- Return guided bus tour from Hobart
- 3 hour wilderness cruise
- Morning tea and lunch
- Wind and waterproof clothing
WHAT TO EXPECT
Join Tasman Island Cruises, an award-winning three hour wilderness cruise along the spectacular coastline between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck. The custom-built yellow boats cruise into deep-sea caves, past waterfalls, archways and to the base of Australia's highest sea cliffs. Join the search for abundant sea and coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds onthis fantastic day trip.
7.30am Meet the bus at the Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre, Hobart. We are situated on Franklin Wharf next to the Constitution Dock Lifting Bridge. Please check-in by 7.30am for an 7.45am departure.
7.45am Bus departs Hobart.
9.15am Arrive on the Tasman Peninsula for a morning tea at one of the local restaurants and transfer to boat. From here you will be given a short safety briefing and informative talk on what to expect from the day.
10.00am Tasman Island Cruise departs from Eaglehawk Neck.
Tasman Island is on the Southeast corner of Tasmania it's the rounding part for Sydney & Hobart yacht races. The coastline is part of the Tasman National Park. We will travel to Cape Pillar which at 1,036ft (over 300 metres) is the highest sea cliff in the Southern Hemisphere. While on your cruise keep your eye's peeled as you are likely to spot dolphins, a lot of seals and when they are in season, plenty of whales! We will also take the opportunity to explore waterfalls, rock formations, archways and deep-sea caves.
We also pass the Tasman Island Haulage Way, where a small basket used to take you all the way to the top of the cliffs - not for the faint hearted! Throughout your Tasman Island cruise you will see diving gannets, albatross, sea eagles, cormorants nesting in cliffs and peregrine falcons.
Your Tasman Island Cruise is made even more comfortable due to Pennicott's custom-made yellow boats, their design makes them ideal for viewing the impressive coastline and wildlife that call Tasman Peninsula home. Every one of our boats can hold approximately 43 passengers. The boats are designed in tiered seating formation, meaning everyone gets a great view. They are also covered & open-air, so you can really get up close to the wildlife! They are safe, comfortable and easy on the environment due to their fuel efficiency and low emission rate.
We spend a total of 3 hours on the water.
1.00pm Cruise concludes followed by lunch at one of the local restaurants on the Tasman Peninsula and a local guided bus tour of the area including the Port Arthur Historic Site & Devil Park.
4.30pm Bus departs
6.00pm Arrive back in Hobart, with Hobart hotel drop-off available
What to bring:
- Warm clothing, including gloves, jackets and beanies.
We are 7 days a week except Christmas Day. We have no minimum numbers, we will and have operated with just one person.