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Phillip Island Twilight Cruise

  • 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
Phillip Island Twilight Cruise
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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 (14)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful Evening

Thank you to the captain and crew for the wonderful evening. Have been to Phillip Island any times in the 30 years that I have live in Australia and this was the first time that I had viewed the island by water. The trip was...More

Thank DaliaA235
jrd_50, Crew at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi DaliaA235, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your cruise! The Twilight Cruise is one of my favourites and it certainly is a lovely way to end the day! Captain Michael is very good with the dad jokes! Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile
Exceeded our Expectations!

Very genuine and pleasant crew. Dale got us up close to the HMAS Otama while Mel and crew had amazing energic service and treated patrons to great info and homemade food. Highly recommended.

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

Hi Matt Great to hear you enjoyed our Twilight Cruise to visit the Otama, and that our captain and crew looked after you! Thanks for your review, we look forward to seeing you on board with us again soon. Kind Regards Renee

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile
Very enjoyable...

A windy night to start but nonetheless a very enjoyable evening. Staff are friendly and informative. Clever stops during trip for photo opportunities a nice touch. We had a gorgeous sunset with beautiful pastels across the sky. Highly recommend.

jrd_50, Photographer at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Hi Allison It was definitely a windy night but one of the best sunsets this year! So happy to hear you enjoyed your Twilight Cruise around beautiful Cape Woolamai. Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Renee

Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile
Twighlight Cruise

Excellent cruise crew were extremely helpful and courteous. Informative narration given by captain. Found it relaxing and enjoyable, wasn't aware of submarine HMAS Otama so was great to see up close. Highly recommend.More

Thank Mads275
jrd_50, Crew at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Hey Mads275, Im glad to hear you enjoyed the Twilight Cruise, its definitely a favourite of both the captain and crew. The HMAS Otama and the sunset makes for a lovely way to end your day. Thanks for your feedback and hope to see you...More

Reviewed 12 February 2018
Perfect end to a hot day

Lovely relaxing cruise - very friendly, informative crew and a beautiful sunset to finish the day. Highly recommended.More

Thank wendyellewelyn
jrd_50, Photographer at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Hi Wendy Thanks for joining us for a Twilight Cruise, it really is the best way to end your day at beautiful Phillip Island! We appreciate you taking the time to share your review and we hope to see you on board again soon. Kind...More

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