Moorings - Port Phillip Bay - Sorrento
Reviewed Sep 2016
After coming through the Rip head east and follow the beautiful coast past Point Nepean, the site of Fort Nepean, where the first shot was fired by allied forces in WW1, the old quarantine station. Sail past the cliffs with prime real estate on top. You could stop off at the Portsea Pub for a meal. After passing Portsea continue to follow the coast and start to be mindful of the channel markers. The bay gets surprisingly shallow very quickly if you do not stay in the channel (most times it is sand....). It is not unusual to have the pleasure of the company of our friendly dolphins and keep an eye out for the Queenscliff - Sorrento ferry. Their are two ferrys traveling between the ports every hour, the trip takes about 45 minutes and is a good way to get to see either port if you have decided to stay at the other.
Sorrento is a lovely seaside village with its variety of shops - clothing, art gallery, supermarket, ice-creamery, fish and chips and numerous restaurant and other specialist shops; there is a cinema as well.
Sorrento is the home of the wonderful "couta boat". When you are lucky enough to be here on the weekend you will see the beauty of them all under full sail. They sail out of the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club, you will need to be signed in, good food / coffee / bar.
Back to sailing and mooring at Sorrento. Parks Victoria have provided five public moorings, they have large orange floats and are marked with Parks Victoria. You cannot book these moorings but they would appreciate you calling them on 13 1963.
Lovely seaside village with variety of shops
Home of the "couta boat"