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Dolphins & Seals Spotting Cruise and Optional Snorkeling - From Sorrento

  • When does it run?
    October - April: Daily
  • Start time
    Cruise departs at 9:00am and 1:00pm (mention your preferred time in special request menu).
    Check in 20 minutes prior to departure time.
  • Duration
    3 hours
Inclusions
  • Dolphin spotting cruise
  • Qualified and experienced guides
  • Snorkeling (optional)
  • Snorkeling equipment including wetsuits (with snorkeling option)
  • On board hot showers, toilets and change facilities (with snorkeling option)
  • Guided activities by qualified naturalists (snorkeling option)
  • Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, Seasonal fruit platter or biscuit selection (with snorkeling option)
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
Guests
  • Adult (16+)
  • Child (5-15)
  • Infant (0-4)

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a 3-hour Dolphin and Seal Watch cruise on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula
  • Keep a lookout for playful wild dolphins, Australian fur seals and weedy sea dragons
  • The cruise promises spectacular photo opportunities so keep your cameras ready
  • The Dolphin and Seal Watch cruise is one of the most popular things to do near Melbourne
  • Sail into the waters of Port Phillip Bay and take in the spectacular coastal views
  • Enjoy optional snorkeling and swim alongside dolphins and Australian fur seals under the guidance of experts

Overview

Enjoy an unforgettable 3-hour Dolphin and Seal Watch cruise on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula and see a range of marine wildlife including wild dolphins, Australian fur seals and weedy sea dragons. Cruise out into the sheltered waters of Port Phillip Bay and enjoy a magical experience like no other! Enjoy the magnificent coastal views and keep your cameras ready for the great photo opportunities that the cruise promises!

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    October - April: Daily

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    Cruise departs at 9:00am and 1:00pm (mention your preferred time in special request menu).
    Check in 20 minutes prior to departure time.

  • Meeting Point

    Cruise departs from Sorrento Pier, Esplanade Road, Sorrento

  • Ending Point

    Same as the meeting point

Itinerary

  • Moonraker Dolphin Watch cruise:

    Reach Sorrento Pier at the scheduled time for the Moonraker Dolphin Watch cruise. Board your Moonraker Dolphin Swim vessel at Sorrento Pier, Esplanade Road, to commence the 3-hour cruise.

    Cruise out into the sheltered waters of Port Phillip Bay, admiring scenic coastal views along the way. Enjoy interactive encounters with wild bottlenose dolphins, Australian fur seals and beautiful colourful fish in pristine Marine Parks and also visit the Australasian Gannets.

    Get up, close and personal with the fascinating creatures and visit the Popes Eye Marine Park where the largest colony of Australasian Gannets can be found. Sail across the crystal clear waters of the Ticonderoga Bay Dolphin Sanctuary boarded by Point Nepean National Park and keep your cameras ready.

    You will also encounter migrating seasonal wildlife such as shy albatross, humpback whales and common dolphins on the way. Enjoy enlivening commentary on-board on the history, environment and wildlife of this spectacular part of Australia.

    After the cruise, make your own way back to the hotel.

    Optional Snorkeling:

    You can also enjoy snorkeling under the guidance of expert professionals. Snorkel with bottlenose dolphins, cheeky Australian fur seals and discover underwater marine parks filled with colourful fish and join the search for weedy sea dragons.

    Beverages and light refreshments are also included with the snorkeling option.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Dolphin spotting cruise
  • Qualified and experienced guides
  • Snorkeling (optional)
  • Snorkeling equipment including wetsuits (with snorkeling option)
  • On board hot showers, toilets and change facilities (with snorkeling option)
  • Guided activities by qualified naturalists (snorkeling option)
  • Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, Seasonal fruit platter or biscuit selection (with snorkeling option)
  • Marine Park tax
  • Towels
  • -Purchases from the gift shop or cafe
  • Hotel transfers

Please note

You must call our local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

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 to customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Please report at the meeting point or pickup location at least 10 minutes before the start time.

AUD2.50 per person Marine Park tax to be paid direct on arrival. Fee subject to change.

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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