2hr Dolphin and Seal Swim Reef Snorkel Tour

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Escape the crowds on a fast RIB boat and experience the thrill of swimming and snorkelling with wild dolphins, seals and weedy sea dragons on the Great Southern Reef. Your tour is designed to be non-invasive and ethical – you won't disturb the animals or harm their habitat . It's a unique and respectful way to experience the beauty of these amazing creatures up close.
As the tour departs from Sorrento Pier and takes you along the waters of Port Phillip Bay, keep an eye out for the dolphins frolicking in the waves! Upon reaching the reef, your first snorkel experience is with the weedy seadragons, who have quite the reputation in these parts. 
Your guides will brief you on the basics, help you gear up and show you the best spots to see marine life underwater. Moreover, their in-water supervision will give you the confidence to enjoy the experience. 
Next, you will head to the Popes Eye Marine Park to swim with the dolphins, exploring the flowing locks of reef, the emerald water, the mossy vegetation and the sparkling sandy bed. Swim up-close with the friendly and intelligent dolphins as they navigate around the reef!
Plunge into the water from the Chinaman’s Hat seal haul-out platform to get a closer look at the cheeky seals displaying their acrobatic skills. 
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Departure Details

Departure Location Sorrento Pier, Esplanade

  • Boards 13:15

  • Departs 13:30

  • Returns 15:30

Cruise Inclusions

  • 2-hour ethical adventure tour on Great Southern Reef
  • Highly-immersive snorkel & swim sessions
  • Swim with wild dolphins and seals
  • Stop at Popes Eye Marine Park for snorkelling
  • Professionally trained in-water guide
  • All snorkelling gear provided

Dress Code

  • Please dress comfortably and warmly
  • Please bring swimmers, a towel, a hat, sunglasses, camera and your own reusable water bottle

Additional Information

  • Guests must have basic swimming skills as a minimum. Snorkel tours do not cater for people with no swimming ability. The Captain retains the right to refuse passage
  • Guests with back, neck, shoulder or heart conditions, those who are pregnant or who have injuries/conditions that may cause a risk to their health are advised to not do these tours, or do so at their own risk
  • Sea conditions can be unpredictable at times, this may cause physical injury, psychological stress or motion sickness
  • Tours are rarely cancelled, the experience provider will reschedule your tour only in the case of severe weather which would make the tour unsafe
  • Subject to minimum numbers and may be rescheduled if minimum numbers are not met
  • Guests will have the opportunity to see and swim with dolphins, however sightings can not be guaranteed as they are wild animals
  • Tours are conducted under strict permit conditions governed by the provisions of the Wildlife Act 1975 and the Wildlife (Marine Mammal) Regulations 2019 and as an approved permit holder we and all guests must observe and conduct our activities under the conditions of the permit. Details of these conditions are provided prior to the tour and on board the vessel
  • The supplier reserves the right to substitute the vessel and / or change the day’s itinerary without notice

Terms Of Services

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