We have previously procured the services of this company before, but that was for a whirlwind visit to the island and really only to see the Penguin Parade. However, we had learnt previously, that there is so much more to see, so we organised for a follow up visit. This time however, we choose to see the island over 2 days.
This was a great decision, as it meant we could take our time, not be rushed and enjoy the island as it should be enjoyed.
It was particularly nice to enjoy the island in the morning, as most are day trippers who don’t really descend until around lunchtime.
For anyone unsure,I would recommend at least choose their longer 14 hour tour, if you don’t have the extra day spare. It takes 90 minutes to reach the island from Melbourne. And trust me, you are going to want to maximise your time on the island, as it has so many beautiful little spots. Our guide James knew all the little nooks and crannies (I haven’t used that expression in a long time!) and areas which were pristine and unspoilt by mass tourism.
We also saw the Penguin parade for a second time. It was just as good as the first. We decided to take a different upgrade option this time though. We choose the underground bunker, which sounds like some kind of war related upgrade. It was in fact the perfect place to watch the penguins. We were warm and dry from the elements and got to see them at eye level which was incredible.
All in all, It was a fantastic 2 days.