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3 Hour Dolphin And Seal Swim - Port Phillip

Embark on a once in a lifetime experience swimming with Port Phillip bay’s dolphins and seals
Melbourne, Australia
Duration
Duration
3 Hours
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Various
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
10
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
5+
Meals
Meals
Included
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Sorrento Pier

What's Included

  • Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us

  • Enjoy a 3 hour small group wildlife experience

  • Swim with wild bottlenose dolphins & Australian fur seals

  • Morning or afternoon refreshments

  • All snorkeling equipment including full-length wetsuits

  • Relax aboard a luxury purpose-built boat

  • Amazing photo opportunities

  • Onboard hot showers and undercover seating

  • Sunscreen provided

  • Guided activities by qualified naturalists

What to Expect

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience swimming with Port Phillip Bay’s dolphins!

 

The cruise commences in the morning with a welcome tea or coffee, after which you'll travel to the sheltered shallows of Port Phillip Bay to embark on an exciting wildlife adventure!

 

Every swim is unique!

 

Once the dolphins are located on the boat, the tour divides into groups of 10 and prepares to enter the water. You'll float on the surface of the water as your guides try to entice the dolphins to spend time with the group. The dolphins may swim beneath you or in a circle around you, showing off their amazing abilities. Time spent with the dolphins varies as they are completely wild and the interactions are on the animals’ terms.

 


You'll also get to meet the friendly, fun, and inquisitive Australian fur seals at Chinaman's Hat, where the clear shallow waters surround the boat. Look out for the giant smooth rays that glide on the seafloor. Try to spot the Weedy Seadragon, the famous and rare state marine emblem of Victoria.



Every encounter on this tour is totally different. Being wild and free, the dolphins aren’t always located on every cruise. This is part of the experience of seeking an encounter with wild animals

Frequently Asked Questions

Warm clothes, hat, towel, swimwear and underwater cameras.

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Children from 5 years are welcome to join in the water, however younger children may remain (free of charge) on board to sightsee.

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Sorrento Pier, Esplanade Road, Sorrento, 3943.

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For guests who are unable to swim, this activity is not suitable for you. 

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Refreshments served onboard including muffins, tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

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Being wild and free, the dolphins aren’t always located on every cruise. Should you not see the dolphins on your tour, you are welcome to come back for free anytime within 30 days.

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Policies

Terms & Conditions:

  • The wildlife is very consistent in their habits and behavior, however, the tour asks you to approach every encounter with caution and respect, and to never assume that you have any control over their appearance.

  • Previous experience has shown that the tour works on a 94% success rate with respect to the dolphins.

  • Please be aware that the tour makes every effort to provide the best possible wildlife experience on the day however, there are no guarantees or refunds in the event of not finding any of the species listed in this brochure.

  • In the event when dolphins are not located on the 3 Hour Swim Tour, the tour offers a 'Dolphin Guarantee' valid for 3 months from your original date of booking.

  • All guests must arrive at Sorrento Pier (your tour vessel is located at the end of the jetty) 20 minutes before departure.

  • The summer holiday peak season can result in higher than usual traffic, so please allow an extra hour in January for travel and parking. Parking can be found around the pier $1.00 per hour, outside the Sorrento Hotel, or in the underground car park at Italico free of charge.


Cancellation Policy:

  • The tour asks that you provide 48 hours notice of cancellations.

  • If you choose to cancel your tour and a refund is required (excludes customer rescheduled bookings, third party bookings and return tours due to no dolphins) a 5% booking fee is charged to cover bank charges and administration costs.

  • Cancellation within 24 hours of departure or guests who do not turn up prior to departure will be charged 100% of the tour fees, guests who miss the tour can re-book another tour, however, a 50% booking fee will be charged.

  • Should your tour be cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions you will have the choice of re-booking for another cruise or receiving a full refund. 


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