Setting out from either Docklands or Southbank (opposite Flinders Street Station), the cruise takes you down the Yarra River and out to the rock structure at Port Phillip Bay which have become a home for the fairy penguins.
The cruises operate daily at sunset and takes around two hours in total. Suitable for all ages, the prices are $55 for adults and $30 for children which must be booked through phone. Children under three can cruise for free.
The cruiser itself holds up to 200 people at a time and has plenty of viewing space for spotting the penguins. Not only does the trip guarantee some great views of the city as you drift down the Yarra at sunset but a BBQ chicken dinner and drinks is also included so you won’t be left hungry.
It’s a good idea to rug up in winter as it can get quite chilly out on deck. However, it’s worth the wait once you reach your destination and you see the unique creatures up close. The crew are more than happy to answer all your questions and if you’re lucky you might even spot a baby penguin.