We didn't see a lot of them returning from the dark sea that night. I got worried, wondering if them were caught by their predators. It turned out that a lot of them never went fishing, it was mating season! You can see and hear them everywhere along the board walk.
Wonderful experience and the guide was good. Just frustrated at other guests that don't listen to the absolutely no photo rule. This is to protect the eyesight of the penguins. Tip, pay the extra for the best views and stand along the walkways, you will see the little penguins walk right by you.
Peter was a great tour guide. We arrived in plenty of time to get a good seat on the viewing platform. We upgraded to the Preferred viewing and it was worth it. Dress warmly as it gets chilly. Please respect the rule of No Pictures of the penguins.
Very knowledgeable bus driver and plenty of time watching the penguins on the beach and then back to their homes.
Angela M Canada
This is the 2nd time I have gone on this and even if I go back to Melbourne I would do this again. They are soooo adorable. I would like to have done the event on the beach but it was not available for the day we booked this. Our night was dreadful and raining plus cold but still a FAVORITE EVENT.
Lovely tour! The drive down was very scenic and the guide was not only knowledgeable about the penguins, he was able to tell us a lot about the things that we passed on the way. The bus was also very comfortable.
It was good. It rained and was cold, but we enjoyed seeing the little penguins. A long trip for about 20 minutes viewing the penguins
Ekta R United Kingdom
Tour guide was informative and accommodating. Gave us sufficient time to spend on the island to see the penguins and look around the centre itself. Really enjoyed this tour! Watching the penguins come in at dusk was something quite magical! :
What a fantastic evening, our guide was extremely knowledgeable and it was the perfect visit to the Island.
The little penguins are gorgeous. If you visit Australia make sure you will do this tour. The the pick up was on time, the tour was well organized. Highly recommended.
The tour guide is humorous, knowledgable and helpful.
Those little penguins are extremely cute. It was such a wonderful experience to be so close to the little penguins and they came back home at evening.
Fantastic night. Well worth the long drive to Phillip Island from melbourne CBD. The coach was comfortable and the driver was really nice. He was also very informative telling us interesting facts along the way. Thankyou
Our coach driver was excellent, he was very knowledgeable and very committed to protecting the environment.
We had a great driver/guide Steve. Before the penguin place, he took us to take pictures on a very scenic spot. Then the kangaroos were everywhere and we were able to take pictures, videos. Steve's instructions were clear and we know exactly where to go and when the penguins will come. We upgraded to the platform and I got a good seat where I can see groups of penguins came up from the sea. It was amazing. They are the cutest thing!
Great tour. Not enough time before watching the parade. Pick up should be done earlier to allow time to reach considering the traffic which is unpredictable.
Our tour guide took us on a magical ride seeing walabees and kangaroos in the wild and the parade was a Do not miss evening
Overall it was a great tour, driver was knowledgeable, courteous and patient. Drive was a bit long but worth it. A job well done by the tour company.
Definitely do the Penguins Plus! It is worth the extra money. There are literally 300 people on that platform vs. grandstands that seat a few thousand like at a football game. Also, when the tide is out, the penguins turn right to the Penguins Plus platform and walk right past it the folks in the grand stands are literally 500m away.
It's so amazing to see these little penguins marching out of the water at the same time, and then going to their burrows on land. It's pretty cold, and you will sit and wait for a while, so dress warmly, or take a blanket with you. I also recommend taking binoculars.
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