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Our most recommended Melbourne Dhow Cruises

Wilsons Promontory: 2.5-Hour Wilderness Cruise

1. Wilsons Promontory: 2.5-Hour Wilderness Cruise

Travel in the world's first custom-built amphibious boats, designed for cruising waters in comfort and safety. Witness the iconic South Point, the southernmost tip of mainland Australia and cruise into the waters of Bass Strait and Victoria's first marine national park. Discover a rugged and raw coast like no other as you explore The Glennies, Anderson Islets, and Anser Island. Marvel at the prehistoric boulders of Mount Oberon, situated behind the white quartz sands of Norman Beach, before uncovering the iconic granite monolith that is Skull Rock. Sculpted by waves and surrounded by crystal blue waters, Skull Rock's eerie facade becomes even more mysterious as more skull shapes reveal themselves the closer you get. Search for abundant wildlife including thousands of seals, dolphins, and migrating whales.

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Phillip Island: Sunset Cruise

2. Phillip Island: Sunset Cruise

Enjoy a leisurely evening sunset cruise through the sheltered waters of Western Port Bay, aboard the local partner's 19-meter vessel, the ‘Kasey Lee’. Grab a chilled drink from the licensed bar (not included in the price of the tour), take in the relaxed atmosphere, and watch the towns light up around the bay as the sun sets. Indulge in some delicious appetizers and keep a lookout for a variety of birdlife. If you're lucky, you may even be able to spot some dolphins and seals. You'll also learn some history as you listen to the captain's commentary on the local area. This cruise is a perfect way to end your day at beautiful Phillip Island.

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Wilsons Promontory: Whale Spotting Cruise with Lunch

3. Wilsons Promontory: Whale Spotting Cruise with Lunch

Set sail on a whale spotting cruise and keep an eye out for whales undertaking their annual migration. As you cruise, you’ll see coastal formations and remote beaches including, Rabbit Island, Sealers Cove, and Refuge Cove. Along the way, you’ll search for humpback and southern right whales on their annual migration route along the Wilsons Promontory coastline. In addition to whale spotting, you’ll search for diverse marine wildlife including, shy albatrosses, Australian fur seals, and dolphins. To make sure you don’t miss anything, the captain will provide commentary along the way. Enjoy morning tea and a homemade lunch as you cruise along the coastline.

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From Melbourne: Bay Sightseeing and Ferry Ride with Lunch

4. From Melbourne: Bay Sightseeing and Ferry Ride with Lunch

Start the day off with a walk along the spectacular Geelong Waterfront on Bellarine Peninsula. Take the opportunity to breathe in the fresh sea air and scenic views with the locals. After that, you’ll head to the Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre to discover Victoria’s largest collection of Aboriginal art and artifacts and greet the local emus and wallabies in a native garden. The next stop along the Bellarine Peninsula will be a stroll around the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse for a fantastic photo opportunity before boarding the ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento. Savor the moment of sailing on the bay while enjoying a regional produce picnic lunch onboard. Observe some of the most serene bay views that the coastline has to offer. Set upon the pristine Portsea Surf Beach, you’ll see the London Arch, a unique rock formation and impressive natural wonder. Venture on to St. Andrews Beach Brewery, set among the beauty of the Mornington Peninsula and formerly a world-class horse training facility. Join the locals for a beer paddle tasting, and watch the brewers crafting and pouring great brews right from their stable doors. Next stop at Arthurs Seat to admire the panoramic views from Murrays Lookout across the bay to the city. Finally, take a glimpse into local heritage-protected history and the world-renowned Mornington Peninsula beach boxes. Situated along the coast, these iconic bathing boxes are the area’s symbol of summer and a popular tourist attraction. Enjoy the return trip back to Melbourne after a full day of sightseeing and exploring some of the greatest destinations around the bay.

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Phillip Island: 12-Hour LGBTQ+ Private Guided Day Tour

5. Phillip Island: 12-Hour LGBTQ+ Private Guided Day Tour

Enjoy an LGBTQ+ Friendly private tour of Phillip Island with your very own vehicle and dedicated LGBTQ+ guide/driver for the day. Visit hot spots such as the Koala Conservation Centre, plus other must-see attractions including Churchill Island, and The Nobbies Centre. Encounter the famous penguin parade as the largest Little Penguin colony in the world waddles home from the ocean to their burrows. Discover forests, coastal cliff parks, and even a secluded lake on beautiful guided walks. Learn about the area's rich history from your expert guide. Find out what life is like for the locals that call the area home.

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From Melbourne: Bellarine Peninsula Sightseeing & Ferry Ride

6. From Melbourne: Bellarine Peninsula Sightseeing & Ferry Ride

Start the day off with a walk along the spectacular Geelong Waterfront on Bellarine Peninsula. Take the opportunity to breathe in the fresh sea air and scenic views in this favorite spot among locals. Next, you'll head to the Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre to discover Victoria’s largest collection of Aboriginal art and artifacts. Learn about the world’s oldest living civilization, and then get up close to hand-feed the local emus and wallabies in a native garden. Continuing along the peninsula, stop to take a stroll around the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse for a fantastic photo opportunity — no filter needed! Then it will be time to board a ferry for a 2-hour ride around the bay. Savor the moment with serene bay views and enjoy a regional produce picnic lunch onboard the ferry. If it is berry season, the next stop with be Tuckerberry Hill where you can hunt for the biggest, ripest, and reddest strawberries. You will get to pick your own baskets of seasonal fruit on this 90-acre patch of beauty, owned and operated by a local family. After an exciting day exploring all the wonderful things Bellarine Peninsula has to offer, relax for the return drive back to Melbourne.

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What people are saying about Melbourne

Absolutely brilliant tour. Was great to see the coastline from offshore. A very comfortable trip - all seats have a great view. The fur seals were amazing and we even got to see a whale! Highly recommended!

It is a thrilling ride. Got the blood flowing through my veins! Rock formations and wildlife is spectacular. Commentary is excellent.