Located at the southern tip of South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula, the sweeping coastline of this bustling port offers a stunning natural setting. Port Lincoln proudly lays claim to the title of “Australia’s seafood capital” for having a vast variety of seafood harvested from the beautiful pristine waters surrounding the Eyre Peninsula’s west coast. The town also offers museums, art galleries and some great fishing spots.
The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.
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Minimal Activity Required
Take a walking history lesson with your fifth-generation local guide. Hear about a side of Port Lincoln overlooked by the unguided visitor. This insightful and entertaining tour will offer a very personal view of the city.
You will hear about the stories, people and history that make Port Lincoln so interesting, and discover some of the events and personalities which shaped the early days of this region. You will enjoy this easy paced walk, surrounded by stunning scenery, where you will experience Port Lincoln’s fascinating past and vibrant present.
Your guided visit ends in town, where you might want to stay to explore some more on your own, or take the shuttle back to the ship.
Please note: This tour involves 1.5 hours of walking (less than 1 mile or 1.5 km) on mostly level surfaces with some steps. Weather appropriate clothing that should include a water/wind proof jacket; sun protection; and comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended.
Enjoy the beauty of Coffin Bay National Park. Spot the native wildlife including kangaroos, emus, and amazing birdlife and savor the famous Coffin Bay Oysters. Don’t forget your camera as there are many great photo opportunities on this tour.
Travel 27 miles west to Coffin Bay, home of the famous Coffin Bay Oysters and journey through the Coffin Bay National Park looking out for Emus, Kangaroos, Goannas and a multitude of birdlife. See where the Abalone Divers launch their boats to access their remote dive sites for their prize catch before moving onto the stunning Almonta Beach with its backdrop of majestic sand dunes. Here, the white sand stretches as far as the eye can see with Golden Island taking pride of place. You may see dolphins, seals and schools of salmon swimming along if you venture down onto this magnificent beach or perhaps you may just want to drink in the natural beauty from above.
Is a short drive to the spectacular views of Point Avoid with its rugged limestone cliffs - a stark contrast to Almonta Beach. Then, you travel back to Coffin Bay for an informative, interesting and tasty tour of an Oyster Farm. Here you will learn the history and technique of growing famous Coffin Bay Oysters followed by an oyster tasting.
As you travel back to Port Lincoln, stop at Winter Hill Lookout, for a panoramic view. From the lookout you will see the city, and the bay with a fantastic overview of your ship.
Please note: This tour is mostly panoramic, with a few photo stops and walking/standing for approximately 45 minutes at the oyster farm. Weather appropriate clothing that should include a water/wind proof jacket; sun protection and comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.
This panoramic and informative tour of Port Lincoln introduces you to Australia’s Seafood Capital and its highlights.
From the largest commercial fishing fleet in Australia to the Lost Fisherman’s Memorial, this tour will share everything about Port Lincoln. You will see the fish processing area, sporting precinct, luxury real estate and learn about the Champion Horse, Makybe Diva. Your guide will share interesting facts about the town, the fishing industry, the local tuna barons and many other interesting facts.
Please note: There is minimal walking on this tour. Tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair and are able to make their own way on and off transportation. Guests must be self-sufficient, or if assistance is required, they should travel with a companion who can provide this. Weather appropriate clothing that should include a water/wind proof jacket; sun protection and comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.
Seafood and wine lovers, enjoy a short orientation drive through Port Lincoln, sample some local seafood prepared by a local chef and taste the local wines at an award-winning winery.
Starting out at the Marina you will view the largest commercial fishing fleet in Australia and hear all about the fishing practices of the prawn and tuna fleets. You will then travel through the fish processing area of Port Lincoln before heading up to Winter Hill Lookout for stunning 360 degree panoramic views and a great photo opportunity. From the lookout you will see tuna rings in the distance and kingfish rings in the Bay with a fantastic overview of your ship.
Next, you will travel to the award-winning Boston Bay Winery along the North Shore passing some luxury real estate along the way. Your host at the winery, Tony Ford, is the owner and a recognized Seafood Chef. He will not only keep you entertained but will also cook up three seafood dishes to be sampled with a variety of local vintages while drinking in the views.
Following your time a Boston Bay Winery, you will be transported back to the pier.
Please note: Walking on this tour is mostly at guest’s discretion at the winery. Weather appropriate clothing that should include a water/wind proof jacket; sun protection and comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended
A most enjoyable tour with great photo opportunities is yours today. See the sites, meet the native animals and taste the local wines.
Your tour begins with a short scenic drive around Port Lincoln with a stop at Wintershill Lookout. From here you will have a great photo opportunity looking back to the town with your ship in the background.
Next, it’s onto Glenforest Tourist Park. Here you can hand feed kangaroos and see other native Australian animals including dingoes, wombats and emus. This is your chance to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s iconic wildlife. The park also has camels, horses, goats and other domestic animals and is located in the hills behind Port Lincoln and surrounded by the vines of Lincoln Estate Wines.
This family owned and operated winery uses the Mediterrean-style climate to bring life to the grape varieties that thrive in this fresh sea air. At Lincoln Estate, you will be warmly welcomed and treated to a wine tasting of the season’s vintage along with some cheese.
Please note: Most walking on this tour is at guests’ discretion during free time. Tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair and are able to make their own way on and off transportation. Guests must be self-sufficient, or if assistance is required, they should travel with a companion who can provide this. Weather appropriate clothing that should include a water/wind proof jacket; sun protection; and comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended.
Journey through time and learn about the interesting maritime history of Port Lincoln.
Your first stop is Axel Stenross Maritime Museum – named after a Finnish boat builder who relocated to Port Lincoln in 1927. The museum is housed in a classic ‘bloke’s shed’ and is filled with exhibits and artifacts from Port Lincoln’s maritime past. Included is the history of boat building by Axel Stenross and his original blacksmiths shop along with his living quarters. Your visit to the museum includes a short video presentation followed by a guided tour by one of the passionate museum members.
Following your visit to the museum, rejoin your coach and venture down to the marina – home of the largest commercial fishing fleet in the southern hemisphere. Learn about the origins of the Port Lincoln tuna industry which has made many self-made millionaires. In fact, Port Lincoln was once known as having the most millionaires per capita in Australia. At the marina, you will disembark the coach for guided stroll along the prawn wharf – the prawn fishery being one of the best self-managed and self-regulated fishing industries in the world. You’ll also stop at the Fishermen’s Monument, paying respect to the many who have lost their lives at sea. A beautiful sculpture represents the anguish of those anxiously waiting on the shore, for the return of their loved ones at sea. Large stones surround the central sculpture, bearing the names of the men and boats that have never returned.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 1-hour of walking/standing on mostly level surfaces with a few steps. Weather appropriate clothing that should include a water/wind proof jacket; sun protection; and comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended.
Terms & Conditions:
Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. Concierge benefits do not apply to Executive Collection private cars or other private arrangements. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.