Updated: 3.30 pm - 18/07/2024
Phillip Island Seal Cruise

Departs Cowes Jetty Daily 2pm

Next available cruise:
Saturday 20th July

Cape Cruise

Departs San Remo Jetty 10:45am

Next available cruise:
Sunday 21st July

Whale Tail Winter Whale Cruise

Departs Rhyll Jetty.

Next available cruise:
Wednesday 24th July

Dolphin & Whale Cruise

Departs San Remo Jetty.

Next available cruise:
waitlist only for the remainder of the season- https://www.wildlifecoastcruises.com.au/waiting-list/

Wilsons Prom Whale Cruise

Departs Port Welshpool Jetty, 10.30am

Next available cruise:
Friday 23rd August

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School Holidays – Join the magic of the Island Whale Festival!

June 25, 2024

Experience the magic of the Island Whale Festival during these school holidays. taking place from July 5th to July 7th, 2024.

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Phillip Island, this annual celebration welcomes these magnificent beasts, the whales on their migration along the Victorian coastline.

Join the Spectacle:

From May to September, Phillip Island becomes a playground for humpback whales, southern right whales, and occasionally even killer whales. In July, our community comes together to marvel at these magnificent creatures and celebrate the natural wonders that surround us. Whether you’re a seasoned whale enthusiast or a first-time observer, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Explore the Festival:

Take part in a variety of activities designed to immerse you in the world of whales and marine life. Come with us on a thrilling whale-watching cruise(spots are limited please book ahead), follow the Whale Discovery Trail, or indulge in some whale spotting from iconic beaches. Engage in kid-friendly activities, marvel at art installations inspired by the sea, and even participate in citizen science projects.

Unforgettable Experiences:

Dive deeper into the world of marine biology with opportunities to meet scientists and engage in wildlife experiences. Get creative with whale-themed arts and crafts, or step into the virtual realm with immersive VR experiences. Whether you’re a curious child or a seasoned adventurer, there’s no shortage of excitement at the Island Whale Festival.

Testimonials from Fellow Explorers:

“We had so much fun going out on the boat and seeing whales for the first time. The kids had a ball with the whale arts and crafts at the festival hub! We’ll be back next year with these two wannabe wildlife scientists!” — Emma & Gus with Chloe (10) and Ava (7)

“A weekend escape from the city, getting back to nature and taking some incredible photos. We took some time to explore the island and check out the local food and wineries, there was so much to do!” — Glen and Nardie

“What a great opportunity to get up close and meet the local whales, penguins, seals, and dolphins. So glad that we came to Phillip Island during our trip!” — Ella

Plan Your Visit:

Just under two hours from Melbourne, Phillip Island beckons with 101km² of magic waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking a weekend escape, the Island Whale Festival promises an unforgettable experience for all.

Learn More at islandwhales.com.au

Dive into the magic of the Island Whale Festival and create memories that will last a lifetime. We look forward to welcoming you to Phillip Island for an unforgettable weekend of discovery and celebration!

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