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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia17,413 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
My wife and I went on a Winter Whale Cruise that cruised for 4 hours around the whole of Phillip Island – Departs Rhyll Jetty.

The boat stopped at Seal Rock, near the Nobbies, where there were plenty of seals. An estimated 30,000 seals live in this area.

It was interesting to see so many seals, although we had previously seen seals on other boat cruises in Mornington Peninsula, Lakes Entrance and San Francisco, USA.
Written 22 June 2024
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Seal Rock is where the seals rest when they are not jumping in and out the water. You can see the seals from the Nobbies. This is the largest colony of Australian fur seals in the nation. The seals' main predator is the Great White Shark. By the way, the sharks can't tell seals and people apart, so it's wise to stay out of the water.
Written 14 July 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
The Nobbies have Australia's largest colony of fur seals. They are easy to see, they spend all their time jumping in and out the water. Their main predators is the Great White Sharks. It;s not advisable to swim with the seals, as the sharks have pronlems distinguishing between seals and people. Seal Rock always has lots of seals having fun.
Written 13 March 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
By the end of the 19th century, sealers had almost wiped out Australia's fur seal population. Now, looking from the Nobbies, we can see on Seal Rocks some 20,000 seals -- around one quarter of the remaining populaion of Australian fur seals. The seals laze around in the sun on Seal Rocks, and seem to enjoy jumping in and out the water. You can see the seals from the Nobbies; the rocks are almost 2 km distant; or you can take an eco boat trip and get up close.
Written 5 October 2021
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Nikolai S
Melbourne, Australia289 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Great trip to see seals in their natural anvironment! Thousands of seals around you! Very attractive in sunny day and in in a calm weather! You can make emazing photos and videos.
Written 12 November 2019
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helensmith672017
Manchester, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Took an eco boat trip out to the rocks where the seals hang out on a nice mid spring day, the boat we went out on is a large fast moving boat, it is an open boat and is relatively comfortable, there are airline type seat belts, and you need to use going out to the rocks. The crew consist of the driver one crew member and a ranger. The ranger is very knowledgeable about the seals, you see all the males lounging on the rocks, looking over their harems, the babies at the time of the year we went out in October, were learning to swim and they were absolutely adorable,

Once the boat has reached the rocks, it slows right down and you are allowed to get up and take photos etc. It was magical to watch the baby seals frolicking in the water, we didn’t get too close, but close enough to take photos, the seals tend to ignore the boat to a certain extent and by using the eco tour boat we help in the conservation of the seals, well worth a trip out.

Just bear in mind that it can be rough, and a bit tricky for someone who has difficulties with steps and the gang plank you have to use to board the boat.

You can also stay to watch the penguins coming back from a day fishing, the penguins come back to the shore at dusk, you can purchase tickets to watch the spectacle, but it does involve staying over night to see them. If you can stay over it will be well worth it.
Written 6 November 2019
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Timothy
Singapore, Singapore25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
get to see the seals close. Very enlightening. Need to book the cruise to be able to view the seals close enough.
Written 19 June 2019
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ansuen
Sydney, Australia287 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
It was an eye opener to see hundreds and hundreds of seals in this natural wonder especially under perfect sunny weather with a calm sea. The great Ecoboat Adventure team made this an interesting, informative and exciting but safe trip.
Written 14 April 2019
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Sally S
65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Friendly, relaxed, informative and wonderful experience where a boat ride take you out to be just meters from seal-so exciting and fun
Written 27 February 2019
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AngeH
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
Amazing day out! Thank you to the wonderful crew and ranger for a memorable experience! We loved it!
Written 27 January 2019
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