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South Channel Fort

South Channel Fort 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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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.

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.

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.

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 $35 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 - 31/05/15

Wed: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Sun: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Tour starting location

South Bay Eco Adventures

Mode of transport

  • Walk
  • Motor Vessel


  • Birdwatching
  • Dolphin watching
  • Guided walks


  • Boat
  • Walking


  • Guide

Disabled access

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

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

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