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Phillip Island Nature Parks - Wild Oceans Eco Boat Tours

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11/13 the Esplanade | Cowes Jetty, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2800
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Well worth going on! Saw loads of wild life and the boat ride was fantastic in its self. Phillip island is a truly beautiful place that on land and out at sea

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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Great boat ride and the chance to observe Australian fur seals up close. The trip lasted for ninety minutes and took you from Cowes along the west coast of Phillip Island dogging the reefs and waves out to seal Rock where we watched fur seals...More

1  Thank peter1638
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

My mom and I did this to go see the seals! It was very cool and we got really close to the seals. Some of them came right up to the boat. It was also fun with the waves and the dramatic spins we did...More

Thank Bryce292
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This tour to seal rock is worth every cent. We had a wild ride out to seal rock to see hundreds of seals frolicking in and around their island. The eco boat was able to get right up close and personal with the seals. On...More

1  Thank suzie41-2007
PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Wild Oceans Eco Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. There really is nothing quite like getting up close to seals and whales in their natural environment! We love to hear great feedback about our staff - they do a wonderful job!

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We went on a 2 hour seal trip which was just magnificent; there were so many young seals frolicking and playing in the water. Incredible to see. Staff on the boat were very friendly and informative. Definitely worth it.

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

When I went off the boat, I was demolished due to the captain that took 2 big waves. He wasted my holidays because I can’t move anymore due to bruises.

Thank FrequentFlier749847
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The Eco boat tour was very well run with very knowledgeable team working on the boat. It was amazing to see 1000’s of seals playing in the water. Beautiful weather the day we went out but boat ride out to the Seal colony was very...More

Thank Marla S
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We had a great time water was a little choppy which made it more fun. We got to view hundreds of seals at seal rock. A bit of jet boating fun on the return trip. Highly recommended and informative. Thanks

Thank Gay J
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

The third time we have done this. Weather conditions different each time and this make for a different experience each time. Staff consistently attentive, enthusiastic and informative. Plenty of appropriate food. A great snorkel in Refuge Cove to end the day. Thanks. K&BNoy.

1  Thank Fearless760862
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Weather was great with some swells along the coast. We rocketed along plunging down into the swells - wonderful! Boat got really close to the seals, all just lounging around on the rocks, a few playing in the water with the bull seals lording it...More

Thank Alida C
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We didn't even know about this boat ride until we got to Penguin Parade and found out that you got get combined tickets for both activities. We are so glad that we booked the EcoBoat tour! It was a small group, and we were lucky...More

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1 March 2018|
Response from Alida C | Reviewed this property |
If it's too choppy and windy they cancel the trip. I think that if your children are adventurous and don't mind being buffeted around a bit they will like it. In June it would be very chilly, so wear appropriate gear!
Fransiska L
30 April 2017|
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Response from Rescue1959 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Fransiska, a possible reason for only being one cruise departure listed is that July is mid-Winter, and a 3pm cruise would probably get back near or after dark. The water would probably be rough as well, and it would... More