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  1. Australia
  2. Victoria, Australia
  3. Geelong
  4. Port Phillip Bay

Geelong: 1.5-Hour Dolphin and Seal Eco Adventure Cruise

Product ID: 284177
See an entertaining array of wildlife on a 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise for up to 12 guests. Sail the glorious coast of the Mornington Peninsula and southern Port Phillip Bay, admiring the playful seals and bottlenose dolphins.
About this activity
Duration: 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the beauty and richness of the bay, home to dolphins, seals, seabirds, and migrating whales
  • Enjoy a personalised experience in a small group with an expert guide
  • Marvel at the 20-million-year-old sandy cliffs from an eco-style rigid inflatable boat
Full description
On board the swift eco boat, cruise by the glorious coast of the Mornington Peninsula. Explore 20-million-year-old sandy cliffs, immaculate holiday homes, and pristine beaches. The coastline is part of the Point Nepean National Park and Port Phillip Bay, home to a variety of wildlife including seals, dolphins, occasional migrating whales, and over 70 different species of seabird.

Tour Port Phillip Bay and cruise by the Ticonderoga Bay Dolphin Sanctuary as you look at the cliffs leading to Point Nepean and the original defense forts precinct built to guard the entrance to Port Phillip Bay. Known as The Rip, this is where the waters of the bay meet the seas of Bass Strait. Passing by protected marine parks and Ramsar Convention wetlands, you'll enjoy 360-degree views from the open vessel.

During the summer months, the migratory shearwater birds congregate en masse with thousands upon thousands of birds rafting together on the water's surface. Australian fur seals, once hunted excessively for their pelts, are now fully protected and enjoy resting on a manmade haul-out platform in the bay. Here the seals get out of the water and rest after days of fishing. Seeing them up close you will be mesmerized by their presence and adore their features.

From around June through to August (winter), along the southern coast of Victoria, the waters are home to the migration passages of whales. Sightings of humpback, southern right and killer whales are increasing year on year. Visits into Port Phillip Bay are becoming more frequent and it's possible to gain some amazing sightings.
Includes
  • Qualified and experienced local guides
  • National park fees
  • Blankets and light spray jacket
  • Amazing photo opportunities
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Sorrento Pier, at the very end of the pier at the seaward end. Walk out the main pier and turn to the left hand side at the end. Your guide will meet you at the rigid inflatable eco boat. Sorrento is located on Victoria's spectacular Mornington Peninsula. Address: Sorrento Pier Esplanade Sorrento VIC 3943

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
Know before you go
• It is recommended to use the toilet facilities at the start of the Sorrento Pier before arriving at the meeting point
• It is highly recommended that you wear clothing that you don't mind getting wet, including shoes
• Children must be accompanied by an adult