Aerial shot of Rip
Humpback Whale in the Heads

Explorer Tour

Tour operated by: South Bay Eco Adventures

Address: Shop 1b, 4 Wharf Street East, Queenscliff Harbour, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225

Phone: 03 5258 4019  |  Mobile: 0427 701 596  


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Exhilarating Ocean Adventure

View Port Phillip Heads from a new perspective and explore areas only accessible by boat with this South Bay Eco Adventures tour.

Venture out into Bass Strait with the chance to view many wildlife species such as the Common Dolphin, Albatross, Shearwater, Australasian Gannets and Penguins.

Navigate the Rip and learn why it is considered one of the most treacherous stretches of water in the world. View the rugged coastline of Point Nepean including Cheviot Beach where our Prime Minister Harold Holt mysteriously disappeared.

Witness the shipping operations through Port Phillip Heads and learn about the important role of the Port Phillip Sea Pilots.

Upon re-entering the Rip, passing Point Nepean, they head into Nepean Bay enlightening you of the many military fortifications which protected Melbourne during the World Wars.

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 $50 each.



Children need to be ages between, eight and 16 years old to be eligable for this ticket.




Days of operation

Offered as a Private Group Experience. Min of 10 Adults.

Departure details: 01/10/15 - 31/05/16

Tour highlights

Port Phillip Heads

Bass Straight

Mode of transport

  • Motor Vessel


  • Birdwatching
  • Cruising
  • Dolphin watching


  • Boat


  • Guide

Disabled access

Please call South Bay Eco Adventures to discuss your access requirements.


  • English

South Bay Eco Adventures is an award winning ecotourism company specialising in sightseeing boat tours of Southern Port Phillip Bay, the Rip and Port Phillip Heads.

View the spectacular Rip, the stretch of water connecting the Bay and Bass Strait, and discover the wildlife that calls Port Phillip Bay home, including dolphins, seals, whales, penguins and sea birds.

Explore areas only accessible by boat, on an up close nature-based adventure highlighting the unique history, wildlife and coastal landscape of Southern Port Phillip Bay.

The purpose-built eco boat offers exceptional visibility for everyone on board, with a design that ensures a smooth, stable and comfortable ride.

Tours operate daily between November and April from Queenscliff Harbour, with limited tours between between June and August.

Tourism awards

2013  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Finalist

2012  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Winner

Parks Victoria Licence
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land

How to get here

Great Ocean Road