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Phillip Island Seal Cruise

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Phillip Island Seal Cruise

2 hours – Phillip Island – Departs Cowes Jetty

Please read our Covid-19 Update for any current restrictions.

Come aboard this spectacular 2hr coastal wildlife cruise, and experience an up-close encounter with thousands of seals at Australia’s largest fur seal colony

Seal Rocks is situated 2kms off the rugged southwest coast of Phillip Island. The boat drifts within meters of the seals, enabling you to witness them in their natural environment firsthand. It is impossible not to be captivated by these naturally playful and inquisitive animals, as they regularly approach the boat for a closer look at you!

Along the way, you’ll be enthralled by the beautiful coastline and learn all about the history of Phillip Island’s western shoreline.

Includes

  • 2 Hour scenic coastal cruise
  • An average of 5000+ seals sighted up close
  • Complimentary afternoon or morning tea
  • Discover a variety of seabirds including crested terns and sooty oystercatcher
  • Learn about marine mammals and their habitat
  • Undercover viewing
  • Licensed Bar
  • Free Wifi

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Departure Location

Cowes Jetty, Phillip Island
11-13 The Esplanade, Cowes VIC

During busy periods such as school holidays and weekends, please allow extra time for parking at your departure location.
This tour travels into open waters, which may be choppy at times, taking motion sickness tablets is recommended.
Adult:
$88.00
Concession:
$79.20
Child (ages 4-15):
$61.60
Infant (ages 0-3):
$0.00
Family (2A+2C):
$245.30
Group 5+:
$72.20 pp
Group 20+:
$70.40 pp
Departs Cowes
2.00pm
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*Cruises are subject to min numbers & weather conditions. See terms & conditions for further info. Kids love the seals

Summer - Breeding Season

Bull seals return to Seal Rocks. Territorial behavior and fighting amongst mature bulls is a common sight.

Adult female seals give birth to one pup, peaking around mid December with up to 4000 pups being born here. Newborn learn to swim in rock pools and their bleating can be heard loud and clear as the pups call out for their mothers.

Juveniles now practicing their hunting and dive moves, sometimes clearing the water as they leap out of the water!

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Frequent Questions

Where does the Phillip Island Seal Cruise depart?

The Phillip Island Seal Cruise departs from the Cowes Jetty, unless otherwise specified.

What time should I arrive for my cruise?

We recommend arriving at your departure destination 30 minutes before your cruise departure time to allow for parking and unforeseen delays.

Boarding commences at our boat 15 minutes prior to cruise departure time.

If you are running late or having issues finding our departure locations please contact our office on 1300 763 739 as cruises will depart on time

What should I bring/wear?

  • Mask, mobile to check and provide proof of vaccination
  • A camera as there are plenty of photo opportunities.
  • A jacket as conditions are always cooler on the water
  • Sunglasses and a hat
  • Refillable water bottle

What food is severed onboard?

Tea & coffee is complimentary onboard and cake will be served on the return duration of the trip.

Will the cruise be rough?

This varies a lot with the weather on the day, but we do recommend taking sea sickness tablets as the cruise does travel into open waters of Bass Straight and may be choppy at times during the cruise.

Should I take sea sickness tablets?

Yes, we recommend taking sea sickness tablets that you can get from a local chemist as the cruise does travel into open waters of Bass Straight and may be choppy at times during the cruise.
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