Captains at the Bay is located in the heart of Apollo Bay, less than 5 minutes’ walk from restaurants, cafes and shops. Free WiFi access is available. All accommodation includes an LCD TV, DVD/CD player, air conditioning and tea/coffee making facilities. Each private bathroom includes a separate shower plus a hairdryer. The tour desk can arrange activities including mountain bike riding, kayaking, surfing lessons, horse riding, fishing and tickets to the Otway Fly Treetop Walk. Apollo Bay Golf Club is a 5-minute walk from Captains at the Bay. It is a 15-minute walk to Apollo Bay Harbour and 20 minutes’ drive to Otway National Park.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Captains at the Bay has been welcoming guests since 17 Aug 2011.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Gluten-free

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 3:
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property has told us they’re making considerable investments and efforts towards sustainability by taking steps that can have environmental and social impact. We’ve worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable programme – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Apollo Bay
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Lee
    Lovely owners. Nice and clean large room. Good breakfast was a bonus.
  • Teyhan
    Well appointed spacious room with large bathroom and bath. Nice balcony with views to the mountains. Comfortable bed with quality bed linen. Netflix. Very clean. Lovely cooked breakfast. Friendly helpful hosts made me feel welcome. Great location...
  • Rowena
    Very comfortable. Very friendly hosts who took an interest in their guests! Rooms were clean and serviced very well. Great location. Close to everything you need. On-site parking was very convenient too.
  • Stephen
    This is fine accommodation - spacious, well-equipped (loved the bathrobes!), comfortable and nicely located. The breakfast especially was excellent, and Anna is a great host. Highly recommended.
  • Lee
    Location is good . Owner is very friendly and caring. And the place feel homely!
  • Elisha
    Great location. Clean. Modern. Hosts were lovely and welcoming.
  • Ed
    Excellent , value for money , family owned and operated with friendly and efficient staff We really enjoyed our stay
  • Peter
    Great location, made to feel very welcome. Excellent service
  • Nik
    I liked the friendly owner and convenient location. Breakfast was nice. Coffee in the breakfast area was good, too.
  • Jillian
    Lovely hosts, wonderful breakfast with lots of options. Room was very comfortable and exceptionally clean.

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days

  • Hi Team, We plan to stay at your studio room for at least 2 nights in early February, but we notice that there is no microwave in the room. Just wonde..

    Hello Kelly Thank you for your enquiry. Whilst we have no microwave in the room you are welcome to use the one in our kitchen when the office is atte..
    Answered on 24 January 2021
  • Hi there, is the Loft two-bedroom suite located within the Captains at the Bay facility? Asking so to be close to centre of town.

    Hello, Yes it is. We are 100 metres from the centre of town.
    Answered on 22 April 2023
  • Hi, do u have EV charger for guest?

    Hello, Yes we have a Tesla charger or a 15 amp lead for other types.
    Answered on 22 April 2023
  • Hi, hope you are doing well!, Do you have availability in other bigger room where we can add another bed, our 2 kids are younger.

    Hello You don't say when you would like the availability. We can put a fold out into our Terrace and Cottage rooms. Our Loft has two Queen rooms and b..
    Answered on 5 January 2021
  • Hi, I noticed you have many activities i.e horse riding, surf lessons, kayaking. I am wondering will they be running next week?

    Thank you for your enquiry. Check out Walk 91 for surfing and kayaking. The riding would be more towards Torquay. Regards Duncan
    Answered on 7 December 2020
  • Do you have room service for breakfast or evening meals?

    Hello thank you for your message. Unfortunately we are not serving meals at the moment due to Covid. We are just a short distance from the cafes and r..
    Answered on 15 October 2020
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Property surroundings *

Facilities of Captains at the Bay
Great facilities! Review score, 9.3

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Beachfront
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Garden view
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Beach
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sofa
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Video
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Baby safety gates
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safety deposit box
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Captains at the Bay takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 18:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


From 07:00 to 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 17 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

< 1 year old
Cot upon request
AUD 45 per child, per night
1 years
Cot upon request
AUD 45 per child, per night
Extra bed upon request
AUD 55 per child, per night
2+ years
Extra bed upon request
AUD 55 per person, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos American Express Cash is not accepted Captains at the Bay accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that a 1.5% surcharge applies for payments with Visa and MasterCard credit cards, and a 3% surcharge applies for payments made with American Express credit cards.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

Please inform Captains at the Bay in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about Captains at the Bay

  • Guests staying at Captains at the Bay can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Gluten-free

  • Captains at the Bay offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Beachfront
    • Beach

  • Check-in at Captains at the Bay is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Room options at Captains at the Bay include:

    • Double
    • Suite
    • Studio

  • Captains at the Bay is 200 yards from the centre of Apollo Bay. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The nearest beach is just 200 yards from Captains at the Bay. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Captains at the Bay may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.