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Dolphin and Seal Swim Reef Snorkel Boat Tour Mornington Peninsula
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Dolphin and Seal Swim Reef Snorkel Boat Tour Mornington Peninsula

By WaterMaarq
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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Ages 8-70, max of 12 per group
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • 2-hour snorkelling experience by boat
  • Professional local guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Safety equipment and pre-tour briefings
  • Opportunity to swim with wild dolphins
What's not included
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • WaterMaarq, Berth 1 Sorrento Pier, Sorrento VIC 3943, Australia
    Address: Sorrento Pier, Esplanade, Sorrento VIC 3943 Directions: Tour departs from the end of the Sorrento Pier. Walk out the very end of the pier to the left hand side and your guide will be waiting by the rigid inflatable boat.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18130P16

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please dress comfortably and warmly
    • Please bring swimmers, a towel, a hat, sunglasses, camera and your own re-usable water bottle
    • 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
    • Dolphins often appear, but as they are wild animals do not always appear on tour, therefore dolphin sightings and swims cannot be guaranteed. Tours are conducted under strict permit conditions and must be followed for all dolphin swim and watching experiences without variation
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • The supplier reserves the right to substitute the vessel and / or change the day’s itinerary without notice
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Tours depart at the scheduled time and will not wait for late guests
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Dolphin and Seal Swim Reef Snorkel Boat Tour Mornington Peninsula?
    Dolphin and Seal Swim Reef Snorkel Boat Tour Mornington Peninsula price starts from AU$137.33. Discover and book Dolphin and Seal Swim Reef Snorkel Boat Tour Mornington Peninsula on Tripadvisor
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      Mornington Peninsula National Park
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    About the operator
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    • WaterMaarq
      362
      Australia
      Joined in February 2015
    • adakyd
      0 contributions
      An amazing trip
      Good luck with nice weather not too hot and not too sunny, saw a lot of dolphins just around the boat! Good experience!
      Written 18 February 2024
    • robiela2024
      0 contributions
      Great experience for couples
      My partner and I had an amazing time! We were fortunate to see a penguin before the trip started and saw plenty of dolphins luckily. The tour operators (Steve and Adam?) were amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
      Written 9 February 2024
    • Seaside64233320818
      0 contributions
      Amazing experience
      Really loved this tour. Views were amazing and we saw loads of dolphins and seals. Our tour guide Marion was really friendly and passionate about his job. Taught us lots about everything we saw from parts of the coastline to all the wildlife on offer. Loved the boat too, very comfortable and fast. Would highly recommend
      Written 24 January 2024
    • jbearhamjones
      0 contributions
      Fantastic day!
      What a great day! The team was absolutely amazing! Looked after myself and 2 daughters like we were family! We had a fantastic day seeing so many animals!
      Written 22 January 2024
    • christopherjforbes
      0 contributions
      Advanced Snorkeling Marine Park Skindiver trip
      Stunning snorkeling tour of Pope’s Eye marine park, in Port Philip Bay. See large fur seals, various colorful marine fish, numerous nesting Gannets and Cormorants. Safe and professional tour, thanks to Marlon and Steve.
      Written 16 January 2024
    • Caauc
      0 contributions
      Very enjoyable
      Throughly enjoyed our cruise. It was relaxed and we were given plenty of time to observe the wildlife.
      Written 4 January 2024
    • mchristopherjennings
      0 contributions
      So Many Seals
      We had an amazing 1.5 hours on board, the two person crew were very knowledgeable about the region and the wildlife. They were engaging and even entertained questions from our two children. We saw everything as advertised and would highly recommend this as a great opportunity.
      Written 1 January 2024
    • 227premas
      0 contributions
      Prefect Birthday Present
      We had an amazing experience. The staff were friendly and very welcoming. We'll be recommending this trip to friends and family.
      Written 25 December 2023
    • kennetkk
      0 contributions
      Great experience
      Very helpful crew and kept us very well informed throughout the trip. Assisted the less able snorkeler Highly recommended
      Written 27 November 2023
    • jpuma2023
      0 contributions
      Excellent host
      Thank you for the experience, your knowledge of the area was interesting and sites were great and the ride was enjoyable.
      Written 23 November 2023
    • vanely_l
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      What a treat! Absolutely recommend this experience
      Marlon was extremely knowledgeable and patient with us. My mum doesn't speak English and he let me translate the knowledge he shared during the trip. He is a great navigator and knew how to approach the waves so the tour was smooth and fun! We were extremely lucky to see a bunch of dolphins on our way back. He also taught us a lot about the area - the seals and birds were really fun to watch.
      Written 8 October 2023
    • TayJJ0
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      Fantastic Experience
      I completed the free diving basic certification and mermaid certification with Marlon over the weekend. It was a fantastic experience all around. The course was professionally delivered and I am looking forward to continuing and developing my training in open water with Water Maarq.
      Written 1 June 2023
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    • imbi2021
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      Great experience for the whole family
