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Marvel over the natural wonders and native wildlife of the Mornington Peninsula with this adventurous full-day small-group tour from Melbourne, held only during the summer season. Set sail for a 1.5-hour cruise to spot bottlenose dolphins and Australian fur seals around Port Phillip Bay and the Popes Eye Marine Park. After lunch (included), get your adrenaline pumping as you tackle the ziplines, tube slides and treetop suspension bridges at the Enchanted Adventure Garden. Finally, get a taste of rural Australia with a visit to a strawberry farm or chocolate factory.

Highlights

  • Morning Peninsula day trip from Melbourne
  • Take a 1.5-hour cruise on Port Phillip Bay to spot dolphins and seals
  • See birdlife and marine life at Chinaman’s Hat and Popes Eye Marine Park
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local eatery
  • Indulge in a range of Mornington Peninsula Chocolates (Apr-Oct) or Sunnyridge Strawberry Farm (Nov-Apr)
  • Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon visiting the Enchanted Adventure Garden
  • Drive through the seaside town of Sorrento
  • Learn about the native wildlife from your informative tour guide
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience with your guide

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Mornington Peninsula Tour from Melbourne with Dolphins and Seals Cruise

Small-Group Mornington Peninsula Tour from Melbourne with Dolphins and Seals Cruise

After a scenic drive from Melbourne to the upmarket resort town of Sorrento, step aboard a purpose-built luxury vessel to take a 1.5-hour dolphin-and seal-spotting tour on Port Phillip Bay, where wild bottlenose dolphins give birth off Point Nepean. There’s a good chance you’ll spot dolphins and Australian fur seals, along with a vast array of birdlife, as you cruise through the bay to the rocky outcrop known as Chinaman’s Hat and the surrounding Popes Eye Marine Park.

Then, enjoy a delicious lunch as you relax in a local eatery before departing for the Mornington Peninsular Chocolates (April to October) or Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm (November-April).

Experience the thrills of the Enchanted Adventure Gardens as you enjoy the giant tube slides, hedge mazes, labyrinth and numerous gardens and an incredible viewpoint at Arthurs Seat before returning to Melbourne.

Note that this tour operates seasonally, from October 1 to April 30 only.

Customer Reviews

killinchy.browns

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was amazing!

Hayley B

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

My husband and I had a lovely day. I really enjoyed travelling to the Mornington Peninsula and seeing the old quarantine station. I enjoy the history surrounding such places. The trips to the other suburbs gave us a nice view of some beautiful parts of the country. The boat ride was nice. We were unable to see dolphins but that couldn't be helped. It was relaxing. The tour guide was experienced and friendly.

The booking of the trip was rather cumbersome as from the website we had to ring America then they in turn had to ring Melbourne. (We were staying in Melbourne) I would recommend you get rid of this agent and find some way to have your phone number on the website).

Liduan L

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better December 2014

Complete disappointment! Did not not see a single dolphin! Minimal commentary was provided on the yacht by the yacht crew as compared to people who had signed up for swim with seals. Although it was stated afternoon tea is provided on yacht, only hot drinks and 1 round of biscuits are provided free!

RoelZ Netherlands

1 star rating: I do not recommend this December 2013

I did not see any dolphins

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