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Tour Itinerary

Giant Cuttlefish Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

Tours operate in Autumn and Winter.

Our Giant Cuttlefish glass-bottom tours go for 45 minutes, this allows us plenty of time to spend with the Cuttlefish which are usually quite close by. We depart Stony Point, near Point Lowly lighthouse, approximately 35kms from Whyalla.

Prepare to be enlightened and entertained aboard our glass-bottom boat, where our knowledgeable tour guides will whisk you away to a world beneath the water. With safety as our top priority, you can relax and soak in the sights while our experts unveil the hidden marvels lurking beneath your very feet. Get ready for an educational journey like no other, where curiosity is encouraged, questions are welcomed, and discoveries await at every turn.

Departing from the Stony Point launch site, conveniently located just 35 kilometers from Whyalla. To ensure you don’t miss out on any of the excitement, we kindly request that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour departure time.

Don’t miss out on the chance for adventure! Click ‘Book Now’ to secure your spot on our fantastic glass-bottom boat tour. Choose your tour day and time, pay the full tour fee, and we’ll see you at Stony Point before you know it!

View our FAQ section below to find answers to all your enquiries about the tour.

Well worth the visit

Our family had such a great time, thank you. So much great information. The cuttlefish were nearly at their end so it was a good time to finish the season.

Thank you for your care

We were very excited to realise our trip across the Nullarbor coincided with this annual event. Your glass-bottom boat allowed us to experience the amazing natural phenomenon in safety and comfort. Thank you for your care and respect for the environment. I’m confident in knowing I’ll be able to show it to future generations.

This was well worth doing

We learnt so much more than if we were in a wetsuit!

What an adventure

Well done to you all, you do an amazing job, I loved my adventure and the coffee, WOW, I would drive out just for the coffee. Definitely will be back next season, and will do it earlier in the season to see the difference. See you next year.

Absolute Legends

I was lucky enough to board the boat FIVE separate times this cuttlefish season and each time I thoroughly enjoyed the experience! The knowledge the guides have on this incredible species is commendable as is your clear and engaging ability to share this information with each guest who boards Cuttys Boat Tours.
A heartfelt 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗸𝘆𝗼𝘂 for creating a wonderfully inclusive experience for those in our community of all levels of ability.

Thank You

We had a wonderful experience last Sunday - well worth the trip from Adelaide.

Excellent Service

It is fantastic having you here on Eyre Peninsula, and your excellent service was truly appreciated. You're a great asset when it comes to caring for our cuttlefish.

Great commentary

A most excellent way to observe these amazing creatures. Added to that is our guide was very informative and often humorous commentary. Worth doing. Put it on your travel list for next year.

This is a wonderful tour!

And you don't get freezing wet either.

Well done Cuttys!

This is the best tour I’ve done. It was a fantastic view of these amazing cuttlefish. Great to see them in their breeding habitats and so busy doing their thing from the boat. I felt like I saw everything and got lots of information offered in a very amusing way. Can’t recommend it enough. Great the public can experience this in an environmental sensitivity.

Would absolutely recommend it

We made a special trip to Whyalla from Adelaide just to do this tour and were not disappointed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the departure point?

If you are coming from Whyalla, head north (back towards Port Augusta) on the Lincoln Highway for approximately 12km then turn right onto Point Lowly Road towards Port Bonython/Point Lowly which is clearly signed. It’s then approximately 23km to Point Lowly.

If you are coming from Port Augusta, Point Lowly Road will be in your left, approximately 12km before you get to Whyalla. The signage at the turn-off to Port Bonython/Point Lowly is very clear.

Keep a look-out for the Cuttys signage following the big red arrows to Stony Point, your tour departure location.

View map of Departure Point.

View detailed directions to Cuttys launch site.

What time should I arrive?

Please aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time.

How long does it take to get there from Whyalla?

Most people can drive to the departure point comfortably in 25-30 minutes. 

How long does it take to get there from Port Augusta?

Depending on traffic, allow an hour to get there from Port Augusta.

What should I wear?

Even though the boat has plenty of protection, please wear ‘weather appropriate’ clothing including warm clothes or rain jackets for cold weather, hats and sunscreen if it’s sunny.

Please note: Depending on the weather you may get wet feet boarding the boat so please be prepared to roll up your pants and remove your shoes. We will provide a towel to dry your feet again.

What should I bring with me?

Other than suitable clothing, you may want to bring a drink bottle and a camera to take photos. Nothing else is required.

Will I get my feet wet?

If you have ever owned a boat, there is always a chance. Our boat deck is solid, but the path to get there can be a bit rocky. Let's keep it safe and comfy as we navigate our way to excitement. Say goodbye to those leather shoes and stilettos – they're not fit for this sea-faring journey!

Is there food and beverages available on site?

Yes! The Cuttys van is onsite, ready for you to check-in for your tour and offers a small range of locally sourced food and hot drinks to cater for the season.

Are there toilet facilities?

Yes! There are public toilets nearby.

Can I buy a gift voucher?

Yes, of course you can! We would love you to share the experience with your friends.

Email and we will arrange everything for you.

Boarding the Cuttys glass bottom Boat over the rocks at Point Lowly gallery

Map to Departure Point

Directions to Cuttys Tour Launch Site

Your Cuttlefish adventure awaits

Our tour departure point is at Stony Point which is approximately 20km of bitumen road driving from the B100 Lincoln Hwy turn-off, then down a short drive down an unsealed road (Cuttlefish Drive) to the coastline. Be aware that Cuttlefish Drive is a loop road that returns to the main road so skip the first turn-off.

Link to Google Maps location.

Directions in more detail:

  1. Turn onto Point Lowly Road (sometimes called Port Bonython Road or Inkerman Road).
  2. From Point Lowly Road, watch out for ‘Cuttys’ signs. Cuttlefish Drive is approximately 20km from B100 Lincoln Hwy. It is a loop road on your right, miss the first turn-off and take the second turn-off onto the unsealed exit. This turn-off has the big brown tourism sign that says Cuttlefish dive site. Here is also where you’ll see the first of our Cuttys directional signage, make sure you follow our red ‘Cuttys’ arrows from here.
  3. Continue on Cuttlefish Drive for 1.5km to Stony Point. There, you’ll find the tour carpark waiting for your adventure, along with the heavenly aroma wafting from Cuttys Coffee Van. Don’t let the unsealed road intimidate you; it’s smooth and can be conquered with ease even in a 2WD.
  4. Missed your exit onto Cuttlefish Drive? No worries, just enjoy the scenic route past the Santos refinery and accidentally discover the charming town of Point Lowly. Don’t worry about feeling lost; just backtrack 3.5km down Point Lowly Road, then take a left onto Cuttlefish Drive. Easy peasy, right?