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3 Hour Eco-Adventure Cruise

This world class eco-adventure cruise travels along the spectacular coastline of the Tasman National Park between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck, southern Tasmania.

One of the highlights of the cruise is Tasman Island, a great landmark of the Southern Ocean – its slender white lighthouse is still a beacon for seafarers entering Storm Bay including during the famous annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

Few places on Earth have such a rich variety of marine wildlife and seabirds. The Continental Shelf runs close to Tasman Island and an upwelling of nutrient from the ocean's depths creates a smorgasbord for all the creatures in the complex food chain of the sea, from plankton and birdlife such as albatross to sharks, dolphins and southern right whales.

So much is happening out there, every day of the year. The abundant sea and coastal wildlife is extremely active, who knows what you will see on your cruise? Close encounters with wildlife are common:

  • We guarantee sightings of seals at the extensive seal haul-outs at Tasman Island and Cathedral Rock
  • From September to December and again between April and May, you may observe migrating humpback or southern right whales.
  • In late summer, we often see great rafts of shearwaters in their tens of thousands.
  • At any time of the year, you’re likely to see the feeding frenzy of diving gannets, albatrosses and see eagles wheeling on the wind, cliff-nesting peregrine falcons and playful dolphins surfing in the bow wave of the boat.

Each day we decide on the direction of the cruise depending on the wind and the sea conditions. The tour will either leave from Eaglehawk Neck or at Port Arthur a short walk from our booking centre. Our main departure point is from our Port Arthur booking centre where we will transfer you to where our boat will be leaving from. You need to arrive at our booking office 40 minutes prior to the departure time to allow for these transfers.

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Morning Cruise, Daily all year round
Check in at 9.15am for 9.30am bus departure
Cruise duration 10am to 1pm

Afternoon Cruise, 15 Dec to 15 Apr
Check in at 1.15pm for 1.30pm bus departure
Cruise duration 2pm to 5pm

Please note we do not operate on Christmas Day.

Where?
Cruises depart daily from our booking office at Port Arthur, 100m before the entrance to Port Arthur Historic Site. See Getting to Port Arthur for directions.

Rates
Adults $125
Children $75 (aged 3-16)
Family $390 (2 adults and up to 3 children)

 

Optional Extras

Full Day Tour
If you would prefer to take a guided bus tour to Port Arthur from Hobart including morning tea and lunch along with our 3 Hour Cruise, why not take one of our Full Day Tours, with the option of entry into either the Port Arthur Historic Site or Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park.

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3 Hour Tasman Island Cruise Details

When?
10am cruise departs daily, except Christmas Day

2pm cruise operates between 15 Dec to 15 Apr

Rates
Adults $125
Children (3-16 yrs) $75
Family $390

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Guest Comments

" Highlight of our holiday! "
Joanne    VIC

" An Amazing Tour - Even with bad weather. "
Ainshua    Germany

" Awesome Trip. The crew obviously love what they do! Thankyou. "
A&P Christianson    Croydon, VIC

Things You Need to Know

Don't Forget Your Camera
Kodak film can be purchased before you travel.

Clothing
Warm and windproof clothing, a hat and sun protection is recommended. We supply wet weather gear and warm clothing if required.

Guides
Our team of experienced interpretive guides are chosen for their knowledge, experience and skill. They all hold appropriate first-aid and other relevant qualifications.

Booking and Cancellation Policy
We reserve the right to cancel or vary any trip and will incur no liability for any such cancellation or alteration. However, we will not cancel because of low bookings - we will operate the cruise with one passenger if necessary!

If we cancel a trip there will be no charge to you. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, turn up late or otherwise can't make it; please be aware that cancellation fees may apply and you may forfeit some or all of your fare.

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