Dolphin and Seal Swim Experience
Our 3 hour Dolphin and Seal swimming experience is our signature award-winning tour.
Cruise into the sheltered shallows of Port Phillip Bay and embark on a once in a lifetime experience. Leaving Sorrento Pier behind us, we sail out to meet the Australian Fur Seals, where the shallow clear waters surrounding the boat are full of friendly, fun and inquisitive seals.
See the giant smooth rays glide beneath whilst juvenile seals dart back and forth, right in front, eager to swim and dive with you.
Enter the watery world of the Weedy Seadragon, the famous and rare state marine emblem for Victoria. Here you can experience these extraordinary prehistoric creatures up close and in their natural environment. Our local guides will help you locate these fascinating, unique creatures, camouflaged against the seaweed, and to identify the males and females.
Incredible Encounters with Wildlife
Each and every encounter is totally unique. Being wild and free, the dolphins aren’t always located on every cruise. We believe this is part of the experience of seeking out an encounter with wild animals. Should you not see the dolphins on your tour you are welcome to come back for free anytime within the same season.
3 Hour Dolphin and Seal Swim Tour
Meet us at Sorrento Pier, and embark on a wildlife encounter like no other.
Cruise Times – 9:00am and 1:00pm Cruises (October to May)
From Melbourne you will need to drive 90 minuets south to Sorrento, you can take the South Eastern freeway, joining onto Peninsula Link and then follow the coast to Sorrento. We suggest arriving at the pier 30 minutes prior to departure, ensuring you have enough time to locate a carpark, collect your snorkelling equipment and meet the crew.
Morning Tea & Lunch
We serve a wide range of hot drinks onboard along with a variety of muffins. Basic food items can be purchased onboard at the café or why not pre-order a breakfast/ lunch hamper offering both hot and cold food options throughout your tour.
Things To Bring
Make sure you dress warmly for the cruise. Warm jackets are a must. Also have your swimwear on under your clothes as it saves you time on arrival. And don’t forget your camera!
We include everything you will need to do the activities, all your snorkelling equipment, full length wetsuit, sunscreen, hot drinks and snacks. Onboard you can hire a towel or an underwater camera if you like.
Do I Need to Book?
Yes, bookings are advised and can be made online or via our telephone staff. We only offer a limited number of places on each tour; this is for your comfort and the preservation of our environment.
What About the Weather?
Leave that to us! Should the weather be unsuitable we will contact you prior to your tour and advise you of any cancellations or changes. If you’re concerned please call us so we can assist you.
What About Sea Sickness?
Our boats are purpose built for our conditions, they are super wide and are extremely stable. We rarely encounter any seasickness and offer treatment onboard if you’re feeling unwell.
What Do I Need to Wear?
Warm clothes, swimwear and a hat.
Can You Cater for Special Dietary Needs?
We sure can. Please contact us prior to your tour or make a note on your reservation.
Are Young Children Ok?
Of course, children from 5 years are welcome to join us in the water, however younger children may remain (free of charge) on board to sightsee.
Is the Cruise Ok While Pregnant?
Yes, it’s perfectly safe and easy to move around.