South Channel fort is a unique and highly significant 19th Century artificial island, built as part of the strategic defence network of Port Phillip. The fort features old gun emplacements, a labyrinth of underground passages and stunning views over the bay.
South Bay Eco Adventures two hour tour takes you on a voyage across Port Phillip Bay to South Channel Fort for a guided walk of the island, encompassing access to the underground passages, small lobbies and magazines only accessible via licensed tour operators.
On the return voyage from South Channel Fort, you will visit the Australian fur Seal haul out at Chinaman's Hat and the Australasian Gannet colony at Pope's Eye.
Sturdy walking shoes are recommended.
Price & booking
Tour pricing information (GST included)
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The family ticket is for either two Adults and one Child, or two Adults and two Children. Additional Children are $30 each.
Children need to be ages between, three and 16 years old to be eligible for this ticket. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Days of operation
This tour runs monthly. Departure 1:30pm Return 3:30pm
Departure details: 01/11/13 - 31/05/14
Wed: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Sun: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Tour starting location
South Bay Eco Adventures
- Dolphin Watching
- Guided Walks
Please contact South Bay Eco Adventures to discuss your access requirements.
View Port Phillip Heads from a new perspective and explore areas only accessible by boat with South Bay Eco Adventures.
An exhilarating journey highlighting the unique history, wildlife and coastal landscape of southern Port Phillip Bay. Established in 2011, South Bay Eco Adventures' maiden season is founded on a long connection with the Southern Port Phillip Bay and surrounding area.
The crew share years of knowledge and experience with the local waters and a passion for showcasing its wonders only accessible by boat.
Tour operates daily during Summer. Although later on weekends and for events.
Saturday and Sunday
Winter operation hours.
- Victorian Tourism Awards
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Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land