see inner beauty of Port Lincoln

We visited Port Lincoln for the shark cage experience but also wanted to discover its inner beauty. Goin off Saffaris were very accommodating and this trip complimented our weekend over from Melbourne. Customised tours can be arranged to suit what you want to see. On...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Rebecca B
GoinOff, Owner at Goin' Off Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Many thanks for your response guys, it was great to have you on board and we really appreciate our feedback. Even in winter, it just goes to show that Port Lincoln's a great place to visit!! Come back again soon and take care, David

Reviewed 9 May 2015
An absolute must do trip

We have just arrived back in sydney after a three day adventure with goin' off safaris I can honestly say that this has been an amazing trip and a must do to discover the beauty of the Eyre Peninsula. From the moment we arrived at...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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GoinOff, Owner at Goin' Off Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thanks very much for your fantastic review! I have shown Fish this & he is also very grateful for your kind words. Our guides are a major part of our tours to make sure that guests are well looked after & to provide a very...More

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Port Lincoln loves the cruise boats and we all hope to give the cruising tourists a great time in our beautiful town. I'd recommend calling this company to see if they can arrange a pick up. Port Lincoln's not very large... More
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