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Victoria, Australia Dolphin & whale watching

Our most recommended Victoria, Australia Dolphin & whale watching

Sorrento: 1.5-Hour Port Phillip Bay Adventure Cruise

1. 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.

Philip Island: Dolphin and Whale Cruise

2. Philip Island: Dolphin and Whale Cruise

Set sail on a winter dolphin and whale spotting adventure venturing past the sheer cliffs of Cape Woolamai and along Phillip Island’s southern coastline. Along the way, you’ll search for humpback and southern right whales on their annual migration route. Expert whale spotters will be on board to ensure that you don’t miss a whale sighting while on the cruise Search for dolphin pods as they eat and play in the ocean. In addition to whales and dolphins, you might also spot seals and see a range of birdlife including, wandering albatrosses, who are regularly spotted in the area. Enjoy complimentary tea, coffee, and afternoon tea, or a cold drink from the licensed bar as you cruise along the coastline. Along with the expert whale spotter, the captain will provide commentary along the way.

From Sorrento: 3-Hour Dolphin and Seal Swim Tour

3. From Sorrento: 3-Hour Dolphin and Seal Swim Tour

Departing from Sorrento Pier, enjoy a welcome tea or coffee, before venturing into the sheltered shallows of Port Phillip Bay to embark on an exciting once in a lifetime adventure.   Make your way to Chinaman's Hat, a man-made structure built to protect local Australian fur seals. Go for a snorkel in the structure’s shallow waters and get up close and personal with the ever-curious seals who are waiting to share their underwater world with you. Next, go for a swim with dolphins. Float on the water’s surface as these playful creatures swim beneath you and circle the group, showing off their amazing abilities. Finish your experience with a snorkel with the sea dragons, a unique species of seahorse native to the area, and discover the prehistoric looking creatures for yourself in their natural habitat.

Phillip Island: Whale Watching Boat Tour

4. Phillip Island: Whale Watching Boat Tour

Embark on a winter whale watching adventure discovering Phillip Island’s picturesque coastline. Phillip Island is a fantastic place to experience lots of Australia's wildlife and view picturesque coastal landscapes.  Search for Humpback and Southern Right Whales on their annual migration route. You might also see playful dolphins, curious seals and a variety of birdlife including the Wandering Albatross.  As you look out for marine life, enjoy a delicious morning tea. Tea and coffee is also available throughout the experience.

Queenscliff: Swim with Dolphins and Seals Snorkeling Tour

5. Queenscliff: Swim with Dolphins and Seals Snorkeling Tour

Your half-day tour starts with a snorkel at Popes Eye at the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park. Hone your snorkeling skills in its calm, shallow waters and swim with colorful fish.  After your confidence boost, take your snorkeling up a level to Chinaman’s Hat. Get to know the locals, around 40 young Australian fur seals, and explore their habitat with them. Continue to navigate the bay in search of dolphins. In keeping with regulations and respecting these elegant creatures, your instructor will ensure that both dolphins and snorkelers have a fun and safe experience. As you sail from spot to spot, keep lookout from the boat's rooftop viewing platform and watch the seals and dolphins at play. Relax in a hammock and listen to the expert crew as they describe and point out the remarkable marine wildlife.  To make the most of your day on the Bellarine Peninsula, opt for the round-trip transfer options from Geelong Station. Take the hassle out of navigating public transportation and relax on your ride in a tour bus to and from the national park. Suitable for all ages, sizes, and abilities, this swimming with dolphins experience is a perfect group activity for families or friends. Choose the snorkeling option for a thrill or the sightseeing option to just come along for the ride.  After your half-day snorkeling adventure is over, you will also have a few hours to explore the town, sample the local produce at the gourmet restaurants, and relax at one of the many beaches and parks which are within walking distance.

Wilsons Promontory: Whale Spotting Cruise with Lunch

6. Wilsons Promontory: Whale Spotting Cruise with Lunch

Set sail on a whale spotting cruise and keep an eye out for whales undertaking their annual migration. As you cruise, you’ll see coastal formations and remote beaches including, Rabbit Island, Sealers Cove, and Refuge Cove. Along the way, you’ll search for humpback and southern right whales on their annual migration route along the Wilsons Promontory coastline. In addition to whale spotting, you’ll search for diverse marine wildlife including, shy albatrosses, Australian fur seals, and dolphins. To make sure you don’t miss anything, the captain will provide commentary along the way. Enjoy morning tea and a homemade lunch as you cruise along the coastline.

Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula Waterbike Tour

7. Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula Waterbike Tour

After a safety briefing and operational overview, participants will be fitted to their waterbike and fitted with lifejackets before departing Sorrento Pier and heading south towards Capel Sound. The tour will continue south following the Millionaire's Walk along the Sorrento to Portsea cliff top and getting an insight into how Melbourne's elite spend time at their summer mansions. This stunning cliff top walk has historic significance as it was the first time the Union Jack was used to claim possession of Australia. Continuing along past Point King Beach and Shelley Beach, we will pull in alongside the Portsea Pier right out front of the huge, Tudor-style pub, The Portsea Hotel. We return towards Sorrento, perhaps accompanied at times by some of the Mornington Peninsulas Bottlenose Dolphins known to frequent this stretch of water and friends of our eco-friendly waterbikes. Giving way to the Queenscliff to Sorrento Searoad Ferries, we will finish back at the Sorrento Pier at the base of the Hotel Sorrento. A truely unique way to experience of some of the most popular destinations on the Mornington Peninsula.

Frankston: Port Phillip Bay Water Bike Tour

8. Frankston: Port Phillip Bay Water Bike Tour

After a safety briefing and operational overview, participants will be fitted to their waterbike and given lifejackets before departing from Frankston Pier with coffee or tea of choice. The tour will head out around the iconic Frankston Pier heading south towards the Olivers Hill scenic lookout. We will head towards Daveys Bay, home to Daveys Bay Yacht Club founded in 1909 and the historical jetty onstructed in the 1840s to ship his local produce to Melbourne. The Canadian Bay Club, formed in 1958, is our turnaround point. One of the founding members was Sir Laurence Hartnett, the then Managing Director of General Motors Holden and the designer and developer of the first Holden car. We return towards Frankston, perhaps accompanied at times by some of the Mornington Peninsulas Bottlenose Dolphins known to frequent this stretch of water and friends of our eco-friendly waterbikes. We we will finish back at the Frankston Pier

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Great service and conversation from the friendly crew on a comfortable boat. Commentary was clear and informative. Time was given to have a good look when whales were sighted. Seals and Dolphins also sighted. Fantastic experience. THANK YOU

Great team and service with good facility. The tour made our trip and whale watching experience so memorable.

Great day out. All staff really good and helpful. It was very enjoyable.

Was awesome! Great weather, great crew members!! And great experience

Fantastic cruise, friendly knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend