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Half-Day Mornington Peninsula Dolphin and Seal Swim from Sorrento

Highlights
  • 3-hour wildlife cruise of the Mornington Peninsula
  • Soak up the scenery of Port Phillip Bay, Chinaman's Hat and the Ticonderoga Bay Dolphin Sanctuary
  • Enjoy the rare opportunity to swim among wild dolphins and Australia fur seals
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Half-Day Mornington Peninsula Dolphin and Seal Swim from Sorrento
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9am DepartureMost Popular
3-hour dolphin and seal snorkeling tour including breakfast, snorkeling equipment, hot showers departing from 9am
From $120.96
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3-hour dolphin and seal snorkeling tour including lunch, snorkeling equipment, hot showers departing from 1pm
From $120.96
Overview
Don’t miss a chance to swim with some of Australia’s most beautiful sea creatures on this thrilling 3-hour cruise around the Mornington Peninsula. Glide around Port Phillip Bay, Chinaman's Hat and the Ticonderoga Bay Dolphin Sanctuary, and tuck into morning tea or lunch on-board. Then, dive in to swim and snorkel amid schools of wild bottlenose dolphins and colonies of Australian fur seals.
What to Expect

Departing daily from Sorrento Pier at 9:00am and 1:00pm from November to April. Our cruises commence with a welcome tea or coffee, after which we travel out into the sheltered shallows of Port Phillip Bay to embark on an exciting once in a lifetime adventure.

Arriving at Chinaman's Hat where you can put your newfound skills into action, this is a local spot where the ever-curious Australian Fur Seals are waiting to share their underwater world with you. Chinaman’s Hat is a man made structure built just for the Seals! Offering shallow water snorkelling and beautiful white sand seabed, this area has a maximum depth of 4mts.

Once the dolphins are located we ready into groups of 10 people and prepare to entre the water, floating on the waters surface your guides will try to entice the dolphins to spend time with our group, where they swim beneath you and often circle swimmers looking at you and showing off their amazing abilities. Every swim is unique and the time we spend with the dolphins varies. It must be appreciated that they are completely wild and the interactions are on the animals’ terms. We advise you to understand there are not guarantees or refunds, if we do not see dolphins on your tour you are welcome to come back for free within 3 months.

 Dolphin guarantee – if you don’t see dolphins on your tour come back for free anytime within 3 months.

Our cruises also include a snorkel with the Sea Dragons. These prehistoric looking sea horses are unique to our area and closely related to the famous leafy sea dragons these spectacular animals are Victoria’s Marine emblem.

We strive to achieve an experience that is truly a breathtaking adventure - and one you will never forget!



Tours facilities and inclusions:

•   Luxury purpose built boat,

•   Premium wildlife snorkeling activities,

•   Amazing photo opportunities,

•   All snorkeling equipment including full length wetsuits,

•   Morning or Afternoon refreshments, drinks and snacks

•   On board hot showers,

•   Undercover Seating,

•   Limited group/small group tour,

•   Sunscreen, and self serve refreshments,

•   Guided activities by qualified naturalists,

•   Self serve premium tea selection, coffee and hot Chocolate,

•   Dolphin guarantee – if you don’t see dolphins on your tour come back for free!

If you have family or friends who would like to share this experience with you but prefer not to enter the water, you can add them as sightseers for an additional $65.00 per person. (Additional guests can be booked when you reach the extras option in the booking process)

Swimming tours do not cater for people with no swimming ability, all guests are required to have basic swimming ability as a minimum.

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Reviews (12)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed April 1, 2018
Absolutely Wonderful tour!

I chose the sightseeing tour with my parents, we saw the groups of dolphins swimming just behind the boat! Took tons of photos of them. Lots of fun! The staffs are friendly and the food is delightful. Definitely will recommend to my friends and come...More

Thank KBStephanie_Lin
Reviewed March 9, 2018
Best to have realistic expectations about 'swimming' with the dolphins

We initially did this trip in December but did not see dolphins, so returned in March to try again. The crew are all very kind and helpful and made sure everyone was safe. I had read all the glowing reviews and perhaps my expectations were...More

3  Thank Robbanne
Reviewed February 23, 2018
they offer public and semi-private tours

Up to you if you prefer to do the seal- and dolphin watching tour on a large ship with many tourists or on a zodiac with 6 people (slighthly more expensive of course). The zodiac is faster and the tourists are quicker in the water...More

Thank Dino W
Reviewed February 15, 2018
Disabled.. Do it!

I took two disabled people on this trip and we could not have had a better time. The crew and particularly Jules were amazing. As a carer you know everyone has different needs, and the crew listened to me and helped only how and when...More

Thank Tina M
Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile
Beautiful day!

This was a really lovely day. There were 3 different swimming courses in the trip - sea lion swim, dolphin swim and snorkelling. The sea lion swim was the first swim and you have to be strong in the water as the tide will move...More

Thank Jessica C
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