Dolphin and Seal Swim Reef Snorkel Boat Tour Mornington Peninsula
Avoid the crowds on a fast, up close and personal wildlife experience on a remarkable 2-hour snorkelling tour for up to 12x guests beside the stunning Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.
You're guaranteed to have a good time on one of our fun, swift and stable rigid inflatable boats (RIB) during a WaterMaarq tour. With no crowds, no hassle and almost no sea-sickness, enjoy a zoom across the bay from Sorrento with less time in transit and more time snorkelling to explore the most amazing marine eco system known as the Great Southern Reef, with the incredible lifetime opportunity to swim with wild bottlenose dolphins and fur seals.
The tour departs from Sorrento, original land of the Boonwurrung people, site of the first European Settlement in 1803, and passes beneath the up to 20-million year old unique calcarenite cliffs of the Mornington Peninsula National Park. Beneath the water lay the vast chain of the Great Southern Reef and its unusual yet often majestic marine life.
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What's included :
- 2-hour snorkelling experience by boat
- Professional local guide
- Use of Snorkelling equipment
- Safety equipment and pre-tour briefings
- Opportunity to swim with wild dolphins
What's excluded :
- Transportation to/from attractions
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: WaterMaarq, Esplanade Sorrento Pier, Sorrento, Victoria 3943 Australia
Make your way to Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula to meet your local guide and the Captain of your Eco RIB boat. Sorrento is around a 1.5hr drive from Melbourne.
Meeting at the Sorrento Pier at least 25 minutes before departure (allow more time in summer), you’ll be greeted by your Guide and introduced to fellow guests.
Slip into your wetsuit and listen to a short briefing on what to expect during the 2-hour boat excursion. Hop in to the boat and take your seat; it may be a lively ride.
Join a boutique tour with just twelve guests and enjoy a remarkable snorkelling experience.
Extending around Australia’s southern coastline is a series of reefs holding some of the most productive ecosystems on the planet. The Great Southern Reef features extensive kelp seaweed forests that support many marine species that are not found anywhere else on Earth.
Home to a variety of marine life including fur seals, zebra fish, little penguins, bottlenose dolphins, rays, giant cuttlefish, spider crabs, sponges, kelp and seadragons. You’ll be smiling from ear to ear swimming freely with entertaining seals, listen curiously to the grunts and clicks of fish working the reef and be mesmerised by the rich colours you could never have imagined live beneath the surface.
Snorkel on the surface with your expert guide and feel safe looking at local marine wildlife. Travelling aboard our RIB boat, you’ll get away from it all and enjoy a local adventure. Spend an exciting couple of hours on the vast Port Phillip Bay, snorkelling by boat along the Mornington Peninsula. Swim with seals and fish species found only in temperate waters.
Your friendly crew will guide you as you explore the incredible diversity and magic of our mysterious underwater world.
Duration: 25 minutes
Pass By: Mornington Peninsula National Park, Cape Schanck Rd, Cape Schanck, Victoria Australia
Cruise by the 20-million year old coastal cliffs and admire from the boat the stunning scenery of the national parklands.
Stop At: Pope's Eye, Port Phillip Bay, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225 Australia
Snorkel the waters to see the incredible colour and vibrant marine life of Pope's Eye Marine Park, a wonderful experience on the Great Southern Reef chain.
Duration: 25 minutes
Departure Point :WaterMaarq, Esplanade, Sorrento Pier, Sorrento VIC 3943, Australia
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Please dress comfortably and warmly
- Please bring swimmers, a towel, a hat, sunglasses, camera and your own re-usable water bottle
- Guests must have basic swimming skills as a minimum. Snorkel tours do not cater for people with no swimming ability. The Captain retains the right to refuse passage
- Guests with back, neck, shoulder or heart conditions, those who are pregnant or who have injuries/conditions that may cause a risk to their health are advised to not do these tours, or do so at their own risk
- Sea conditions can be unpredictable at times, this may cause physical injury, psychological stress or motion sickness
- Tours are rarely cancelled, the experience provider will reschedule your tour only in the case of severe weather which would make the tour unsafe
- Subject to minimum numbers and may be rescheduled if minimum numbers are not met
- Dolphins often appear, but as they are wild animals do not always appear on tour, therefore dolphin sightings and swims cannot be guaranteed. Tours are conducted under strict permit conditions and must be followed for all dolphin swim and watching experiences without variation
- The supplier reserves the right to substitute the vessel and / or change the day’s itinerary without notice
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Tours depart at the scheduled time and will not wait for late guests
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- WaterMaarq is an Australian Tourism Industry Council certified COVID Clean Practicing Business.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.