We head out to Montague Island through the Batemans marine park. Keep an eye out for flying fish and dolphins and whales (in season). Once at the island we will take a cruise around the different locations where the Australian and New Zealand fur seals hang out and we will pick out the best location to drop anchor so we are in a sheltered location to sit down and admire these wonderful puppies of the sea whilst eating your selection of our local freshly prepared meals.
Our freshly prepared lunches showcase the best of what our local region has to offer, made on a daily basis for you to enjoy.
After lunch we cruise over to the Island jetty and enjoy a 1 and a half hour guided lighthouse tour by the national park ranger. You will walk up the hill through the bird sanctuary then over to the quarry then up to the top of the lighthouse to take a minute and enjoy the wonderful view up there. After the lighthouse back on board the boat drop anchor with the seals with an option to for a 30 to 45min guided snorkel tour and play in the water
with the seals or we can talk about the history and tales of Montague island whilst having a light afternoon tea. Then we pull up the anchor and take a cruise past the lighthouse and then back to port.
Scroll down the page for full details & menu information, pricing & bookings.
Montague Island remains a magical place – rich in history and rich in life. It has a permanent fur seal colony of Australian and New Zealand seals- varying in number from about 200 to over 1000 depending on the time of year. In spring, tens of thousands of birds make Montague their home during the breeding season and thousands of breeding pairs of little penguins live permanently on the island. On your charter trip out to this unique island nature reserve you might spot little penguins, turtles, dolphins, flying fish and sunfish in the waters. You are sure to be delighted by the seals frolicking in the water and lazing on the rocks.
Come and experience this beautiful island, see the penguin nests, visit the keeper’s house and marvel at the magnificent view from the top of the lighthouse.
We offer National Parks and Wildlife Services guided charter tours of Montague Island, which can include a visit to the fur seals for afternoon tea and snorkelling with Australian and New Zealand fur seals. Of course, whale watching is included from September to November. It is the ultimate wildlife experience!