Enjoy a three houre luxury cruise visiting Port Phillip Bays Fur Seals, Sea Bird colony and watch wild Dolphins swim beneath the boat. During this cruise you will be amazed at the friendliness of the dolphins and seals. You will also be amazed about how close you can get to these truly wild creatures, our guides will help you take some very memorable photos, and tell you about some interesting facts on these friendly seals.
Our tour commences with an introductory on board safety briefing, covering all the facilities, cafe and the best places to observe the animals.
Then cruising past the amazing cliff top homes and private beaches off Sorrento and Portsea, on our way out into the sheltered shallows of Port Phillip Bay. With your family and friends we head off to Chinaman's Hat, a local spot where the ever curious Australian Fur Seals are waiting to show you some amazing sights.
From Chinaman's Hat, we cruise over to Popes Eye Marine Park for a look at the Australasian Gannet colony, where our guides will share with you some interesting and educational facts about these amazing sea birds, and shear with you the history or this historic Marine Park dating back to the 1800's.
From here on, we cruise magnificent Port Phillip Bay in search of the inspiring Bottlenose Dolphins that we affectionately call our friends. There is no need to jump into the water; our technique will place you right next to the action - where you will have a fantastic view into the world of the dolphins.
You have the freedom to walk around the boat and enjoy the many changing sights; our friendly crew will be serving morning or afternoon tea and some very warming hot drinks.
The memories of this experience will remain with you forever and you too will have photos and stories to share among your fellow travelers.
NOTE: The 2013 - 2014 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2013 - 31st March 2014. The 2014 - 2015 season rates commence on the 1st April 2014.
Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula.
Cruises depart daily from October to April at 9:00am and 1:00pm.
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
Although our beautiful boat is licensed for 80 guests you will usually find about 25 to 30 guests on board, this allows you to relax and have the freedom to enjoy all the facilities, and not to mention experience the marine environment in small groups, with qualified and experienced guides. You will actually have more room here than on a small boat.
Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Our tours are suitable for all fitness levels, sizes and ages. However due to the nature of the experience, we are unable to cater for wheelchair bound guests, however this activity is suitable for guests with limited mobility, all our bathroom and shower facilities are suitable. Under cover seating is readily available on our lower deck; our sun deck is fitted with lounges for your comfort. All external walkways are fitted with rails to ensure your safety and freedom whilst on board.
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
We advise guests to bring warm clothing, as we do experience coll sea breezes. Flat shoes are recommended
Tour Price includes morning or afternoon tea and all marine park entry fees.
Please note that tours are only operated from September to April each year.
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"Hi we had a fantastic time. The employees, food, cruise we had the best experience we have had in a long time would recommend to anyone and we hope do go again.
The whole deal was awesome thanks to all involved Janine." Janine (New South Wales, Australia.)
"This is a really well organised tour. An absolute great time was had by all 21 of us on this tour. I was travelling on my own and really enjoyed sharing this experience with other people. "Wombat" our guide did a fantastic job of cooking, giving info and driving, an absolute star !!
Especially enjoyed Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur and Wineglass bay. If your looking for a compact 6 day tour to explore Tasmania then this is it." Mick (Gold Coast, Australia.)
"I wanted to send you a note to say THANKYOU for all the care taken with our booking.
We had an absolutely incredible evening and our faces were sore from smiling and laughing afterwards!
We will be sure to contact you again when we're planning our next adventure!
Thanks a million and all the best xo" Merly (Australia)
"It was perfect. Really impressed with the whole experience from dealing with you (Australian Explorer) to the driver. Will definitely use this service again. Thanks." Jacqui (Australia)
"Australian Explorer were courteous, very helpful and pleasant to deal with and best of all, we booked our tour over the phone!!! I’m absolutely delighted that we’ve got it booked and all the confirmation emails and the necessary voucher have been processed and sent directly to my inbox – brilliant service!" Kate (Australia)