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Cape Woolamai Morning Cruise at Phillip Island

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  • Start your morning with a cruise from San Remo to Cape Woolamai along the stunning Phillip Island and munch on continental snacks onboard.
  • You'll be privy to some of the island's most Instagram-worthy sights: picture granite cliffs, dramatic caves, and turquoise waters.
  • As you cruise under the Phillip Island Bridge, listen to onboard commentary about the bridge and its history.
  • Enjoy some cake and sip on coffee as you spot the friendly sea residents: dolphins, seals, and if you're lucky, whales!
  • Spot various sea birds that call this island their home, popular among them being Cormorants, gannets, and wedge-tailed eagles.
  • Pick up interesting facts and stories about the local wildlife and scenery here from the commentary onboard.

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  • 1-hr scenic cruise
  • Regular dolphin, seal and seabird sightings
  • Tea & coffee with cake
  • Local commentary & stories

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Tip: Ask the staff on the cruise about the fascinating surfing history of Cape Woolamai.
  • Guests prone to motion sickness are recommended to bring along appropriate medicine.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Seal Watching Afternoon Cruise at Phillip Island

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  • Combine sightseeing with wildlife spotting on this ultra-popular seal-watching boat tour to the scenic Australian coast. Sip on beverages as you cruise to the largest colonies of fur seals.
  • You'll get to drift over 7,000 fur seals that call Seal Rocks their home, other regular spottings include sea birds and dolphins.
  • No matter the month, you’ll get to spot seals year-round - from young pups to adult bulls, and everything in between.
  • Learn fascinating insights about these intriguing, intelligent creatures from the wildlife commentary onboard.
  • Gaze out into the infinite blue as you sip on a cup of tea or coffee on board, and keep your eyes peeled for the adorable creatures!

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  • 2-hr scenic coastal cruise
  • Seal spotting
  • Regular seabirds & dolphin sightings
  • Tea
  • Licensed bar
  • Free WiFi

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Tip: Keep a lookout for the famous 19th-century Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse.
  • Guests prone to motion sickness are recommended to bring along appropriate medicine.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Sunset Sightseeing Cruise at Phillip Island

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  • Looking for the perfect way to spend a relaxing evening in Phillip Bay? Go on this twilight bay cruise on Kasey Lee, a 19-meter-vessel, and get a glimpse into Victorian country life by the seaside.
  • Cruise along the sheltered waters of Western Port Bay and if you're lucky, you'll get to spot dolphins, sea birds, and more, in this mosaic natural environment.
  • Buy yourself a drink from the licensed bar on board and savor complimentary appetizers on board as you start this serene journey at dusk.
  • Your captain will tell you fascinating facts and interesting insider information about Phillip Island.
  • Watch the day slowly turn into night as you admire the tropical sunset and enjoy the city lights glittering in the sky.

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  • 1.5-hr Twilight & Sunset Cruise
  • Light appetizers
  • Licensed bar
  • Captain's commentary

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  • Hotel transfers
  • Guests prone to motion sickness are recommended to bring along appropriate medicine.
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Discover fur seals & whales with a Phillip Island cruise

An ideal holiday destination in Australia, Phillip Island is set at Victoria’s southern coastal line. Filled with sparkling beaches, Penguins, unique wildlife, and fun activities, Phillip Island Melbourne offers spectacular views. 

Lay back on the calm beaches, take a walk amidst the coastline or admire the sunset with a backdrop of the best views. Spend a fun time while enjoying water activities or just chill at the beach resorts. If you want to experience Phillip Island at its best, book a Phillip Island cruise. Hop into the morning or evening cruise to experience the best views of Phillip Island.

Read on to know more about planning the perfect Phillip Island cruise.

Why go on a Phillip Island cruise?

Phillip Island Cruises
  • A seaside destination in Southern Victoria, Phillip Island is one of the best day trip options from Melbourne.
  • Try something different and opt for a cruise for the unique opportunity to spot dolphins, seals, whales, sea birds, and other creatures.
  • Take a trip along one of the most beautiful coastlines the world. Gaze into the endless blue sea and enjoy the sunset or sunrise. 
  • Experience luxury while getting to know about Phillip Island through live commentary from the cruise captain.
  • Enjoy refreshing snacks, meals, and drinks, depending on the ticket you opt for.

Your Phillip Island cruise options explained

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Phillip Island Cruises - Seal Watching Afternoon Cruise
Phillip Island Cruises - Sunset Sightseeing Cruise
Whale breaching the surface off the coast of Sydney

Which Phillip Island cruise is perfect for you?

