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Whale Watching Victoria

Embark on a whale watching cruise in Victoria and marvel at these majestic mammals in their natural habitat. It’s officially whale watching season and the perfect opportunity to tick this experience off yours or someone else’s bucket list. Discover the amazing range of whale watching Victoria tours on offer at RedBalloon.
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Whale Watching Cruises in Victoria

Victorians are spoilt for choice with the whale-watching opportunities in winter and spring offered online at RedBalloon. You can set sail on short cruises or day tours with delicious lunch and refreshment inclusions in and around Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island and the magnificent heritage-listed Wilsons Promontory. View migratory whales in breaching mode and other surface-skimming displays while also marvelling at the sight of dolphins, seals and ancient seabirds amid a spectacular coastal backdrop.

When is whale-watching season in Victoria?

The whale-watching season in Victoria is from mid June to early August and September to November. RedBalloon offers Victorian tours at these peak times.

Where can I see whales in Victoria?

Winter whale-watching cruises embark from Rhyll in Phillip Island. Also in Phillip Island, you can tour the San Remo waterways with three-hour whale watching cruises that offer delicious lunch or afternoon tea inclusions and the ship captain’s expert commentary. An unforgettable voyage from Wilsons Promontory is also available in the Whale Watching Cruise package with Morning Tea and Lunch included. This six-hour cruise, setting sail from Port Welshpool, is offered between September to November and captures breathtaking coastal scenery. This is your chance to view humpback whales in migration season and there is also regular sightings of dolphins, seals and albatross.

Where can I see whales in Melbourne?

If you’re Melbourne based, you can embark on whale watching tours with morning tea and lunch at Port Welshpool. There is also the winter whale watching cruises with lunch from Phillip Island. You can even embark on dolphin and seal watching cruises and swimming tours in Sorrento.

What types of whales are in Victoria?

During the winter months, you can see humpback, Southern Right and majestic Great Whales in migratory mode in Victoria. Whales are present in the southern oceans almost year round, but the peak whale-watching seasons offer the chance to spot blue whales, killer whales, orcas and transient orcas in Victoria.

How do I book a whale-watching experience?

It’s easy to book one of the best whale-watching experiences in Victoria and Australia when you jump online at RedBalloon. With an extensive selection of whale-watching packages offered, you just simply have to choose the experience and location that’s right for you and order online. A helpful chat service is on hand to answer any queries you might have prior to booking and provide a smooth transition for all your purchasing requirements. Order and receive immediate confirmation online at RedBalloon. You can also purchase a RedBalloon gift voucher and redeem your whale watching experiences online when in season. Gift vouchers are valid for three years, can be instantly emailed or pre-ordered to arrive in a trademark RedBalloon red gift envelope.