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From Sorrento Pier: 2-Hour Great Southern Reef Snorkeling

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From Sorrento Pier: 2-Hour Great Southern Reef Snorkeling

From US$ 85.48 per person

Join a small-group snorkeling tour for up to 12 guests beside the stunning Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Swim with dolphins and seals.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Be amazed and entertained swimming with wild Australian Fur Seals
  • Marvel at the unique Weedy Seadragons, unique to the Great Southern Reef
  • Snorkel with over 40 species of colourful fish in a thriving marine park
  • Explore the beauty and richness of the bay, home to dolphins, seals and abundant seabirds
  • Enjoy a personalised experience in a small group of up to 12 guests
Full description
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.
  • Wetsuits plus all
  • Snorkelling gear, mask, snorkel and fins
  • Photo opportunities
  • Qualified and experienced local guides
  • National park fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Children under 8 years
  • Non-swimmers
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Departure Point: Sorrento Pier, at the very end of the pier at the seaward end. Walk out the main pier and turn to the left hand side at the end. Your guide will meet you at the rigid inflatable eco boat.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • It is recommended to use the toilet facilities at the start of the Sorrento Pier before arriving at the meeting point, though there is a toilet onboard the boat during the tour
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please bring swimmers, a towel, a hat, sunglasses, camera and your own reusable water bottle
  • Guests must have basic swimming skills as a minimum
  • The Captain retains the right to refuse passage
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January 10, 2022


January 9, 2022

The crew were friendly and knowledgeable. We saw lots of wildlife.

December 2, 2021

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