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Phillip Island Twilight Cruise

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to Cowes Jetty in the late afternoon to board your spacious 62-foot (19-meter) catamaran for your twilight cruise. Set out on Western Port Bay as your captain shares commentary about key sights that you pass, including the navy submarine HMAS Otama that sits off of Crib Point.

    Keep an eye out for wildlife including Australian fur seals, dolphins and seabirds. You might see short-tailed shearwaters (muttonbirds) as they return to their burrows on French Island after a day of feeding at sea. These humble birds complete an extraordinary annual migration that goes from Australia to Japan, Siberia, Alaska, down the coast of North America to California, then across the Pacific Ocean to return to Australia.

    As the sun begins to set, take in the glow of the red and orange sky reflecting on the water and watch the lights come up in towns around the bay. During the cruise you can nibble on complimentary hot and cold appetizers that are passed on trays and perhaps purchase a drink from the full bar.

    Your sunset cruise wraps up upon your return to Cowes Jetty at the end of your 90-minute tour. Nearby, you can find plenty of dining options that you might like to check out afterwards at your leisure.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    11 The Esplanade, Cowes VIC 3922, Australia
    Departure Time
    Departs 1-hour before sunset (please contact your local tour operator for exact departure time)
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Live commentary on board
    • Canapes
    Exclusions
    • Drinks (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair and stroller accessible
    • Cruises are weather dependent, please contact your local tour operator prior to departure. Please dress appropriately
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We had a wonderful relaxing time on our recent Twilight Cruise. As a local in the area with a hospitality business, it was great to experience first hand one of the many cruises that Wildlife Cruises offer. I would highly recommend this cruise to anyone...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Joanne G
    jrd_50, Environmental Officer at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you so much Joanne for your lovely review. The Twilight cruise a special and a relaxing way to enjoy an evening. Glad you had a lovely time. Cecilia

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We went on the Cape woolamai cruise in the morning and we had staff giving US a display of how to put the life jacket on and they did not say to put life jackets on children first But on the TWILIGHT Cruise this did...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank jenkins2014
    jrd_50, Front Office Manager at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hi jenkins2014, I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the Twilight Cruise, its definitely a favourite of both the captain and crew. The HMAS Otama and the sunset makes for a lovely way to end your day. As the Twilight cruise is solely in the bay...More

    Reviewed 24 March 2019

    We went to the Twilight Cruise with an open mind, not sure what we were really in for. And did we get a wonderful night for the event. The team on board were cheerful, friendly and attentive. Light refreshments kept appearing as the Cruise progressed,...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Ian W
    jrd_50, Public Relations Manager at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2019

    Hi Ian W, Thanks for taking the time to review your cruise, it sounds as though you had a fantastic Twilight Cruise. It is such a nice way to end a day of Phillip Island as the sun sets. I'll pass along your compliments about...More

    Reviewed 23 January 2019

    We loved our cruise and had a great time! The staff were friendly, scenery lovely, nice food. Love to do it again. Was interested to listen to the Captains commentary (including safety directions) but was unable to hear it due to other passengers around us...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank roddon05
    jrd_50, Crew at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2019

    Hi roddon05, Thanks for taking the time to review your cruise, I am glad to hear that you had a great time on the cruise and I will pass your compliments to the captain and crew. Thanks also for the feedback. Hope to see you...More

    Reviewed 5 January 2019

    Very much enjoyed all aspects of the trip.Made more enjoyable by the lovely staff and in particular Keauna Appetizers delicious and plentiful alsoMore

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank ChrisR6144
    jrd_50, Crew at Wildlife Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2019

    Hi ChrisR6144, Thanks for taking the time to review your cruise, it sounds like you had a fantastic time on our Twilight Cruise! The sunsets have been spectacular the last couple of days. I will pass along your compliments to the captain and crew. Hope...More

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