Are you a member of a club or group looking for a new place to visit?
The Sea Rescue Squadron welcomes visitors to our Operations Base on Barcoo Road West Beach.
You will visit our operations centre and radio base where one of our experienced radio operators will talk to you about the different types of radios that we use and their coverage. Your guide will be happy to answer any questions that you have at this time.
A video about our activities and history will also be shown in the centre. You will also enjoy one of the best sea views in South Australia.
Then it’s off to the Headquarters building where, providing there are no functions taking place you will see our function centre and hire venues.
A few steps further on are the boat sheds where we keep two of our six Rescue Boats. Your guide will tell you about the boats and their tow vehicles and you will be permitted to climb aboard to look around. Normally at this time there are many questions from our visitors that your guide will be happy to answer.
Squadron tours are a fundraising service provided by Volunteers and we ask that your group offers a donation to the Squadron.
Squadron visits are normally limited to 15 people however if you have a larger group let us know. We will then provide another volunteer guide and split your group so that everyone can enjoy the tour.
The operations centre is upstairs however we provide a chair lift for those that require this service.
Squadron tours are only provided on Weekdays as our boats carry out their on water patrols on the weekends. Tours take approximately 90 minutes and are available from 10 A.M. to 3.30 P.M
As we are next to the sea you can expect high winds and cold weather on some days. If the weather looks a little nasty we advise you to dress accordingly. For those who wish to board the boats the wearing of non-slip shoes is advised.
Please note that as an Emergency Service there are times when our radio operators are busy coordinating a rescue. There may also be times when a boat is not available due to an on water rescue. While we try to ensure that you see as much as possible on your tour, we cannot guarantee that a boat is always available and that radio operators are able to spend time with you.
On the other hand you might be lucky enough to see a boat launched or retrieved or hear a call from a boatie asking for help.
Come and visit us – Contact us on 8295-5072 and request a guide to call to arrange your tour or complete the enquiry form below.