Wilsons Promontory Cruise from Phillip Island
Hop aboard a comfortable catamaran for a full-day tour to Wilsons Promontory National Park. Cruise along southern Australia’s gorgeous coastline for up-close views of remote locations like Skull Rock, Glennie Island, the historic Wilsons Promontory lighthouse, and enjoy stops at pristine beaches and nature reserves including the Kanowna Island seal sanctuary. Anchor at Refuge Cove for a buffet lunch plus two hours to swim, snorkel and lounge on the white-sand beach. Your cruise includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and nibbles served at sunset on the boat.
Join the free coach in the morning from Cowes, San Remo, Inverloch, or Foster. Your tour guide will take you to the cruise departure point where your captain and crew will welcome you aboard the comfortable 62-foot (19-meter) motorized catamaran. Indoor and outdoor decks with ample seating provide excellent views as your boat sails over to Wilsons Promontory National Park, affectionately known as The Prom.
Situated on the southernmost point of mainland Australia, Wilsons Promontory encompasses a vast nature reserve laced with swimming and surfing beaches along Bass Strait. The park harbors abundant native wildlife including kangaroos, wombats, echidnas, emus and colorful birds like rosellas and parrots, while dolphins, seals and whales are often spotted offshore.
Throughout the day, your captain shares informative and entertaining commentary. Cruise close to Skull Rock and remote granite islands like Glennie Island, a nature reserve and important breeding ground for short-tailed shearwaters and little penguins. You’ll also check out Kanowna Island seal sanctuary, which hosts one of only four breeding colonies of Australian fur seals. It is also an important site for breeding seabirds.
As you approach Wilsons Promontory, its historic 1859 lighthouse comes into view, perched on the southernmost point of Australia's mainland. Enjoy close views of the lighthouse, which by land can only be reached on foot by walking 11 miles (18 km).
Enjoy a 2-hour stop in Refuge Cove where you can fuel up with a delicious buffet lunch prepared by your crew, and swim, snorkel or stroll along the sparkling white-sand beach. With morning and afternoon tea, plus light nibbles served at sunset, you won't go hungry.
At the end of a memorable 9-hour cruise, your captain returns you to Phillip Island.