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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
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Nice trip but abusive crew member

This trip out to the seals is great fun. Unfortunatley on our trip the deck hand abused one of the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Simon S
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Melbourne, Australia
If you like Seals and fast boats this is for you

The Eco boat tour was very well run with very knowledgeable team working on the boat. It was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marla S
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11/13 the Esplanade | Cowes Jetty, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This trip out to the seals is great fun. Unfortunatley on our trip the deck hand abused one of the passengers who was trying to settle his young daughter who was upset. Unfortunately this meant he moved around the boat when he should not have...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed March 18, 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

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Reviewed March 15, 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.

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Reviewed February 21, 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

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Reviewed November 4, 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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Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

We joined this tour and the weather was perfect with no wind, no waves. The seals were hanging out and sunbathing on the rocks and some of them were swimming with their flipper up on the surface. They are cute and we experienced to see...More

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

We have had the most exciting boat ride the seals rock. Weather wasn't great ,it was very windy and it felt like sitting on the roller coaster. The experience having a close encounter with the seals was great. We were not allowed to feed the...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2017

This is not cheap but it's well worth every dollar! We did this in mid June 2017, with the boat moving so close to the seals, and the cubs were all around us. They were playful and it was just awesome seeing them swimming and...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2017

The Eco tour was great fun! The sea was a bit bumpy, with some big waves which the boat took full advantage of to give us a good ride. They suggest sitting at the rear of the boat if you don't want to get jostled...More

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PhillipIslandNP, Manager at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Wild Oceans Eco Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

Dear H0llyB77 Thank you for your review and feedback of your recent trip on the Wild Oceans EcoBoat. I'm glad you had such a good time with the exciting ride over some of the bigger waves. It's a shame you didn't see any of the...More

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Clara N
March 1, 2018|
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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!
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Fransiska L
April 30, 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
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