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Port Phillip Bay: Our most recommended tours and activities

Sorrento: 1.5-Hour Dolphin and Seal Eco Adventure Cruise

1. Sorrento: 1.5-Hour Dolphin and Seal Eco Adventure Cruise

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.

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Sorrento: 1.5-Hour Port Phillip Bay Adventure Cruise

2. Sorrento: 1.5-Hour Port Phillip Bay Adventure Cruise

Your tour commences with an introductory on-board safety briefing, before cruising past the amazing cliff top mansions out into the sheltered shallows of Port Phillip Bay. With your family or friends, you will head off to Chinaman's Hat, a local spot where the ever-curious Australian fur seals are waiting to show off their way of life. From Chinaman's Hat, cruise over to Popes Eye at the Marine National Park for a look at the Australasian gannets, where your guides will share with you some interesting and educational facts about these amazing birds. From there, you'll cruise the magnificent Port Phillip Bay in search of the inspiring bottle nosed dolphins. There is no need to jump into the water; the captain's technique will place you right next to the action where you will receive a fantastic view into the world of the dolphins and seals. At the conclusion of your guided insight into Australia's flora and fauna, you will be returned to your point of origin.

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From Melbourne: Phillip Island and Brighton Beach Day Trip

3. From Melbourne: Phillip Island and Brighton Beach Day Trip

Spend the day exploring Phillip Island and Brighton Beach on this day trip from Melbourne. See native wildlife at the Wildlife Park and coastal views at Brighton Beach, Nobbies Boardwalk, and Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Start the day by being picked up by an air-conditioned vehicle with free wi-fi and head to Brighton Beach. Explore the area and take photos of the iconic Brighton beach boxes. From here, you can also see views of the Melbourne skyline. Next is a visit to Phillip Island Wildlife Park. Here you can see over 100 species of Australian animals who live on the 60-acre property. There will be time to purchase lunch here before driving to the next location. Stop at Nobbies Tourist and Information Center to learn about Nobbies Blowhole and Seal Rock precinct. Then walk along Nobbies Boardwalk and enjoy coastal views. After a relaxing walk along Nobbies Boardwalk, visit Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Purchase dinner at the venue before watching the penguins emerge from the rolling waves and make their way across the sand to their burrows. From here, head back to Melbourne and be dropped off at your accommodation.

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Mornington Peninsula Paddle, Pinot & Pools - Full Day

4. Mornington Peninsula Paddle, Pinot & Pools - Full Day

Discover the best of the Mornington Peninsula on this ultimate adventurous day out like no other and explore the best of the Mornington Peninsula on this day trip. Enjoy an incredible day of paddleboarding, a winery visit, a coastal hike, and bathing at the hot springs Meet your guide on the beautiful beaches of the Mornington Peninsula where you can try out standup paddleboarding with a certified instructor. After a short introduction and safety briefing, you'll have time to get kitted out before taking to the waters. Keep an eye out for the famous colorful bathing boxes nearby, as well as the dolphins who regularly visit the area. After drying off, hop back in the vehicle and drive along the coast looking out over Port Philip Bay. Pay a visit to one of the region's best wineries, Trofeo Estate. Here, enjoy a sensational gourmet picnic lunch and relax in the winery's gardens. After lunch, continue to the south of the Peninsula and on to Cape Schanck. Spend a few hours hiking through coastal nature trails to the breathtaking Bushrangers Bay. See wildlife like kangaroos and wallabies before arriving at the viewpoint. Admire breathtaking coastal scenery, with a deserted beautiful white-sand beach and turquoise blue rock pools. Following all that action, chill out at the Peninsula Hot Springs. Kick back and relax with over 50 different bathing experiences, including an amphitheater of geothermal pools, before returning to McCrae where your adventure started.

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Mornington Peninsula: Guided Local Food & Wine Cycling Tour

5. Mornington Peninsula: Guided Local Food & Wine Cycling Tour

Start your guided food and wine bike tour at Arthurs Seat on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Embark on a fantastic route past some of the most idyllic scenery you could ever hope to pedal through. Cycle mostly on dirt paths and mainly downhill. Begin the day with incredible views from Port Phillip Bay to the city. Enjoy a leisurely cycle, pass vineyards, berry farms and local produce stores. Stop for a relaxed vineyard pizza lunch with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink.  Have time to enjoy leisurely wine tastings with extraordinary views to match. Try local Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays this area has become famous for. After the wine tastings, wrap up a brilliant day with a lift back to your vehicle at Arthurs Seat.

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