Port Phillip Bay has a vast array of marine life ranging from its friendly Dolphins, Bird life and the Australian Fur Seals
Keep your eyes on the water while travelling
from Sorrento to the South Channel Fort,
you never know when one of Port Phillip bays active
marine life may call past to say high.
Exploring the island
There are a number of gun emplacements whose function was for artillery defense of the shipping channel, artillery protection and defense against landings.
Who lived on the island
In its heyday, from the 1890s to 1916, around 100 officers lived and worked on the island. They included artillery men and engineers who manned the fort. Gradually the increased range, rapidity of fire and efficiency of coastal defense guns allowed the entrance to Port Phillip to be protected by gunfire from Fort Nepean and Queenscliff. This resulted with South Channel Fort becoming redundant and deserted by the military
WHAT WE SUPPLY
We supply a safe and stable vessel to get you to the Fort safely,
Our vessel is in current 2c survey with Transport Safety Victoria.
Non Alcoholic cold beverages.
Tea and Coffee
Informative and helpful Guide.
Information packs regarding your trip.
All Parks Victoria Fees.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
The Reel Thing Charters is an approved Parks Victoria tour operator,
License number PV 1976