From snorkelling and diving with seals and large playful pods of dolphins to getting up close and personal with majestic hump back whales, keen to show off their acrobatic skills.

Montague Island aerial view
Montague Island

Montague Island Nature Reserve, sitting just 9 kilometres off Narooma and accessible only by boat, is a haven for marine and animal life.

Arguably the jewel in Eurobodalla’s crown, Montague Island is a sanctuary for wildlife, home to NSW’s largest colony of Australian and New Zealand fur seals and one of the largest little penguin breeding sites in Australia. A wide variety of birds from peregrine falcons and crested terns to silver gulls patrol the skies above Montague Island, while migrating whales favour its waters for the abundance of krill.

Breaching whale

Eurobodalla’s whale watching season runs from September to November. During their southern migration whales are moving slowly and venture so close you can hear their breath as they exhale – scan the waters and you’re likely to be rewarded.
Later in the season, female whales and their newborn calves can be spotted cruising, often just beyond the breakers. The pair of them travelling all that distance – one a giant of around 15m and possibly over 50 years old and the other a tiny 4m and just a few weeks old – is a symbol of hope and reassurance for the future.

Australian Fur Seals on the rocks at Montague Island
Viewing From Land

Best land vantage points around Narooma are Bar Rock lookout, Dalmeny headland and Carters beach headland at Kianga. Further north, Broulee Island, Burrewarra Point at Guerilla Bay, Toragy Point at Moruya Heads, and South Head at Batemans Bay.

For those who want to get on the water for an up-close experience, whale watching tours depart from Narooma and are an exhilarating experience. Dramatic tension builds when a whale dives, the minutes tick by and cameras are poised, waiting for that explosive moment when a whale breaks the surface in a spiralling breach. Unforgettable.

Whale watching from a charter boat

The migrating whales head south from their northern breeding grounds to enjoy a summer of intense feeding in the Antarctic Ocean.

Humpbacks, southern rights and orcas can all be spotted during the migration.

Using the East Australian Current to conserve energy, the whales will travel more than 5000km to their summer feeding grounds at the edge of the Antarctic ice pack. In late winter the current flows towards the coast and the travelling pods are funnelled in close to Eurobodalla’s shores.

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Island Charters Narooma

Montague Island, out off Narooma, is the South Coast's best kept secret, and Island Charters Narooma has been operating in the beautiful Batemans Marine Park for 25 years. Maximum of 11 passengers for a more personal touch. Chris and Cecilia took over in 2012 and love meeting people.

Island Charters Narooma

Montague Island Adventures & Charter Fish Narooma

Montague Island Adventures and Charter Fish Narooma offer fully catered trips ranging from two to nine hours. Go fishing, diving, snorkelling, whale watching or enjoy a Montague Island Tour or Evening Penguin tour - or a mix of all tour options.

Montague Island Adventures & Charter Fish Narooma

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Montague Island Discovery Tours and Lighthouse Charters Narooma

Snorkelling with Seals Adventure, with a professional Snorkelling Vessel and Crew. They Supply Full Length Wetsuits and Quality Snorkelling Gear. Wazza's Awesome Snorkelling Team will Guide you as you swim, snorkel or dive with playful Seals at Montague Island.

Montague Island Discovery Tours and Lighthouse Charters Narooma

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Montague Island Game and Sport Fishing Charters

Board the "Sheriff" for a trip you will never forget, enjoy the sights,fishing and spectacular wildlife. Owner George Bunney is an experienced local fisherman and teamed with experienced deckhand Dan they will provide an action packed charter.

Montague Island Game and Sport Fishing Charters

20 Bluewater Drive, Narooma



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Narooma Charters and Montague Island Tours

Narooma Charters and Montague Island Tours are one of the most experienced charter operators in Narooma, having over 35 years experience since starting in 1983.

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Region X Sea Kayak and Camping Adventures

Explore the beautiful and Unspoilt South Coast of NSW Australia and join a range of highly recommended Nature Based Experiences with multi award winning Region X.

Region X Sea Kayak and Camping Adventures

Region X Boat Shed, Mossy Point




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Underwater Safaris

Welcome to Narooma, the gateway to Montague Island!

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Winda Woppa Fishing Charters

Winda Woppa Fishing Charters specialise in reef, sport and deep sea fishing adventures off the South Coast of New South Wales.

Winda Woppa Fishing Charters

Ford Street and Shore Street, Moruya




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