Seal Colony near South Channel Fort
Entrance to South Channel Fort
Tunnels with South Channel Fort
Disappearing gun

Kayak Tour to South Channel Fort

Tour operated by: Bayplay Adventure Tours

Address: 3755 Point Nepean Rd, Portsea, Victoria 3944

Phone: 03 5984 0888  |  Fax: 03 5984 0111  


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Visit the mysterious island of South Channel Fort with Bayplay Adventure Tours. Take a guided walking tour through the once secret military base and sea bird breeding habitat followed by the return kayak journey home.

The tour begins with a brief overview of terminology, equipment use, skills and safety procedures. Your highly experienced guides also educate kayakers on the marine life and points of interest likely to be encountered.

Your guide will lead you into Port Phillip Bay, where your destination is the mysterious South Channel Fort. Here you will dock for a guided tour of the island learning about this fascinating man made island which is a wonderful example of cutting edge military technology as it stood in the late 1800's.

Not only does the fort itself represent an important part of Victoria's colonial history but it also provides important breeding habitat for endangered bird species, penguins and sea birds.

Payment methods accepted

American Express  Cash Only  EFTPOS  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

Full payment required to confirm booking. 24 hour notice required for cancellation. If the tour is cancelled due to the weather, they will reschedule at the guests' convenience.

Days of operation

Departure details: 01/11/12 - 31/05/13

Mon: 9:00am - 9:00am

Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Departure details: 01/06/13 - 31/08/13

Sat/Sun: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Departure details: 01/09/13 - 31/05/14

Mon: 9:00am - 9:00am

Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Tour starting location


Mode of transport

  • Canoe
  • Kayak


  • Canoeing
  • Dolphin watching
  • Seakayaking


  • Other


  • Car park
  • Courtesy transfer
  • Check-in desk
  • Diving equipment
  • Guide
  • Public transport
  • Waiting area


  • English

Located on the Mornington Peninsula for over 10 years, Bayplay Adventure Tours is an award winning accommodation and aquatic adventure tour operator. Providing unique self contained cottages, group accommodation in retreats and lodges, and a range of Melbourne Day Tour options to the Mornington Peninsula.

Bayplay Adventure Tours provide tours or hire gear to Sea Kayak to the Dolphin Sanctuary. All swimming abilities are catered for on the Snorkel with Sea Dragons Tour. Bike Ride to Point Nepean National Park, Bayplay provide tours or bike hire. Guided Scuba Dive to the "Fab Five Dive Sites", Bayplay have tours and PADI Dive Courses. Sail and Snorkel Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay with a tour or charter.

Sea Kayaking is the ultimate way to explore the amazingly pristine coastline of the Mornington Peninsula. The ultimate opportunity to meet dolphins, seals and penguins up close as you paddle around the picturesque Point Nepean National Park Coastline and the Dolphin Sanctuary.

See the rare Weedy Sea Dragon colony in their natural habitat. Learn all about the marine life of Port Phillip Bay with their marine naturalist guides. Fun, family friendly tour, non-swimmers are catered for too!

Experience the unique historic Point Nepean National Park from your bike in a fun, engaging and healthy way. Point Nepean's rich history has had a significant impact on Victoria and Australia in terms of immigration, quarantine and defence. Guided or self guided historical tours are available

Meet some of their rare temperate marine life on a "Fab 5 Dive". You will see Weedy Seadragons, Seahorses, Stingrays and much more. Your will dive Bayplay's most popular dive sites for encountering the bay's most mesmerising marine life.

Sail and Snorkel Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay on their 35 foot catamaran. Visit Mud Island, Nepean Bay and Popes Eye Marine Park.

Tourism awards

2010  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Hall Of Fame

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

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