Catch sight of one of the world's most treasured underwater animals with these whale watching cruises.
Victoria is blessed to have the closest warm waters to Antarctica where whales purposely migrate to give birth.
Multiple whale species make their way to the shores of the Great Ocean Road each year to put on a show performed by nature.
To help you witness these creatures in their natural habitat, we've selected our favourite whale watching cruises in the state.
Our top picks:
Best for price and for families: Winter Whale Watching Cruise with lunch with Wildlife Coast Cruises from Adrenaline
- Cost: $125
- Duration: 4 hours
- Departs: Ryall, Phillip Island
- Available on: Daily during whale watching season
- Extras: Travel around Phillip Island and score an 80% chance of spotting humpback and southern right whales.
Best for experience length: Whale Watching Cruise with morning tea and lunch with Wildlife Coast Cruises from Adrenaline
- Cost: $168
- Duration: 6 hours
- Departs: Port Welshpool
- Available on: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday during whale watching season
- Extras: Cruise around Wilsons Promontory and spot other marine life such as seabirds, fur seals and dolphins.
When is whale watching season in Victoria?
A number of whale species make their way from Antarctica to give birth along Australia's southern coast. Humpback, southern right, blue whales and orcas can be spotted during this time between May and early October.
Your best chance of spotting whales is around Phillip Island, Portland and Warrnambool; however, whales can also be spotted all along the Great Ocean Road.
Compare popular whale watching cruises in Victoria
|Cruise name||Location||Price (from)||Duration||Extras/inclusions||Book|
|Winter Whale Watching Cruise with lunch||Phillip Island||$125||4 hours||Tea and lunch, possible sightings of dolphins and seals||Adrenaline|
|Whale Watching Cruise with morning tea and lunch||Port Welshpool||$168||6 hours||Wildlife information, morning and afternoon tea, lunch||Adrenaline|