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Great Reef Snorkel Tour - Swim with Dolphins and Seals

Swim with dolphins, snorkel with seals and float with weedy seadragons on the Great Southern Reef

Mornington Peninsula, Australia
DurationDuration2 Hours
Start & End TimeStart & End TimeVaries
Minimum AgeMinimum Age8+
Fitness LevelFitness LevelIntermediate
Start & End LocationStart & End LocationSorrentoi

What's Included

  • Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us

  • 2-hour boat tour

  • All snorkelling gear: Masks, snorkels and fins, to a wetsuit

  • Remarkable wildlife snorkelling across three sites

  • Face-to-face expert commentary and in-water supervision with qualified guides

  • Opportunity to swim with bottlenose dolphins, weedy seadragons, Australian fur seals and smooth stingrays

What to Expect

See life through dolphin eyes on this extraordinary tour. Swim with Dolphins, Seals and Weedy Seadragons to discover the vibrant Great Southern Reef colours on board a fun, swift and stable 12-person RIB boat.


You slip into the warm wetsuit, put on the mask and snorkel, dive into the waters and frolic just like a dolphin. Check out seadragons sitting on the reef minding their own business, stingrays gliding by like UFOs, competing for space with the bottlenose dolphin.


Along the way, the dolphins are their own stars, lighting up the tour at times like colourful fireworks. Other times, they’re on their own totally excellent adventure. The natural joy of swimming freely like a dolphin is contagious for all who join this small pod of ten swimmers on our boat, The Apollo.


The experience is a deepening of connection with loved ones and friends. What a difference it makes to see life through the tenderness of dolphin eyes.


Departure info

Departure from Sorrento Pier To Weedy Seadragon Lair, Pope’s Eye Marine Park and Chinaman’s Hat Seal Haulout.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Please dress comfortably and warmly
  • Please bring swimmers, a towel, a hat, sunglasses, camera and your own re-usable water bottle

Snorkelling and Swim Tours are for those who are keen to get wet! Snorkelers may join these tours and enjoy a full in-water experience discovering the bay and swimming with seals. Snorkelers may not wear weightbelts. Minimum swimming skills are required for safety and enjoyment.

You will be supervised by a Guide that is available to provide a safe and enjoyable in-water experience. The aim is to ensure all guests enjoy the experience across all levels of swimming abilities.

Sorrento Pier address: Esplanade, Sorrento VIC 3943


Terms & Conditions:
  • All Guests must be minimum 8 years of age

  • All Guests must be minimum 100cm tall

  • Please be at the pier at least 25 minutes before tour departure time to ensure you have enough time to check in, dress in the provided wetsuit and receive your snorkelling equipment

  • Tours depart at the scheduled time and will not wait for late guests

  • Guests must have basic swimming skills as a minimum. Snorkel tours do not cater for people with no swimming ability. The Captain retains the right to refuse passage

  • Guests with back, neck, shoulder or heart conditions, those who are pregnant or who have injuries/conditions that may cause a risk to their health are advised to not do these tours, or do so at their own risk

  • Sea conditions can be unpredictable at times, this may cause physical injury, psychological stress or motion sickness

  • Subject to minimum numbers and may be rescheduled if minimum numbers are not met

  • Guests will have the opportunity to see and swim with dolphins, however sightings can not be guaranteed as they are wild animals

  • Tours are conducted under strict permit conditions governed by the provisions of the Wildlife Act 1975 and the Wildlife (Marine Mammal) Regulations 2019 and as an approved permit holder we and all guests must observe and conduct our activities under the conditions of the permit. Details of these conditions are provided prior to the tour and on board the vessel

  • The supplier reserves the right to substitute the vessel and / or change the day’s itinerary without notice

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations or changes 24 hrs of departure: Nil refund

Cancellations or changes 48 hrs of departure: 50% refund

No show: Nil refund

- The Operator will reschedule your tour only in the case of severe weather which would make the tour unsafe

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