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Wilsons Prom Whale Cruise

  • See humpback whales on a catamaran tour of The Prom
  • Guide provides commentary throughout trip
  • Morning and afternoon tea included
Wilsons Prom Whale Cruise
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Wilsons Prom Whale Cruise

Enjoy a 6-hour catamaran tour of The Prom. Sail to Wilsons Promontory National Park and marvel at humpback whales as they migrate south. See the historic lighthouse, Refuge Cove, and Waterloo Bay. This cruise includes tea, snacks, and a delicious homemade lunch. The boat features indoor and outdoor decks for passengers’ comfort.

What to Expect
Meet at Port Welshpool 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. On this cruise you will join the search for the majestic humpback whales on their southerly migration. 

Throughout the day, your captain shares informative and entertaining commentary. 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 freshly made lunch on board in a remote cove. With morning and afternoon tea, you won't go hungry.

At the end of a memorable 6-hour cruise, your captain returns you to Port Welshpool.
Reviews (22)
1 - 5 of 23 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
A fleet of whales

What a wonderful day we had yesterday. Chris was on hand with expert knowledge of the geology, wildlife and history. A truly authentic experience, we learnt so much. The whales were amazing, and John turned off the engines and we just floated and listened to...More

Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had an awesome time yesterday out on the Brianna Lee. Saw 11 whales for the day, along with a few dolphins, a sleeping seal (on its back in the water!) & lots of birds. The highlight was definitely the whale calf which came over fairly...More

Thank Andrew P
jrd_50, Admin at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the awesome review Andrew! It sounds like you had an amazing experience. The Prom is such a special place and even more special because of the whales. We hope you come aboard with us again soon. All the best Cecilia

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fabulous day

It was a wonderful day, and our thanks to Michael, Phil and Christopher. We saw about 11 whales, but the highlight was definitely at Waterloo Bay with a calf breaching at least 30 times while the mother alternated between guarding it and letting it approach...More

Thank leone t
jrd_50, Admin at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much Leone for this fantastic review. We are so happy you were able to see so many whales. The Prom is such a beautiful place. We hope you come aboard with us again soon! Cecilia

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wilsons Prom Whale Cruise

We had a fantastic day, patience and tenacity was well rewarded after a quiet morning looking at all the scenery the whales came over to say hello, it was amazing. The crew are terrific, very knowledgeable and friendly. Nice lunch was included, with nice warm...More

Thank suzdownie
jrd_50, Admin at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Suzanne, Thank you so much for your great review. It's great you had a great experience. The scenery and wildlife are amazing around the Prom. We hope you come aboard with us again soon! All the best! Cecilia

Reviewed 1 week ago
Our family had the best day on the Brianna Lee and learnt so much about the area.

I only discovered earlier this year that whale watching operation when my wife asked if we could go see some whales and this was only 2 hours from home. We stayed in Port Welshpool over night to catch our cruise nice and fresh in the...More

Thank Rusty C
jrd_50, Crew at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rusty C, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your cruise! It sounds as though you had a blast! The Prom is a hot spot for all sorts of wildlife and we are lucky enough to have the whales go through...More

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