Tasman Island Cruises

An Award-Winning 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise

Tasman Island Cruises provides unforgettable three hour wilderness cruises along the spectacular coastline between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck in southern Tasmania.

The cruise travels beneath the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere at Cape Pillar. Guests explore waterfalls, rock formations, archways and deep-sea caves.

The coastline is part of the Tasman National Park. It is home to a variety of wildlife including hundreds of seals, migrating whales and abundant sea birds in their thousands.

At any time of year you're likely to see the feeding frenzy of diving gannets, albatross and sea eagles wheeling on the wind, cliff-nesting cormorants and peregrine falcons, or a pod of playful dolphins surfing the bow wave of the boat.

The custom built yellow boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife of the Tasman Peninsula. Each vessel holds a maximum of 43 guests. Covered open-air tiered seating means an excellent all-round view and connection with the environment. The boats are safe, comfortable and gentle on the environment due to their fuel efficiency and low emission operation.

Tasman Island Cruises Tour Options

The 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise departs daily from Port Arthur.
You can choose to drive yourself to Port Arthur, or join our Full Day Tour from Hobart.

3 Hour Wilderness Cruise

Drive yourself to Port Arthur and join the cruise.

Cruise Times

Morning Cruise (All Year)
Check in by 9.15am
Cruise 10am to 1pm

Afternoon Cruise (15 Dec to 15 Apr)
Check in by 1.15pm
Cruise 2pm to 5pm 

Getting There

The 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise departs daily from our Tasman Island Cruises Booking Centre, located at 6961 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur. This is on the left side of the road, 100m before the Port Arthur Historic Site entrance.

Guests should allow 90 minutes to drive from Hobart to Port Arthur. It is important that guests check in on time to allow for pre-cruise briefing and bus transfer to the boat.

Things To Bring

Make sure you dress warmly for the cruise - warm jackets, scarves, beanies and gloves are recommended. And don't forget your camera!

Duration
  3 Hours

Operates
  Daily, except Christmas Day

Departs From
6961 Arthur Highway
Port Arthur TAS 7182
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Prices
Adult $125
Child (3-16 yrs) $75
Family $390
(2 adults, 3 children)

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Tasman Island Cruises Full Day Tour

Take a Full Day Tour and spend a day on the Tasman Peninsula, including return guided bus tour, morning tea and lunch.

Itinerary

07:30am - Check in at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Centre
07:45am - Bus departs 
09:15am - Arrive on Tasman Peninsula, Morning Tea
10:00am - 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise
01:00pm - Cruise concludes
01:15pm - Lunch, followed by local sightseeing
04:30pm - Bus departs
06:00pm - Arrive Hobart, hotel drop-off 

Departure Point

The Full Day Tour departs from the Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre.  This is situated on Hobart's waterfront on Franklin Wharf, next to the Constitution Dock Lifting Bridge.  Please check-in by 7.30am for an 7.45am departure.

Morning Tea & Lunch

Your day includes morning tea and lunch served at local restaurants on the Tasman Peninsula.

Things To Bring

Make sure you dress warmly for the cruise - warm jackets, scarves, beanies and gloves are recommended. And don't forget your camera!

 

 

Duration
  10¼ Hours
(7:45am - 6:00pm)

Operates
  Daily, except Christmas Day

Departs From
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
Dock Head Building
Franklin Wharf
Hobart TAS 7000
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Prices
Adult $195
Child (3-16 yrs) $140

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Tasman Island Cruises Full Day Tour + Tasmanian Devil Park

Take a Full Day Tour and spend a day on the Tasman Peninsula, incorporating our award-winning cruise, morning tea, lunch and a visit to the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park.  

Itinerary

07:30am - Check in at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Centre
07:45am - Bus departs 
09:15am - Arrive on Tasman Peninsula, Morning Tea
10:00am - 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise
01:00pm - Cruise concludes
01:15pm - Lunch
02:45pm - Visit Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park
04:30pm - Bus departs
06:00pm - Arrive Hobart, hotel drop-off 

Departure Point

The Full Day Tour departs from the Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre.  This is situated on Hobart's waterfront on Franklin Wharf, next to the Constitution Dock Lifting Bridge.  Please check-in by 7.30am for an 7.45am departure.

Morning Tea & Lunch

Your day includes morning tea and lunch served at local restaurants on the Tasman Peninsula.

Things To Bring

Make sure you dress warmly for the cruise - warm jackets, scarves, beanies and gloves are recommended. And don't forget your camera!

 

 

Duration
  10¼ Hours
(7:45am - 6:00pm)

Operates
  Daily, except Christmas Day

Departs From
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
Dock Head Building
Franklin Wharf
Hobart TAS 7000
View on Map

Prices
Adult $215
Child (3-16 yrs) $155

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Tasman Island Cruises Full Day Tour + Port Arthur Historic Site

This is the ultimate Tasman Peninsula day tour.  Your day includes our award-winning 3 Hour Cruise, morning tea and lunch as part of three hours at the Port Arthur Historic Site.

Itinerary

07:30am - Check in at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Centre
07:45am - Bus departs 
09:15am - Arrive on Tasman Peninsula, Morning Tea
10:00am - 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise
01:00pm - Cruise concludes
01:30pm - 3 Hours at the Port Arthur Historic Site
                    including lunch and time to explore
04:30pm - Bus departs
06:00pm - Arrive Hobart, hotel drop-off 

Departure Point

The Full Day Tour departs from the Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre.  This is situated on Hobart's waterfront on Franklin Wharf, next to the Constitution Dock Lifting Bridge.  Please check-in by 7.30am for an 7.45am departure.

Morning Tea & Lunch

Your day includes morning tea at a local cafe and lunch at the Port Arthur Historic Site.

Things To Bring

Make sure you dress warmly for the cruise - warm jackets, scarves, beanies and gloves are recommended. And don't forget your camera!

 

 

Duration
  10¼ Hours
(7:45am - 6:00pm)

Operates
  Daily, except Christmas Day

Departs From
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
Dock Head Building
Franklin Wharf
Hobart TAS 7000
View on Map

Prices
Adult $225
Child (3-16 yrs) $155

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