Cuttlefish season has arrived. The Eyre Peninsula is home to the largest mass gathering of cuttlefish in the world. Every year between mid-April and August, thousands of magnificent cuttlefish migrate across the South Australian coast to reproduce. Luckily for us, we can jump in the water and spot these magical sea creatures in all their beauty.
If you’re keen to get to swim with schools of cuttlefish, then we recommend booking yourself onto a guided snorkelling or diving tour through Whyalla Diving Services, which starts at $130 per adult. Spots for these tours tend to fill up quickly though, so be sure to plan your visit well in advance.
If swimming with the cuttlefish isn’t for you, but you’d still like to see them, you can now jump on this brand-new boating experience run by Cutty’s Boat Tours. Once onboard, you’ll depart from Point Lowly, which is 25 minutes outside of Whyalla.
Your captain won’t only take you to where the action is happening, but will also share their knowledge on cuttlefish and the surrounding seas. Here, you can spot the giant cuttlefish from the glass-bottom boat and stay dry while you’re at it. Tickets are $59 for adults and $39 for kids aged 5-16.
Cuttlefish tour season officially starts on April 15 and runs through until August.