Whale Tours by Wildlife coast Cruises http://www.wildlifecoastcruises.com.au/cruises-tours/around-island-whale-search/
11th June 2016 – 7 August 2016
Cowes Jetty, Phillip Island
11/13 The Esplanade, Cowes VIC
Please collect your boarding pass at least 30 minutes before cruise
Join Wildlife Coast Cruises in search for the majestic Southern Whales during their annual migration along this regions coastline, plus a fascinating and unique coastal cruise.
Circumnavigate Phillip Island and and enjoy morning tea and a freshly prepared lunch on board.
Enjoy sights of thousands of Seals at Seal Rocks, the shy Albatrosses along the Southern coast, with regular dolphin and the very special whale sightings once we find them.
- 3 ½ to 4 hour Cruise
- Captains Commentary
- Complimentary Morning tea & lunch
- Seal Rocks Visit
- Wildlife Information and Interpretation
- Wildlife Video’s display
- Regular dolphin sightings
- Whale sightings (Expected 80% of cruises but not Guaranteed)
- Licensed Bar
Enjoy this magnificent cruise with the friendly staff at Wildlife Coast Cruises and don’t forget to bring your warm clothing, hat and sunscreen, motion sickness prevention, camera, binoculars, smile.
Experience this spectacular two hour cruise witnessing one of Australia’s largest wild Fur Seal colonies.
Situated on Seal Rocks lying 2kms off the rugged south west coast of Phillip Island.
2.00pm Daily all year except August (Subject to change check daily update)
11am and 430pm extra cruises in summer and school holidays – please check availability.
Come aboard this spectacular two hour coastal wildlife cruise, and experience an up-close encounter with thousands of seals at Australia’s largest fur seal colony!
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.
• 2 Hour scenic coastal cruise
• An average of 5000+ seals sighted up close
• Complimentary afternoon or morning tea
• Variety of seabirds & regular dolphin sightings
• Educational commentary
• Historical sights
• Children activities
• Warm undercover viewing
Family (2 Adults and 2 children: $215
Group 5+ $66
An ever popular activity at Phillip Island is the nightly penguin parade. Most of the year you can buy your tickets at the door but please pre – book over busy holiday periods. Penguins arrive at dusk and you can check out the current arrival time at http://www.penguins.org.au/ We also sell 3 Park pass Tickets (penguins, Koalas and Churchill Island at Anchor belle Holiday park and we offer you a 10% discount. It’s Great Value.
If you are not able to visit the Penguins in the evening don’t forget to look out for them at the Nobbies, they can usually be spotted snuggled up warm in their burrows along the edge of the boardwalk area. http://www.penguins.org.au/attractions/the-nobbies/
Koalas Explore the tree top walks at the Koala Conservation Centre and get up close to these beautiful creatures. Take a walk through the bushlands and look out for the koalas in their natural habitat and enjoy the beautiful native bushlands.
Shearwaters & More!
Shearwaters (Mutton Birds) arrive in late September at Phillip Island and stay for about 6 months. They can be seen arriving from about the 25th September and usually there is about a million birds so it can be quite a spectacle. Shearwaters are often referred to as Mutton birds and can have a 1 metre wide wing span. The Phillip Island Nature Parks help protect these birds by providing a sanctuary on the island for them. This species is protected so please help us to look after them by not leaving rubbish around on the island and driving carefully across our beautiful island. The birds can be viewed arriving from the Forrest caves area off the main Phillip Island Road. Watch out for other migratory birds arriving such as sandpipers, curlews, godwits, plovers, knots and stints!
A Free activity run by the Fishermans Co-Op at San Remo is the midday Pelican Feeding. Watch these magnificent creatures enjoy a free feed of left over fish pieces at midday each day. There are usually 15- 20 pelicans and sometimes you may get to see the huge stingrays that frequent the area being fed too.
Watch out for the Silver Gulls, particularly at the Nobbies as they use this as a breeding ground and it will be a very busy place as they begin gathering to breed about August. They love to hang out at the many great cafes and fish and chip shops too so watch out for your food.
Cape Baron Geese
Churchill Island is the best place to see these massive birds. They wander around like they own the place. During July they are busy building nests and sitting on their eggs. So watch out for when they hatch, as the just look like beautiful balls of fluff heading out to explore the island. They also like to wander along the road out at the Nobbies and the Rhyll road so please be careful.
Wallabies, Wombats & Echidnas
Watch out for these beautiful creatures that frequent are roads especially at dusk. They can often be seen on the side of the road or crossing the road and are blinded and confused by the car lights, so keep you speed to a minimum and watch out for them.
We love our Native Wildlife and you will too, so much to do you will come back again and again.
Don’t Forget you can buy you 3 Park Pass (Penguins, Koalas and Churchill Island) at Anchor Belle Holiday park and save 10% Great Value!!
Child (4-15 years) $19.95
Family (2A and 2C) $95.85
We also sell 2 Park Passes which includes entry to the Penguin Parade and the new Antarctic Journey.
Child (4-15) $17.75
Family (2A and 2C) $88.85
So give us a call and book your next Wildlife adventure at Anchor Belle Holiday Park Phillip Island.