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LET’S GO SWIMMING WITH DOLPHINS & SEALS
We depart Melbourne around 8.30am and arrive at Queenscliff 10.30am
Dolphins Swim conducts tours within the southern reaches of Port Phillip Bay. Surrounded by the historic fishing ports of Queenscliff and Sorrento, the area boasts some fascinating maritime and military history and is home to the highly diverse Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park, world-renowned for its rich biodiversity and unique marine life.
Half-day tour generally starts with a snorkel at Popes Eye (part of the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park). Its shallow and protected waters are teeming with colourful fish and marine life making it the ideal place to brush up on our snorkeling skills.
With our new-found skills and a heightened sense of adventure we head off to Chinaman’s Hat, a local haul-out site that is a temporary home to 30-40 young Australian Fur Seals waiting to share their water world with us.
Just when you think Port Phillip Bay couldn’t get better, we set off in search for the dolphins and usually find them not to far away. Swimming with dolphins is controlled by strict legislation (deservedly so!) and our patient instructors will make sure that both snorkelers and dolphins benefit from the experience.
While sharing these unforgettable experiences with passengers from all over the world, you can listen to expert interpretation from our friendly crew as they describe the remarkable wildlife and special features along the way. The duration is 3.5 hours in the water plus 30 mins gear up (4 hours in total). We offer a complete package with all the following provided at no additional cost:
• Thick 5mm wetsuit to keep you warm and buoyant
• Quality mask, snorkel & fins
• Complete snorkel tuition (if required)
• All guides qualified by Life Saving Victoria
• Marine National Park access fees
• Snacks and light refreshments provided at no additional cost
• Hot showers at the Queenscliff Harbour upon your return
Seal & Dolphin Swims fee