Long Lunch in Coffin Bay

Coffin Bay is home to Eyre Peninsula’s world-famous oyster industry. Known as the Australia’s Seafood Frontier, fly into this remote paradise on our private aircraft for an incredible day of wild and rugged beauty. Explore pristine beaches, witness iconic Australian wildlife and sip on locally produced wines.

Fill your stomach with an array of fresh prawns, mussels, squid and crab – your taste buds will lead the way. Hit the water to learn about the oyster farming process, how the oysters are prepared for market, and sample plump, juicy oysters straight from the ocean. A true ocean to plate experience for the seafood enthusiast in one of South Australia’s most unspoiled regions.

Dine and Explore Australia's Seafood Frontier

Pricing from $2595 per person – Maximum group size 8 travellers

Dates available on request for private departures

Departing from Essendon Airport, you will be escorted to your plane. After a briefing, it is time to hit the skies and enjoy your flight along some of Australia’s most spectacular coastal scenery. Take in the stark contracts of sunburnt land with turquoise waters, sheer jagged cliffs meet with aggressive ocean swells. As you reach the Southern Eyre Peninsula, the sapphire waters will showcase schools of salmon, tuna farms, fishing boats and if you are lucky, the silhouette of a great white shark or two. As you descend into stunning Coffin Bay, the crystal waters lined with oyster farms will greet you – it is time to immerse yourself into the Eyre Peninsula’s world-famous oyster industry.

After landing, you will be met and transferred to Coffin Bay National Park where you’re sure to see kangaroos, emus, reptiles and birdlife… all while enjoying spectacular coastal cliffs, and crystal-clear waters fringed by sparkling white beaches. Cheese and wine pairing will be waiting for you in a spectacularly beautiful location. Taste wines from a local vineyard as you absorb this rare maritime wilderness area.

Lunch today is fresh seafood platters at Coffin Bay 1802 Oyster Bar & Restaurant (or similar) overlooking the pristine waters and oyster leases that have made the town, and its world-famous oysters. This afternoon, we excite you with a cruise where you will be joining a local oyster farmer and cruising out to ‘The Brothers’ islands to observe the seabirds, seals and dolphins that call this area home.

Whilst cruising, learn about the humble oyster, the process of farming these oysters, shuck your own oysters and of course, oyster tasting – the freshest oysters you have ever tasted. Your expert oyster farmer loves explaining how and what they are doing to keep their industry sustainable for years to come and how they are lessening the impact on the environment. The larger island of ‘The Brothers’ in the Mount Dutton Bay Conservation Park, is of paleontological significance because of the presence of sub-fossil bones of six species, including an extinct kangaroo and a giant flightless bird. Elegant bottle-nosed Dolphins are common within the turquoise Coffin Bay waterways, and common dolphins are frequently seen in offshore waters. Please note the cruise is weather dependent.

After an enjoyable afternoon, it is time to say goodbye to this contrasting peninsula as you transfer back to the airport for your onward flight.

Departures

Dates available on request for private departures

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions:

  • Private aircraft hire including crew and crew allowances
  • All landing and aircraft fees
  • Private transportation
  • Private sightseeing
  • Morning tea, lunch and oyster tasting
  • Aviation fuel charges, landing fees
  • All currently applicable taxes, fuel and maintenance, air navigation and airport charges, handling
  • Passenger insurances

Exclusions:

  • Meals and beverages not mentioned above
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Expenditure of a personal nature such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, tipping etc
  • Fuel price surcharges