Fish 'n' Ships
Fish 'n' Ships
Fish 'n' Ships

Bay Tour

Tour operated by: Fish 'n' Ships

Address: 1 McAlpin St, Rye, Victoria 3941

Phone: 04 0794 6468  |  Mobile: 0407 946 467  


Board the Vessel Rorqual for a morning on Port Phillip Bay with Fish 'n' Ships. Departure will be at 9:15am for approximate cruise of two hours. Cruises run every Thursday from the Blairgowrie Yacht Club Marina.

Take in Bay highlights including, Sorrento to the Quarantine Station, Pope's Eye Marine Park and Chinamans Hat fur seal colony.

Local owners and your crew Jan and Dave will surprise you with snippets of history, geography and marine life facts, and for something special, a touch tank viewing will allow you to get up-close-and-personal with some of the creatures found below the surface.

Cancellation and booking policy

Individuals for Fish 'n' Ships Bay Tour, pay cash on the day of tour. Group bookings are to be to completed by a representative of the group to whom all the tour details will be given. Cancellation by the group must be made one week prior to the tour otherwise 50 per cent of the boat fee will be charged. If the weather/seas are too rough for the vessel, the tour leader will be informed the evening before as to alternative arrangements for place of departure or an alternative date.

Tour starting location

Port Phillip Bay

Mode of transport

  • Motor Vessel


  • Boat


  • Crewed charter

Fish 'n' Ships runs group site seeing tours, and diving and snorkelling charters for Groups.

The Fish 'n' Ships crew, Jan and Dave, create a wonderful atmosphere to enhance the traveller's awareness of Port Phillip Bay's history, environment and marine life. The crew are qualified teachers, divers and marine naturalists and have been entertaining school students on the coastal and marine environment for 30 years. These opportunities are now being offered to groups of friends, families, businesses and clubs, as well as schools.

The vessel Rorqual offers group charters and can cater for up to 39 passengers. With a 360 view, it is the best way to enjoy the Bay's wildlife and scenery; bring along a picnic, celebrate a special occasion or create your own tour to suit your needs. Bow ramp, side and back gates make swimming and diving exits and entries a breeze.

Port of Melbourne tours run in May and October each year, see an incredibly dynamic area from water level! Groups only.

Education Groups; specialised programs can be tailored to suit every subject area. It may include boat snorkels, viewing or swimming with the seals, a visit to South Channel Fort, Mud Islands and the Fortifications.

Whatever it is you will re-live history whilst gaining an appreciation of this unique environment. Touch tank sessions, rock pool rambles, environmental talks, tell them what you want and they will create a program to meet your budget and curriculum requirements.


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

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