Our most recommended things to do in Sorrento, Victoria

Sorrento: 1.5-Hour Port Phillip Bay Adventure Cruise

1. Sorrento: 1.5-Hour Port Phillip Bay Adventure Cruise

Your tour commences with an introductory on-board safety briefing, before cruising past the amazing cliff top mansions out into the sheltered shallows of Port Phillip Bay. With your family or friends, you will head off to Chinaman's Hat, a local spot where the ever-curious Australian fur seals are waiting to show off their way of life. From Chinaman's Hat, cruise over to Popes Eye at the Marine National Park for a look at the Australasian gannets, where your guides will share with you some interesting and educational facts about these amazing birds. From there, you'll cruise the magnificent Port Phillip Bay in search of the inspiring bottle nosed dolphins. There is no need to jump into the water; the captain's technique will place you right next to the action where you will receive a fantastic view into the world of the dolphins and seals. At the conclusion of your guided insight into Australia's flora and fauna, you will be returned to your point of origin.

From Sorrento: Half-Day Cruise with Dolphins & Seals Snorkel

2. From Sorrento: Half-Day Cruise with Dolphins & Seals Snorkel

Departing from Sorrento Pier, enjoy a welcome tea or coffee, before venturing into the sheltered shallows of Port Phillip Bay to embark on an exciting once in a lifetime adventure.   Make your way to Chinaman's Hat, a man-made structure built to protect local Australian fur seals. Go for a snorkel in the structure’s shallow waters and get up close and personal with the ever-curious seals who are waiting to share their underwater world with you. Next, go for a swim with dolphins. Float on the water’s surface as these playful creatures swim beneath you and circle the group, showing off their amazing abilities. Finish your experience with a snorkel at one of Port Phillip Bay's beautiful marine parks. Your cruise includes all snorkelling equipment, morning or afternoon tea and best of all if you don't see the dolphins you can come back for free!

Port Phillip Bay: 2-Hour Seal Swim

3. Port Phillip Bay: 2-Hour Seal Swim

Embark on an unforgettable underwater adventure, snorkeling with cheeky and cheerful Australian fur seals. Departing Sorrento Pier in Victoria's picturesque Mornington Peninsula, your cruise commences with welcome tea or coffee as you revel in views of the coastline and cliff-top mansions. Arriving at Chinaman's Hat, a structure built just for the seals in Port Phillip Bay, you will take the plunge to swim with these gentle, playful and curious creatures. This sheltered area has a maximum depth of four meters and participants can float on the surface and watch the seals swim freely around them if they wish.

Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula Waterbike Tour

4. Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula Waterbike Tour

After a safety briefing and operational overview, participants will be fitted to their waterbike and fitted with lifejackets before departing Sorrento Pier and heading south towards Capel Sound. The tour will continue south following the Millionaire's Walk along the Sorrento to Portsea cliff top and getting an insight into how Melbourne's elite spend time at their summer mansions. This stunning cliff top walk has historic significance as it was the first time the Union Jack was used to claim possession of Australia. Continuing along past Point King Beach and Shelley Beach, we will pull in alongside the Portsea Pier right out front of the huge, Tudor-style pub, The Portsea Hotel. We return towards Sorrento, perhaps accompanied at times by some of the Mornington Peninsulas Bottlenose Dolphins known to frequent this stretch of water and friends of our eco-friendly waterbikes. Giving way to the Queenscliff to Sorrento Searoad Ferries, we will finish back at the Sorrento Pier at the base of the Hotel Sorrento. A truely unique way to experience of some of the most popular destinations on the Mornington Peninsula.

Queenscliff Harbour: 1.5hr Wildlife Sightseeing Tour

5. Queenscliff Harbour: 1.5hr Wildlife Sightseeing Tour

Join us on our Wildlife Sightseeing Tour on our vessel Maureen .M, where you will meet the friendly (but wild) locals of Port Phillip Bay! Throughout the tour you will watch the playful Australian Fur seals, spot pods of local Burrunan dolphins cruising the bay, be intrigued by the amazing birdlife and marine life around Pope’s Eye and through the winter months you might even spot Humpback whales as they journey past this iconic and historically significant coastline. Our friendly and knowledgeable crew will chat about the incredible wildlife that reside or transit through Southern Port Phillip Bay and shares local history and insights about the region! Surrounded by the historic fishing ports of Queenscliff and Sorrento, the area Southern Port Phillip Bay is an incredible place, packed full of history, wildlife and adventure! We will always do our best to accommodate people with different needs. Please contact our office to discuss any special requirements your group may have. boasts some fascinating maritime and military history and is home to the highly diverse Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park, world renowned for its rich biodiversity and unique marine life. Please note: There is a $10 environmental levy included as part of the price of this tour. This levy helps us help our oceans and will be put towards any of the following programs and research through our partnership charity SOEL (Southern Ocean Environmental Link) head to www.soel.org.au to find out more about the conservation programs and work.

Peninsula Hot Springs: Private Sanctuary and Bathing

6. Peninsula Hot Springs: Private Sanctuary and Bathing

Experience 45 minutes of blissful private bathing for you and your partner in a private bathing pavilion with your choice of lavender milk, Tulsi tea, or essential oils to enhance the relaxation and benefits. You and your partner will also have access to a relaxation lounge where complimentary herbal teas are available. After your private bath, relax in the tranquil and serene Spa Dreaming Center or enjoy the space of the Bath House. Enjoy access to a range of geothermal baths, saunas, Moroccan Hammams, and cold plunge pools in both areas. Bathe in thermal waters ranging from a relaxing 37 degrees to a toasty 43 degrees. Reap the benefits of the natural minerals found in the waters as you relax and enjoy the natural warmth of the springs.

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What people are saying about Sorrento, Victoria

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Really great experience, even with choppy, cold water. Exciting to see the seals up close and getting the opportunity to see a big stingray. Experienced and professional crew, and well allotted on board Cafe. My only complaint would be that there was no signage or directions when we arrived and, although the invitation specified arriving early, we left late.

Confusing at the “meeting point” there with lots of other people all wondering if we were in the right place.. no signs and no one answered the phone number left on the site.. some of us were there 1/2 hour before.. the people who arrived right on 1.30 ended up in the best seats for the entire cruise..

The Staff were so nice and helpful when answering questions, the constructor Carl tried so hard to find sea dragons and found some and made sure everyone got the chance to see it, the tour was amazing would definitely recommend

Great day out. All staff really good and helpful. It was very enjoyable.

Was awesome! Great weather, great crew members!! And great experience