Getting There and Parking
WaterMaarq boat tours depart from the lower landing at the Sorrento Pier in the town of Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula.
WHERE TO MEET
At the Sorrento Pier, walk out the main pier towards the sea. At the end of the pier, make your way to the green and white shelter on the left hand side of the pier. Please wait here to meet your host and guide. You will board your tour vessel at the lower landing just near the shelter, it is important that you wait in this area.
HOW LONG BEFORE?
We recommend arriving in the town of Sorrento at least one hour before the meeting time, to ensure you find parking, relax, find where you need to be and make your way to the pier with plenty of time to spare. Tours depart on time, so please arrive early to ensure you do not miss your tour.
There are public toilet facilities at the start of the pier if needed. A toilet is available on board the tour vessel too.
Sorrento VIC 3943
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Booking & Cancellations
Please plan to arrive much earlier than you need to be for your tour departure. Allow additional time for traffic delays, parking and time to walk in a relaxed way to the pier.
If you are late for your booking and miss the departure, your booking fee will not be refunded. Departures are unable to be delayed for late arrivals under any circumstances. This is to extend a courtesy to all guests who have arrived early or on time.
A 100% cancellation fee applies to no-show or cancellations within 24 hours of departure.
From Melbourne you’ll need to drive around 90 minutes south to Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula. Allow 2+ hours in summer, sometimes longer. We recommend arriving in town much earlier than you need to be, it is a pretty place!
Driving from Melbourne, take the Citylink/M1 roadway south east. Continuing on take the 16th exit to merge onto Eastlink/M3. On the M3, take exit 28 to merge onto the Mornington Peninsula Freeway/M11 direction Portsea.
Follow the signs to Point Nepean/Nepean Hwy, direction Sorrento. From the Nepean Hwy, turn right onto Esplanade towards the Ferry Terminal, Pier and Carparking area.
Once you’re in Sorrento, you should park near the ferry terminal. In peak times parking may be very difficult to find as it is a popular area.
Public short term parking is available near the Sorrento Ferry Terminal at the Sorrento Jetty Car Park. This is operated by the Mornington Peninsula Shire. Parking is Free May – October. Parking fees apply between November and April – approx $1 an hour 8am – 8pm . Parking tickets for the Sorrento Jetty Car Park can be purchased from the online app or easily from Searoad Ferries Ticket offices at the Enquiries counter or at the Passenger Lounge. This printed ticket must be placed on your dashboard. Cost: $5 for 5 hours or $10 Day Ticket. To purchase tickets online download the app from www.parkmobile.com.au or calling 1300 564 564 – Parking Zone 4121.
Please note the car parking at both Sorrento is not secure and the company does not take responsibility for the cars of passengers left at or near the terminal.
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By Public Transport
From Melbourne, you may take the train and bus to arrive in Sorrento. Allow at least three hours for your journey.
From Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, you will take the train on the Frankston line to Frankston Station. From Frankston Station you will take the 788 Bus towards Sorrento. You will get off the bus at the Ocean Beach Rd/Kerferd Ave Sorrento Bus Stop. The walk from the bus stop to the Sorrento Pier is about 1km and will take you around 15 minutes.
From Queenscliff, catch the Sorrento-Queenscliff ferry towards Sorrento and once arrived, make your way from the terminal exit back around to the public side of Sorrento Pier.
The ferry generally arrives at Sorrento about 10 minutes before the hour. This will not leave sufficient time to find the tour vessel for departure. Please arrive at least one hour earlier than needed.