Wild Ocean Eco Boat
Wild Ocean Eco Boat
EcoBoat Adventure Tour – 90 minute tour (approx.)
Enjoy an up close encounter with one of Australia’s largest colonies of fur seals and see these amazing marine mammals in their natural environment. Experience the fun and adventure of a high speed 90 minute boat ride along Phillip Island’s spectacular coastline before pulling in to a protected inlet to see the seals and their antics. Naturally curious and playful, the seals come to greet the boat and check out its occupants, all the while putting on an amazing and amusing show as they duck their heads in and out of the water a play a game of leap-frog with each other.
See the Nobbies sea-cave, shaped by centuries of pounding wave action, and visible only from the water. There’s enough time for a stop at the Cat Bay National Surfing Reserve, famous for its longboard break, before your experienced captain puts the EcoBoat through its paces with a bit of wave-running. Your tour concludes as you pull in at the jetty in plenty of time to make it to the sunset viewing at the Penguin Parade.
Within 20 minutes of departing from the Cowes jetty, the Wild Ocean EcoBoat Tours arrive offshore to one of the Australia’s largest fur seal colonies. Underwater cameras aboard the boat reward guests with a unique glimpse into the playful antics occurring beneath the waves as seals surround the boat. Visit in January and you’ll see fur seal pups taking their first swim lessons. Extend the thrills aboard the EcoBoat Adventure tour for spectacular close-up views of the Nobbies blowhole and Phillip Island’s rugged southern coastline.
Cape Explorer Tour – 60 minute tour (approx.)
Explore the island’s spectacular eastern coastline on this fast and fun 1 hour tour. Departing from the fishing village of Rhyll, the EcoBoat makes its way past Churchill Island and its Marine National Park. Travel underneath the bridge through ‘The Narrows’, with San Remo on one side and Newhaven on the other. Marvel at the aqua blue of the waters and then view the impressive 110 metre high ancient granite cliffs of Cape Woolamai rise up before you. Keep your eyes open for the abundant marine life regularly seen in these waters.
This tour operates every Saturday year-round, plus daily during School Holidays
To find out more, visit penguins.org.au, head to a Phillip Island Nature Parks visitor centre, or drop by the Wild Oceans EcoBoat Tours office at Cowes jetty.