1. If you want to watch the sunset over the blue ocean

Watching the sun rolling over the sea while holding the hands of your love is your dream trip, then book Phillip Island Melbourne sunset cruise. The 1.5-hour-long cruise allows you to enjoy the sunset over the shimmering waters of Victoria's Phillip Bay with complimentary appetizers.

2. If you want to visit the island during sunrise

Admire the infinite blue water and sunrise as you enjoy cruising to Phillip Island. Book Phillip Island morning cruise with complimentary cake and coffee. Spot dolphins, seals, whales, sea birds, local wildlife, and scenery. Hear the facts and stories about the island from the captain.

3. If you want to enjoy Seal watching in the afternoon

Feel the warmth and sunshine on the Phillip Island afternoon cruise. Hear about the educational wildlife commentary, spot seabirds, and dolphins. Spend some leisure time on a 2-hours of the coastal cruise while sipping tea or your choice of hot beverage. 

What to expect on a Phillip Island cruise

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Phillip Island

Getaway at the southern Victorian island, Phillip Island Melbourne is a scenic island that is home to sandy beaches, exotic wildlife, flora-fauna, and much more. Filled with adorable creatures, diverse wildlife, historical sights, and a variety of fun activities, Phillip Island is a must-visit site.

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Cape Woolamai

The backdrop of a stunning island, fascinating wildlife, and picturesque views; Cape Woolamai is Phillip Island's highest point. The place is known as one of the best surfing beaches. Spot the marine life, walking trails, dolphins, and seals twirling and playing.

Seals on Seal Rocks, Phillip Island

Seal Rocks Colony

This colony is located just off the coast of Phillip Island and is home to a wide variety of ocean wildlife such as seals and sea lions. From your boat, you will be able to see these animals up close and personal, while taking in the majestic scenery around them.

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Whale & Dolphin Spotting

Although not as common as seals and sea lions, whales and dolphins can be commonly seen in the area. From your boat, look out for a wide variety of species including Blue Whales, humpback whales, Killer Whales, Bottlenose Dolphins and Common Dolphins.

Aerial view of San Remo bridge, Phillip Island

San Remo

This charming little fishing village is located on the northern side of The Nobbies and offers stunning views as well as a unique glimpse into local culture. Take in the vibrant colours of the fishing boats, try some freshly caught seafood, and even take a short walk along the beach.

Aerial view of the Pinnacles in Woolamai Bay, Phillip Island

Sunset at Phillip Bay

With breathtaking views of the surrounding ocean and beautiful sunsets, this is the perfect spot to sit back and relax after a long day of cruising and spotting whales and dolphins. Take in the scenery as the sky turns shades of orange, red, and purple – it will be an experience you will never forget!

Plan your Phillip Island cruise

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Phillip Island Sunset cruise
What are the timings for the Phillip Island Sunset cruise?

The Phillip Island Sunset Cruise typically departs around 5 pm and returns around 8 pm.

What are the timings for the Phillip Island Morning cruise?

The Phillip Island Morning Cruise typically departs around 8 am and returns around 11 am.

What are the timings for the Phillip Island Afternoon cruise?

The Phillip Island Afternoon Cruise typically departs around 2 pm and returns around 5 pm.

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When can I go on a Phillip Island sunset cruise?

Sunset cruises generally start around 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM every day. You can go for a sunset cruise at any time, since Phillip Island has favourable weather conditions throughout the year. Keep in mind that on some days, due to choppy seas and poor weather conditions, your cruise may be postponed.

How long is a Phillip Island sunset tour?

These tours generally last for about 1.5 hours.

What is included on a Phillip Island sunset cruise?

Your cruise would include a 1.5-hour twilight and sunset cruise, light appetizers, licensed bar, and Captain's commentary.

Where can I board a Phillip Island sunset cruise?

The boarding point for a sunset cruise is 11-13, the Esplanade, Cowes VIC 3922, Australia.
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What time do Phillip Island morning cruise tours begin?

Generally, your morning cruise would begin around 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. You would receive the exact time in your confirmed ticket.

How long is a Phillip Island morning cruise tour?

Your morning cruise would go on for approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.

What is included on a Phillip Island morning cruise?

On your scenic cruise, you would be privy to regular dolphin, seal, and seabird sightings, tea & coffee with cake, and local commentary & stories from your onboard guide.

Where can I board a Phillip Island morning cruise?

The boarding point for the morning cruise for Phillip Island is 170 Marine Parade, San Remo VIC 3925, Australia.
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Phillip Island Cruises - Phillip Island Afternoon Cruise
What time is a Phillip Island afternoon cruise?

Since most afternoon cruises generally include lunch, your experience would begin in the morning between 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM and would end post lunch.

