Port Lincoln is a town of approximately 12,000 people and was originally considered a site for the state's capital. The township is located on the banks of beautiful Boston Bay which is three and a half times the size of Sydney Harbour. The town is the base for Australia's largest tuna fleet and tuna farming industry. Tuna fishing has been extremely lucrative in recent years and has created some of the wealthiest people in Australia. There are more millionaires per capita in Port Lincoln than anywhere else in Australia.
This morning we journey to the foot of the Eyre Peninsula and travel along the Whalers Way, a 14km long series of unsealed tracks which traverse through private property. This fully guided interpretive tour takes in the spectacular rugged coastal scenery of the area, with many points of interest and stunning views over the Southern Ocean. This is certainly one of the highlights of the tour!
After lunch we enjoy a sightseeing cruise across the beautiful waters of Boston Bay. Learn about the Tuna and Aquaculture Industries with expert local commentary. Also visit a purpose built Bluefin tuna farm and taste some fresh Tuna Sashimi.
We return to Port Lincoln later this afternoon for our second and final night in Australia's tuna fishing capital.