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Calypso Star Charters

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3/10 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia
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Fantastic Day Shark Cage Diving

My three young adult children (my two sons and daughter) really wanted to go shark cage diving... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
Mark S
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Pebble Beach, California
Shark cage diving

It was a great experience, staff were terrific. One ticked off my bucket list. Water was freezing... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gibjean67
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Dubbo, Australia
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Calypso Star Charters was awarded South Australia’s best Adventure Tourism business in 2017 offering two marine wildlife encounters. Established in 1990, we have a proud history of providing safe, exciting and sustainable Shark Cage Diving and Swimming with Sealion tours. Calypso Star Charters is privileged to be the only one-day Shark Cage Diving operator who is permitted to use natural fish berley (chum) to attract the Great White Sharks. This sustainable practice provides you with the best possible chance of a shark sighting and productive interaction close to the vessel and cage resulting in a memorable encounter and wonderful photographic opportunities. We are also proudly Advanced Eco certified and a Climate Action Leader. Receiving this certification recognises our operations are conducted in a way that is environmentally conscious and sustainable whilst providing an educational component. No diver experience is required and all food and equipment is supplied.
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3/10 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My three young adult children (my two sons and daughter) really wanted to go shark cage diving while in Australia, so we booked a trip to Port Lincoln in South Australia. Our travel company recommended Calypso Star Charters as the best option for us to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great experience, staff were terrific. One ticked off my bucket list. Water was freezing, can be a little scary going into a cage and trying to breathe through what looked like a garden hose attached to a mouth piece. Advice don’t eat...More

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, So happy to read you had a great experience with us! Congratulations fro ticking shark cage diving off your bucket list and thank you for choosing to come on board Calypso Star Charters.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I landed in Port Lincoln from Sydney the day before I was meant to swim with great whites. When I landed I received an email cancelling my charter. I understand circumstances changed and can accept the cancellation but the lack of customer service upset me....More

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kylie, Our apologies for the inconvenience caused by the cancellation of our tour on Monday. Ideally we like to be able to provide 3-4 days notice of cancellations however in this situation, a worsened weather forecast issued on Sunday morning forced our hand, thankfully...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I have been looking at Calypso Charters' videos and other social media accounts for over a year before our trip. We knew instantly when we first stumbled upon it, that we needed to make it happen. So glad we did because it...More

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you so much for this wonderful review, so glad that after following our social media for so long you made the trip over to Port Lincoln to come on board! We really appreciate all your kind words regarding our company and its operation....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day out!! Plenty of huge sharks, great facilities (wet suits, BA, etc) and the catering was fantastic. Highly recommend this to anyone!!

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you so much for this great review we are pleased to hear you had a sensational day on board with us! We really appreciate you highly recommending us to others and hope to see you again one day.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend this tour for shark diving - the crew members were all fantastic (thank you Andrew & team), they kept us fed all day and we were blessed with seeing 7 great whites! This trip exceeded all my expectations and cannot wait to...More

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Gabriella, Wow 7 sharks is an amazing day! So happy to hear that it was one of the best days of your life and we exceeded all your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and we look forward...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to enjoy two days with the Calypso Team, and I cannot sing their praises highly enough.... All the team were professional, knowledgeable and friendly , the vessel and equipment were clean & well maintained, and I was impressed at how environmentally...More

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Glenn, Thanks for choosing to come on board our shark cage diving charter for 2 separate charters, we are so happy you had an experience you will never forget. All of our charters are Advanced Eco Certified and we are also a proud Climate...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing day with Calypso as we saw five different Great Whites. I saw three when I was in the cage. Such a surreal experience! Would recommend to everyone!

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Josh, We love hearing how our guests have had an amazing experience with us. Seeing 5 sharks is a fantastic day and we are pleased you enjoyed it. Thanks for this review and recommending us to other travellers we appreciate it!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great crew, great boat, great people and great white! Couldn’t ask for more. Many thanks Calypso Star!! Extra bonus meeting with fishing legends Paul and Cristy Worsteling and fine art photography icon Matt Draper on board!More

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, So glad you had a great day with us! Paul & Cristy love joining our tour each time they come to Port Lincoln and Matt has now visited 3 years in a row as well! It is great you were able to meet them...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

would totally do this again and again. highly recommend to all and sundry, we saw a whale 🐋 a pod of dolphins 🐬 and seven different great whites 😊More

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CalypsoManagement, Manager at Calypso Star Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Wow what a day, you were super lucky! Whales, dolphins and 7 sharks sounds like the perfect day! During the season we are lucky enough to sometimes see whales on transit to and from the islands, they are also amazing to see. We hope...More

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Kara B
19 January 2018|
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Response from CalypsoManagement | Property representative |
Hello sorry for the delay in our reply we somehow missed this question! Adult Combo tickets are $640 per person to shark dive, $540 per person to spectate the shark dive, both these tickets allow you to swim with the... More
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Gim K
16 September 2017|
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Response from krmcmurtrie | Reviewed this property |
See if you can book at the Marina Hotel in Port Lincoln. It is right next to the wharf where the shark boat leaves from at 6:30am each morning. Excellent Hotel as well. Can't help with your other questions as we drove our... More
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M B
27 June 2017|
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Response from CalypsoManagement | Property representative |
Hello, thanks for your question. No sorry we can not offer a solo dive on the day as it would be impossible to be able to offer this to everyone and could be seen as unfair to other guests on the day. Our best suggestion... More
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