Tasmania
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Our most recommended Tasmania River & Harbor Cruises

  • Strahan: Gordon River Cruise with Buffet Lunch

    1. Strahan: Gordon River Cruise with Buffet Lunch

    Experience a multi-award-winning cruise in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Depart from Strahan on Tasmania's west coast and embark on a half-day adventure on the Gordon River aboard a sleek, purpose-built tour vessel, the "Spirit of the Wild". Cruise across Macquarie Harbour to Hells Gates and then on to Gordon River while taking in the tranquil surroundings. Listen as your dedicated guides and character-based interpretation will take you through the history of this remarkable place.

    Later, enjoy a buffet lunch or snack of local Tasmanian foods and beverages.

    Complimentary Tasmanian red, white, and sparkling wines are available for Premiere Upper Deck guests, as well as beer, juice, tea, and espresso coffee. A cash bar is available on the vessel's Main Deck. This Gordon River cruise uniquely offers commentaries in German, French, Cantonese,...

    We were welcomed and assisted by happy, friendly & knowledgeable people. Everything was clean and our buffet lunch was spot on. Lovely vessel and staff. Stunning part of the world! Thank you so much

  • Strahan: World Heritage Cruise on Gordon River with Lunch

    2. Strahan: World Heritage Cruise on Gordon River with Lunch

    Your cruise includes lunch, a 1-hour guided tour on Sarah Island, a 30-minute walk at Heritage Landing on the Gordon River and a tour of Huon Pine Sawmill on return to Strahan. When booking, you can choose standard, premium or gold seating. Climb aboard a purpose-built catamaran that departs from Strahan Wharf and heads towards Hells Gates, the narrow-channel entrance to Macquarie Harbor. Pass ocean trout and Atlantic salmon farms en-route to Sarah Island. Take a 1-hour guided tour of the island to learn about the harsh conditions of Tasmania's first penal settlement. From Sarah Island, travel into the majestic world heritage listed Gordon River. Rediscover serenity while gliding deep into the ancient rainforest. Disembark at Heritage Landing for a stroll through the hushed, lichen-covered rainforest. Marvel at one of the forest's oldest inhabitants, a 2000-year-old Huon Pine. Your c...

    A wonderful day spent gliding down the picturesque Gordon River. So peaceful and the crew were absolutely amazing. We were served a scrumptious lunch and had drinks available. What more could we ask for??

  • Hobart: Sunset Dinner Cruise

    3. Hobart: Sunset Dinner Cruise

    Prepare to discover the very best of Hobart by night on a sunset cruise around the river and harbor aboard a charming boat while you indulge in a tasty 3-course meal.  Admire historic buildings and features of geographical interest and while cruising at a relaxed pace See local hotspots such as the Botanical Gardens, Government House, Battery Point, Sandy Bay, and the casino. Sit back and unwind as the onboard skipper enthralls you with comprehensive commentary about the Port of Hobart and highlights various points of interest before you are treated to the delicious food that is prepared and served on board.

    The Sunset Dinner Cruise was excellent. The meal was excellent. The fillet of salmon was huge and so delicious. The only problem we had was when dining, we could not hear the commentary because of a niisy tanle of women next to us. The waiter did offer to Sk them to tone it down. Everything was really great. I would highly recommend this trip.

  • Bruny Island Wilderness Coast Eco-Tour from Hobart

    4. Bruny Island Wilderness Coast Eco-Tour from Hobart

    Experience Bruny Island on a full-day eco-adventure from Hobart. Experienced guides will make your adventure fun, entertaining, and informative. The meeting point is quite central, just a short walk or taxi ride from most Hobart hotels.

    Check-in at 7:30 AM then enjoy a scenic bus tour from Hobart to Bruny Island. After the ferry crossing, savor sightseeing and morning tea on Bruny Island. Morning tea is a freshly baked blueberry muffin and a hot or cold drink.

    Listen to live commentary on the bus on the way to the cruise departure point at Adventure Bay. Embark on a 3-hour wilderness cruise on a custom-built boat. Explore the rugged coastline, cruising beneath high sea cliffs and entering deep sea caves. Encounter seals, dolphins and whales.

    At the end of your cruise, enjoy lunch at a local restaura...

    I cannot believe the fantastic service we received. From check in to bus trip to boat trip to food and drink service and our delivery back home to our door. The staff are extremely friendly funny knowledgeable and helpful. Couldn’t recommend them more. Take this trip you won’t be disappointed!

  • Launceston: 4-Hour Batman Bridge Luncheon Cruise

    5. Launceston: 4-Hour Batman Bridge Luncheon Cruise

    Cruise into the magical Cataract Gorge and through Launceston's riverfront precinct, heading north past Tamar Island, historical buildings, churches, pubs, and significant homesteads. You can sample the rich diversity of life as you cruise past quaint riverfront communities, vineyards and farms, to the notable Batman Bridge. Tamer Valley is steeped with romance and studded with tales of bushrangers, explorers, and gold diggers. Australia's longest navigable estuarine river, it has many natural coves and protected inlets that provide a sanctuary for thousands of native water birds that can only be seen on the river. All cruises depart from and return to Home Point Cruise Terminal, which is a taxi ride only 5 minutes from most CBD accommodations. Home Point is a pleasant 15 minute walk from the city center, and guests are kindly asked to be at the cruise terminal 30 minutes prior to depa...

