Montague Island & Penguin Tours

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

First spotted by Captain James Cook in 1770, Montague Island (Barunguba) has a rich history and our experienced guides are ready to share their knowledge on our guided Montague Island tours.  Our Island tours include the opportunity to see the lighthouse, which was Built in in 1881 and boasts panoramic views of the Island and the beautiful New South Wales coastline.

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.

Narooma 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 and!!! Join our Montague Island penguin tours!!

All Montague Island Tours Include:

  • Guided Tour of Montague Island with a National Parks and Wildlife Ranger including seeing the lighthouse.
  • A visit to the largest seal colony in NSW
  • Refreshments including water, soft drink, tea coffee, hot chocolate.
  • Free Whale Watching during Whale Watching Season, September to November

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.

National Parks have made the following changes to the Montague Island Tours

* Age limit now applies 5 years and above only.
* The lighthouse will be excluded from the tour depending on numbers. During COVID-19 – tours will be kept ‘open air’ to avoid entering confined spaces.


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 Montague Island Tour  leaves at either 12:00pm or 1pm lasts three hours and includes a 1.5 hour guided tour of the Island, which includes seeing the lighthouse and a chance to see seals in their natural habitat and refreshments as well, you also have the option to snorkel with the seals. To snorkel as well book Montague Island Tour & Snorkel with the Seals Tour.

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

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.