As a company who’s business it is to take people out to witness Great White Sharks in their natural habitat we have a lot to loose when Sharks don’t turn up and it’s not only the customers who are disappointed! Our crew sought out a job with us not for the money but for the experience of working up close and personal with marine wildlife and that’s exactly why we got into the business in the first place. We want to share our backyard with everybody and anybody who comes with us on one of our tours whether they live here in Port Lincoln or if they’ve come across from the other side of the world. When it comes down to it Great White Sharks are wild animals with minds of their own and we cannot control whether they want to rock up (or out) on any given day.
Having said that our crew are fantastic at what they do and will do everything they can to make sure you have a memorable experience. Just read what one of our guests recently posted on Trip Advisor about a tour they came out on where no Sharks were to be seen.
“ First off, I’ll prefix this by saying we unfortunately didn’t see any sharks. This didn’t deter from the experience. The guides were nice, honest and quite blunt regarding our chances later on in the day. They made the whole trip enjoyable, were social with everyone on board and clearly knew what they were talking about. There was plenty of food (Note: I ate a lot of it) and there were coffees available at all time. The feeling of having a coffee at 7 in the morning with the sun rising was amazing!
We spent a reasonable amount of time in the cage and didn’t have to pay a cent (for the experience of jumping into the cage) as a result of the lack of sharks! We saw dolphins, a ray, amongst a few other things. If you’ve never done it before, I recommend it, it was a really surreal experience. Breathing through a tank might seem daunting, but the guides were incredibly nice and patient about it all. Believe me when I say you get used to it and you don’t want to come back up.
Just for anyone wanting to go, have some seasick tablets. We had a few people who were quite sick on bored and although they were taken care of quite well, I can imagine it made an unpleasant ride for them! One more thing: Don’t book too far into the future. I know this may seem a bit difficult, but it increases the chances of seeing sharks substantially.
I plan on coming back sometime. The chances of me going with them again are very high. I’ll attempt to make the chances of seeing a shark incredibly high as well. For a first time, I strongly recommend this company.”
I’ll finish by saying if you don’t take or make the opportunity to come on one of our Swim with the Great White tours then you definitely won’t see any Sharks! If you want to make sure you’re getting in your best chance to see Sharks give us a call before you book and our office staff will tell you what the recent sightings have been like and advise of when the best time to come is. We aim to please!