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Wilsons Promontory Cruise from Phillip Island

  • Full-day cruise to Wilsons Promontory National Park, from with free coach service from Phillip Island
  • Travel in a stable and comfortable motorized catamaran with indoor and outdoor seating
  • Look for seals, dolphins and whales in Bass Strait
Wilsons Promontory Cruise from Phillip Island
From US$ 183.27
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Wilsons Promontory Cruise from Phillip Island
From US$ 183.27
Explore the coastal wilderness of the Wilsons Promontory National Park on this full-day cruise by catamaran from Phillip Island.  Spot whales and dolphins as you sail across the Bass Strait; get up close to Australian fur seals at the Kanowna Island sanctuary; and see landmarks like Skull Rock, Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse and Glennie Island. After a delicious on-board lunch (included), cool off by swimming and snorkeling in Refuge Cove. 
What to Expect
Departing from Port Welshpool at 9.30 am, your captain and crew will welcome you aboard the comfortable 62-foot (19-meter) motorized catamaran. Indoor and outdoor decks with ample seating provide excellent views as your boat sails over to Wilsons Promontory National Park, affectionately known as The Prom.

Situated on the southernmost point of mainland Australia, Wilsons Promontory encompasses a vast nature reserve laced with swimming and surfing beaches along Bass Strait. The park harbors abundant native wildlife including kangaroos, wombats, echidnas, emus and colorful birds like rosellas and parrots, while dolphins, seals and whales are often spotted offshore.

Throughout the day, your captain shares informative and entertaining commentary. Cruise close to Skull Rock and remote granite islands like Glennie Island, a nature reserve and important breeding ground for short-tailed shearwaters and little penguins. You’ll also check out Kanowna Island seal sanctuary, which hosts one of only four breeding colonies of Australian fur seals. It is also an important site for breeding seabirds.

As you approach Wilsons Promontory, its historic 1859 lighthouse comes into view, perched on the southernmost point of Australia's mainland. Enjoy close views of the lighthouse, which by land can only be reached on foot by walking 11 miles (18 km).

Enjoy a 2-hour stop in Refuge Cove where you can fuel up with a delicious buffet lunch prepared by your crew, and swim, snorkel or stroll along the sparkling white-sand beach. With morning and afternoon tea, plus light nibbles served at sunset, you won't go hungry.

At the end of a memorable 9-hour cruise, your captain returns you to Phillip Island.

A bus pick up is available to be booked directly through wildlife coast cruise at an additional cost of $25 per person. 
Pick up/Drop off from Cowes, San Remo, Wonthaggi, Inverloch, Meeniyan and Foster.
Reviews (19)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent, loved it. Great staff, excellent commentary and amazing sights.

I grew up going to Wilsons Prom for a week or two every Christmas. To see the Prom from the water was a wonderful experience, especially getting up close and personal with Skull Rock. Our morning was rainy and overcast, and I though this would...More

Thank jatos
jrd_50, Admin at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the great review. The Prom from the water is a delightful experience and we are so glad you had a great time. Please do come aboard with us again soon! All the best, Cecilia

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Amazing experience- exceeded our expectations

We were so impressed with this cruise..it definitely exceeded our expectations. The staff were friendly, knowledgable and great to talk to. There was copious amounts of delicious food that was served all throughout the day. The scenery was breathtaking... it felt like we were exploring...More

1  Thank Rosebudfamily
jrd_50, Photographer at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hi Rosebudfamily Thanks for joining us on our incredible Wilsons Prom cruise, sound like you had an fantastic day out! The wildlife and scenery around the National Park is just amazing, and we really enjoy sharing the sights with our passengers. We hope you will...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile
Prom Cruise

Our group had a wonderful day on Easter Saturday on the Prom Cruise from Port Welshpool. Smooth seas and wonderful scenery were made extra memorable by the really terrific staff ! It was so lovely to see two lighthouses and seals and Skull Rock and...More

Thank australiaelse
jrd_50, Photographer at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hi Australiaelse Wilsons Promontory is the most amazing area to visit, it is especially beautiful from the water. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise on the Brianna Lee, and our crew looked after you. Sounds like you had some great wildlife...More

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Wilson prom full day cruise

We went on the cruise on Easter long weekend and luckily it was a beautiful weather. The crew was amazing and so lovely. The captain was great and had a lot of knowledge regarding the different places that we saw. I loved the cleft island...More

Thank ma_blue555
jrd_50, Front Office Manager at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you ma_blue555! It's absolutely stunning out at The Prom! It really is a beautiful area. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. We aim to please all of our guests and we look forward to seeing you on board with us again soon. Kind regards, Jess.

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile
Great service and family friendly

Very enjoyable and relaxing cruise. We saw seals and dolphins and stopped for a swim and snorkle at the prom. Amazing sights and the cruise itself was well catered with vefetarian options. Thank you very much for a memorable experience.

Thank ashnoti
jrd_50, Office Staff at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for your lovely review, it sounds like you had the perfect day. A real opportunity to take time out and enjoy everything this amazing Coastline has to offer. Thank you Regards Mel

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