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What age range are the child tickets?

Ages 4-15 , 3 and under are free on most cruises

What is a family ticket made up of?

2 Adults & 2 Children

What is the minimum number of people required to charter a cruise?

To charter a set tour from our “Group Tour” selection you will require minimum 30 passengers.

For a custom charter, you will usually be quoted a set price and for that you can have anything from 1 person to 120 people.

What food is provided during the Twilight cruise?

At the kiosk there are chips, chocolate bars, soft-drinks & ice-creams available.

We have a licensed bar serving beer, wine and pre-mix spirits at bar prices. Complimentary bottomless cup of tea & coffee are available throughout the cruise.

We offer a selection of platters and appetisers.

How long is the Twilight cruise?

The Twilight Cruise lasts for at least 1.5 hours.

What food is provided during the Seal Watching cruise?

At the kiosk there are chips, chocolate bars, soft-drinks & ice-creams available.

We have a licensed bar serving beer, wine and pre-mix spirits at bar prices. Complimentary bottomless cup of tea & coffee are available throughout the cruise.

We serve cake & biscuits for afternoon tea during the Seal Cruise.

How many seals do you see?

Through-out your cruise, you are guaranteed the to see 6000+ Australian Fur Seals on the rocks, and often they approach the boat in the water, offering an up close and personal experience.

How long is the Seal Watching cruise?

This Seal Watching Cruise lasts for a duration of 2 hours.

How do we get to the cruise from Melbourne if we do not have our own car?

Day Tour operators, Grayline, will pick-up at selected City Hotels for tour 364 which includes a tour, the Seal Cruise and the Penguin parade. This can be booked through our online booking page. Melbourne Australia Tours (03 9016 9347) will pick-up most places through-out Melbourne and suburbs. V/Line operate 3 times daily to Phillip Island from Southern Cross Station, and the local ferry operates from Stony Point(end of train line) to Phillip Island at least twice daily.

How many people can the boat hold?

127 Passengers.

Is the boat available for charter?

Yes, the boat is available for private charters, please refer to the Charter section of the site for more information.

Is the boat BYO alcohol?

BYO is not permitted.

Will it be rough?

For all cruises, we are dependent on the weather, the cruise with-in the Bay are usually fairly flat. The Seal Watching Cruise mostly experiences some swells, and at times experiences rough sea’s for short periods during the cruise, due to the swell and tide conditions on the way to Seal Rocks, which is located in the open waters on the edge of Bass Strait.

Is there a licensed bar on the boat?

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

Are there toilets on the boat?

Yes, there are male, female and unisex disabled toilets.

What parking is available?

There is parking in the triangle area adjacent to the Jetty, this is restricted to 2 hrs between 9am & 5pm daily. We recommend you park along the foreshore which is 4 hour parking, or Bass Avenue which is all day parking. There is no charge for any of these area’s.

Where do the cruises depart and how do we get there?

All Phillip Island Scheduled Cruises depart Cowes Jetty. This is Melways reference 634 D1, or if you’re using an electronic map, enter 12 The Esplanade, Cowes & you will find our office and Jetty is located across the road.

Where & how do we book our tickets?

You can book by going to the BOOK ONLINE page on this web site and choose date passengers and time. OR you can book by calling our number 1300 763 739 and supplying your name passenger numbers and contact mobile.

Is there any age restrictions?

There is no age restriction on any cruise, although we recommend children under the age of 7 would be unsuitable for the Wilson’s Promontory Cruise due to its duration.

What Discount do Companion Card holders receive?

Companion Card holders receive 50% discount on all cruises. Please call or email our office to enquire and make bookings.