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Phillip Island Seal-Watching Cruise provided by Cape Woolamai Cruise

Phillip Island Seal-Watching Cruise

Phillip Island Seal-Watching Cruise
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from HK$546.80 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
This wildlife cruise from Phillip Island to Seal Rocks gives you a firsthand look at thousands of Australian fur seals in their natural habitat. Indoor and outdoor viewing decks on the catamaran make it easy to spot dolphins, whales, penguins, and seabirds while your onboard guide provides informative commentary.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Journey on a comfortable catamaran to Seal Rocks
See the largest colony of fur seals in Australia
Learn about the history of Phillip Island and the Mornington Peninsula
Includes afternoon tea and coffee with light snacks
What to expect
Seal Rocks is situated 2kms off the rugged south-west coast of Phillip Island. The boat drifts within meters of the seals, enabling you to witness them in their natural environment first hand. 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7074SEAL
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
Live commentary on board • Afternoon tea
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
Cowes Jetty, Cowes VIC 3922, Australia Our ticketing office is the yellow domed roof building and boarding is at the end of the Cowes Jetty.
Inclusions
Live commentary on board • Afternoon tea
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Cowes Jetty, Cowes VIC 3922, Australia Our ticketing office is the yellow domed roof building and boarding is at the end of the Cowes Jetty.
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair and stroller accessible
Cruises are weather dependent, please contact your local tour operator prior to departure, please dress appropriately
Operates in open water. The vessel motion may cause discomfort to those who are affected by motion sickness
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 110 travellers
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Julie C
1 contribution
Fun trip to see the seals
Apr 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our boat cruise out to seal rock to see the seals up close. Loved seeing the baby seals playing in the water. Crew were all friendly and knowledgeable about the area and the seals. Weather was a bit rough but that added to the fun of the boat trip. When we reached seal rock they were able to find a sheltered part so we could comfortably watch the seals. Would definitely recommend.
Written 12 April 2021
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Sally
1 contribution
Seal rocks
Jan 2020 • Family
Staff were fantastic
It was an exciting experience
It was amazing to see all of the seals and have information about the history of the surrounding area
Written 24 January 2020
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Elaine McA
1 contribution
Seal Ferry
Dec 2019 • Family
We caught the ferry from Crib Point & back again. The afternoon ferry departed Cowes @ 3:45 & the seal ferry returned to Cowes @ 4:00. This meant we had to sit around for 2 hours either end of our trip. Such poor organisation. We did this trip nearly 2 years ago & were thrilled to view the seals. This time there were very few in the water.
Written 8 January 2020
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Steve W
1 contribution
Seal rocks cruise
Jan 2020 • Family
Thousands of seals - very close.
Good commentary. Good crew.
Cake for afternoon tea.
Photos on board
Written 2 January 2020
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Mariah Fara
2 contributions
A MUST!
Jan 2020 • Family
This is one of our favourite things to do when in the island! It’s an amazing scenic boat ride and the seals are just so adorable. This is one that is truly fantastic for the whole family and the boat crew are so awesome. We’ve been so many times but it never gets old. We highly recommend!
Written 1 January 2020
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VicMar1066
Villedieu-les-Poeles, France40 contributions
Incredible sight, so many seals, so close up!
Dec 2019
Despite a slightly choppy sea, we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Nice to have such caring staff on the boat for those not used to the sea conditions. It was fine on the way back!

Wouldn't have missed it tho'!
Written 30 December 2019
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Adam
Melbourne, Australia39 contributions
Captain Michael was the highlight, along with the Seals of course :)
Dec 2019 • Family
The captain, the crew (only remember Jess and Jess) were top notch, focusing on safety and comfort of the passengers, Captain Michael has all the kids on the boat actually steering the boat, all kids were handed certificates, this was really highly appreciated. The tour itself to see the Seals was quite nice, you really do get to see them upclose, couldn't have felt more welcomed by the smiling crew, you can really feel that captain/crew have passion about what they were doing.
I did appreciate how Captain Michael was raising awareness about the environment as well as his advices on how to really make Australia able to feed itself and how to support our local hardworking farmers, kudos!
Thanks for a very memorable trip, we will definitely do it again.
Written 24 December 2019
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DulanCJ
Oakleigh, Australia61 contributions
Amazing Seal Colony
Nov 2019
This is a must do activity if you are visiting Philip Island. Cruise ride is very eventful and informative. Tour cost is $85 per person and it's worth spending this amount to get the experience.
Written 23 December 2019
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Hello Dulancj, Thank you for writing us a lovely review! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your Seal Watching Cruise. We hope to see you on board one of our cruises again soon!
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J Daniels
2 contributions
Amazing fun
Dec 2019 • Family
Incredible staff. So friendly and fun. Comfy seats.
Captain John and his team were so knowledgeable. Can’t recommend it enough. Water can get a little choppy but they sent out a message long beforehand to say so. Afternoon tea was really yummy. Our teenage son had a ball. Looking forward to booking another cruise with them next time we go down.
Written 21 December 2019
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Hi RuralTravellers645, Thank you so much for leaving us a great review! We do love our job and love sharing our experiences with as many people as we can. We look forward to seeing you on board in the future!
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Kerbray
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
Very pleasant experience!
Nov 2019 • Couples
The staff were very friendly and informative even bringing around some cake slices to the passengers. The seal viewing was fun (so many seals!) and the crew provided lots of information about the seals/pups. Would definitely recommend!
Written 23 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Kerbray, Thanks for coming out to see Australia’s largest colony of Australian Fur Seals! We appreciate you taking the time to share your review and we hope to see you on board with us again very soon! Kind Regards, Susanne
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