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Wilsons Prom Whale Cruise

Departs Port Welshpool Jetty, 10.30am

Next available cruise:
Friday 23rd August

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Wilsons Prom Whale Cruise

6 hours – Wilsons Prom – Departs Port Welshpool Jetty

Embark on a captivating boat tour on the lookout for whales, dolphins, seals, and other amazing marine life along the picturesque east coast of Wilsons Promontory.

Discover humpback and southern right whales on migration, where you can find whales exhibiting such behaviours as tail and peduncle slapping, spy-hopping, breaching, feeding, whilst others may just be travelling through.

On your journey take in the stunning coastal scenery including remote sandy beaches, rolling forests, coves, isolated rocky islands, and towering cliffs.

Delight with diverse marine wildlife such shy albatrosses, white-bellied sea eagle, fur seal and dolphins.

Enjoy a delicious homemade lunch and morning tea with complimentary tea and coffee available throughout the tour and the licenced bar onboard is perfect for that afternoon beer, wine, or mixed drink.

One of the most scenic areas in Victoria, Wilsons Promontory provides the perfect backdrop for a whale adventure only a 2.5 – 3 hour drive from Melbourne.


  • Encounters with migrating humpback and/or southern right whales (Expected 90%)
  • Be captivated by dolphins frolicking alongside the boat (Expected 90%)
  • View Australian and New Zealand fur seals in their natural habitat
  • Discover seabirds such as White Bellied Sea Eagles, Shy Albatross and Australasian gannets
  • Learn about the history of the area and gain insights about the marine life


  • 6-hour Wilsons Promontory scenic cruise
  • Regular whale and dolphin sightings (expected 90%)
  • See fur seals in their natural habitat*
  • Morning Tea
  • Homemade Lunch
  • Afternoon Snacks
  • Complimentary Tea and Coffee
  • Licensed Bar ( Eftpos payment available )


Port Welshpool Jetty
93 Lewis Street, Port Welshpool VIC
Getting to Port Welshpool

Please see accommodation options we recommend in the Prom region.

Ample full day parking is available for free in Port Welshpool, click here to view parking and departure map
This tour travels into open waters and vessel motion may occur at times, taking motion sickness tablets is recommended.
For passengers’ safety, the front deck (bow) is restricted to persons over 1 metre tall.

*Offer ends 20/05/24 – Not in conjunction with any other offer – applicable on adult and child whale cruise vouchers only
Group 5+
$192.70 pp
August 24th to Nov 3rd
Scheduled daily
10:30am Scheduled daily
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Frequent Questions

Where does the Wilsons Prom Whale Cruise depart?

The Wilsons Prom Whale Cruise across the the road from 93 Lewis St at the Port Welshpool Jetty, unless otherwise specified.

What is the duration of the Wilsons Prom Whale Cruise?

The duration of the Wilsons Prom Whale Cruise is 6 hours

Will the cruise be rough?

This varies a lot on 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 we will generally be travelling through choppy areas at times during the cruise.

What species of whales are found at Wilsons Promontory?

The majority of whales sighted are humpback whales with a smaller amount of southern right whales also spotted.

Are there any restrictions for younger children?

For passengers safety, to access the front deck you are required to be over 1 metre tall. We also require that all children be supervised by an adult or guardian throughout the cruise

What months does this tour run?

From late August to the end of October

Am I guaranteed to see whales?

No, we do not guarantee whale sightings however we estimate a 90% chance of seeing whales.

What food is served onboard?

Tea & coffee is complimentary onboard, morning tea and a light lunch will be served during the trip.

What dietary allergies can you cater for?

Please see Catering Allergies Page for information on dietarys.

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