Swim with wild Sea Lions and Dolphins in the pristine waters of
Baird Bay

A truly bucket-list item, right here on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. Our ocean-eco experience journeys into a spectacular aquatic environment, where you’ll witness two of Australia’s most playful and engaging sea creatures like never before. Play alongside sea lions and see why they’re nicknamed ”the puppies of the sea”; then swim peacefully among a pod of dolphins in a giant natural rockpool – an immersion in nature that will stay with you forever.

The Experience

Jump aboard our expedition boat for a half-day adventure within the safe and shallow waters of Baird Bay. We begin with a short cruise to Jones Island, the natural home and habitat of our sea lion friends; and don’t be surprised to see some local pelicans leading the way. As we moor in chest-deep water, the sealions will come to us, in their time, on their terms. We do not feed them, but simply join their aquatic playtime in the calm and protected rockpools surrounding their home. We then venture to another nearby rockpool to experience ultimate tranquility, swimming alongside friendly dolphins… who seem to know just how beautiful they are!

“A must-do when travelling Eyre Peninsula!”
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2024 Rates

Adult Swimming: $240.00

Adult Non-Swimming: $220.00

Child (under 15yrs): $140.00

Conditions Apply

Tour Times

Morning Tour 9:45am

Afternoon Tour 1:30pm

*1:30pm tours only operate if the morning tour has no seats available. All passengers required to arrive 45mins before tour commences for safety briefing and wetsuit, mask and snorkel fitting. Please note the vessel departs on time at 9:45am sharp.

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Baird Bay Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

The town of Baird Bay is a small outlying holiday village 50kms south of Streaky Bay. It is really secluded, which means the beach is pristine, the wildlife is abundant and the privacy is unmatched.

“This is a must-do experience if you’re on the West Coast, the Dolphins and Sea Lions really do play with you in the water” – Eyre Peninsula

These lovable, curious creatures are so intrigued by us that they’ve begun bringing their babies over to ‘meet the humans’ – Australian Traveller

Wild interactive tour in South Australia’s pristine waters

Most bucket lists include swimming with Dolphins or swimming with Sea Lions, and we believe this is the best place to do it. Small intimate groups mean you get to swim with these wild ocean animals without clusters of people around you. You get one on one time with the animals, and don’t need to stay trapped in a group.

This is not a zoo or enclosed area. This is the West Coast of the unspoiled Eyre Peninsula and you have the opportunity to interact with some of the most intelligent marine mammals on earth, in their home, at their invitation. They are wild and interact with us out of pure curiosity. This is a wonderful experience for people of all ages, from the children to the Grandparents; everyone will love it!

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swim with sealions eyre peninsula bird bay south australia

Bucket List Stuff – Sara

Best Experience Ever – Theresa