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Phillip Island Twilight Cruise

Highlights
  • 90-minute twilight cruise on Western Port Bay, from Cowes Jetty, Phillip Island
  • Admire the sunset while cruising on the sheltered waters of Western Port Bay
  • Keep an eye out for Australian fur seals and dolphins
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Phillip Island Twilight Cruise
From US$35.15
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Phillip Island Twilight Cruise
From US$35.15
Overview
Experience the magic of Phillip Island at twilight on board this 1.5-hour catamaran cruise. Set sail for a scenic cruise around Western Port Bay, gliding past dramatic landmarks like French Island and Stony Point, and spotting the HMAS Otama submarine. Keep a look out for playful dolphins, short-tailed shearwaters and adorable Australian fur seals as you float around the bay, then tuck into complimentary snacks or purchase a drink from the on-board bar. 
What to Expect
Make your way to Cowes Jetty in the late afternoon to board your spacious 62-foot (19-meter) catamaran for your twilight cruise. Set out on Western Port Bay as your captain shares commentary about key sights that you pass, including the navy submarine HMAS Otama that sits off of Crib Point.
Keep an eye out for wildlife including Australian fur seals, dolphins and seabirds. You might see short-tailed shearwaters (muttonbirds) as they return to their burrows on French Island after a day of feeding at sea. These humble birds complete an extraordinary annual migration that goes from Australia to Japan, Siberia, Alaska, down the coast of North America to California, then across the Pacific Ocean to return to Australia.
As the sun begins to set, take in the glow of the red and orange sky reflecting on the water and watch the lights come up in towns around the bay. During the cruise you can nibble on complimentary hot and cold appetizers that are passed on trays and perhaps purchase a drink from the full bar.
Your sunset cruise wraps up upon your return to Cowes Jetty at the end of your 90-minute tour. Nearby, you can find plenty of dining options that you might like to check out afterwards at your leisure.
Reviews (19)
1 - 5 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very enjoyable rrip

Very much enjoyed all aspects of the trip.Made more enjoyable by the lovely staff and in particular Keauna Appetizers delicious and plentiful alsoMore

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ChrisR6144
jrd_50, Crew at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi ChrisR6144, Thanks for taking the time to review your cruise, it sounds like you had a fantastic time on our Twilight Cruise! The sunsets have been spectacular the last couple of days. I will pass along your compliments to the captain and crew. Hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Lovely experience!

Absolutely loved the Twilight Bay Cruise/Sunset Cruise. The price was fantastic for 1.5 hours, cheap bar drinks and appetisers (the sausage rolls were mouth watering!) Friendly attentive crew, highly recommend! We are from Perth and this was a perfect thing to do while here, thanks...More

Thank ashbarrington
jrd_50, Crew at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi ashbarrington, Thank you for taking the time to review your cruise! Our appetizers are all home made and are very yummy! I will pass along your kind words to the captain and crew and we hope to see you again on another cruise! Jen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lovely way to spend time!

We were impressed with our trip from beginning to end! Friendly staff, comfortable boat , superb finger food and beautiful weather all combined for a great evening!! Would recommend to anyone! A highlight of our stay on the Island.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Islandatdusk
jrd_50, Public Relations Manager at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great feedback. It's a beautiful way to see the sunset and enjoy our stunning scenery.

Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile
A wonderful night with the family

We booked our trip via the internet and the whole process was quick and easy to do. When we arrived to Phillip Island we found where we were getting picked up very easily. Parking is free and easy to find. We found the whole trip...More

Thank dazjob
jrd_50, Crew at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2018

Hi dazjob, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your cruise! I'm glad it lived up to expectations and was stress free! Hope to see you again soon! Jen

Reviewed 19 November 2018
twilight cruise

Went on Twilight cruise on Saturday was such a beautiful night with Hubby, thanks to the staff that welcomed,us & Mel....again we be back soon !

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rellie2014
jrd_50, Admin at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Thank you so much for the great review! The Twilight cruise is such a great experience and the lovely Mel is awesome. We hope to see you aboard again soon. All the best, Cecilia

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