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Phillip Island Dolphin & Whale Cruise

Set sail on a winter dolphin & whale adventure venturing past the sheer cliffs of Cape Woolamai and along Phillip Island’s attractive southern coastline.
Melbourne, Australia
Duration
Duration
3 hrs 15 min
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
12:45 pm
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Not included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All ages
Meals
Meals
Included
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
San Remo
What's Included

  • Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us
  • 3.25 hr Phillip Island southern coast cruise
  • Whale & dolphin sightings (expected 80% - not guaranteed)
  • Regular seals and sea bird sightings
  • Witness the sheer granite cliffs of Cape Woolamai
  • Complimentary tea or coffee and cake
  • Captain’s commentary
  • Wildlife information and interpretation
  • Licensed bar
What to Expect

Set sail on a winter dolphin & whale adventure venturing past the sheer cliffs of Cape Woolamai and along Phillip Island’s attractive southern coastline. This seasonal wildlife cruise operates from June to early August, during the whale migration season.

 

Search for Humpback and Southern Right Whales on their annual migration route. They make their way from the chilly waters of Antarctica to the warm, tropical ocean off the coast of Queensland for calving. In addition to whales, be on the lookout for dolphin pods feeding and playing, with curious seals and a variety of birdlife including the Wandering Albatross regularly sighted in the area. Learn more about these incredible creatures with the informative commentary. 

 

On the return journey, warm up with a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of tasty cake. If you prefer something a little stronger, there is a licensed bar onboard where you can purchase additional drinks. 

 

Do remember, that whale and dolphin sightings are not guaranteed, as they are in a natural environment, however, there is about an 80% success rate. 

 

Where we visit:

  • Cape Woolamai
  • Phillip Island south coast
Frequently Asked Questions

Please dress for the weather, keeping in mind it is usually cold on the water in winter, so don't forget a beanie and scarf. We recommend bringing your Keep Cup and water bottle, plus your camera. 

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Yes, there are drinks available through our licensed bar on board.

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On many of our cruises, you may experience some swell and rough sea’s at times as we do cruise in open waters. Our staff will advise all passengers booked if we have any added concerns about sea conditions at least the day prior. We suggest precautions against motion sickness.

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Yes, there are unisex and disabled toilets on board.

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The Supplier endeavours to provide accessibility to this cruise for people with all abilities. With extensive operating experience, The Supplier knows how important it is to offer personal attention to passengers who may require special care.

Currently not all vessels are equipped with wheelchair accessibility and boarding locations at jetty’s do require navigating up to up to 15 steps.

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Children aged 3 years and under are free of charge. Our shorter cruises are perfect for all ages, however, children of all ages must always be under adult supervision. 

On our longer cruises, we ask that you are confident that your infant child will okay for the duration of the cruise and take steps to ensure both the infant and their guardian do not get seasick as someone must be able to care for the infant at all times.

There is ample room for prams and walkers onboard and the boarding ramp allows standard sizing though some areas of these vessels are only accessible via stairs.  Please note that there is up to up to 15 steps on the jetty before access to the boat.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Guests are required to check-in and collect their boarding pass at least 30 minutes prior to the cruise departure time
  • Boarding commences 15 minutes prior to cruise departure time
  • Cruise dates and times may be changed or cancelled due to weather and passenger numbers, please check our daily updates on our website to confirm your cruise
  • If the operator cancels a cruise due to weather or any unforeseen circumstance a transfer or full refund will be offered
  • Dietary requirements may be provided for on our catered cruises. Dietary requirements must be provided to us no later than 12 pm the day prior to the cruise. Please note dietary requirements are not catered for on all cruises
  • Whale and dolphin sightings are not guaranteed. The cruise travels into open waters, which may be choppy at times, and taking motion sickness tablets is recommended

Cancellation Policy:

  • Changes or refunds can be made up to 24 hours prior to travel at no extra cost
  • Cancellations within 24 hours or no shows will not be refunded

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