Polperro Dolphin Swims is a family owned operation that has three decades of experience in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria. Polperro operates a vessel that generations of dolphins have come to know and cruise at only 5 knots, with minimal disturbance to the marine environment.
Polperro offers both dolphin and seal swims. Or if you’d prefer to stay dry, you can sightsee from on board and learn about marine conservation.
If you head out with Polperro, you can expect to come across Burrunan Dolphins (unique to Port Phillip Bay) and Bottlenose dolphins.
📷 Polperro Dolphin Swims
Polperro is dedicated to sustainability, conservation, and education. By limiting the amount of people on their trips, Polperro seeks to minimise environmental impact and impinge on the daily lives of the dolphins as little as possible. Polperro was the first swim tour operator in Port Phillip Bay and has developed practices that have contributed to the safety and protection of both passengers and dolphins. Polperro is also a vocal opponent of cetacean captivity.
Polperro seeks to ensure their trips are both environmentally informative and environmentally supportive. The team show their customers how human activities have ramifications for the Port Phillip Bay’s ecosystem and the wider marine environment and suggest alternative behaviours that mitigate these impacts. The team has participated in interventions with sick, stranded or injured wildlife in the area.
📷Polperro Dolphin Swims
Polperro has achieved Advanced Ecotourism accreditation and won many awards in sustainability and tourism, including the Environment and Sustainability Award for the South-East Region in 2012. The team is committed to ensuring the health and stability of dolphins in the area by assisting with research and data collection.
Polperro is committed to the highest standards of environmental and customer care, as well as passenger safety. It is a wonderfully authentic wildlife tour that is both educational and enjoyable to swimmers and sightseers.