Wildlife Coast Cruises have an hour and a half sheltered water twilight bay Cruise, at sunset, through the Islands and ports of Western Port.
Depart Cowes Jetty on Phillip Island.
Purchase a few drinks from the licensed bar and mingle with friends. Visit the submarine HMAS "Otama", enjoying a relaxed atmosphere on their 19 metre vessel with regular dolphin and seal sightings.
Ideal for a social pre-dinner cruise, or grab some fish and chips and have them on-board while cruising the Bay.
Watch the flight of the Shearwaters or Mutton birds returning from a days feeding at sea to their burrows on Tortoise head. Feel the ambience of cruising as the sun's setting and the towns are lighting up around the Bay.
Price & booking
Tour pricing information (GST included)
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Cancellation and booking policy
Cruises may be cancelled due to adverse weather, insufficient bookings, special events, breakdowns. In any of these events, a refund will be offered. If cancelled by the passenger within 48 hours of cruise a refund less a $5.00 booking fee will apply.
Days of operation
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays only. Please note, this tour departs at 5pm during April.
Departure details: 08/10/12 - 25/04/13
Tue: 6:45pm - 8:15pm
Thu: 6:45pm - 8:15pm
Sat: 6:45pm - 8:15pm
Tour starting location
- Animal Viewing
Additional business information
Seal Watching Cruise
As the cruiser approaches Seal Rocks the passengers go quiet, and quickly reach for their camera's, and you here the frequent comment, 'WOW, look at all the Seal's'! Wildlife Coast Cruises main cruise, the "Seal Watching Cruise" operates from the Cowes jetty based at Phillip Island, the cruise involves a relaxing and educational two hour scenic and wildlife cruise, with a personal local commentary from the captain, and the amazing experience of the sights, sounds and atmosphere of being amongst thousands of fur Seals. You will be captured by this wildlife experience, and you will capture some amazing photos as you zoom up on the pups being born or a big Bull Seal protecting its territory. Pick the best of your pictures during the relaxing trip back along the coast as you enjoy an endless cup of tea and coffee and afternoon tea. The fur seal is arguably one of the most playful critters on Phillip Island. While some can be found frolicking near the island's beaches, the majority can be seen on the south-west tip at Seal Rocks, the largest colony of Australian fur seals in the world.
Wildlife Coast Cruises offer a range of other cruises around the coast and bays including; A Twilight cruise from Phillip Island, which is a relaxing 1 1/2 hour cruise through the North West waters of Westernport, where passengers will learn about the area's History and visit ports, a Oberon class submarine, cruise along the remote French Islands coast and across the Bay while watching the sunset over the entrance to Bass Strait, all in sheltered waters with a friendly local crew serving complimentary platters of fresh nibbles and enjoying a glass of wine from the onboard bar.
Wildlife Coast Cruises offer spectacular cruises around Phillip Island, Seal Rocks, Western Port, Wilson's Promontory onboard a luxury 130-passenger.
Wildlife Coast Cruises most popular cruises include Seal Watching Cruises, French Island Cruise Tour, Twilight Cruises and a Wilson's Promontory Cruise.
They also do private charters for party's, weddings and other special events. You can even design your own tour to a specific area.
Talk to Wildlife Coast Cruise staff to organise your tours of the Philip Island Coast.
A variety of Cruises operate at both Phillip Island and Wilson's Promontory according to schedule and weather conditions.
Hours during May to August
Office hours from September to April.
Other tours by this operator
- Tourism Alliance Victoria
- Wildlife Tourism Australia
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land