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Whale watching in Victoria: A guide to the top experience, locations and deals

Catch sight of one of the world's most treasured underwater animals with these whale watching cruises.

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Victoria has 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 the top whale watching cruises in Victoria.

Where can I book a whale watching cruise in Victoria?

Data indicated here is updated regularly
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
No
Yes
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
1 year
No
Yes
Yes
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Our top pick: Whale watching cruises you can book right now in Victoria

Scenic Whale Watching Cruise - Wilsons Promontory

Scenic Whale Watching Cruise - Wilsons Promontory from Adrenaline

Best for: Experience length

Highlights:
  • Take in views of the picturesque coastline of Wilsons Prom
  • Alongside sea life, spot seabirds and other wildlife
  • Long cruise length so you can get the most out of the experience

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Whale watching in Victoria: Compare experiences, locations and more

ExperiencesLocationDurationExtras/inclusionsBook with
Scenic Whale Watching CruisePort Welshpool6 hours
  • Commentary on local areas and sights from the captain
  • Morning tea and lunch with tea and coffee
  • Whale, dolphin and seal sightings
Adrenaline
Whale Watching Cruise with Lunch Phillip Island4 hours
  • Commentary from the captain
  • Morning tea and freshly prepared lunch
Adrenaline
Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruise with Afternoon Tea San Remo3.5 hours
  • Commentary from the captain
  • Cake, tea and coffee
  • Fully licensed bar
RedBalloon

Ready to cruise? See the latest whale watching cruise deals in Victoria

RedBalloon RedBalloon
Exclusive

Extra $10 off site-wide with code

Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 85% off domestic activities

RedBalloon RedBalloon
Exclusive

Extra 10% off Australia activities with code

Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 50% off things to do in Melbourne


Frequently asked questions about whale watching in Victoria

Where can I do whale watching 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 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 in Victoria between May and early October.

Is the morning or afternoon better for whale watching?

Whales are active throughout the day and there's no difference in their behaviour in the morning compared to the afternoon.


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