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“Couldn't be better”

Sea All Dolphin Swims
Ranked #1 of 10 Tours in Queenscliff
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The popular and award winning Sea All Dolphin Swims is a family owned business which offers seal & dolphin swims, reef snorkels and marine animal viewing all in the one amazing trip! Sea All Dolphin Swims offers a fun and informative 3.5 hour journey out onto the southern end of Port Phillip Bay, where we are lucky enough to have Bottlenosed Dolphins, Australian Fur Seals, Australasian Gannets and Marine National Parks all within a short distance of each other. Our aim? To show you it all! You can either snorkel or just sightsee from the boat. We supply all equipment, refreshments and good training by qualified instructors.Our qualified, caring instructors are trained by Life Saving Victoria and combined with an underlying respect for the local environment, will ensure that you and your special one take away memories that will last a lifetime.
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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“Couldn't be better”
Reviewed March 10, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip in every way. The crew and captain are so enthusiastic it's as though they don't do this every day! They genuinely out to ensure that everyone has a great time. The whole trip was perfectly organised and yet so relaxed and loads of fun. Snorkeling at Pope's Eye was a surprising delight with plenty of colourful fish. Swimming with the seals was fun and we saw loads of dolphins - many of them riding the bow wave for quite a while. In all, a perfect day out.

Visited March 2014
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dolphinswims, General Manager at Sea All Dolphin Swims, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Hi ellie 2727. Every tour is different for the skipper and crew. Not only does the environment change by the hour out on the bay but also each group passengers varies so much, whether they come from far corners of the world or from our neighborhood. What keep them so enthusiastic is the interaction with all the great passengers on board and a chance to highlight the importance of the marine environment that they love. Thank you for your review and great to hear you had such a good trip. Regards Hank
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Awesomeness!”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

The whole experience can be summed up as unforgettable! Truly amazing! Whilst tricky to locate the site at first (road signs or lack of! And nothing to highlight location at car park to make obvious as a new comer) the crew were so very welcoming! Very relaxed, and made us feel at comfortable from the moment we found them! Immediately we were guided to facilities. Then confidently walked through putting on a wetsuit! Having never put one on in my life, and my mate had her own with her they still insisted on helping every step of the way but in a positive and friendly way. So naturally encouraging and simplifying the various things needed of the group. It became straight forward and engaging from the off! I had hay fever and this was noted by staff who immediately offered prescription goggles so I had no need to struggle with contact lenses! 10 out of 10! The boat trip was well organised with every comfort provided on a sea trip. Swimming with flippers feels odd but was well explained and then felt natural! Awesome! The fish spotting went well, swimming with seals was such an experience. And nothing was too much trouble for our staff for the trip. Literally. Just so friendly and accommodating. We unfortunately saw no dolphins, disappointing. However the trip overall made up for this with lots of activities planned in throughout . Would recommend to anyone - we had a four year old on the trip who even jumped off the top of the boat into the sea with her dad, the staff all there to help her feel confident. Have a go! Whoever you are you will not be disappointed!

Visited March 2014
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dolphinswims, General Manager at Sea All Dolphin Swims, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Hello Jo W. Thanks for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. Thanks for alerting us to the signage issue. Sorry that it caused you inconvenience. Its been a bit of a problem for other clients as well this summer so we are going to fix that as soon as we can.
Yeah. We reckon everyone should at least have a go. Our crew will try to encourage everyone on the boat to do just that without being overbearing. It surprising how many clients come back saying, "I even jumped off the roof of the boat. I'd never dream of doing that!" "I feel like a teenager. why should they have all the fun" Thanks for your encouragement Jo. Regards Hank.
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“Awesome!”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

Sea all dolphin swims was such an awesome experience and beautiful trip. The Crew is really nice and makes always sure that you feel comfortable and enjoy the trip. Swimming with the seals was magnificent and the crew really cared about that everyone swims with them. After that have we seen some dolphins close to the beach. Although we couldnt swim with them, was it still really nice. I immediately recognized that the crew really cares about the dolphins and seals because they made sure that no one should touch them. It was always a big desire for me to swim with the seals and Sea all dolphin swims made it happen. All in all I would love to do that trip again and can just recommend it. You wont have a good time there, you will have a great one!

Visited February 2014
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dolphinswims, General Manager at Sea All Dolphin Swims, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
G'Day Daniel. Thanks for taking the time to write this great review. So good to hear that you satisfied that desire to swim with wild seals. They are really so acrobatic in the water and totally comfortable with people in swimming around with them. We do everything thing we can to care for the dolphins and if they are close to the beach, we stay away from them or they may feel like they are being corralled. Sometimes that means we have to satisfied with just watching them from a short distance away and that's really cool. Regards Hank
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great afternoon out”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

What a fun filled adventure. Snorkelling at Pope's Eye, Swimming with the seals at Chinaman's Hat, Searching for Dolphins around Portsea - sighting a few but unfortunately they did not want to play, riding the boom nets, tummy spas behind the boat, jumping off the roof of the boat and enjoying the banter between the great crew members. Well worth it.

Visited February 2014
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dolphinswims, General Manager at Sea All Dolphin Swims, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Hello Anne Thanks for your review. The dolphins were probably thinking that you were have far more than your share of fun on the boat and decided that they weren't really needed. A great number of passengers tell us that the tour is so good in its self that the dolphins when they come are just a bonus. Regards Hank
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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“We had a truly fantastic day”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Everyone was very helpful and informative and looked after us very well. Swimming with the seals was amazing. They came very close and swum all around us. They are such beautiful animals. We saw quite a lot of dolphins too but they didn't seem to want to swim right next to us. It still was a really wonderful experience and we had a very happy day.

Visited February 2014
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dolphinswims, General Manager at Sea All Dolphin Swims, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Hi Catvet7 This is the first review we've received via mobile. It would be awesome to have passengers write reviews spontaneously straight after stepping off the boat. Thanks for that.
Its good to read that you had a happy day, That's what we set out to achieve and when we do that the staff are happy too. Regards Hank
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