Silversea Luxury Cruises A Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln is the second-largest city on the lower Eyre Peninsula in the Australian state of South Australia. Nestled on the shore of Boston Bay, Australia's largest natural harbour, Port Lincoln opens eastward into Spencer Gulf. Port Lincoln is the largest city in the west coast region, and located approximately 174 miles (280 kilometres) from the capital city of Adelaide. Port Lincoln has a contrasting coastal landscape, ranging from sheltered waters and beaches to surf beaches and rugged oceanic coastline. View more

The Great South Australian Coastal Upwelling System brings cold, nutrient-rich water into nearby waters of the Great Australian Bight and Spencer Gulf. This phenomenon supports lucrative fisheries, including that of the southern bluefin tuna and sardine, making Port Lincoln locally-renowned as the 'Seafood Capital of Australia'. The Eyre Peninsula has been home to Aboriginal people for thousands of years. The Nauo (south-western Eyre), Barngarla (eastern Eyre), Wirangu (north-western Eyre) and Mirning (far-western Eyre) being the predominant original cultural groups present at the time of the arrival of Europeans. Port Lincoln was discovered by Matthew Flinders under his commission by the British Admiralty to chart Australia's unexplored coastline. Flinders dropped anchor in Boston Bay in February 1802, and named the spot Port Lincoln after his native Lincolnshire in England. Port Lincoln was initially considered as the alternative site for the State's capital, but was subsequently rejected by Colonel Light in 1836 in favour of Adelaide; a lack of fresh water supplies was a major determining factor. The first settlers arrived in Port Lincoln in March 1839 aboard the Abeona, the Dorset and the Porter. There is an historic plaque at the First Landing site to commemorate the event. In the years since, Port Lincoln has evolved into one of the nation's biggest combined agricultural, fishing and aquaculture industries, with tourism becoming a major contributor towards the local economy. Port Lincoln offers ample opportunities to explore its unique blend of cultures and storied past. The local culture, traditions and storied past can be experienced during visits to any of Port Lincoln's scenic and informative museums. The Axel Stenross Museum is filled with maritime history, relics and artefacts from windjammer days. The Koppio Smithy National Trust Museum is a vast, Heritage-listed, open-air museum nestled amidst the rolling hills of Koppio, and replete with buildings and artefacts representing the early pioneer heritage of Eyre Peninsula. The Mt. Dutton Bay Woolshed Museum is a Heritage-listed 'working' museum consisting of hundreds of local artefacts depicting the history of Port Lincoln's historic shearing, farming and fishing era. The National Trust 'Mill Cottage' offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the pioneering life of the Bishop family, one of Port Lincoln's first settlement families, during a visit to their 1866 home. The Railway Museum provides an authentic setting for many of the museum displays, with many internal features still intact from the days when it was an active railway station. Port Lincoln is home to 148,263 acres (60,000 hectares) of national parks, with abundant beaches, local wildlife, flora and fauna, 250 bird species, and breath-taking panoramic vistas of Boston Bay, Spencer Gulf and beyond. Port Lincoln National Park, Coffin Bay National Park and Kellidie Bay Conservation Park are all located nearby, and represent a unique opportunity to explore Port Lincoln's exquisite natural and coastal beauty. Land-based outdoor excursions include bird-watching, scenic walking tours, off-road 4WD excursions and wildlife tours at the Glen-Forest Tourist Park and Wilderness Wanders Adventure Tours, or a relaxing round of golf at the Port Lincoln Golf Club, located 6.2 miles (10 kilometres) from Port Lincoln. The abundant blue waters off Port Lincoln, Boston Bay, Spencer Gulf and the ocean beyond are ideally-suited for aquaculture tours, windsurfing, surfing, snorkelling, scuba-diving, fishing, boating, sailing, swimming with bluefin tuna at Swim with the Tuna, and shark cage-diving and swimming with sea lions, seals, rays, and grouper at Calypso Star Charters and Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions. Due to its compact size, Port Lincoln can be easily explored in just a single day.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

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Excursions depuis Port Lincoln

Blue Fin Tuna Swim

Enjoy Port Lincoln's Tuna Farm where you will have the opportunity to interact with giant tuna.

