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Phillip Island Winter Whale Watching Cruise

Enjoy the rich wildlife of Phillip Island with this tour that includes not only whale watching but the chance too see plenty of other animals as well!

Highlights

4 hour winter whale cruise
Huge colony of Fur Seals
Morning tea & delicious lunch
Informative, entertaining commentary
Great photo opportunities
Perfect for all ages

What you need to know

Take advantage of the whale season to venture to Phillip Island's wildlife-rich surrounds, with not just whale watching but other wildlife & great scenery! Operating between June and the beginning of August each year, this 4 hour Phillip Island whale watching tour departs from Phillip Island's Rhyll Jetty into the open water aboard a comfortable vessel to explore the wonderful marinescapes that Phillip Island has become famous for. While aboard you'll get the chance to take in the sights of whales as they breach and play, while keeping an eye out for the various other kinds of marine life as you soak in the captain's informative and entertaining commentary on all the local highlights.

Enjoy a complimentary morning tea as you're taken to the popular Seal Rocks to see Phillip Island's famously large colony of Fur Seals (averages of over 5000 seals!) and admire the rugged geological beauty of the island's rocky outcroppings along the way. With a tasty lunch also included, you'll have everything you need to see the best of Phillip Island whale watching this season - so for one of the most animal-rich whale watching experiences in Australia, book this cruise online today!

More info

Note

  • The 2018 whale season has now finished. Check back soon for the 2019 whale watching tickets!

Inclusions

  • 4 hour winter whale cruise
  • Lunch
  • Captains commentary
  • Morning tea, coffee, biscuits and cake
  • Seal Rocks visit
  • Wildlife Information and interpretation

Exclusions

  • Transfers from Melbourne (you will need to make your own way to Phillip Island, approximately 1.5hrs from the Melbourne CBD)

Season

  • Mid June to early August

Highlights

  • Your best chance of seeing migrating whales up close
  • Enjoy a full circumnavigation of Phillip Island’s beautiful coastline
  • Regular dolphin and seabird sightings
  • Wildlife information and interpretation
  • Spectacular rock formations such as the Nobbies, Pyramid Rock and Cape Woolamai
  • Cirumnavigate Phillip Island
  • A freshly prepared lunch of sandwiches and hot soup
  • Visit Australia’s largest fur seal colony
  • See the shy Albatross
  • Friendly and professional staff who provide entertaining and expert commentary

What to Bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Motion sickness prevention if required
  • Camera
  • Binoculars

Tour Times

  • Winter whale cruises depart daily from Rhyll Jetty, 16 Beach Road, Rhyll (mid June to early August) at 9.30am and return at 1.30pm. Boarding passes can be collected 30 minutes prior to departure. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your tour and the tour departure point * Vessel subject to change without notice

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • Prices are seasonal and are constantly changing. The from price displayed may not always be the price you are going to pay, as once you click on your specified date, the price will change to reflect the price for that date/season. Please note that in some cases where you cannot click on a date to obtain the price, please call us so we can assist you

Phillip Island Winter Whale Watching Cruise

Rhyll Jetty, 16 Beach Rd, Rhyll, VIC 3923