Special Interest Tour

Key Features: Wildlife /Nature, Aquatic Adventure Tour

Operates from Sorrento Pier, Esplanade, Sorrento VIC 3943

+61 412 082 171



Opening Hours

  • Sightseeing Boat Tours: Year round
  • Snorkelling Boat Tours: October to April
  • Office: 9am – 5pm, Tue – Sun. Closed: Christmas Day


Mornington Penisula

WaterMaarq was founded by Marlon Quinn in 2014 to share his passion for the serenity, peace and beauty of the ocean and its inhabitants in the underwater world. Over its six-year history, the business has become a highly applauded ethical boat tourism operator and is Victoria’s Adventure Tourism leader.

Melbourne’s Best Kept Secret

Locate the best parts of the Great Southern Reef extending along the southern coastline of Australia with WaterMaarq. Home to species of marine life 80% of which aren’t found anywhere else on Earth. See prehistoric looking ornate weedy seadragons, vibrant kelp that grows up to 1-metre in a single day, seabirds that migrate 16,000kms from Europe each year arriving perfectly timed on the Spring Equinox without a compass or clock in sight, and the ever graceful smooth stingrays (Australia’s largest species at over 4-metres long).

On tour, be excited by the search for local bottlenose dolphins, a protected species, and entertained by the Australian fur seals, once almost hunted to extinction. Swim freely alongside these wonderfully playful creatures.

Departing from Sorrento, WaterMaarq reveals Port Phillip Bay’s best kept temperate marine secrets. Find ease and comfort in the water quickly and easily on WaterMaarq’s small group snorkelling boat tours.

Professional marine science and outdoor qualified guides enhance the connection with the beauty underwater whilst duck-dives and snorkelling skills improve rapidly for a life-changing experience.

Or enjoy the thrill of a sightseeing cruise skipping across the surface of the bay in WaterMaarq’s speedy adventurous RIB boat.

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Special Features

  • Swift open style RIB boat
  • Ethical wildlife sightseeing and snorkelling ecotour experiences
  • Professional marine science and outdoor qualified guides provide increased care, comfort and attention


Sightseeing and snorkelling tours capacity – max 12 guests

Group Facilities

  • Tour groups welcome
  • Private and special tour departures available
  • Tailored incentive programs and corporate development experiences
  • Year-round opportunities to create a distinctive group adventure
  • Last minute options accommodated