Montague Island Tours

Visit the South Coast’s most famous tourist attraction – Montague Island! Montague Island Tours run non stop. We’ve got departure times and activities to suit your holiday!

We’ve also got loads of options for your tour. You can snorkel with the seals, or have a tour of the lighthouse. Go later in the afternoon and you can see the Little Penguins. Everyone enjoys their trip out with us as our boats are large and comfortable.

During whale watching season, you’re bound to see these majestic creatures on the way.  The dolphins are always an added bonus!

Experience wildlife, history & more.

Learn about Montague Island’s remarkable wildlife, together with the Island’s history.

Rich with Aboriginal, European and geological history, join us on a fascinating journey onto the island.

If you’re not familiar with ocean going charters, rest at ease. You can relax and enjoy a twenty five minute voyage there in comfort. On the way, you’ll see pods of whales (September-November) and dolphins. There’s a huge colony of seals playing about the shore of the island. The surrounding, deep blue, crystal clear waters have incredible visibility, in warmer months over 30 metres. You can see so much just from the boat, and it’s even better with a dive or snorkel!

Once you’re there, you will learn about the lighthouse and lighthouse keeper’s quarters. Find out about the island’s native flora and fauna. Incredibly unique, the island has been dubbed ‘Australia’s Galapagos Island’. Check it out for yourself!

Tour with Optional Snorkelling

Our island tours with optional snorkel depart from the Narooma Town Wharf. Enjoy a 25 minute trip to the island, and see the two seal colonies. Snorkel with the playful seals – they’re very friendly!

When you land on the island, a NPWS guide will walk you through the island. See the lightstation, go inside the lighthouse and take a stroll around the southern walking track. Spectacular! Don’t forget your camera! On the way back to the boat, you’ll hear about the island’s heritage conservation and its wildlife.

On the trip back, we may come across dolphins or whales. Bear in mind it can take a little longer than the scheduled 25 minute return.

Island Tour with Penguins

Montague Island is well known for its colony of Little Penguins. These birds return to their burrows each evening. They spend their day fishing in the waters in and around the Island. This nightly migration can be viewed on the evening tour between September and late January. All our tours offer you the opportunity to learn about what make’s Montague so remarkable. Find out about its wildlife and geographical, Aboriginal and European history.

Afternoon Tour

Departs Narooma Town Wharf, 25 minute trip to the island, see the two seal colonies, (optional snorkel with the seals), land on the island with NPWS guide, see the lightstation, walk up inside the lighthouse, take a stroll around the southern walking track back to the boat, learn about the heritage conservation and wildlife on and around the island, enjoy 25 minute trip back to Narooma. (maybe longer if we come across Dolphins or Whales).

About Montague Island

The number one attraction of the South Coast is undoubtedly a Tour to Montague Island Nature Reserve. Relax aboard one of our two fully surveyed charter vessels and enjoy your twenty five minute voyage to Montague’s resident Seal Colony. Along the way you may encounter pods of migrating Whales (Sept to Nov), vast schools of friendly Dolphins, basking Sunfish, Manta Rays, or acres of pelagic fish.

About Montague Island Tours

Montague Island Tours has been operating out of Narooma for the past 25 years and has built a reputation as one of the most reliable and consistent charter operations on the South Coast.

Our two vessels “Dreamtime” and “Sea Eagle” are fully surveyed with the Waterways Authority and licensed to carry passengers under a very stringent Passenger Ferry survey. Skippers and crew are fully qualified and have more than 35 years experience each, fishing, diving and touring the waters around Narooma, Montague Island and the Continental Shelf.