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Explorer Tour

03 5258 4019

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South Bay Eco Adventures

Exhilarating Ocean Adventure

This tour is offered as a private charter for up to 20 guests.

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.

Price & booking


$70.00 - $310.00

Adults $120 Children eight to 16 years $70 Two adults and one child $295 Two adults and two children $310

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Days of operation:
  • Our Explorer Tour is offered as a private charter for up to 20 guests. Minimum numbers apply.

Tour highlights:
  • Port Phillip Heads
  • Bass Straight
  • Birdwatching

Tour operator

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 October and May from Queenscliff Harbour.