Montague Island & Penguin Tours

To experience some of Australia’s best marine wildlife, you can’t beat a Montague Island Tour with Narooma Tours.

montague island view

Montague Island just off the coast of Narooma.

Located 9km South of Narooma, Montague Island is a 20 minute boat ride away and is part of Montague Island Nature Reserve, a protected reserve which is home to penguins, seals, dolphins, a wide array of fish and bird life, and at certain times of the year, whales

First spotted by Captain James Cook in 1770, Montague Island has a rich history and our experienced guides are ready to share their knowledge on one of our guided Montague Island tours.  Our Island tours include the opportunity to climb to the the top of the Island’s 21 metre lighthouse. Built in in 1881 the lighthouse boasts panoramic views of the Island and the beautiful New South Wales coastline.

The Island is also home to a large seal colony and as part of the Tour, we offer the chance to go snorkelling with seals in their natural habitat. We also offer a Little penguin tour where participants are able to watch the little penguins as they make their way back to shore after a day at sea.

With a chance to get up close with dolphins, seals, penguins, whales and a range of bird life, book your tour with us today and make sure you don’t forget your camera!!!


The Morning Montague Island Tour departs at  8.30am, this four hour  tour features a two and half hour guided tour of Montague Island which includes a visit to the grave yard, seal colony, lighthouse and the southern end of the Island.

The afternoon tour leaves at either 12:30pm or 1pm lasts three hours and includes a 1.5 hour guided tour of the Island, featuring the lighthouse, a chance to see seals in their natural habitat and refreshments as well, you also have the option to snorkel with the seals.

Our Montague Island and Snorkel tour includes a 1.5 hour guided tour of the Island including a chance to visit and climb the lighthouse, followed by a chance to explore the underwater world and frolic with playful seals in one of the Islands sheltered bays. Refreshments, snorkel, fins and masks are provided on this tour.

Our Snorkel with the Seals tour does not include landing on the Island, but gives you a chance to see the Island from the boat, as we anchor up in the shelter bay at the island for you to snorkel with the playful seals and explore the water.

Our Evening Penguin Tour  includes a one-hour guided tour of the Island including the lighthouse and seal colony, refreshments and the chance to see the Island’s most popular inhabitants, the little Penguins as they return to shore. The departure time of this tour varies depending on sunset so please contact our office to confirm departure time.  The evening Montague Island Penguin Tour runs from September to January.

All Montague Island Tours Include:

  • Free Whale Watching during Whale Watching Season, September to November
  • Guided Tour of Montague Island with a National Parks and Wildlife Ranger including climbing the lighthouse.
  • A visit to the largest seal colony in NSW
  • Refreshments including water, soft drink, tea coffee, hot chocolate and morning or afternoon tea. Cheese platter for our evening penguin tour.

Our afternoon Montague Island Tours, and Snorkelling tours can run together, so returning times may vary. We can offer you and your family/friends the options to just do the Montague Island Tour, or just Snorkel or to do both the Montague Island Tour and Snorkelling.

We offer  Morning, Afternoon Montague Island Tours and Evening Penguin Tours

Please note: All Montague Island Tours require participants to have a moderate level of fitness as you will need to climb a ladder at the jetty to get on the Island.

For more information on any of our Montague Island Tours, or to inquire about diving or fishing tours, please contact our friendly local staff today.

Bookings can be made online BOOK HERENo upfront payment needed.