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Fishing & Boat Hire


Redboats offers private boat trips to see the wonders of Port Phillip Bay. Departing from Portsea, Sorrento and Queenscliff. Redboats will give your group a trip on Redboats state of the art vessel that you will not forget.

They offer some incredible sightseeing tours including The seal colony at Chinamans Hat, South Channel Fort, a man-made island on Port Phillip Bay that used to house over 100 soldiers to defend Melbourne against enemy ships, Fort Nepean, where the first allied shots of WW2 took place, Popes Eye and the Australasian Gannet Colony, the chance to see Port Phillip Bays Burrunan Dolphins and so much more.

Redboats also provides the opportunity to snorkel or scuba dive some of the best diving in the world, including 50 shipwrecks, crayfish, Port Jackson Sharks, Blue Devil fish in terrain more colourful than the Great Barrier Reef.

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Portsea Pier, Point Nepean Road
Portsea Victoria 3944
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Snorkel with Seals & Popes Eye Marine Sanctuary

Snorkel with the sealsRedboats 2 Hour Snorkel Tour starts at Popes Eye Marine Sanctuary. Popes Eye is a quick five minutes from Portsea and boasts a large variety of unique temperate marine fish, cuttlefish, sea stars and rays amongst sea sponge and kelp. Popes Eye was originally intended to be built as a fortress out of BlueStone to protect the bay, however, it was never completed and has since been turned into part of the Marine National Park and Australasian Gannet nesting area. After Popes, you'll head to the famous Chinamans Hat, just 10 minutes away, Chinamans Hat is a large platform structure in the bay and home to resident friendly fur seals. You'll be given an opportunity to get up close and personal with the playful seals, swimming with the seals too. To book on, just select the Popes Eye or Popes Eye and Seals trips on the website booking page.

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Carpark, Family Friendly, Pet Friendly - Enquire, Public Toilet, Fishing, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Swimming, Water - Motorised, Large Group Tour, Private Tour, Small Group Tour, Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours, Family, Sports, Disabled access available, contact operator for details.