VISITORS to Wilsons Promontory National Park can now explore the beautiful granite coastline and wilderness in a two-and-a-half hour cruise.
Wilsons Promontory Cruises is the latest addition to Pennicott Wilderness Journeys' award-winning ecotours.
Starting on the sandy shores of Tidal River, the 32-seat world-first custom-built amphibious boat sets off from land and transitions seamlessly to the ocean.
Once out on Bass Strait and Victoria's first marine national park, passengers should keep their eyes peeled for seals, migrating whales, leatherback turtles, dolphins, sharks and many species of coastal birds.
The journey explores caves, coves, rocky islands, and the southernmost tip of Australia's mainland, South Point, with the prehistoric boulders of Mount Oberon in the background, white quartz sands of Norman Beach in the foreground and the colossal Skull Rock protruding from the ocean.
The curves and crannies of granite have been sculpted by years of crashing waves and wild winds, giving Skull Rock an eerie facade. Its hidden skull shapes become more and more visible as the boat closes in on the impressive monolith.
In fact, Skull Rock is so huge that the Sydney Opera House could just about squeeze inside its main cavern.
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys started on Bruny Island. It has spent 20 years building its credentials as an environmental tourism operator and is recognised with 12 Australian Tourism Awards.