Updated: 4.30pm - 07/12/2021
Departs San Remo Jetty 10:45am Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
Next available cruise:
Wednesday 8th December
Twilight Bay Cruise
Departs Cowes Jetty Thursday & Saturday
Saturday 11th December
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Next Available: Saturday 5th February BOOK EARLY!
Winter Whale Cruise
Three in One Cruise - 4 hours – Phillip Island – Departs Rhyll Jetty
Winter Whale Cruises at Phillip Island will start back in June 2022
Embark on a winter whale watching adventure discovering Phillip Island’s picturesque coastline.
Search for Humpback and Southern Right Whales on their annual migration route regularly joined by playful dolphins pods, curious seals and a variety of birdlife including the Wandering Albatross.
- 4 hour Phillip Island coastal cruise
- Whale sightings (expected 80% – not guaranteed)
- See thousands of seals at Seal Rocks*
- Circumnavigate Phillip island*
- Regular dolphin, seals and sea bird sightings
- Delicious freshly made lunch
- Complimentary tea/coffee and cake
- Wildlife information and interpretation
- Helping contribute to whale research
- Rhyll Jetty Departure
- Due to limited numbers bookings are essential
*Weather conditions allowing
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Rhyll Jetty, Phillip Island
16 Beach Rd, Rhyll VIC
*Our Winter Whale Cruise travels into open waters, which may be choppy at times, taking motion sickness tablets is recommended.
For Whale enthusiasts please check out our Whale Season Pass
*Cruises are subject to min numbers & weather conditions.
See terms & conditions for further info.
Where does the Winter Whale Cruise depart?
The Winter Whale Cruise departs from the Rhyll Jetty
, unless otherwise specified.
What time does the Winter Whale Cruise depart?
The Winter Whale Cruise generally departs at 9am (boarding 15 mins prior), but please double check on your booking confirmation.
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.
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 we will generally be travelling through choppy areas at times during the cruise.
Do I need to book ahead?
Yes, Bookings are essential on this cruise as it will regularly sell out, so please book ahead to avoid disappointment.
What’s the difference between our Winter Whale and Dolphin & Whale cruises?
The Winter Whale Cruise - 4 hours, Circumnavigate Phillip Island, short stop at Seal Rocks, morning tea & light lunch.
The Dolphin & Whale cruise – 3 hours, Cruise the southern coast of Phillip Island, afternoon tea.
Both have a similar likelihood of viewing whales and dolphins.
Is the morning or afternoon better for spotting whales?
Both the morning and afternoon times are similar for whale sightings.
Am I guaranteed to see whales?
No, we do not guarantee whale sightings however we estimate an 80% chance of seeing whales.
What food is served onboard?
Tea & coffee is complimentary onboard, cake and a light lunch will be served during the trip.
Download the free Wildlife Whales App
Get live whale notifications from Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory. A whale watchers guide to these areas with information on the best lookouts, whale behaviour, what to look for, whale cruises and more.