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Boating & sailing

Fill your sails with the breezes blowing off Port Phillip Bay's wide expanses and launch powerboats, yachts and other watercraft on the calm waters, or take a fishing charter or cruise to be shown the wonders of Mornington Peninsula's waterways. 

Bring your own or hire a boat

Bring your boat and utilise Mornington Peninsula's excellent facilities, including launching ramps and marinas.

Alternatively, hire a vessel from a local boat hire operator. Take yourself on an open sea adventure on a canoe or kayak, or book a boat charter and let a local divulge fascinating marine secrets.

Ferry around

For something a little different, board a pedestrian ferry to the wilderness of French Island. Load the car, bus or caravan and take a ferry ride across the bay on the hourly service between Sorrento and Queenscliff. Along the way you'll see The Rip, the narrow and treacherous entrance to Port Phillip Bay, and the peninsulas that encompass it. Look out for dolphins that ride the bow wave, and you may even come close to some of the big ships as they enter and leave the bay.

In order to preserve Mornington Peninsula's marine national parks and sanctuaries, occasional exclusion zone boundaries may be specified, preventing access by powerboats and motorcraft. Please observe these restrictions.

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Boating & sailing

Cruise & boat tours

Snapper Charters - Port Phillip Bay

Bagout Fishing Charters

Target the famous Snapper with Bagout Fishing Charters. Operating tours during the Snapper season which is in full flight in October to December each...

From $100 - $1,000

Ferry

Searoad Ferries Sorrento

Searoad Ferries, Australia's favourite car and passenger ferry service, crosses the southern tip of Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay and connects the...

Cruise & boat tours

Shark and Whiting Charters - Westernport

Bagout Fishing Charters

The Shark and Whiting Charters tours with Bagout Fishing Charters leave from Hastings and travels in and around the Westernport region targeting...

From $100 - $150

Cruise & boat tours

90 Minute Adventure Cruise

Moonraker Dolphin Swims

See wild Bottlenose Dolphins surfing alongside the boat, be just metres away from the Australian Fur Seals, cross the famous entry to Port Phillip...

From $25 - $45

Tours

Dolphin, Seal Swims and Sightseeing Trips

Polperro Dolphin and Seal Swims

Pull on a warming wetsuit and join the Polperro team when the bay's unique and often curious Burrunan dolphins come to visit. Frolic with playful fur...

Tours

Sail & Snorkel

Bayplay Adventure Tours

Enjoy a day of luxury in this popular and award winning cruise with Bayplay Adventure Tours, which offers sailing, snorkelling, swimming and marine...

From $119

Cruise & boat tours

Bay & Ocean Fishing - Port Phillip Bay & Bass Strait

Game and Recreational Fishing Charters

Come on a 5, 6 or 8 hour Ocean & Bay fishing charter with Game and Recreational Fishing Charters. Game and Recreational Fishing Charters operate from...

From $120 - $180

Cruise & boat tours

Seal and Dolphin Swim and Sightseeing Cruise

Moonraker Dolphin Swims

Experience a half day activity swimming with wild seals and dolphins only 90 minutes from Melbourne. You will experience snorkelling with Moonraker...

From $25 - $150

Cruise & boat tours

Five Hour Ocean/Bay Fishing Trip

Rip Charters Fishing Trips

At Rip Charters they are fishing all year round and their speciality is following the seasons to suit the best catch of the day. In season possible...

From $120
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Wildlife & zoos

Dolphins

Watch from the shore, or join an organised expedition to swim with or cruise alongside Port Phillip Bay's friendly bottlenose and common dolphins.

Things to do

Tours

Let a local expert take you on a guided tour and reveal the secrets of the coastal scenery, famed wineries, and farmland of the Mornington Peninsula.

Outdoor activities

Fishing

Try your luck and cast a line into the productive fishing grounds around Mornington Peninsula, either independently or with a fishing charter.

Nature and wildlife

Beaches and coastlines

Crash into the waters of the peninsula's seemingly endless sandy bay inlets and rugged, wild surf beaches and feel a million miles from city life.