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Take a trip to the island with your family

You haven’t had a holiday in Narooma unless you’ve joined us on one of our Montague Island Tours!

Take a trip out on our comfortable boats. Around 8km offshore, Montague Island is one of the most popular attractions on the South Coast. This island is pristine, unspoilt and surrounded by the bluest waters you’ve seen. Montague Island Nature reserve is also home to penguins, a resident seal colony and has rich historic links to indigenous culture, Narooma and the South Coast boating industry.

Montague Island is approximately 80 hectares in size and its lighthouse has been in operation since 1881. On your excursion you’ll discover the secrets of the island – we know a few, we’ve been taking visitors on Montague Island tours since 1983! All tours involve a 25 minute boat trip, and the same trip back again. On the way back we may stop for dolphins or whales which can extend the time.

We’ll take you to see Montague’s resident seal colony, and 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.

Montague Island is well known for its colony of Little Penguins. It’s home to around 10,000 pairs of them! These birds return to their burrows each evening after a busy time fishing in the waters in and around the island. This nightly migration can be viewed on the evening tour to the Island between September and late January.

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Please note:

You have to climb a maximum of 4 rungs on a ladder to get on the island.

Montague Full Tour

On this Montague Island tour, you’ll see the two seal colonies. You can snorkel with the seals OR circumnavigate the island during colder months. For a full NPWS guided tour, land on the island and:

  • See the lightstation
  • Walk inside the lighthouse
  • Stroll around the southern walking track
Book Montague Full Tour
  • Tour Duration4.5 hours
  • Tour Departure8:00 am
  • Will land on Montague Island?Lands on island
  • Tour CostAdult $130
    Child $110
    Family $440
    Extra Child $100

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Montague Island

Montague Lighthouse Tour

See the two seal colonies. Land on the island for a short NPWS guided tour:

  • See the lightstation
  • Walk inside the lighthouse

*May be on the same vessel as the Island Snorkel Tour.

Book Montague Lighthouse Tour
  • Tour Duration2.5 hours
  • Tour Departure1:00 pm
  • Will land on Montague Island?Lands on island
  • Tour CostAdult $110
    Child $95
    Family $370
    Extra Child $85

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Montague Island Lighthouse Quarters

Montague Lighthouse and Seal Snorkel Tour

See the two seal colonies. Land on the island for a short NPWS guided tour:

  • See the lightstation
  • Walk inside the lighthouse

Snorkel with the seals

Book Montague Lighthouse and Seal Snorkel Tour
  • Tour Duration3.5 hours
  • Tour Departure1:00 pm
  • Will land on Montague Island?Lands on island
  • Narooma Charters Tour Cost IconAdult $130
    Child $110
    Family $400
    Extra Child $100

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Montague Sunset & Penguin Tour

Penguins can be seen from September to the end of January.

See the two seal colonies. Land on the island for a short NPWS guided tour:

  • See the lightstation
  • Walk inside the lighthouse

Watch the penguins come home to roost at sunset

Book Montague Sunset and Penguin Tour
  • Tour Duration2.5 – 3.5 hours
  • Tour DepartureTime varies – afternoon/evening
  • Will land on Montague Island?Lands on island
  • Tour CostAdult $120
    Child $100
    Family $400
    Extra Child $90

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Montague Island Sunset View

Whales, Seals & Montague Full Tour

Whale season is from September to mid November.

Enjoy time with the whales on the way to the island. See the two seal colonies. Land on the island for a full NPWS guided tour:

  • See the lightstation
  • Walk inside the lighthouse
  • Stroll around the southern walking track
Book Whales, Seals & Montague Full Tour
  • Tour Duration4.5 hours
  • Tour Departure8:00 am
  • Will land on Montague Island?Lands on island
  • Tour CostAdult $140
    Child $120
    Family $450
    Extra Child $110

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Montague Island Boat Charter Tours

Whales, Seals & Montague Afternoon Tour

Whale season is from September to mid November.

See the two seal colonies. Land on the island for a short NPWS guided tour:

  • See the lightstation
  • Walk inside the lighthouse

Enjoy time with the whales on the way back

Book Whales, Seals & Montague Afternoon Tour
  • Tour Duration3.5 hours
  • Tour Departure1:00 pm
  • Will land on Montague Island?Lands on island
  • Tour CostAdult $130
    Child $110
    Family $400
    Extra Child $90

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Montague Island Sunset View

Whales, Seals, Montague & Penguin Tour

Whale season is from September to mid November.
Penguins can be seen from September to the end of January.

Enjoy time with the whales on the way to the island. See the two seal colonies. Land on the island for a short NPWS guided tour:

  • See the lightstation
  • Walk inside the lighthouse

Watch the penguins come home to roost at sunset.

Book Whales, Seals, Montague & Penguin Tour
  • Tour Duration3.5 hours
  • Tour DepartureTBA
  • Will land on Montague Island?Lands on island
  • Tour CostAdult $130
    Child $120
    Family $430
    Extra Child $100

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Montague Island

Whales & Seals Tour

Whale season is from September to mid November.

Enjoy time with the whales on the way to Montague Island. See the two seal colonies as we pass the island.

Book Whales and Seals Tour
  • Tour Duration2.5 hours
  • Tour Departure9:30 am & 12:30 pm
  • Will land on Montague Island?Lands on island
  • Tour CostAdult $90
    Child $80
    Family $290
    Extra Child $70

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Narooma Charters Whale Watching Tours
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Please bring the following items:

  • Drink bottle / personal water – there is no drinking water available to tours on island
  • Appropriate footwear for a walking tour – tours can be up to 3km of walking (morning tour longest)
  • COVID face mask to wear whilst accessing lighthouse. COVID Check in required upon arrival at island for tour.
  • Sun protection – sunblock, hat, sunglasses, appropriate sun smart clothing
  • Jacket and/or raincoat in case of change in weather
  • Camera

Snorkeling Tours:

  • Underwater camera
  • Swimmers