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From Sorrento: 3-Hour Dolphin and Seal Swim Tour

1. From Sorrento: 3-Hour Dolphin and Seal Swim Tour

Departing from Sorrento Pier, enjoy a welcome tea or coffee, before venturing into the sheltered shallows of Port Phillip Bay to embark on an exciting once in a lifetime adventure.   Make your way to Chinaman's Hat, a man-made structure built to protect local Australian fur seals. Go for a snorkel in the structure’s shallow waters and get up close and personal with the ever-curious seals who are waiting to share their underwater world with you. Next, go for a swim with dolphins. Float on the water’s surface as these playful creatures swim beneath you and circle the group, showing off their amazing abilities. Finish your experience with a snorkel with the sea dragons, a unique species of seahorse native to the area, and discover the prehistoric looking creatures for yourself in their natural habitat.

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From Sorrento Pier: 2-Hour Great Southern Reef Snorkeling

2. From Sorrento Pier: 2-Hour Great Southern Reef Snorkeling

Depart from Sorrento, the native land of the Boonwurrung people, and the site of the first European settlement in 1803. Pass beneath the 20-million-year-old calcarenite cliffs of the Mornington Peninsula National Park, and in less than 15 minutes start discovering the vast Great Southern Reef beneath the water. Do some snorkeling at three different sites where you'll meet nature's finest temperate marine animals, many that exist nowhere else on Earth. See an array of colorful fish, graceful stingrays, unusual weedy seadragons, and entertaining seals. Swim freely listening to the grunts and clicks of fish working the reef and be mesmerised by the rich colours. In a swift RIB boat, travel quickly between each location, looking out for dolphin sightings as the tour explores the southern end of the peninsula.

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Sorrento: 1.5-Hour Port Phillip Bay Adventure Cruise

3. Sorrento: 1.5-Hour Port Phillip Bay Adventure Cruise

Your tour commences with an introductory on-board safety briefing, before cruising past the amazing cliff top mansions out into the sheltered shallows of Port Phillip Bay. With your family or friends, you will head off to Chinaman's Hat, a local spot where the ever-curious Australian fur seals are waiting to show off their way of life. From Chinaman's Hat, cruise over to Popes Eye at the Marine National Park for a look at the Australasian gannets, where your guides will share with you some interesting and educational facts about these amazing birds. From there, you'll cruise the magnificent Port Phillip Bay in search of the inspiring bottle nosed dolphins. There is no need to jump into the water; the captain's technique will place you right next to the action where you will receive a fantastic view into the world of the dolphins and seals. At the conclusion of your guided insight into Australia's flora and fauna, you will be returned to your point of origin.

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Port Phillip Bay: 2-Hour Seal Swim

4. Port Phillip Bay: 2-Hour Seal Swim

Embark on an unforgettable underwater adventure, snorkeling with cheeky and cheerful Australian fur seals. Departing Sorrento Pier in Victoria's picturesque Mornington Peninsula, your cruise commences with welcome tea or coffee as you revel in views of the coastline and cliff-top mansions. Arriving at Chinaman's Hat, a structure built just for the seals in Port Phillip Bay, you will take the plunge to swim with these gentle, playful and curious creatures. This sheltered area has a maximum depth of four meters and participants can float on the surface and watch the seals swim freely around them if they wish.

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Peninsula Hot Springs: Private Sanctuary and Bathing

5. Peninsula Hot Springs: Private Sanctuary and Bathing

Experience 45 minutes of blissful private bathing for you and your partner in a private bathing pavilion with your choice of lavender milk, Tulsi tea, or essential oils to enhance the relaxation and benefits. You and your partner will also have access to a relaxation lounge where complimentary herbal teas are available. After your private bath, relax in the tranquil and serene Spa Dreaming Center or enjoy the space of the Bath House. Enjoy access to a range of geothermal baths, saunas, Moroccan Hammams, and cold plunge pools in both areas. Bathe in thermal waters ranging from a relaxing 37 degrees to a toasty 43 degrees. Reap the benefits of the natural minerals found in the waters as you relax and enjoy the natural warmth of the springs.

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Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula with Lunch and Gondola Ride

6. Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula with Lunch and Gondola Ride

Departing Melbourne after pickup from your inner-city hotel, you will begin your journey to one of Victoria's most attractive destinations, the Mornington Peninsula. The area is well known for it's pristine beaches, massive mansions, and wine, leaving visitors with little wonder why many of the rich and famous choose to reside there. Begin your day by visiting the charming seaside towns Portsea and Sorrento. Your guide will take you to the best lookouts and clifftop walks such as London Bridge and Millionaires Walk, and you will be able to see the iconic beach boxes and snap colorful pictures from atop the cliffs and on the beach. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious tapas-styled lunch at Green Olive, an award winning farm-gate and winery in which will also be treated to a tasting of some fine local wines. Next on your itinerary, either try your hand picking strawberries at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm (only available from November–March and subject to fruit availability) or visit Mornington Peninsula Chocolates to indulge in some locally produced sweet treats (available all year round). You will eventually finish up your day of exploration with a one-way flight on the Arthur's Seat Eagle, flying over the state forest. Enjoy panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay as you descend down to meet up with your tour guide. You will be dropped back off at your meeting point between 6:15PM-6:45PM, with the rest of the evening to enjoy Melbourne at your leisure.

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What people are saying about Sorrento, Victoria

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Awesome dolphin experience. Seals was good but strong current and a lot of habibi’s on jetskis bubbling up the water so snorkeling was tough. Great boat and great staff with a bar for a beer on the way back in can’t ask for a better day out

Marlon and Larnie were friendly and great guides. The gears and the outfits that was loan to us were very clean and in good condition. Shows that they take pride in their customer experience to the details.

The crew were friendly and knowledgeable. We saw lots of wildlife.

Outstanding tour. Fabulous crew! We couldn’t have asked for more