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Overview
Important Information
Departure Point
16 Beach Rd, Rhyll VIC 3923, Australia
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Morning tea (coffee, tea, cake & biscuits)
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Whale sightings are not guaranteed, we expect between 70-90% sightings success between June and August.
  • 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 70 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Karen P wrote a review Dec 2019
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We had an awesome whale watching trip. We saw a lot more whales than we expected. It was fantastic!! Would highly recommend this trip. Definitely will go again.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from jrd_50, Admissions at Phillip Island Whale Watching Tour
Responded 06 Jan 2020
Thanks Karen for your great review. Sounds as though you had a whale of a time! It was our pleasure having you on board. We hope to see you on board again. Warm Regards, Jackie
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Annabelle wrote a review Aug 2019
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It's more my fault for not cancelling as I had been watching the average weather forecast for days in advance. I have no issues with the company or the cruises and have been on two other seal cruises in the past (even one that was extended an extra hour due to bad weather and
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from jrd_50, Manager at Phillip Island Whale Watching Tour
Responded 20 Aug 2019
Hi Frankincense, Thank you for taking the time to send in your feedback. I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your cruise. We always try to advise passengers ahead of time so they are prepared. Unfortunately some times the sea conditions are worse than forecast. It is often a catch 22 booking early to avoid sold missing out or booking late to avoid the bad weather. We will take your feedback on board and we do hope to see you on board again with us on a much nicer day. Kind Regards,
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Kahlene Swiggs wrote a review Aug 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We saw one whale towards the end of the trip. It was a magnificently humbling moment. It didn’t bother me if we never saw a whale I was just glad to have the day off work. The Captain and crew were fantastic professionals, accomodating even waiting an extra 10 mins for guests
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from jrd_50, Guest Relations Manager at Phillip Island Whale Watching Tour
Responded 02 Aug 2019
Hi Kahlene S for your great review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your cruise. The seals are so cute and playful and it's great to see them in their natural habitat, i'm glad you got to see a beautiful whale also. We can't wait to have you on board again with your family, Thanks, Bree
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Seonaid G wrote a review Jul 2019
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A fabulous experience on a lovely boat crewed by real professional whale enthusiasts. We saw Fur Seals, and two amazing Albatross at very close quarter but the highlight of the 4 hour trip was when our magnificent sea host, a young whale appeared very close to the boat, close
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from jrd_50, Guest Relations Manager at Phillip Island Whale Watching Tour
Responded 02 Aug 2019
Thank you Seonaid G for your amazing review, Wow!! It sounds like you had a fantastic cruise. How exciting to hear that you saw a breaching whale and tail slaps! It is always spectacular seeing this incredible activity. We hope to see you again on another cruise. Check out the wilsons prom whale cruises, they are fantastic. Kind regards, Bree
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Sharon B wrote a review Jul 2019
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia22 contributions3 helpful votes
After the weather having my tour postponed the past 2weeks the season is finished at the end of the week, but the tours the past few days still saw whales, unfortunately we did not, however I had a wonderful day, saw heaps of seals, the commentary was amazing and informative.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from jrd_50, Admissions at Phillip Island Whale Watching Tour
Responded 31 Jul 2019
Hi Sharon B, Our captain and crew love sharing ocean adventures with our passengers - great to hear you were looked after on your cruise. Seeing the seals in their natural habitat is an amazing experience! We appreciate you taking the time to share your review and we hope to see you on board with us again very soon, there's the Wilson Prom Whale Cruises in September-November! Kind Regards Briony
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  • Duration: 4h
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