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Philip Island: Seal Watching Cruise

1. 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!

Phillip Island: Nature Hike and Penguin Parade with Guide

2. Phillip Island: Nature Hike and Penguin Parade with Guide

It’s time to hit the road with a small group (max 8 guests). Enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee and sit back and relax as you take the 1hr 45min drive down to Phillip Island. First stop is a surfer’s dream beach, Cape Woolamai. From here, lace up the boots and start the hike that will guide you through rugged rock formations, known as the Pinnacles. As you make your way around the Nature Park of Phillip Island, witness stunning views over the Bass Strait and pounding surf below. Look out for wallabies, echidnas, shearwater birds and whales in the winter months. After an easy/moderate 6.8km hike, you will head into Cowes for a delicious lunch or dinner (depending on the season) at one of the favourite local cafes or restaurants before making your way to the Phillip Island Koala Reserve. Stroll through this eucalyptus woodland and come ‘face-to-face’ with koalas in their natural habitat. The Koala Reserve’s unique tree top boardwalks and close viewing areas allow visitors to see how truly amazing koalas are. Next stop is The Nobbies for an easy stroll along the boardwalk to discover breathtaking coastline views and the impressive thundering blowhole. This area is home to Australia’s largest seal colony, little penguins and silver gulls. And to finish the day you will take a waddle on the wild side and see hundreds (sometimes thousands) of penguins emerge from the surf at sunset at the world-famous Penguin Parade. This experience is a wildlife lover’s dream! Please note: During the summer months, be sure to eat prior to our 11:30 am departure.

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What people are saying about Phillip Island

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

Close encounter with seals. Great boat trip out to view seals. Able to see coastline from Cowes to where Penquin Parade is. Brett was great at telling us history of area and info about seals and other cruises you can do.

Excellent and great staff. My wife got motion sickness . The staff help her to get better through journey. so happy with that. Must try.

The staff were lovely,plenty of room to sit indoors,you get close to them swimming and showing off around the boat..well worth it

Informative and interesting. Thoroughly enjoyed it.