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Dolphin Swim & National Park From Melbourne

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Highlights

  • Stunning photo opportunities
  • Snorkel and swim with wild dolphins
  • See all kinds of colorful fish and other wildlife
  • No previous snorkeling experience necessary
  • Award-winning local activity operator
  • Boxed lunch, tea and snacks included

Overview

A wild wet adventure in which you’ll discover the glories of the Mornington Peninsula, meet amazing marine life and swim with dolphins!

Visit Point Nepean National Park and admire the breath-taking views from the cliff-tops before enjoying a picnic lunch.

Your afternoon experience will be the thrill of a lifetime. After snorkeling training you will have the chance to swim with friendly Australian fur seals and shoals of rainbow-colored fish.

Most exciting of all is the chance to actually snorkel with wild bottle-nose dolphins. Frolic in the waves with these delightful creatures in the beautiful surroundings of Port Phillip Bay – an experience never to be forgotten. Be the envy of your friends back home when you tell them all about it!

Itinerary

The Dolphin Swim & National Park experience starts when you join the tour at 570 Flinders Street Melbourne. You will be driven out to Point Nepean National Park on the Mornington Peninsula in a luxury air-conditioned coach. On the way you will enjoy one of Australia’s most beautiful coastal drives.

Point Nepean lies on the far west of the Mornington Peninsula and showcases spectacular scenery and magnificent views of the Bass Strait. The area has a rich human history dating back 40,000 years.

After a morning in the National Park and a picnic lunch, you will stop at Sorrento Pier to collect all your snorkeling equipment and step aboard your tour vessel. The cruise starts with an introductory on-board snorkel demonstration. Then you head out into the sheltered shallows of Port Phillip Bay and sail past magnificent cliff top mansions and beautiful private beaches.

Arriving at Chinaman’s Hat, you can put your new snorkeling skills into action and swim with friendly Australian fur seals in crystal clear waters.

Next, you’ll sail to Popes Eye Marine Park for a look at the Australian gannets. You also get the chance to snorkel with the vast array of multi-hued fish, brightly colored sea stars and the occasional friendly stingray. Small-group guided snorkel tours are offered and led by marine biologists, or you may wish to explore at your own pace.

Climb back on board the boat and set off across Port Phillip Bay in search of bottlenose dolphins. The captain will gently steer the boat into the best position for you and other guests to enjoy the unique experience of swimming with wild dolphins.

Dolphin swims are conducted in small groups to give you a quality experience without disturbance to the dolphins’ way of life. Instructors will be in the water to assist you and ensure you are in the best spot to enjoy this breathtaking experience.

On the way back to Sorrento Pier, you can enjoy a hot drink, take a hot shower or just sit back and enjoy the sunshine and crystal waters of the beautiful bay.

After disembarking at the pier, you will board your coach for the drive back to Melbourne. The tour ends back at 570 Flinders Street.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Oct - 30 Apr: Daily

Duration

10 hours

Start time

Start time: 0715h (07:15am). Please check in 20 minutes prior to departure time
Duration: 10 hours

Meeting point

Tour starts at 570 Flinders Street Melbourne.
Please report at the meeting point 20 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

Tour ends at 570 Flinders Street Melbourne

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Inclusions

  • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Qualified English-speaking naturalist guide
  • Visit to Point Nepean National Park
  • 3-hour cruise and snorkeling adventure
  • Tea, coffee, or hot chocolate
  • Seasonal fruit platter or biscuit selection
  • Picnic lunch
  • Use of wetsuit, snorkel and fins

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Marine park tax to be paid on arrival (approx AU$1.00 per person)
  • Towels

Do/Dont's

Bring a hat and sunscreen plus swimming gear and a towel. Don’t forget the camera!

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Please note

Please reconfirm tour by 1600h (4:00pm) on the day prior to departure. Failure to do so may result in cancellation.
Please carry a copy of your voucher with you

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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