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Great experience, only disapointment we were not allowed to take pictures but since it was in the best interest of the penguins I got over it.
I had a lovely time and the bus driver was very informative. It was a lovely experience to see the penguins in their natural environment.
John Katapi S
We really liked the tour to Phillip Island! We were picked up by bus on time, the driver was very nice, and the bus was also comfortable. We really liked the experience to see the cute penguins, but unfortunately it was raining, so we were wet and cold. But overall we liked it very much. Thank you!
A humbling experience not to be missed. 2000 little penguins coming home close by you. Make this your number 1 tour.
It's a couple of hours drive to Penguin Island but well worth it to see the little penguins parade across the beach to their nests. We were amazed how close we got to the penguins as there were board walks across the dunes, where the penguins nested.
We could watch penguins any day and the bus was quite comfortable.
The Penguin Parade was very interesting. I'm a little disappointed that we didn't see more penguins. I guess a lot has to do with the time of year we were there in September. It was delightful to hear the squeals of the babies as their mommas came home to the burrows. You could actually get very close to them. These little penguins are beautiful creatures and the people of Australia have done a wonderful job of protecting them. I would highly recommend everyone to observe this spectacular event. It was well worth it.
Wonderful time! Due to operational issues the tour was cancelled, but the company gave me an upgrade to a longer tour, which I gladly took. The experience was very unique, and the whole day went smoothly. Paul was a super nice tour guide and I never felt that things were out of control, which can easily happen in large tours. Peter, who picked me up at first, was also very friendly!
Would definitely recommend! Only sad part is that we weren't allowed to take pictures of the penguins. Still, they were adorable!
It's a very long trip pick up in St. Kilda at 13:50 and return to St. Kilda at 22:00. The actual penguin viewing lasts about 40 minutes at most. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the trip out of the city itself. The bus driver/tour guide was EXCELLENT. What a great fellow he is Kerry. The penguins are certainly cute but certain guests cannot get it through their heads that no photography means no photography. Instruction to sit down does not apply to them. Every time a penguin emerged from the ocean, they jumped up and rushed to get a closer view. Most annoying to the law abiding guests. Time for dinner was very limited.
The penguins were adorable! There was a horrible mother with her family who more or less stole our premium view and refused to move, that was a bit akward but we still got to see the penguins which was worth it.
I really enjoyed this tour mostly thanks to our driver. He was fantastic. The only disappointment was that not many penguins came up the beach that night. Only two big groups then they came in twos. Not near the hundreds we had been told about, but that's not the tours fault, it's all up to the penguins!
Everything was perfect and we had a very good trip to the Philip Island to see the Penguins and today we were promptly taken to the great ocean road by aat Kings courtesy viator
My tour was fantastic starting from 2pm to 9pm. The driver cum guide are amiable and knowledgeable about melbourne city. Upon arriving we have to wait for the penguins to surface from the sea right after sunset around 5pm.They are absolutely cute and definitely worth the wait in the freezing winter!
The tour was wonderful, staff were friendly except for the kitchen staff who were yelling and sniping at customers which made me feel uncomfortable but on the whole it was a great experience
Awesome seeing these little creatures up close. Must get a penguins plus ticket though to get an incredible view. No need to pre-purchase a meal ticket. There is only one queue for food. Better selection.
Excellent trip well looked after.Do book priority seats and the food is not bad.No photography allowed unfortunately.
A longish drive to Phillip Island, but scenery and penguins definitely worth it. You can't visit melbourne without seeing the penguin parade.
I had waited a long time to visit Phillip Island, as I adore Penguins. My husband and I recently did an around the world tour, during the month of October. Australia being the second country, Going to Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. Back to the Evening Tour of Phillip Island on October 10th. Firstly our Guide was Brilliant, very informative and knew every detail about the journey, on route to destination. He also stopped when he saw some wallabies in the distance, and bibbed his horn to startle them, so they became curious and stood on their hind legs, just looking at us, certainly none of us expected that, so an added bonus. When we arrived at the viewing platform, he told us the time the penguins were due to make their daily trip from the sea to their individual homes!!!!!!! Amazing that they can remember exactly where to go. We saw about 100 or more, they are so tiny, only 12 inches high or so. But It more than fulfilled my expectations. And of course when it was time to leave, a quick look at the visitors shop, which I'm sure everyone purchased a penguin, including myself, which has pride of place on our bed, no less.
Penguins were so cute! Too bad we couldn't take pictures but we understand we didn't want to scare the wee things. One thing about this and other aviator tours, they pick you up on time, very comfortable buses and very knowledgeable tour bus drivers, very engaging. Would recommend this one, great for kids too!
This tour to Philip Island was good and I got a good and wonderful view of the hundreds of penguins coming in from the sea however it was around a 6 and half hour round trip with approx 1hour 15 mins at the penguins parade