Bayplay
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About
Sea Kayaking is the ultimate way to explore the amazingly pristine coastline of the Mornington Peninsula. The fun, healthy, eco-friendly and quiet vessels give you the ultimate opportunity to encounter dolphins, seals & penguins up close as you paddle around the picturesque Point Nepean National Park! This is the perfect tour for those with a sense of adventure and interest in nature. Tours begin with a short briefing covering terminology, equipment use, skills and safety procedures. Your professional guides also provide information on the marine life and points of interest along the way. You’ll scale the coastline of Point Nepean National Park, and make your way into the Dolphin Sanctuary. Throughout the tour, your guide will tell you all about the history of Port Phillip Bay and the marine life you encounter. After making your way closer to the Heads, you'll turn around and head towards Sorrento, past the hilltop mansions and private piers, before returning to Portsea
Portsea, Victoria, Australia
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Renfis
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We would be giving this experience a rating of 5, if only we had of known we were going to be transporting the heavy kayak from the shop front, across the roads and up a big hill to the beach ourselves, and then back again. It wasn't the fact that we had to do it, it was just expected that there would be some assistance or we should have otherwise been notified, considering we called twice prior to arrival to discuss what we would be doing. The customer service is terrible, we expected to be greeted by a happy team who were excited for us, instead we barely got a hello and no one seemed happy to be there (we dealt directly with 3 different staff) I am sure there a lots of people who would enjoy working somewhere like that, so I don't know why its full of dull people. Of course, the kayaking itself was great, but the terrible service and having to lug the kayak all that distance is what made us give a rating of 3. We had a voucher and did recieve a discount, however if we had of paid full price for this we would have been more disappointed. We had to ask strangers for directions and help with the kayak.
Written 14 January 2020
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DShalders
Glen Waverley, Australia3,073 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Family
We were down at Portsea for the week and wanted to hire wet suits for the younger kids for the back beach. Staff were excellent helping and general enquirers. We hired 2 wet suits at $25 a day each.
Written 9 November 2020
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Mark S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Solo
I booked a refresher course for scuba diving after speaking with Dale from Bayplay at Portsea. It had been over 10 years since my last dive. Pat is a fantastic instructor, the day was not rushed. Our groups ages range was from 14 to 48 and he made sure everybody understood and carried out all the practical and safety skills needed, he made us feel relaxed and I really enjoyed the dive.
Thank you Bayplay, I will definitely be a return customer.
Written 9 January 2021
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Drewboy1
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
A great experience diving with Bayplay Portsea. Chad our instructor was just fantastic and made the whole process easy and enjoyable. He was a great guide and very patient as we got back into the water for the first time in 2 years. He suggested we dive at Blairgowrie Pier and we were not disappointed. A great day out and thanks Chad!
Written 1 December 2021
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Gary OT
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
Just wanted to drop you a quick line about my experience with Bayplay and my Stand Up Paddleboard lesson. With special thanks to Kobe, Abbey and Dale, these guys were exemplary. Warm, friendly, inviting, experienced and knowledgeable. I was instantly at ease and the lesson, whilst hard work, was so much fun.

I can’t say I’ll ever be a world class SUP master, but I can say the people at Bayplay made it way more fun and accessible.
Written 27 February 2022
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Nick J
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Trip cancelled due to heavy rain, offered no refund only a possibility to reschedule yet forecasted thunderstorms for the next day. Overall not great customer service.
Written 15 November 2017
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Victoria C
Redhill, UK8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
We did the Sea Kayak - Dolphin sanctuary tour but we didn't go to the dolphin sanctuary and there was no real explanation or warning up front provided that the tour had changed. We had been paddling for about an hour and 20 when the guide casually mentioned "sometimes you see dolphins over there" (pointed out further into the bay) "but we won't see any because the tour was a 10am one and you'd need to be out here earlier. I'm not sure why the tour was 10am not 9am...". Given I booked the tour to see the dolphins, a meander along the coast being told about people's houses and not the marine life promised in the tour details was disappointing. We were back and in our car well within the 3 hours & think this was because the guide had a sore shoulder & was keen to end the tour. I understand you won't always see wildlife as they're unpredictable but to not go to or even mention the dolphin sanctuary in the tour title is just very poor customer service. This is the 3rd sea kayak tour I've done in Aus/NZ and this one was not a comparison to the others - my advice would be don't bother.
Written 29 September 2016
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LJH37
Melbourne, Australia116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Friends
Very impressed with Bayplay. They really looked after everyone, especially us, in the kayak far behind everyone else. I went with a friend but the people who went alone seemed to have a great time too. The 3 hours felt like only one and it was interesting to see the amazing houses along the shore from the sea. Our guides also filled us in on history and sea life in the area.

I would love to repeat the experience and have been recommending it ever since.

Tips:
1. You can't take very much on the Kayak and if you do, it might get wet but Bayplay have tubs you can keep extra clothes and towels in etc.
2. Make sure you wear good sunscreen as the reflection from the water can mean that you burn more easily.
3. If you are in the back of the kayak, you have to move the rudder - be sure that you can reach the controls and push them out with you leg sufficiently before you get off the sand.
4. Sand flies were nipping as we were receiving instructions so maybe spray your legs with insect repellent - I was a bit distracted.
5. Take a hat and a spare set of clothes so that you can enjoy a leisurely lunch in the area before heading home if you don't stay the night.
6. We parked in the street beside the shop as most of the parking in the area is 2 hour - best to get there early.
7. Take your good humor, can do attitude and be prepared to have lots of fun!
8. If you have control over the weather, request a beautiful sunny, not too hot, day with calm, warm water in the bay.
Written 21 February 2012
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Thank you for taking the time to put such a great review up on Tripadvisor! We’re glad to hear you had such a great time on our Bayplay - Sea Kayak tour of Port Phillip Bay and are recommending the tour to others. I bet future guests of ours will appreciate the tips you gave. From the team at Bayplay we hope to see you back soon 
Written 18 September 2012
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ianp412017
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Spectacular views of Port Phillip Bay and Bass Straight. Very helpful and friendly staff at bike hire shop. Good advice on cycle routes to use. Bikes in good condition with locks supplied. Generally flat cycle path but some steeper hills towards the end of the peninsula.
Written 8 February 2022
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Shane H
Hamilton, New Zealand165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We hired bikes from here and found the staff to both friendly and knowledgeable.

Gave us great information on how to get the best from our ride including the places to visit, timeframes and advice.

Hireage was good value with great easy to ride bikes. Also lent us a back pack to takes some of our stuff.

They also do heaps of other stuff.
Written 9 December 2019
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