Wildlife Watching

- Queenscliff -

Wildlife Watching

Grab your camera, pack your binoculars and prepare for unforgettable Wildlife Watching cruise exploring Southern Port Phillip Bay! Experienced crew will guide you through an incredible array of life – Fur seals, Penguins, Dolphins, Gannets, Albatross, Petrels, and even Humpback Whales & Southern Right Whales during Winter.

Experience the picturesque scenery aboard a traditional vessel “Maureen M”. Steeped in character and having operated tours for over 20 years, it’s a familiar sight for the wildlife here. So what are you waiting for? Book your wildlife watching cruise now and come explore the beauty of this vibrant bay!







Minimum Age


Food & Drink




Adult 15 years +
Child 4 – 14 year
Infant 0-3 years

Please be aware that the crew reserves the right to prohibit anyone from taking part if they deem it unsafe.

  • If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, are taking prescription medication or you are suffering from any injury or illness, then it is important that tour provider is made aware in-advance. If they deem it too dangerous or unsafe, they reserve the right to prohibit you from joining the tour and refunds will be issued. Please state within the ‘Special Requirements’ on the following page.
  • If you are pregnant, unfortunately, you are unable to join this tour.
  • If you are unable to walk on-board or are wheelchair bound, unfortunately, you are unable to join this tour.

This tour operates out of Queenscliff, VIC.

Please check-in with the team 15 minutes before your departure time, at address:  Shop 3, Building 6, Queenscliff Boat Harbour, Queenscliff, VIC, 3225.

Customers are contacted by phone the day prior to your tour (between 3pm and 5pm) to confirm.

You will receive a confirmation email upon purchasing this tour which will provide you with all of the relevant information,

Warm clothing/ windproof jacket, sensible non-slip shoes (Please NO black-soled shoes). Polarised sunglasses are recommended for best viewing through the surface of the water.

Medication: (If you require to take medication throughout the duration of this tour, please remember to bring this with you. If you deem it necessary, please inform a member of staff, on board your vessel, where within your belongings this can be found).

Seasickness Medication – You may experience seasickness out on the open ocean. We suggest that you should speak with your pharmacist in advance of your trip, to seek their advice on seasickness medication. We will not reschedule bookings or issue refunds for those suffering from seasickness.

Welcome aboard “Maureen M”, an 36 ft timber vessel rich in character. The vessel boasts a large boom net which can carry up to 4 people and a 360-degree viewing platform to soak up the beauty of Port Phillip Bay and to spectate. There is hot water onboard for teas/coffees and a WC.

On-Board: Maximum of 30 passengers 

Cancellations/changes to your booking must be made in writing directly to Salty Swims – Please contact Salty Swims  via email (info@saltyswims.com.au), or Facebook (via the chat icon linked to this page).

Please be aware that refund policies do not cover travel, accommodation or any other associated costs. We recommend you take out travel insurance to cover unforeseeable cancellations.

What if the tour provider cancels?
In the event of poor sea conditions, minimum numbers not being reached or for any other reason, the tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour. If your trip cannot be rescheduled to your satisfaction, you will receive a refund.

What if you cancel?
If you wish to cancel your booking more than 48 hours of your departure, you’ll receive a refund.

If you wish to cancel your booking within 48 hours of your departure, you will not receive a refund.

Group Bookings
If you wish to cancel your booking more than 5 days of your departure, you’ll receive a full refund.

If you wish to cancel your booking between 5 days – 48 hours of your departure, you’ll be receive 50% of your booking.

If you wish to cancel your booking within 48 hours of your departure, you will not receive a refund.

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