Whale WatchingPhillip Island

Phillip Island whale watching season: May to October

Incredible Whale Watching experiences in Phillip Island:

Phillip Island is a small island located just off the coast of Victoria, southeast of Melbourne.
It is known for its stunning natural beauty and diverse wildlife, including penguins, seals, and whales.
It is also one of the best places in Australia to witness the annual migration of southern humpback and southern right whales.

Every year, between May and October,  these magnificent creatures travel north to warmer waters to breed and then return south with their newborn calves. Watching these giants of the sea in their natural habitat is a truly awe-inspiring experience.

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Phillip Island Whale Watching Tour Options

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What is Whale Watching?

Whale watching is a popular activity that involves observing whales and other marine life in their natural habitat. It is a great way to learn about these magnificent creatures and appreciate the beauty and diversity of marine life. Passengers can watch and photograph the whales as they breach, spout, and frolic in the water. Whale watching tours are designed to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for people of all ages, with knowledgeable guides who can provide information about the behavior and characteristics of the animals, and answer any questions you may have.

Highlights of your Phillip Island whale watching tour:

Some of the key highlights of whale watching tours in Phillip Island include:

Phillip Island Whale-watching operators

Our Phillip Island whale-watching tours are operated by some of the best and most experienced operators in the area who follow strict guidelines to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers and the welfare of the whales. On board guides are passionate about marine life and have extensive knowledge of the local environment, making them the perfect companions for your whale watching adventure.

Our operators use modern and well-maintained vessels equipped with all the necessary safety equipment. These vessels are designed for whale watching, with comfortable seating and viewing platforms to ensure everyone has a great view.

What happens when I book?

Booking your whale watching tour with us is easy and hassle-free. Simply browse our selection of tours and choose the one that suits your needs. Our online booking system makes it easy to book your tour and pay for it securely. Once you have booked your tour, you will receive a confirmation email with all the details you need, including the meeting point and time. You will also have the contact details of your whale watching operator in case you need to ask any questions.

What happens if we don’t see any Whales?

While we can't guarantee that you'll see whales on your tour - after all, these are wild animals that can be unpredictable - many of our tour operators do offer a sighting guarantee. This means that if you don't see any whales during your tour, you'll have the option to come back for another tour free of charge or receive a partial refund. Please check the details of your chosen tour before booking as conditions can vary between operators.


Cannot recomend Wildlife Coast Cruises enough, have been on x4 whale cruises this season and will definitely be coming back again. Have seen humpbacks, killer whales, dolohins, seals and sea birds. Staff are all very knowledgeable and friendly and very accommodating with last minute changes. Thankyou 💙 🐋


Alannah Sutherland

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Fabulous day from boarding to embarking. Comfortable boat, Captain and crew were so very friendly and helpful. All safety procedures ran thru before we sailed. The provided morning tea, lunch and arvo tea was fresh and tasty. Boat was well fit out and comfortable. Seeing the whales and amazing Wilsons Prom scenery was all I dreamed it would be. Absolutely recommend Wildlifecoastal cruises 100%


Michelle Korszok

Google Review

Had a great time. Saw a few whales, saw some humpbacks - enjoyed the view, a few tail flaps- my photos were terrible because I spent time actually watching. It was pretty smooth on the journey but my kids got a teeny bit seasick, take a travel calm before your trip. Captain’s commentary was hilarious and made the trip fun! …. ‘I’m beached as’ thanks for a great day out!


Shelley G

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Disclaimer: As a booking agent for whale watching tours in Phillip Island, it’s important to note that when you book a tour through us, you’re purchasing from the tour operator themselves. This means that their terms and conditions will apply to your purchase, including any cancellation or rescheduling policies. While we work hard to ensure that all of the operators we partner with provide exceptional service, we cannot be held responsible for any issues that arise during the tour itself. The contact details for your tour operator are included on your booking confirmation. If you can’t find these details on your booking confirmation you can contact us. Please allow up to 48hrs for a reply.

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