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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Phillip Island Sunset Cruise typically departs around 5 pm and returns around 8 pm.
The Phillip Island Morning Cruise typically departs around 8 am and returns around 11 am.
The Phillip Island Afternoon Cruise typically departs around 2 pm and returns around 5 pm.
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.
These tours generally last for about 1.5 hours.
Your cruise would include a 1.5-hour twilight and sunset cruise, light appetizers, licensed bar, and Captain's commentary.
The boarding point for a sunset cruise is 11-13, the Esplanade, Cowes VIC 3922, Australia.
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Generally, your morning cruise would begin around 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. You would receive the exact time in your confirmed ticket.
Your morning cruise would go on for approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.
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.
The boarding point for the morning cruise for Phillip Island is 170 Marine Parade, San Remo VIC 3925, Australia.
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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.
Including lunch, sightseeing, and the trip, your entire cruise would be for approximately 4 hours.
It includes: 2-hour scenic coastal cruise, seal spotting, regular seabirds & dolphin sightings, tea, licensed bar, and free Wi-Fi.
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.
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.
Most Phillip Island cruises offer return transfers from your pickup point to the port of departure.
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.
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.
The cost of a cruise starts from approximately AU$35. Depending on the tour you opt for, the prices and inclusions may vary.
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.
Yes! Most cruises offer snacks, meals, and refreshments as part of the package.
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.
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.
Yes. Most cruises have been designed in such a way to accommodate wheelchair users. However, it's best to confirm this information beforehand.
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.