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Address: Queenscliff Harbour, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 5258 4019
Today
10:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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South Bay Eco Adventures is an award-winning ecotourism company...

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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Mud Islands walk and photographic outing

Hi Sarah, Thanks for organizing such a wonderful trip for our group. We were not just satisfied, we were very happy. Congratulate you having such a friendly, courteous... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hi Sarah, Thanks for organizing such a wonderful trip for our group. We were not just satisfied, we were very happy. Congratulate you having such a friendly, courteous, helpful, caring team of staff, far from my expectation. They are devoted in their job. We didn't expect the extra offer of free water and cookies. The bird guide is very knowledgeable... More 

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Thank Alfred S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our family took a tour with South Bay Eco Adventures and it was absolutely amazing. Our guides were extremely knowledgeable about the area and wildlife. We were able to get up close and personal with dolphins, seals, and a variety of birds. Our guide Mike even took us on a race with some birds. We had an amazing experience and... More 

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Thank Nickaz T
Mike R, Owner at South Bay Eco Adventures, responded to this review

It's been an incredible season for up close wildlife experiences, especially the local bottlenose dolphins. The Great Australasian Gannet Race was awesome. So glad you were aboard to experience it. What an amazing sea bird. We never tire of their skills and beauty. We look forward to seeing you next time. More 

Geelong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to have a family event that was different from anything we had done before. South Bay Eco Adventures, discovery tour met ours needs perfectly! From the booking with Sarah through to the crew on board of Mike and Monique, we could not have been looked after any better. We thought we knew our regions history but we learnt... More 

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Thank plumma
Mike R, Owner at South Bay Eco Adventures, responded to this review

It was so great to meet the whole family, and show them around our region's beautiful watery backyard. There is always something different happening out in the bay, including the shipping traffic, the Rip conditions and the incredible wildlife unique to Port Phillip. Thanks for coming aboard. We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were extremely knowledgeable about everything in the bay and the boat was very comfortable.We had a great time and would highly recommend it.

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Thank jaycurtiseatmore
Mike R, Owner at South Bay Eco Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks Jason. We are pleased you joined us for a tour and everyone enjoyed it. Have a great 2017. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today was my second time with South Bay Eco Adventures. Took my five year old daughter, seven year old son and grandpa. The boat is great and the team were friendly and accomodating. The tour gives you a new perspective of the bay and shipping channels and wildlife. Would recommend this to anyone on the peninsula. It's good value for... More 

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Thank Andrew W
Mike R, Owner at South Bay Eco Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review Andrew. It was great to meet the littlies and we're pleased they enjoyed the experience. We love being able to give people that up close wildlife experience and perhaps learn something they didn't know about this magnificent back yard of ours. Have a great 2017! More 

Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

From our smallest participant (4 years old) to our biggest Grandpa everyone loved the trip. Mike and Monica were great tour guides - so knowledgeable and lots of fun. Thank you so much for a wonderful afternoon out on the water :)

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Mike R, Owner at South Bay Eco Adventures, responded to this review

It was our pleasure Marion. What a fantastic group to have aboard. We hope you have a fantastic 2017. More 

Liphook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

What an amazing trip! Everyone from my 4 year old daughter to my step-dad loved this tour. The weather was not as perfect as we hoped, windy and the water was very rough, but everything was done to keep us comfortable. The crew were terrific and very knowledgable. We wouldn't hesitate to do it all over again!

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Thank Katrina B
Mike R, Owner at South Bay Eco Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Katrina. I'm glad everyone of all ages in your party enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I went out on a whale watching trip today. Perfect weather, had the privilege of seeing a whale come right up beside boat. Beautiful staff. When on Mornington Peninsula or at Queenscliff Victoria I highly recommend booking a trip with South Bay Eco Adventures, you won't be disappointed

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Thank Cheryl C
Mike R, Owner at South Bay Eco Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us Cheryl. We are still buzzing ourselves - what a great experience! We were so pleased to help you tick whales off your bucket list. We look forward to seeing you again perhaps on our Mud Islands Guided Bird Watching Walk. Mike and Sarah More 

The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Some friends suggested this tour of the waterways and we were amazed by their knowledge of the local and marine history, awed by the agility of the boat and skill of the captain, and knowledge about the marine life and local bird knowledge. We had an awesome trip and would definitely return to do this again!

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Thank SueN0613
Mike R, Owner at South Bay Eco Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us upon your return to the US Sue. We especially enjoy showcasing our unique 'backyard' to international guests, including our Australian wildlife and the notorious stretch of water between the bay and the ocean called 'The Rip'. We appreciate your compliment on our unique eco vessel, designed specifically for our local waters... More 

Geelong Bellarine, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Interesting - stories of the past, with information about the present. Comfortable - the boat was easy to travel in. Seals - how exciting to see them so close without disturbing them. Birds - the highlight!

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Thank Heather G
Mike R, Owner at South Bay Eco Adventures, responded to this review

We're pleased you were comfortable and enjoyed the tour Heather. We are lucky to have such stunning wildlife right in our backyard that is sustained by our beautiful bay. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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