How long is a Phillip Island afternoon cruise?

Including lunch, sightseeing, and the trip, your entire cruise would be for approximately 4 hours.

What is included on a Phillip Island afternoon cruise?

It includes: 2-hour scenic coastal cruise, seal spotting, regular seabirds & dolphin sightings, tea, licensed bar, and free Wi-Fi.

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What are some things to keep in mind on a Phillip Island Cruise?
  • Make sure you wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions
  • Bring plenty of water and snacks
  • Be aware of any restricted areas
  • Remember to respect the environment and any wildlife you may encounter
What should I wear on a Phillip Island cruise?
  • When visiting Phillip Island on a cruise, it's important to wear comfortable and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.
  • Beach shoes are also recommended for exploring tide pools along the coast.
  • Consider bringing a light jacket or sweater in case of cool breezes off the ocean, as well as sunglasses and sunscreen.
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What are my dining options on a Phillip Island cruise?

When visiting Phillip Island on a cruise, you have several options for dining. Most cruises offer a café or restaurant onboard providing light snacks and meals.

Are there drinks available onboard on Phillip Island cruises?

Most Phillip Island cruises offer a range of drinks that are included in the ticket price. These typically include water, soft drinks, tea and coffee as well as alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine.

Do Phillip Island cruises offer return transfers?

Most Phillip Island cruises offer return transfers from your pickup point to the port of departure.

Visitor Tips

  • Visitors are requested to arrive 15 minutes early at the boarding point. 
  • The boarding point and time information will be sent to the visitors once the booking is confirmed. 
  • The Phillip Island cruises are wheelchair friendly. 
  • Photography is allowed on the Phillip Island cruises. Carry a good camera to capture beautiful pictures of the island and sea animals. 
  • Although there are no rules or restrictions on how one should dress on a cruise. However, visitors are advised to wear comfortable clothing. 
  • Carry sunscreen, sunglasses, a scarf, or a cap. 
  • Make sure to carry valid ID proof.

Things to Do on Phillip Island

A family watching the sunset from Phillip Island
A couple watching the penguin parade from the underground centre on Phillip Island
Koala’s at the Phillip Island Koala Conservation Reserve
Animals at the Churchill Island farm

Frequently Asked Questions About Phillip Island Cruises

How do I book a Phillip Island cruise?

It's best to book your cruise online through a trusted and verified operator. There are various benefits to booking your cruise online: get a variety of cruise options, enjoy included meals and drinks, avail various discounts and offers, and much more.

Is it worth going on a Phillip Island cruise?

Absolutely! Phillip Island offers one of the best coastal views in Australia and it's not to be missed out on. On a cruise, you get the rare opportunity spot dolphins, whales, seals, and other sea creatures up close from the deck! Moreover, our cruises offer the complete package in terms of food, drinks, onboard commentary and more.

How much do Phillip Island cruises cost?

The cost of a cruise starts from approximately AU$35. Depending on the tour you opt for, the prices and inclusions may vary.

What are my Phillip Island cruise options?

You can choose from a variety of cruises, depending on your schedule, budget, and interest. We offer a seal watching afternoon cruise, a whale sighting cruise, a sunset cruise, and a Cape Woolamai morning cruise. Each of these offer the best opportunity to explore Victoria's coastline, spot beautiful marine animals, and enjoy delicious snacks and refreshments on your cruise.

Are meals included on my Phillip Island cruise?

Yes! Most cruises offer snacks, meals, and refreshments as part of the package.

How long are Phillip Island cruises?

It depends on the cruise type you opt for. Sunset and morning cruises generally go on for about 1-1.5 hours, while lunch cruises which include full meals, can take up to 4 hours for completion.

What is the best time to go on a Phillip Island cruise?

Due to Phillip Island's inviting weather all year around, you can go for a cruise at any time. December to February and June to August are the busiest times of the year due to the holiday season, but these are also great months to go on a cruise. Some experiences like the whale sighting cruise are specifically for the winter season, giving you a higher chance to spot these marine animals in the sea. It's best to book your cruise online in advance so as to get your preferred date and time of visit.

Are Phillip Island cruises wheelchair accessible?

Yes. Most cruises have been designed in such a way to accommodate wheelchair users. However, it's best to confirm this information beforehand.

What should I wear on a Philllip Island cruise?

if you're going for a cruise during the summer months, it's best to carry a hat or cap, along with sunscreen to protect you from direct sunlight. During spring, autumn, and winter, carry a jacket or sweater to keep you warm on the cruise. Additionally, make sure to wear comfortable shoes to move around easily on the boat.