Phillip Island Whale Cruise

Duration | 4 Hours
Mobile Ticket OK

During the winter months we offer a morning cruise from Phillip Island to spot Whales and other wildlife.

Circumnavigate the picturesque Phillip Island on a 4-hour morning cruise. Your captain and crew will guide you as you search for humpback and southern right whales, while keeping an eye out for dolphins and seals. The dolphins that call these waters home are often seen playing alongside the boat, while the Australian fur seals at Seal Rocks will leave you in awe with their playful antics.

In addition to these amazing wildlife sightings, you'll also have the opportunity to learn about the history of the area and gain insights about the marine life and wildlife that call this region home.

Enjoy a delicious morning tea and complimentary tea and coffee, as you marvel at the spectacular coastal scenery of Australia. 


  • 4-hour Phillip Island coastal cruise
  • Regular whale and dolphin sightings 
  • See thousands of seals at Seal Rocks
  • Circumnavigate Phillip Island
  • Wildlife information and interpretation
  • Delicious morning Tea

June, July & August Departures
This 4-hour cruise is available from June to early August, and departs at 8.30am from Rhyll Jetty, Phillip Island.
Pre-booking is essential with this tour as it is very popular. Arriving 30 minutes prior to departure is recommended.

Instant Booking & Mobile Friendly Tickets
Check availability & book here to secure you spot. Pre-booking is essential. Please do not turn up on the day without a booking.

Special Child & Family Rates
We offer special rates for familes. Please check the booking for form for up to date family pricing.

Getting to Phillip Island from Melbourne
Phillip Island is located south of Melbourne. Allow 2 hours drive time to get to Phillip Island

Self Drive
Take the M1 freeway from Melbourne towards Frankston
Take the exit towards Bass Highway/Phillip Island
Follow the Bass Highway all the way to Phillip Island

By Bus
You can catch a bus to Phillip Island from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station.
There are several bus companies that offer regular services to Phillip Island, including V/Line and Island Coaches.
You can purchase your tickets in advance online or at the bus station, and check the schedules to plan your trip accordingly.
Keep in mind that it's a good idea to book in advance, especially during peak travel seasons, to ensure you have a seat on the bus.



The Phillip Island Whale Cruise is available from June to Early August. Please per-book early as this experience is very popular.
Departs at 8.30am from Rhyll Jetty, Phillip Island. 16 Beach Rd.
Please arrive 30 minute prior to departure.