The boat trips on Port Phillip are a great way to start the Ambassadors’ year and hopefully motivates them to become strong champions for our marine environment. DON”T FORGET WE ARE PLASTIC FREE!!!
The boat leaves Sorrento Pier at either 9.30am and returns at 12pm; or 1pm and returns us to Sorrento at 3.30pm. Please arrive 40 mins before departure and meet on the pier. There are toilets across from the car park as well as on the boat.
This year there are a total of 9 trips over 5 dates as I have combined several regions together rather than keep groups separate. Dates are :
Tuesday 12 March (am and pm)
Thursday 14 March (am and pm)
Monday 18 March (am and pm)
Wednesday 20 March (am only)
Wednesday 27 March (am and pm)
There is parking next to the pier, $5 for a half day. The ticket machine no longer works, you can pay with your phone or buy a ticket at the ferry office. Alternatively you can park up on the main road where it has a 4P sign.
Cost for each person is $75 for a swim and $37 for a sight see. Choice of payment is School Invoice (preferred) or cash on the day in a sealed and labelled envelope.
It is highly recommended that swimmers be competent and confident in the water. If there are any doubts, then they should sight see instead
All equipment provided but if you have your own long wetsuit/snorkel etc I recommend using them.
Bring bathers, towel, extra warm clothes (jacket or jumper) to put on in between swims, food and drink etc. There are often snacks (noodles etc) to buy on boat.
Weather conditions can be anything at this time of year so please come prepared for all possibilities. It can be cold on the boat when we are moving even on a warm day and there may be spray too.
We will be in close contact with the boat in the days before and let you know of any concerns or updates via email and also on the website
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS TRIP MAY BE CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER. Efforts will be made to reschedule if possible. No invoices will be sent until the trip has taken place