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Explore the man-made island of South Channel Fort and gain exclusive access to the underground fort installation on a private RIB boat 1.5-hour adventure cruise for 6-12 guests.

Built in response to several 'war scares' between Britain and Russia and the threat of invasion, the unique shoal fort was modelled on the 1860 and 1876 Spithead forts used in the National defences of the naval bases and dockyards of Britain.

Military and history enthusiasts will enjoy the tour into the underground keep with it's labyrinth of passages, magazines and descent into the former lives of the officers that lived on the island.

At the South Channel Fort
Taking a guided walk around the fort, you'll not only enjoy the views and the unique birdlife including White-faced Storm Petrels (and potentially Penguins), you'll also gain access to the below ground features such as the Barracks, Kitchen and Ammunition stores which are closed to the public.

A historically, architecturally and now environmentally significant part of Victoria's history, we're delighted to share this little known gem of our region. By doing so, we hope to aid protection and conservation of our significant birdlife, marine life and heritage.

Every trip will teach you something new. The 1.5-hour Private South Channel Fort Boat Tour gives you a personalised view into the military secrets of Port Phillip Bay. Everyone enjoys the stable ride and freedom felt on board our small and robust tour vessel. Open air seating provides all-round view and a feeling of connectedness with the marine environment.

Your friendly crew will guide you as you explore the unique island fort.

Tour Highlights:

  • Swift eco style rigid inflatable boat
  • Small group tour for a more personalised experience
  • Exclusive access to the underground fort complex
  • Opportunity to see migrating seasonal wildlife including White-faced Storm Petrels, Penguins and Black-faced Cormorants
  • Expert commentary with local qualified guides


Terms & Conditions:
  • Tours depart from Sorrento Pier
  • Directions to Sorrento Pier
  • All Guests must be minimum 5 years of age
  • All Guests must be minimum 100cm tall
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before tour departure time to ensure you have enough time to check in and make yourself comfortable
  • Please dress comfortably and warmly
  • Guests with back, neck, shoulder or heart conditions, those who are pregnant or who have injuries/conditions that may cause a risk to their health are advised to not do these tours, or do so at their own risk
  • Eligibility of guests to participate in the tour is at the discretion of the Captain who has the right to refuse passage
  • Sea conditions can be unpredictable at times, this may cause physical injury, psychological stress or motion sickness
  • Tours are rarely cancelled, the experience provider will reschedule your tour only in the case of severe weather which would make the tour unsafe
  • Contact us with any queries in relation to your group's specific requirements
  • The supplier reserves the right to substitute the vessel and / or change the day’s itinerary without notice

Key Info

  • alarm Duration: 90
  • person Age: All Ages
  • people Group Size: Min 1

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  • Available for all ages
  • Packages start from $59.00pp

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  • What is the minimum age for Boat Day Trips at Sorrento?

    The minimum age for Boat Day Trips at Sorrento is suitable for all ages.

  • How long does an Boat Day Trips session at Sorrento last?

    The average Boat Day Trips session at our Sorrento centre is 1.5 to 2.5 hour.

  • Is Boat Day Trips Sorrento open for bookings during the week?

    Absolutely, however Boat Day Trips is busiest at the weekend - and our Sorrento centre is no exception. This means you might need a larger group monday through friday.

  • Is Boat Day Trips Sorrento open for bookings at weekends?

    Boat Day Trips at Sorrento is busiest at the weekends so we'd definitely recommend booking in advance! Obviously, we'll always try to accommodate last minute Boat Day Trips bookings but once the spots are booked up they are booked up!

  • How popular is the Boat Day Trips Sorrento center?

    Geronigo® aims for all of our Boat Day Trips locations to be amongst the the best and most popular, our Boat Day Trips Sorrento center is no exception. Book with confidence!

  • Can I buy a gift voucher for Boat Day Trips Sorrento?

    Yes you can buy Boat Day Trips Sorrento gift vouchers either online or over the phone. Geronigo® gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, can be gift wrapped or for a last minute gift idea can be instant email delivered. Remember that any gift experience voucher from Geronigo® including our Boat Day Trips Sorrento vouchers can be used for booking at any of our thousands of Geronigo® adventure locations (for no extra charge!).

  • What is the postcode for Boat Day Trips Sorrento?

    The postcode for Boat Day Trips Sorrento is Sorrento VIC 3943. Please note that sometimes our Boat Day Trips centers are difficult to find from a postcode and satnav. We will supply detailed directions to Boat Day Trips Sorrento on your booking receipt.

  • Where is Boat Day Trips Sorrento?

    The Boat Day Trips Sorrento center is located at the following address: Sorrento, Esplanade, Sorrento VIC 3943, Australia. Please note that sometimes our Boat Day Trips centers are difficult to find, please follow the directions on your booking receipt!

  • How much is Boat Day Trips at Sorrento?

    The average package price of Boat Day Trips at Sorrento $59.00. The lowest price is $59.00 with the most expensive option being $59.00.

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