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Phillip Island Activities & Attractions
Wildlife Coast Cruises spectacular Seal Rocks Cruise takes you out to see one of Australia’s largest fur seal colonies and is a highlight of any visit to Phillip Island. The cruise leaves from Cowes jetty and takes approximately 2 hours and you will drift to within meters of thousands of seals. Twilight Bay Cruise Leisurely evening cruise on Western Port Bay with appetisers and music, licensed bar on board. Cape Woolamai Cruise see 110 metre high granite cliffs, caves and aqua blue waters 1 hour cruise from San Remo. Whale Cruise search for the majestic Southern Whales during their annual migration. Wilsons Promontory Cruise visit one of the most beautiful, natural areas in the world on this 9 hour cruise to and from Wilsons Promontory lunch, morning and afternoon teas. Information 1300 763 739 or go online www.wildlifecoastcruises.com.au
Western Port Ferries French Island Cruise departs from Cowes jetty and takes you on a fast 15 minute catamaran ride to visit this uniue and intriguing island which is twice the size of Phillip Island two thirds being National Park. Info (03) 5257 4565 www.westernportferries.com.au
Naturaliste Tours run small, guided tours of French Island led by experienced guides you can explore a hidden treasure of natural wilderness, sandy coastalines and abundant wildlife. Info (03) 5157 4570 www.naturalistetours.com.au
Western Port Ferries Mornington Peninsula Cruise sail to the Peninsula from Cowes. Organise a tour or private driver and visit wineries, world class restaurants or seaside villages. Info (03) 5257 4565 www.westernpotferries.com.au
Helicopter joy flights are available at the airport situated on Main Tourist Road.
* Seal Watching Cruise drift amongst a colony of up to 5000 fur seals at Seal Rocks. * Twilight Bay Cruise * Cape Woolamai Cruise * Winter Whale Watching Cruise * Wilsons Prom Day Cruise. Groups or Function Charters. * Please Check Off Season Hours
Naturaliste Tours run small, guided tours of French Island, a hidden treasure of natural wilderness, sandy coastlines and abundant wildlife.
Our tours, led by experienced guides, will let you discover the history and natural beauty of this unique island.
Cruises Departs from Cowes Jetty
French Island is a 15 minute fast catamaran ride from Cowes across Western Port Bay. Close to Phillip Island and the Mornington Peninsula, yet in many ways worlds apart, it is still a mystery to many who know little, if anything, about this Western Port Island.
The Queenscliff/Sorrento Car Passenger Ferries cross Port Phillip Bay every hour on the hour from 7am to 6pm daily.
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For the rod and line fisherman, great opportunities to land a decent fish from the jetties at Cowes, Newhaven, Rhyll and San Remo, or try your luck from the many surf beaches around the island. For your own safety be aware of tide movements and do not fish of rocks unless you are experienced. Do not have a boat, but like the idea of fishing in the bay you can hire a boat at Rhyll and get out amongst the snapper in Western Port Bay. Charter boats operate from Rhyll, and San Remo
No boat license is required. Rods are for hire and life jackets are provided for children. Huge range of bait, tackle and accessories for sale. Boat hire operates all year round (depending on weather/wind). Bookings are recommended during summer months.
Phillip Island Marine for boat storage, servicing and repairs, qualified mechanics on duty, fishing licenses, ramp tickets, petrol, ice and local fishing knowledge
Anderson Road in Cowes West off Church Street
There is also a boat ramp at Newhaven.
Remember you need a license to Western Port Bay fish and check on bag limits and minimum size of different species
Information about fishing, what fish you may catch and the best baits to purchase for:-
Phillip Island, San Remo, Newhaven, Rhyll, Cowes and Corinella, Inverloch, Prom Country and Lakes Entrance.