Whale watching in Victoria

Compare the best whale watching experiences available in Victoria based on price, location and inclusions.

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Set your sights on the creatures of the deep with a plethora of whale watching experiences available in Victoria. We've searched the depths of the net, curating our top picks, a comparison of locations and inclusions, and exactly where you can book.

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Our top picks: Whale watching experiences you can book in Victoria right now

Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruise with Afternoon Tea

Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruise with Afternoon Tea from RedBalloon

Best for: Price

    Highlights:
  • Cruise alongside humpback whales and dolphins as views of Phillip Island pass you by
  • Listen to the captain’s expert commentary as you take it all in
  • Complimentary cake, tea and coffee
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    Scenic Whale Watching Cruise - Wilsons Promontory

    Scenic Whale Watching Cruise - Wilsons Promontory from Adrenaline

    Best for: Views

      Highlights:
    • Catch humpback whales on their return migration
    • Take in views of Rabbit Island, Sealers Cove, Refuge Cove and the Promontory Lighthouse
    • Complimentary morning tea and lunch on board
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      Phillip Island Whale Watching Tour

      Phillip Island Whale Watching Tour from Viator

      Best for: The whole package

        Highlights:
      • Learn all about the magic of humpback whales from the expert guide as you pass them by
      • It doesn’t stop at whales, enjoy sightings of seals, albatrosses, dolphins and penguins
      • Complimentary morning tea made up of coffee, tea, cake and biscuits, and lunch on board
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        Why you can trust our recommendations for whale watching in Victoria

        • We compared whale watching in Victoria options with top brands like RedBalloon, Adrenaline, Viator and Groupon to find the top experiences.
        • We put ourselves in your shoes and considered what most people would look for when booking experiences, whether it's location, price, inclusions or availability.
        • When possible, we'll include first-hand reviews of our whale watching in Victoria experiences.

        Whale watching in Victoria: Compare experiences, locations and inclusions

        ExperienceDeparts fromDurationWhat's includedWhere to book
        Phillip Island Whale Watching CruiseRhyll, Phillip Island4 hours
        • Morning tea
        • Lunch
        • Licensed bar on board
        RedBalloon
        Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruise ExperienceSan Remo3 hours
        • Commentary on board
        • Cake, tea and coffee
        RedBalloon
        6 Hours Whale Watching CruisePort Welshpool6 hours
        • Lunch
        • Morning tea and afternoon snacks
        • Licensed bar on board
        RedBalloon
        Dolphin and Seal Sightseeing CruiseSorrento1.5 hours
        • Live commentary
        • View of the dolphins and seals
        RedBalloon
        Half Day Phillip Island Whale Watching ExperiencePhillip Island4 hours
        • Commentary on board
        • Morning tea
        • Lunch
        Adrenaline
        Wilsons Promontory Whale Watching CruiseMelbourne6 hours
        • Commentary on board
        • Views of Wilsons Promontory
        • Coffee and tea
        • Lunch
        Adrenaline
        Afternoon Whale Watching CruiseSan Remo4 hours
        • Commentary on board
        • Cake, tea and coffee
        • Licensed bar on board
        Adrenaline
        Whale Watching TourPhillip Island4 hours
        • Commentary on board
        • Morning tea
        • Lunch
        Viator
        Dolphin and Whale Watching CruiseSan Remo3 hours
        • Afternoon tea
        Wotif
        Whale Watching CruiseMelbourne6 hours
        • Commentary on board
        • Morning tea
        • Lunch
        • Afternoon snacks
        Klook
        Phillip Island Dolphin and Whale Watching CruisePhillip Island3 hours
        • Commentary on board
        • Afternoon tea
        Klook

        Where can I book a whale watching experience in Victoria?

        Name Product Voucher validity Is there a sign up discount? Is price matching available? Can I book exclusive experiences? Where to book
        Adrenaline
        Adrenaline - Whale watching in Victoria
        5 years
        $10
        No
        Yes
        RedBalloon
        RedBalloon - Whale watching in Victoria
        5 years
        $10
        Yes
        Yes
        Klook
        Klook - Whale watching in Victoria
        Depends on the individual experience
        No
        Yes
        Yes
        Viator
        Viator - Whale watching in Victoria
        Depends on the individual experience
        No
        Yes
        Yes
        Experience Oz
        Experience Oz - Whale watching in Victoria
        3 years
        $10
        Yes
        Yes
        Wotif
        Wotif - Whale watching in Victoria
        Depends on the individual experience
        No
        Yes
        Yes
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        Frequently asked questions about whale watching experiences in Victoria

        Where can I do whale watching in Victoria?

        Witness whale watching off the coast of Phillip Island, Port Phillip Bay, Wilsons Promontory and Port Welshpool.

        When is the whale watching season in Victoria?

        The Victorian whale watching season catches the whales on their migrational return. The season runs between mid-June to early August as well as September to November.

        What do I wear while whale watching in Victoria?

        Be sure to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and a jacket. Most importantly, be sure to dress warmly as the south of Australia doesn't boast the warmest of temperatures when out at sea. Some vessels don't allow black-soled shoes as they have a tendency to mark the decks.

        How much does whale watching in Victoria cost?

        Whale watching in Victoria works out to between $110 and $185 per person, depending on the level of inclusions you get with your package.


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