Montague Island Tours

Take a tour to MONTAGUE ISLAND

Montague Island draws nature to it in a remarkable way which you can see up close on guided Montague Island tours departing from Narooma, on the south coast of New South Wales.

Montague Island tours allow you to land on, and explore, Montague Island. A day at Montague Island gives you a different perspective on Eurobodalla’s coast and also a sense of being somewhere special, a place outside of your life experiences.

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. It is also one of the top whale watching destinations on the south coast, attracting Humpback whales, Southern Right whales and Orcas.

Guided tours to the island are available through licenced charter operators who will transport you to the island where you will be met by a National Parks and Wildlife guide.

Visit Montague Island Nature Reserve

See Fur seals on a Montague Island tour

Montague Island: Frequently asked questions

When do tours operate?

Daily, depending on minimum numbers and sea conditions.

Whale watching and penguin tours are seasonal.

What should we take?

Warm clothing, sensible walking shoes, a camera, sun protection, drinks and a snack.

Level of fitness required? 

Access to the island involves disembarking from your charter boat onto a ladder and stairs to the jetty. The moderate walk on the island is paved with a relatively steep climb up to the lighthouse.

What can we expect to see on  Montague Island?

All Montague Island tours are accompanied by a National Parks & Wildlife Service guide. Expect to see a variety of wildlife, depending on the season. Your guide will take you on an exploratory walk to view and learn about the incredible heritage of Montague Island and the natural features of Baranguba (Montague Island). A trip to the Montague Island nature reserve usually includes a guided lighthouse tour.

Tours may be combined with a wildlife adventure like snorkelling or whale watching – enquire with your charter operator for pricing and options.

You can scuba dive Montague Island for additional wildlife encounters with marine life including seals and grey nurse sharks. Enquire with your Montague Island charter operator for availability and other requirements.

Montague Island Tour times

Montague Island tours
Morning tour
  • Departs: 8am or 8.30am
  • Cost: From around $120 per adult
  • Duration: Approximately 3.5 – 4 hours. Spend 2.5 hours on Montague Island and visit the seal colonies
Afternoon Tour
  • Departs: 12.30pm or 1pm
  • Cost: From around $100 per adult
  • Duration: Approximately 2.5 – 3 hours. Spend 1 hour on Montague Island and visit the seal colonies
Evening  Montague Island and Penguin Tour

This tour is usually only offered during summer.

  • Departs: Late afternoon.  The time is subject to the length of the day and will be advised by your charter operator when you book your Montague Island tour. Little Penguins come into shore at sunset.
  • Cost: From around $110 per adult
  • Duration: Approximately 3 – 3.5 hours. Spend 1.5 hours on Montague Island. Visit the sdeal colonies and watch the sun set while the Little Penguins come ashore.
Prices are indicitive only and are subject to change without notice. Please confirm current costs and inclusions with your charter operator before booking.