South Bay Eco Adventures

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours

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.


Advanced Ecotourism Certified Adventure Carpark Caters for limited mobility Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Customised Disabled access available Family Family Friendly Full Day Half Day or Less History & Heritage International Moderate Nature & Wildlife Nature and wildlife Non Smoking Public Toilet Walking and Biking Tours Water - Motorised Wheelchair access



The Mud Islands Bird Watching Tour is the ultimate bird watching experience!

Explore three beautiful sand islands that form the essential breeding area for over 30 species of shore birds and waders. Mud Islands is a significant RAMSAR international wetland conservation area providing an important habitat and feeding ground for migratory birds. An intimate experience, with a passionate and knowledgeable bird expert, that will surely be the highlight of your big year journey.

South Bay Eco Adventures suggest you wear bathers under your clothing in case the water is above knee-deep, a hat, sunscreen, a backpack to carry your own lunch and water as lunch is often had at the opposite end of island from where the boat lands. Your camera, binoculars to observe or capture the majestic birdlife.

Carpark Non Smoking Public Toilet


Escape the Crowds – Picnic on a Deserted Island

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

Picnicking on a deserted island is usually for the rich and famous, but South Bay Eco Adventures offers just this, 25 minutes from Queenscliff.

Perfect for those who wish to experience an area only accessible by boat and enjoy a self-paced amble of these beautiful sand islands. The tour includes a gourmet picnic lunch from PIKNIK in Queenscliff, made with fresh seasonal produce from the Bellarine Peninsula.

Enjoy tidal lagoons or find a secluded, private beach where you can bring your own bathers, a bottle of bubbly and your camera. A simply exceptional experience.

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

From $70 to $310

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.

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

From $85 to $215

Guaranteed Up Close Australian Fur Seal Experience

Explores the pristine Marine National Parks of southern Port Phillip Bay. Visit areas only accessible by boat, on an up close nature based adventure highlighting the unique history, wildlife and coastal landscape.

View Bottlenose Dolphin cruising over the shallow sand bars. Visit Australian Fur Seals at Chinaman’s Hat and see the Australasian Gannet at their breeding colony on Popes eye. Bring your camera for some great wildlife shots.

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

From $90 to $225

A unique and highly significant 19th Century artificial island, built as part of the strategic defence network of Port Phillip when Melbourne was vulnerable to invasion for its gold riches.

Access the labyrinth of underground passages small lobbies and magazines, and be privy to the stunning views over the bay.

Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. A degree of mobility is also required. If you are unsure please call their friendly staff.

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

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