From snorkelling to scuba diving, fishing to dolphin and seal watching and almost everything in between – the Peninsula is your oyster!
East Coast Surf School
Soft surfboards are predominately used in the lessons as they offer stability and enhanced paddle power for beginners. For the advanced surfers fibreglass surfboards can be used, conditions pending. Full length wetsuits, booties and helmets are also supplied for comfort and protection.
Bayplay Adventure tours is an award winning aquatic tour operator who offer sea kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, marine and water activities right across the Mornington Peninsula.
At Bayplay, there are plenty of options to choose from if you’d like to go diving.
Whether you’re an experienced certified diver or a beginner, or even if you’ve never dived at all, Bayplay can cater to you and offer an experience you will never forget. Learn basic skills and theory, and jump in to meet and greet with the rare and sought after Weedy Sea Dragons. This one-day adventure is a great way to step in the Underwater World, no experience necessary
Whether you choose to swim with the Seals and Dolphins encountered on a Port Phillip Bay cruise, or just observe from the comfort of a luxurious ocean boat, you will never forget this amazing experience. Tours commence with an introductory on-board snorkel demonstration before you can put your new found skills into action.
Throughout the duration of the cruise you will have the opportunity to enter the cool waters of the bay for the ultimate bathe experience. Swim with both the ever curious Australian Fur Seals located at Chinamans hut and the inspiring wild Bottle Nose Dolphins. Guides will ensure you have the opportunity to take up close and personal photographs of these beautiful mammals while imparting fascinating information about these wonderful animals.
Polperro Dolphin Swims
Ecologically sound and internationally renowned, Polperro Dolphin Swims offers you the chance to experience the marine adventure of a lifetime.
Polperro is a Hall of Fame Victorian Tourism Awards Winner for Environmental Tourism and our tours have earned a reputation as exciting, responsible and safe experiences that provide the unique opportunity to swim with the wild bottlenose dolphins of Port Phillip Bay. Polperro’s intention is to highlight the presence of these majestic mammals to ensure their protection as well as the preservation of their marine environment. In no way do they impinge on the dolphins’ natural lifestyle. Polperro – a fully crewed vessel of highly trained staff and divemasters – has all the necessary facilities, including change areas, galley, toilet. Wetsuits, masks and snorkels are provided, and refreshments are served in between swims. The photo opportunities are endless so don’t forget your camera.
Bay cruises, wildlife cruises with dolphins, seals and seabirds, historical tours, fully catered charters or a trip of your own personal design are also available.
Peninsula Stand Up Paddle Boarding (PSUPS)
Stand Up Paddling – Anyone can do it – just bring your smiles and enjoy the fun and adventure of paddling on the pristine waters surrounding the stunning Mornington Peninsula – it will be the most fun you’ve had for a long time!
Peninsula Stand Up Paddle (PSUP) is an ASI accredited Stand Up Paddle School providing;
* Lessons – for groups, families, couples, individuals
* Bay and Coastal Tours
* Boards for sale and hire
* Accessories for sale including leg ropes, clothing and fins
SUP can tailor a lesson format and experience to suit your needs –from outdoor education sessions to hen’s parties and corporate and school groups or for a special occasion! Because they are a mobile operation you will have access to stunning paddling locations across Port Phillip and Western Port beaches and bays, so no matter what the wind conditions, they’ll find somewhere to take you paddling!
Time Out Fishing Charters
Timeout Fishing Charters operates with over 25 years experience in the boating and fishing industry.
From Rye Pier, come aboard “Bo Jangles” a 36 foot/ 11 metre fishing boat, for a fun family friendly fishing trip. Bo Jangles carries up to 12 passengers with ample room for everyone.
Trips are suitable for people of all ages, minimum age to board is 5 years and every level of fishing ability, from those just starting out to those who want a great time out on the water. Pets are not permitted on vessel with the exception of guide dogs and Fishing Licences are required for Charter Boat fishing. Included in the price of the trip is the use of all fishing gear, and all your legal sized caught fish can be cleaned and packed in ice for the trip home.