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Our most recommended Phillip Island Cruises & Boat Tours

Phillip Island: 1-Hour Cape Woolamai Nature Cruise

1. Phillip Island: 1-Hour Cape Woolamai Nature Cruise

Depart on a boat cruise to Cape Woolamai from San Remo. As you sail along the coast, witness the most spectacular scenery that Phillip Island has to offer, including sheer granite cliffs and caves surrounded by turquoise water. You will cruise under the Phillip Island Bridge.  You will have the chance to see an abundance of marine life such as dolphins and seals. There are also many bird species that populate the area, with cormorants, gannets and wedge-tailed eagles being spotted regularly.  On the boat, listen to a commentary telling you about the local wildlife and scenery. You will arrive back at San Remo at midday, in time to watch the daily feeding of the pelicans.

Philip Island: Seal Watching Cruise

2. Philip Island: Seal Watching Cruise

Enjoy a 2-hour scenic coastal boat tour to Seal Rocks, where you will drift among over 7,000 Australian Fur Seals. There are seals all year round, from young pups to adult bulls, there is always something exciting to see! Benefit from educational commentary on board, helping you identify the seals and the other diverse wildlife in this rich ocean, as well as pointing out the various historical sights visible from the boat. Relax in comfort with complimentary afternoon or morning tea, a warm undercover viewing area, as well as activities for children onboard. Visit the captain's bridge for an insight into how the boat operates!

Philip Island: Dolphin and Whale Cruise

3. Philip Island: Dolphin and Whale Cruise

Set sail on a winter dolphin and whale spotting adventure venturing past the sheer cliffs of Cape Woolamai and along Phillip Island’s southern coastline. Along the way, you’ll search for humpback and southern right whales on their annual migration route. Expert whale spotters will be on board to ensure that you don’t miss a whale sighting while on the cruise Search for dolphin pods as they eat and play in the ocean. In addition to whales and dolphins, you might also spot seals and see a range of birdlife including, wandering albatrosses, who are regularly spotted in the area. Enjoy complimentary tea, coffee, and afternoon tea, or a cold drink from the licensed bar as you cruise along the coastline. Along with the expert whale spotter, the captain will provide commentary along the way.

Phillip Island: Whale Watching Boat Tour with Lunch

4. Phillip Island: Whale Watching Boat Tour with Lunch

Embark on a winter whale watching adventure discovering Phillip Island’s picturesque coastline. Phillip Island is a fantastic place to experience lots of Australia's wildlife and view picturesque coastal landscapes.  Search for Humpback and Southern Right Whales on their annual migration route. You might also see playful dolphins, curious seals and a variety of birdlife including the Wandering Albatross.  As you look out for marine life, enjoy a freshly-made lunch. Tea and coffee is also available throughout the experience.

Phillip Island: Sunset Cruise

5. Phillip Island: Sunset Cruise

Enjoy a leisurely evening sunset cruise through the sheltered waters of Western Port Bay, aboard the local partner's 19-meter vessel, the ‘Kasey Lee’. Grab a chilled drink from the licensed bar (not included in the price of the tour), take in the relaxed atmosphere, and watch the towns light up around the bay as the sun sets. Indulge in some delicious appetizers and keep a lookout for a variety of birdlife. If you're lucky, you may even be able to spot some dolphins and seals. You'll also learn some history as you listen to the captain's commentary on the local area. This cruise is a perfect way to end your day at beautiful Phillip Island.

Melbourne: French and Phillip Island Wildlife Expedition

6. Melbourne: French and Phillip Island Wildlife Expedition

Start off your journey with a short ferry crossing across Western Port Bay to French Island. Cruise over the crystal-blue sea, taking in views of the picturesque scenery along the way. Arrive on French Island, a hidden treasure of wilderness and where your guided 4WD tour will take place. Buzz around the island as your guide shares knowledge of the surrounding environment. Admire the koalas and the vast array of wildlife that inhabits the island. Stop for a lunch or afternoon tea at a local farm gate (seasonal), experiencing how locals live. Travel then by ferry across Western Port Bay to one of Australia's most amazing locations, Phillip Island, which is world-renowned and locally loved. Explore this magical place, home to some of the greatest surf conditions, amazing beaches, native Australian wildlife, and the world-famous motorbike circuit. Set off then on a short adventure to Point Grant, known by the locals as Nobbies. Marvel at the remarkable natural sights and discover the home to a seal colony, dramatic sea bluffs, and panoramic ocean views. To finish off the journey, get up close and personal with some cute little penguins and listen to expert ranger commentary on the lives of these delightful creatures at the Penguin Parade.

San Remo: Private Speedboat Cruise to Phillip Island

7. San Remo: Private Speedboat Cruise to Phillip Island

Experience the thrill of cutting thorugh the water on a Thundercat jet boat on this tour from San Remo to Phillip Island. Feel the wind in your hair as you admire the island's rugged beauty and try to spot local wildlife. Hop aboard the boat in San Remo and meet your captain. Set off on your adventure to Phillip Island at an exhilarating speed. Glide over turquoise water alongside the granite cliff coast of Cape Woolamai. Travel on a high-quality and well-maintained boat. Listen to commentary from your captain that is full of humorous anecdotes and facts about the significant environmental and historical sites that you pass along the way. Keep an eye out for local wildlife like fur seals. Return to your starting point at the end of the tour.

Phillip Island: 12-Hour LGBTQ+ Private Guided Day Tour

8. Phillip Island: 12-Hour LGBTQ+ Private Guided Day Tour

Enjoy an LGBTQ+ Friendly private tour of Phillip Island with your very own vehicle and dedicated LGBTQ+ guide/driver for the day. Visit hot spots such as the Koala Conservation Centre, plus other must-see attractions including Churchill Island, and The Nobbies Centre. Encounter the famous penguin parade as the largest Little Penguin colony in the world waddles home from the ocean to their burrows. Discover forests, coastal cliff parks, and even a secluded lake on beautiful guided walks. Learn about the area's rich history from your expert guide. Find out what life is like for the locals that call the area home.

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What people are saying about Phillip Island

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Fantastic trip, was able to do everything even with the later start, incredibly accommodating: was running 4 minutes late to pick up due to trains and they were able to wait for us. Our guide was lovely and we had a great time. (I would suggest bringing your own lunch as we found the lunch and dinner options at the different locations overlapped a fair bit)

absolutely magnificent. i feel so privileged to have seen these gorgeous creatures in their natural environment. the staff on board were lovely, so much respect for the environment and minimising our impact on it. one of the most beautiful things i have ever seen

Great day with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Phone to upgrade to Penguins Plus which was very worth the small extra cost!

Great learning about some history of the area and gorgeous views

It was amazing. Unfortunately we could not see dolphins