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:
Where to see whales in Victoria
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.
When is the best time in the year to go whale watching 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.
Compare popular whale watching cruises in Victoria
|Cruise name||Company||Location||Price (from)||Duration||Extras/inclusions||Book with|
|Winter Whale Watching Cruise with lunch||Wildlife Coast Cruises||Phillip Island||$125||4 hours||Tea and lunch, possible sightings of dolphins and seals||Adrenaline|
|Whale Watching Cruise with morning tea and lunch||Wildlife Coast Cruises||Port Welshpool||$168||6 hours||Wildlife information, morning and afternoon tea, lunch||Adrenaline|
|Whale Watching Cruise with afternoon tea||Wildlife Coast Cruises||San Remo||$110||3.5 hours||Cake, tea and coffee, captain's commentary, possible sightings of dolphins||RedBalloon|
|Whale watching cruise||Mallacoota Fishing Charters and Tours||Mallacoota||$360 for the first hour||On request||Small group tours of maximum 5pax, meals included for a fee||Mallacoota Fishing Charters and Tours|
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