Sail or Swim with Giant Cuttlefish

3 Days – Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th June 2024

Accommodation: Westland Hotel Motel Whyalla

Highlights of the tour:

  • «Every year between May and August, Giant Australian Cuttlefish migrate to shallow waters near Whyalla to breed. This is a unique spectacle and not replicated anywhere else. Thousands of cuttlefish make this journey. They grow up to 60 centimetres long and can weigh up to 5 kilograms. They have the unusual ability to change shape and colour to match their surroundings. The males even turn a fluorescent blue to attract a female mate. They are gentle creatures and don’t mind sharing the ocean with others, including us.
  • «See these amazing sea creatures from the comfort of a glass bottom boat. Watch them swim, change colour and mate (if you’re lucky).
  • «OPTIONAL/ALTERNATIVE TOUR; Instead of seeing the cuttlefish from the glass bottom boat, you may wish to snorkel with them instead. You must be a confident swimmer and be able to walk over beach rocks to get to the water, walk through the shallow water with flippers on and swim out to a depth of approximately 3 metres. Wet suits and liners are provided. A qualified guide accompanies you. Cost for the optional/alternative tour is $100.00 per person.
  • «Other highlights include: See the Pt Germain jetty, once the longest jetty in South Australia and still 1500 metres long.
  • «Visit Hummocks Hill Look Out at Whyalla at sunset and see the amazing colours over the round jetty, the town and the Steel Works.
  • «Visit the Whyalla Maritime Museum and learn about the Whyalla Steel Works and ship yards and ship building during World War Two.
  • «Tour of HMAS Whyalla, the first ship built at Whyalla during WW2.
  • «Visit Mount Laura Homestead Museum at Whyalla.


  • « Morning tea provided on Day 1
  • « Cooked and Continental breakfast on Day 2 and 3
  • « Lunch provided on Days 1 and 3
  • « Enjoy a two course dinner on Day 1 and 2
  • « Entrance to Museums/attractions listed
  • « Fully escorted with a tour host
  • « Deluxe coach travel


Twin/Double Share: $1,145 per person
Single Supplement: $180 for 2 nights