Port Lincoln Tuna Farm

Board a catamaran for a short cruise directly from your ship to the Port Lincoln Tuna Farm. While travelling across the marvelous clear waters your captain will tell you about the tuna industry that is vital to Port Lincoln's economy. After arriving at the farm you can learn more about the various fish co-existing in the ocean rings that make up the farm - such as the ocean snapper and trevally as the skipper walks you around the platform.

You can watch this giant tuna from the underwater glass viewing area and hand-feed them from the platform - it is quite a thrill to hand feed one of the ocean's fastest fish. For the ultimate thrill, more adventurous guests can swim with these giant tuna that swim at lightning speed and blinding reflexes, also see the amazing colour of this sea life.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are available for your enjoyment during your time at the tuna farm.

After this experience you can sit back and relax as you cruise back to the ship.

Please note: This tour involves swimming and snorkelling. Guests wishing to enter the water should be physically fit and able to swim and climbing in and out of the catamaran requires agility. Guests do not have to swim or snorkel. This tour is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair or guests with limited mobility. Tour includes a mask, snorkel and wetsuit. Please wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, a light jacket or sweatshirt, deck shoes or rubber-soled shoes and bring a towel from the ship. Guest must sign a waiver to participate.

A Snapshot of Port Lincoln

View scenic Port Lincoln and the marina on this panoramic tour before a visiting the Stenross Maritime Museum.

Port Lincoln Marina

Depart pier by coaster for a picturesque tour of Port Lincoln-Australia's seafood capital. Pass the marina, home to Australia's largest fishing fleet with a diverse range of fishing boats. On the way pass many luxurious houses with their cruising yachts and boats. Winters Hill provides a panoramic vista west across Lower Eyre Peninsula and south to the wind farm and rugged coastline of Fishery Bay.

Stenross Maritime Museum

Next stop at the Stenross Maritime Museum you will gain an excellent insight to the shipping, fishing and boating history of the region.

Board the coaster for the short ride back to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and is up to the guests discretion at the Stenross Maritime Museum. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility however gests must be able to negotiate the steps on/off the coaster.

A Taste of Port Lincoln

Discover the unique flavours of Port Lincoln during this half-day, food and wine tasting excursion.

Port Lincoln

Depart the pier for a scenic, approximately 30-minute sightseeing drive through Port Lincoln, home to Australia's largest fishing fleet, cruising yachts, numerous seafood restaurants and a prized local wine region.

Boston Bay Winery

Next, proceed for a visit to the award-winning Boston Bay Winery. Upon arrival, renowned seafood chef and local celebrity Tony Ford prepares splendid selections of locally-caught seafood paired with Boston Bay Winery vintages. At the conclusion of your food and wine tasting excursion, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least 21 years old to participate in tastings of alcoholic beverages. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Coffin Bay and Oysters

Explore the splendid beauty and flavours of Port Lincoln during this picturesque sightseeing tour.

Coffin Bay and Oyster Shead

Depart the pier for the approximately 30-minute drive to the small coastal village of Coffin Bay. Enjoy an informative commentary from your local guide en route to the Oyster Sheds. At the Oyster Sheds, set out on a 45-minute interpretive tour showcasing the oyster industry in Port Lincoln. The highlight of the tour is the fresh oyster tasting-harvested in the morning.

Re-boarding the coach, travel through the town of Coffin Bay, in this tiny vacation village, the native wildlife reigns supreme and can be seen casually foraging amongst residents' gardens as you explore the town.

Coffin Bay National Park

Continue into the Coffin Bay National Park for a panoramic drive highlighting native flora and wildlife. Experience the extreme diversity of the National Park with its ever-changing landscapes of exposed surf beaches and sheltered seas, with an abundance of wildlife and native flora. Visit a scenic lookout, and stroll the wooden boardwalk to appreciate the panoramic views of the National Park.

From the cliff top, you will view Almonta-one of the world's most pristine beaches. It is often filled with migratory sea birds. Visit this wonderful National Park coastline (time and weather permitting). From here, you'll re-board the coach and travel back to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. The visit to the National Park coastline is subject to weather conditions. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Space on this tour is limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

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