Private Charter & Group Bookings

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Rates for the current season are:

We also can charter out our vessel to suit your occasion, whatever the event may be.  Our timber vessel is rich in character and local history and is licensed to carry up to 40 passengers.  We have a minimum booking charge of 2 hours, however, we are most commonly booked out for 4 hour charters.

Prices start at $400 per hour.
Enquire about a private charter or group booking.

Private Charters & Group Bookings

Our Goal

To provide you and your groups with the best, most memorable and hassle-free experience.

Our Services

We aim to package your tour together to ensure that your experience is one to remember!

Our business is equipped to run any variety of water-based activities to best suit your needs, some of the favourites are

  • Seal swims
  • Dolphin swims
  • Sightseeing tours, showcasing the wildlife and military history of Port Phillip Bay
  • Corporate teambuilding sessions
  • Twilight or sunrise tours
  • Shore Snorkels
  • Private snorkelling / freediving tours to Port Phillip Bay Marine national parks
  • South Channel Fort Tours
  • Mud Island transfers
  • Birthday parties
  • Bucks and Hens Parties
  • Ferry service to Portsea
  • Scattering of the ashes funeral ceremonies and wakes
  • Research assistance for the Australian Fur Seal, Australasian Gannet and Burranan Dolphins,
  • Whale Watching Tours through winter

We offer these amazing experiences from either of our 2 vessels.
Maureen M, best suited to larger groups of up to 35 and for those who want to take their time and soak in the sights and enjoy extra exciting activities along the way.
Bluebird, our speedy RIB that is great for smaller groups of up to 12 or groups that want to access shallow water areas such as mud island.

Our award winning Surf School, Great Ocean Road Surf Tours has the broadest range of surfing activities of any school in the state and our incredible team can have you standing in no time.

Our fleet of vehicles includes 7, 8, 12 seater vans and a 25 seater bus, ensuring we can accommodate your transport needs regardless of your groups size.

Pre-order your lunches with our 3 favourites – café style, classic fish n chips or Asian inspired lunch options. Cooked fresh and ready to eat when you return from your group experience.

Need accommodation? Utilising our extensive contact list we can ensure that your needs and budget are met effectively.

For further enquiries or group bookings please contact Nourell on

Tour Information


We are happy to charter our vessel to suit your needs what ever they may be.  We have a minimum booking charge of 2 hours, however we most commonly book out for 4 hour charters.

Vessel Capabilities

The Maureen M is surveyed to have 42 people aboard. That means if you intend to swim as a part of your tour we can have 37 aboard or if it is a dry trip you seek we can allow up to 40 passengers at a time. While the vessel is suitable for this many people we maintain that the optimum numbers are around 30 people per service.


As every charter is different your inclusions will differ too. Make sure you discuss your needs with our team to ensure that all of your needs and expectations are met. We are happy to provide you with everything you need for your adventure out on the water, we are also happy for you to self cater and provide your own equipment.


Our aim is to give you the very best experience that nature allows us on the day – please allow for some flexibility due to weather and water conditions, as well as the whims of the animals we work with. We may need to alter program or locality to suit.

Where We Are

Shop 3, Building 6,
Queenscliff Harbour
Queenscliff Vic 3225

Approximately 1.5 hrs from Melbourne CBD
(Melways 499 J9)

Dolphin Swim Season:
October – May

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