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South Bay Eco Adventures

Queenscliff Harbour, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5258 4019
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Great Experience - even if you have been coming here for years!

Went on the Discovery Tour and it was great. Sadly no dolphins - but plenty of seals! I have been... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Jeanette1_A
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Melbourne, Australia
Two weeks two tours

I did a Mud Islands birdwatching tour two weeks ago and had such a marvellous time when a pop up... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
Francien39
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Melbourne, Australia
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South Bay Eco Adventures is an award-winning ecotourism company specialising in guided 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, 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. We offer a range of tours to suit all ages and interests. Tours operate between September and May.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Queenscliff Harbour, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Went on the Discovery Tour and it was great. Sadly no dolphins - but plenty of seals! I have been coming to Queenscliff for years but this tour taught me so much about the bay and the surrounds. Staff were excellent - not a dull...More

Thank Jeanette1_A
Mike R, Owner at South Bay Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Thank you for your review Jeanette. We're so pleased you got so much out of the Discovery Tour. And we're glad you bought your beanie! We look forward to seeing you aboard next time.

Reviewed 25 March 2017

I did a Mud Islands birdwatching tour two weeks ago and had such a marvellous time when a pop up Explorer tour was advertised I didn't hesitate and booked it straight away. Mud Islands was special, we saw almost 30 species of birds, Tania the...More

Thank Francien39
Mike R, Owner at South Bay Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

You could be considered a frequent flyer with South Bay Eco Adventures now! Thanks for coming aboard two very different feature tours we offer. We're so pleased you enjoyed both. I'm not sure who is having more fun out there sometimes - our guests or...More

Reviewed 25 March 2017

I booked the explorer tour as a last minute treat to myself, after hearing about the great marine life that has been in the bay lately. This tour didn't disappoint. We saw three types of dolphin species - both within and just outside of Port...More

Thank Jade C
Mike R, Owner at South Bay Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

Thank you for your lovely review and kind words about our team. We certainly love what we do and to be able to share that with our guests makes it all the more fun. What an incredible tour with SO many amazing dolphins putting on...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

My son and I did the South Channel Fort Tour on Sunday 19 March. The weather was fantastic and the tour itself was wonderful. History, wildlife and friendly professional guides (Mike and Monica) made for a perfect day. We visited the Popes Eye to view...More

Thank jando3
Mike R, Owner at South Bay Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Thank you for your lovely review John. We are so pleased you enjoyed our South Channel Fort tour. Yes, we do tend to get carried away with the duration of our tour when there is such magnificent wildlife to be experienced up close. The dolphins...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

A few days before our trip to Mud Islands the boat from another company blew an engine and was unavailable, so I called SBEA in a panic. Mike and Sarah quickly organised a trip for us of two full boat loads of birdwatchers. My group...More

Thank Tania800
Mike R, Owner at South Bay Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

We were happy we could oblige Tania. And it was such a spectacular day. We're pleased everyone enjoyed themselves. See you next time.

Reviewed 15 March 2017

Awesome experience, highly recommended! Plenty of wildlife in compacted into 1.5 hours including Dolphins, Seals, Penguins and more... Crew were great too.

Thank U3778AFjohn
Mike R, Owner at South Bay Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

We appreciate your review. The dolphins have really put on a show for us this season. We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 14 March 2017

This was our 4th trip to Mud Island and it did not disappoint. The guide, Tania, is a goldmine of information and always helpful to novices. This time we three of our grandchildren and they all had a great time.

Thank gdixonrb
Mike R, Owner at South Bay Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Always good to see you aboard Gail. And we're so pleased your grandchildren had the opportunity to come and visit a place close to your heart as a child.

Reviewed 29 January 2017

Thank you for making this trip a really enjoyable experience. The crew and guide were very friendly and informative and we found out so much more about our local history. Seeing the seals and gannets added to the whole experience.

Thank bilandan
Mike R, Owner at South Bay Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience with us. We are so pleased your enjoyed the South Channel Fort tour. We hope to see you on board again.

Reviewed 29 January 2017

My family and I had a wonderful time with you. Good balance of History, explanation of the Rip and entrance to Pt Philip Bay, sighting the dolphins, being among the seals and gannets. Just wonderfull, exciting. Thank you!

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Mike R, Owner at South Bay Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Thank you for coming aboard and bringing your granddaughters to share the experience with you. We were pleased we could introduce them to the residents of the bay. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Hi, Our family of four ( 7 & 9 yr old boys) did the discovery tour at the end of our 9 day stay in Portarlington on 28th Jan 2017. Boys were at first reluctant as they usually find boat cruises 'boring'. Well that soon...More

Thank Bruno R
Mike R, Owner at South Bay Eco Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Thank you for your fabulous review. It is the very reason why we have chosen to do what we do - we have passionate people working with us who respect and love the local environment as much as we do. To give our guests, especially...More

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chunyatmama
Hi, I just wonder if there is any dolphin / whale watching tour in August.
2 May 2017|
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Response from Mike R | Property representative |
Hi! Thanks for your enquiry. Our season of family friendly tours operating inside the bay where we see seals and Dolphins and other wildlife runs between Oct - April. Unfortunately Winter is very cold on the Bay at that... More
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