Bottlenose Dolphin
Bottle Nose Dolphins
Our cruise boat 'Moonraker'
dolphin swimming
Chinaman's Hat
Fur Seal
Popes Eye
Marine Park

Seal and Dolphin Swim and Sightseeing Cruise

Tour operated by: Moonraker Dolphin Swims

Address: Sorrento Pier, Esplanade Rd, Sorrento, Victoria 3943

Phone: 03 5984 4211  |  Fax: 03 5984 4044  


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Experience a half day activity swimming with wild seals and dolphins only 90 minutes from Melbourne. You will experience snorkelling with Moonraker Dolphin Swims alongside friendly fur seals and watch wild dolphins around you.

Your adventure begins at Sorrento Pier where you collect all your snorkelling equipment and step aboard your luxury tour boat to experience a magical three hour adventure.

Your cruise commences with an introductory on-board snorkel demonstration, after which you travel out into the sheltered shallows of Port Phillip Bay.

Arriving at Chinaman's Hat where you can put your new found skills into action, the ever curious Australian Fur Seals are waiting to share their underwater world with you.

From Chinaman's Hat, cruise over to Popes Eye, (Marine Park) for a look at the Australasian Gannets and a snorkel with the vast array of colourful fish inhabiting the marine park.

From here on, cruise magnificent Port Phillip Bay in search of the inspiring Bottle Nose Dolphins. When the dolphins are located, it's on with your mask and snorkel and you enter the water, swimming into their domain. This is truly an awesome experience and one you will never forget.

Tour pricing information (GST included)

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Adult Dolphin and Seal Swim


Child Dolphin and Seal Sightsee

Child aged four to 15 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Adult Dolphin and Seal Sightsee


Child Dolphin and Seal Swim

Child aged four to 15 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


1.5 hour Adventure Cruise


Payment methods accepted

American Express  Cash Only  EFTPOS  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

Terms and Conditions of booking:Cancellations: cancellations must be made 24 hours before departures or 100 per cent of the tour fee will be charged.Guests that do not turn up on the date of travel will be charged 100 per cent of the tour fees.

Days of operation

Daily tours depart.

Departure details: 04/10/14 - 01/06/16

Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Tour starting location

Sorrento Pier

Mode of transport

  • Jet Boat
  • Motor Vessel


  • Birdwatching
  • Cruising
  • Dolphin watching
  • Lessons/tutorials
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Swim with fish
  • Animal Viewing


  • Boat


  • Car park
  • Courtesy transfer
  • Check-in desk
  • Crewed charter
  • Diving equipment
  • Guide
  • Public transport

Join the award winning team at Moonraker Dolphin Swims as they take you on a snorkelling experience like no other. Snorkel with resident Bottlenose Dolphins, swim alongside cheeky Australian Fur Seals, explore underwater marine parks filled with colourful fish and join the search for weedy sea dragons.

Tours depart Sorrento Pier just an hour and a half from Melbourne on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula.

Choose between swimming and sightseeing aboard 'Moonraker' or take a small group tour aboard 'Blue Wing' to experience this amazing natural environment on a low impact, eco friendly experience.

If travelling from Melbourne use the 'Day Tour' and catch the bus from Melbourne to explore some of the Mornington Peninsula's best natural attractions. Day Tours include return transfers from Melbourne, a guided visit to the Point Nepean National Parks, lunch and the afternoon swimming with wild seals and dolphins.

Moonraker Dolphin Swims is an award winning Eco Tourism Business. 2011 and 2012 Winners of the Victorian and Australian Tourism awards for best Eco Tourism Business.

Tourism awards

2013  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Hall Of Fame

2013  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Winner

2013  - Australian Tourism Awards  - Silver

2013  - Australian Tourism Awards  - Silver

2012  - Australian Tourism Awards  - Gold

2011  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Winner


  • Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Boating Industry Association
  • Charter Vessel Association
  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia
  • Professional Tour Guides Association
  • Tourism Alliance Victoria
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Wildlife Tourism Australia
  • Youth Hostels Association
Parks Victoria Licence
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land

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