WaterMaarq Ocean Adventures

Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula VIC, Australia

Remarkable Wildlife & Reef Tours

Birdlife, dolphin and whale watching cruises, seal swimming tours and freediving adventures


1.5hr Eco Adventure Cruise

2hr Great Southern Reef Snorkel Tour

Winter Whale Cruise

Island Hop Birdlife Cruise

Learn to Freedive


Snorkel and freediving Australia innovator Marlon Quinn wants to share with you the finest marine experiences. Our small group bird watching, dolphin and whale watching cruises, swim with seal and weedy seadragon boat tours, and freediving adventures highlight spectacular scenery, wildlife and underwater features and marine life that you can’t find anywhere else on Earth.

Our RIB Boat Tours depart from Sorrento VIC.
Our freediving courses are available in Melbourne VIC.

Encounter Amazing Marine Wildlife

Great Southern Reef

WaterMaarq birdlife, dolphin and whale watching cruises, swim with seals tours and freediving adventures provide unforgettable wildlife experiences along the spectacular Mornington Peninsula coastline.

Extending around Australia’s southern coastline is the Great Southern Reef, holding some of the most productive ecosystems on the planet. Featuring extensive kelp seaweed forests that support many marine species that are not found anywhere else on Earth, ornate weedy seadragons, smoothrays – the largest stingray species, vibrant sponges, amazing nudibranchs, molting spider crabs, as well as world famed rock lobster and abalone.
See more about our temperate reef wildlife here.
Join our most popular tours and discover the temperate water jewels of the Great Southern Reef chain.

Bottlenose Dolphins
Fiddler Ray
Spider Crabs
Juvenile Leatherjacket and companion Haeckel’s Jellyfish
Blue-spotted Stingaree
Australian Fur Seal
Giant Cuttlefish
Ornate Cowfish
Juvenile Seahorses, Pipefish and Leatherjackets
Warty Prowfish
Decorator Crab
Weedy Seadragon

Stay above the water and join our sightsee cruise on the Dolphin and Seals Wildlife RIB Boat Ecotour or see soaring birdlife on the Mud Island and South Channel Fort Birdlife Cruise. New snorkellers will enjoy the comfort and ease of the beginner style Seadragons and Seals swim tour, no matter your swimming level. Experienced snorkellers and marine enthusiasts will be mesmerised on a bay snorkelling adventure during an amazing Seals & Dolphins Great Southern Reef tour visiting marine parks and wildlife you won’t see anywhere else. Certified freedivers will explore new underwater terrain, wrecks and coastline during a Freediving Adventure Tour. Interstate and overseas freediving escapes take in the magical sinkholes of the Limestone Coast or the blue waters under 180 million year old cliffs of Tasmania’s Tasman Peninsula.  For the ultimate freedive reward, international Solomon Islands Holiday offer untouched beauty and incredible diversity!

Not certified as a freediver? WaterMaarq has PADI Freediver certification courses for everyone…begin now!