      We booked the 1.5hr Dolphin and Seal Watching Eco Boat Tour and had the most wonderful experience! Quite a few dolphins showed up and we had ample time to watch and follow them - absolutely awesome! Even spotted some penguins and of course lots of seals. Thanks to Marlon for an unforgettable afternoon and sharing his wisdom with us. Even though we've been to the Peninsula often, we learned lots of new and interesting things. Definitely highly recommend!
      Written 13 April 2023
    • paulinepI2063YW
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      Great experience
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    Sallster
    Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
    Dec 2021 • Family
    Amazing hosts with great local knowledge and very kind and considerate of all capabilities. Gentle and fun safety-first approach. First dive saw 3 Weedy Sea Dragons. Great reef fish abs swam with seals. Saw elusive local dolphins.
    They were gracious about my daughter accidentally dropping a fin overboard too!
    Written 30 December 2021
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    Pete134
    Anglesea, Australia9 contributions
    A great day had by all! We were fortunate to have almost perfect weather for this trip and loved swimming with the seals and seeing dolphins from the boat. We saw sea dragons and sting rays and many types of fish. Thanks to Marlon and his crew for taking us on this amazing experience. I highly recommend doing this trip.
    Written 14 January 2020
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    Michelle N
    Melbourne, Australia23 contributions
    Jan 2022
    Our group had a fantastic day. It was so nice being on a small boat compared to the other provider that looked like it was packed! We had the boat (takes 12) to ourselves. Marlin and Caddy(?) were fabulous. Very knowledgeable about the locations and environments we visited and also respectful of the marine life. We snorkelled and saw the weedy sea dragons and lots of fish. We also saw plenty of dolphins porpoising near us, including some little ones travelling alongside their grown ups. Then we swam amongst the seals - these playful creatures get so close!
    Our dealings with them were so easy, from booking the trip, to meeting them on the pier on time, suiting up, boarding the vessel, clear instructions and info and a wonderful time on the boat. They were very professional and everything was well organised - even the beautiful weather!
    Thanks Marlin and Caddy for giving us an unforgettable experience.
    Written 27 January 2022
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    Chelsea F
    Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
    Mar 2022
    We saw so many seals!!! Swimming with them was one of the best things I've ever done. Seeing the weedy sea dragon, rays, dolphins and sea birds were an added bonus. It was lovely having a smaller boat to zip around on as it made it feel like a private tour away from the crowds. Only downside was that I can't do it every day. Great value for money. Staff are amazing! Loved it!
    Written 27 March 2022
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    Tom
    Shellharbour, Australia1 contribution
    Weedy seadragons we’re cool, pretty easy to spot, and only about 3m deep, so no trouble diving down for a good close-up. A bit disappointed not to swim with dolphins, but enjoyed watching them ride the ferry’s bow wave for a while. Diving at the marine reserve was good, with a wide variety of fish, plus mutton birds and seals, all easily viewed. The big highlight, though, was swimming with the seals. What an amazing and unforgettable experience! They were playful and inquisitive, happy to get close, both above and below water, even with my wife on her noodle.
    Would’ve liked a fresh shower back at the pier, maybe the council should install one at the nearby toilet block…
    Marlon and Angus were excellent hosts, both in and out of the water, with plenty of interesting information. They did a number of subtle headcounts, and were always able and willing to help.
    Thanks guys, great tour!
    Written 3 February 2022
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    Suzie R
    WALLAN3 contributions
    Jan 2022 • Couples
    We booked this last minute and it was great! Nice and easy to find (allow extra time to find a carpark). The staff were every knowledgeable and so friendly. The explained things well and clearly. All equipment was supplied very clean and in good condition. They made sure everyone got the opportunity to see everything.
    Written 9 January 2022
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    Jennifer K
    Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Marlin & Mack provided such a fun, relaxed, safe & informative snorkeling experience out on the bay.
    So much Fun speeding along in the boat. We got to see Seahorses & Big 🐟
    Then on to swimming with the cutest & friendliest seals.
    Absolutely Amazing!!! 💙
    Written 8 January 2020
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    Stephanie B
    2 contributions
    Jan 2020 • Friends
    This tour was full of surprises having snorkeled before we had expected to see a few fish but to our pleasant surprise we ended up swimming and snorkeling within metres of seals. We were looked after by two amazing guides and watching them spin in the water with seals coping them was a memory we wont forget.

    Would go back an experience this tour again so worth the money.
    Written 9 January 2020
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    Melissa G
    2 contributions
    Dec 2020
    Friendly, professional and great fun. We chose this tour and company for it's mix of snorkelling locations , fast boat and smaller group size and am so glad we did. Thanks for an awesome day!
    Written 16 December 2020
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    Mark t
    Perth, Australia3 contributions
    Jan 2020
    I had Moonraker cancel with less than 24 hours prior to departure but was very lucky to have found this company. We were a small group that the the two staff looked after very well. They took us to the sea dragons and then two different spots to swim with seals and rays. Teenage kids and I both loved the experience. Highly recommend.
    Written 31 January 2020
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