Why BOAT dive with red boats?
Red Boats run the best scuba diving boat charter service in Melbourne Victoria Australia. RedBoats.com.au operates on the Mornington Peninsula out of Portsea Pier. Here at Dive Gear Australia, we use and recommend them as they run a very safe and professional boat charter.
The Red Boats Business
Red boats provide vessels for a number of applications and runs frequently scheduled trips to the general public, as well as being available on-demand for charter work and even film making, parties, corporate group activities and school excursions. Luke runs 3 great purpose-built scuba diving boats Red Raider and Red Devil
Snorkel with Seals & Popes Eye Marine Sanctuary
Red Boats run a 2 Hour Snorkel Tour starts at Popes Eye Marine Sanctuary. Popes Eye is a quick 5 min from Portsea and boasts a large variety of unique temperate marine fish, cuttlefish, sea stars and rays amongst sea sponge and kelp. Popes Eye was originally intended to be built as a fortress out of BlueStone to protect the bay, however, it was never completed and has since been turned into part of the Marine National Park and Australasian Gannet nesting area.
After Popes Eye Marine Park, you will head to the famous Chinamans Hat. Just 10 Minutes away, Chinamans Hat is a large platform structure in the bay and home to our resident friendly Fur Seals. There you have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the playful seals, swimming with the seals too!
To book on, just select out Popes Eye or Popes Eye and Seals trips on there booking page.
Not keen on getting in the water? No problem! Book a boat sightsee ticket and come along for the ride. Listen to our crew give factual insights into local history and watch the swimmers and seals from the comfort of the vessel.
Red Boats Divers Lodge Accommodation
It is specifically set up for divers. It sleeps 10 people and has 2 bathrooms, 2 toilets, washtubs, drying room and off street-parking for approximately 10 cars.
The cost is currently $55 per bed including all linen. The double room is $110 and has a king size bed. Divers Lodge bookings can be made HERE.