    It was very scenic. The Captain was knowledgeable and fun. Food, cheese and wine delicious. Hostess friendly and effeccient

  • Hobart: Historic Lunch Cruise

    6. Hobart: Historic Lunch Cruise

    Starting from Murray Street Pier, the cruise heads south to Battery Point and Sandy Bay, passing by the oldest casino in Australia. You'll then cruise across the Derwent River to the Eastern Shore, Bellerive, and Kangaroo Bluff, before travelling under the Tasman Bridge. You'll head back via the Royal Botanic Garden and Government House. The boat trip will take about 1.5 hours, with the captain providing an interesting live commentary to tell you what to look out for. Onboard, you'll enjoy a one-course meal. Choose from steak, crumbed fish, chicken schnitzel or a veggie patty.

    Lovely cruise, affordable, friendly staff, child friendly. Food was delicious. Skipper very lovely and great knowledge and information.

  • Hobart: 2.5-hour Iron Pot Lighthouse Cruise

    7. Hobart: 2.5-hour Iron Pot Lighthouse Cruise

    Travel aboard a brand new vessels in a small group of up to 12 passengers. The spacious enclosed cabin contains comfortable leather seats. Large awning windows provide a great view and allow you to immerse yourself in the surroundings. Cruising down the Derwent River you'll pass historic Battery Point, now one of Tasmania's premium residential addresses. You'll see well-known landmarks like the iconic Wrest Point Casino and the Shot Tower. Further south, you'll truly appreciate the scale of Mount Wellington as it towers over the city. Arrive at the Iron Pot, Australia's oldest lighthouse, you'll be immersed in the fascinating history as your guide shares stories of Hobart's early settlement. Cruising into Storm Bay, you'll reach Betsey Island. This uninhabited island is home to a variety of seabirds, including gulls, cormorants and the majestic white bellied sea eagle. As you circumnav...

    What a very enjoyable and informative tour we had today. Another great Pennicott adventure

  • Tasman Peninsula Tour, Cruise & Port Arthur Historic Site

    8. Tasman Peninsula Tour, Cruise & Port Arthur Historic Site

    Experience the best of the Tasman Peninsula on an informative and entertaining day trip from Hobart.  Journey 1.5-hours from Hobart to Port Arthur by comfortable coach. Enjoy morning tea on the Tasman Peninsula. Climb aboard a custom-built boat for an unforgettable 3-hour wilderness cruise. Explore the spectacular coastline between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck. Look for seals, migrating whales, seabirds, or even dolphins.  At the end of your cruise, spend 3-hours at the Port Arthur Historic Site. You will have time for lunch on site and to explore before the return journey to Hobart. Be dropped back to Hobart or your hotel around 6 pm.

    Amazing life changing experience. I have read somewhere that tasmanian peninsula has more wilderness than bruny island and it was totally worth it.

  • Tasmania in 6 Days: the Major Highlights and Attractions

    9. Tasmania in 6 Days: the Major Highlights and Attractions

    Day one: Port Arthur Historic Site Begin your trip with a pick up around 7:00 AM. After a quick look at Australia’s best preserved colonial village, Richmond, head south to explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site. A guided walk and harbor cruise are included. Rich in visual history, learn of the chilling life of a convict in the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins. Day two: Hobart to Strahan Drive through the Derwent Valley. Travel east to west across the island. See the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park tall trees, and visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan, where you will stay overnight. Day three: Wild West Coast  In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast, explor...

    I think whoever wants to visit Tasmania for a short period of time and want to make the best out of it, I recommend this tour. Tasmania is indeed very beautiful and the tour was well planned. Sometimes we would have to rush while walking and couldn’t spend enough time in some places but I guess otherwise we wouldn’t be able to see as many... Hostels that we have stayed varied in quality. I personally liked the one in Strahan the most and the good thing is that we stayed there two nights. I wish the tour guide in the beginning of the tour let us introduce ourselves like we did in Melbourne “go west-great ocean road tour”. Even on the fifth day we wouldn’t know each others names whereas in a day tour that I spend in Melbourne everybody had an idea who is who. I just recommend that to the tour company. All and all, I do recommend this tour especially if you are traveling alone or make the most out of Tasmania in restricted amount of time.

  • Tasmania in 3 Days: West Coast from Hobart to Launceston

    10. Tasmania in 3 Days: West Coast from Hobart to Launceston

    .Day one: Hobart to Strahan Begin your trip with a pick up around 7:00 AM and drive through the Derwent Valley. Travel east to west across the island. See the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park tall trees, and visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan, where you will stay overnight.  Day two: Wild West Coast In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast, explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. Then continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall, Montezuma Falls. Or you can choose to join the world-famous Gordon River Cruise at your own expense. Stay overnight again in Strahan.  Day three: Cradle Mountain to Launceston Around 950 meters above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire Nati...

    Amazing experience with stunning nature, nice guide and lovely group. Will definitely recommend!

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What people are saying about Tasmania

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 213 reviews

We had a wonderful cruise and the staff were excellent. Guides were very knowledgeable and the presentations on board were informative of the area and history. We were very lucky with the weather which enhanced the whole experience. Sarah Island was a highlight as was the walk in the forest in the world heritage area. Highly recommend World Heritage Cruise on Macquarie Harbour Strahan.

What a great crew and staff made the trip as beautiful as the scenery. Highly recommended to everyone to go and see another great part of Tasmania. The new boat is a credit to the company,quite,comfortable with all around viewing.

A wonderful day spent gliding down the picturesque Gordon River. So peaceful and the crew were absolutely amazing. We were served a scrumptious lunch and had drinks available. What more could we ask for??

We were welcomed and assisted by happy, friendly & knowledgeable people. Everything was clean and our buffet lunch was spot on. Lovely vessel and staff. Stunning part of the world! Thank you so much

What a very enjoyable and informative tour we had today. Another great Pennicott adventure