Phillip Island
Phillip Island Whale Watching Tour

Phillip Island Whale Watching Tour

Rhyll, Australia
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Witness the spectacular coastal scenery of Australia on a 4-hour whale watching cruise around Phillip Island. Climb aboard a stylish vessel with a professional guide and scour the sea for sightings of rare wildlife. See thousands of fur seals at Seal Rocks; keep your eyes peeled for rare seabirds like the shy albatross and little penguin; and marvel at dolphins diving out of the water with incredible grace. With luck, enjoy the unforgettable experience of watching humpback whales in their natural environment on this exhilarating cruise.
  • Scour the sea for sightings of marine life from the comfort of a modern boat
  • Scour the sea for sightings of marine life from the comfort of a modern boat
  • Listen to illuminating commentary from your captain as you observe rare seabirds and playful dolphins
  • Witness thousands of seals in their natural environment at Seal Rocks
  • Experience the magic of seeing humpback whales as they migrate along the coast of Victoria

What's Included

  • Morning tea (coffee, tea, muffin, pastry)
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 16 Beach Rd
    16 Beach Rd, Rhyll VIC 3923, Australia

Start time

08:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Whale sightings are not guaranteed, we expect between 70-90% sightings success between June and August.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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91 reviews
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Best experience
PengHooi_O, June 2023
We weren’t sure if we will see any whales but we ended up experiencing what the crew described as the best they have seen for the season! The crew were continuously searching to ensure that we get the experience and the results was amazing. The crew itself were friendly and everything is hassle free.
Response from Host, June 2023
Hello, What a great review! Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind words. We are delighted to hear that you had such a great time with us. The whales really are awesome to watch! We hope to see you onboard again in the future. Thank you, Georgia
I recommend !
Lenae_M, June 2023
The cruise was fantastic. The crew were very friendly with a sense of humour and take good care of the visitors which made the whole experience much more enjoyable! We were lucky enough to see whales and fur seals. The crew even held a vote to see what the visitors preferred to do (continue or return to a spot where we were sure of seeing whales that had been seen before). The crew knows how to react when people are seasick. I recommend this extraordinary experience! (Lunch on board could be a bonus point !)
Response from Host, June 2023
Hello Lenae, Thank you for such a detailed review. We much appreciate the time you took to write this. We love to hear that you had such a positive experience with us and the whales. Thank you, Georgia
Best experience
Kristina_M, July 2022
Such a fun day out, I was so excited to see a whale. Plenty of seals and dolphins as well. Crew were professional and friendly. It was a great day out.
I would recommend this tour
Lorraine_C, Aug 2021
The crew were amazing and friendly, the commentary was informative, lunch was great and after noon tea ✅ unfortunately the whales weren’t cooperating, but the seals made up for that
Fantastic cruise
Karen_C, July 2021
We had a great time on the trip. Staff were informative, helpful and courteous, and yes , we did see a whale!!!
Brilliant experience
julie_c, June 2021
Awesome day, staff were brilliant, lovely lunch and of course the seals and dolphins were great though the whales were a bit stand offish but we saw them would love to go every week
Jillys, July 2020
A wonderful afternoon. Saw 4 whales, one of which put on a spectacular show. Loads of dolphins and seals. Highly recommend.
whales and more whales
Maria G, Aug 2019
saw the first mother and calf of the season. plus 2 different adult whales. Crew was nice and relaxed. Memorable experience. bring warm clothes.
Unfortunately we didn't get to see any...
Belinda K, July 2016
Unfortunately we didn't get to see any whale in this tour. We did however spotted some dolphins which lifted our spirit a little bit and also caught a glimpsed of the Seals Rock from afar.