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From Sorrento Pier: 2-Hour Great Southern Reef Snorkeling

1. 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.

Port Phillip Bay: 2-Hour Seal Swim

2. 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.

Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula with Gondola Ride

3. Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula with 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 its pristine beaches, natural surroundings and massive mansions leaving visitors with little to wonder why so many of the rich and famous choose to reside there. Begin your day by visiting the charming seaside towns of Portsea and Sorrento. Your guide will take you to the best lookouts and clifftop walks such as London Bridge and Millionaires Walk, and see the iconic beach boxes while snapping colorful pictures from atop the cliffs and on the beach. Next, enjoy panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay as you take flight on the Arthurs Seat Eagle gondola. Then, try your hand picking strawberries at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm (only available from November–March and subject to fruit availability), or visit Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie to indulge in some locally produced sweet treats (available all year round). Get dropped back off at your meeting point between 6:15PM and 6:45PM so that you have the rest of the evening to enjoy Melbourne at your leisure.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Really great experience, even with choppy, cold water. Exciting to see the seals up close and getting the opportunity to see a big stingray. Experienced and professional crew, and well allotted on board Cafe. My only complaint would be that there was no signage or directions when we arrived and, although the invitation specified arriving early, we left late.

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.