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From Port Arthur: Tasman Island Wilderness Cruise

From Port Arthur: Tasman Island Wilderness Cruise

From US$ 105.35 per person

This Tasman Island cruise provides an unforgettable 3-hour wilderness trip along the spectacular coastline between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck in southern Tasmania.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • See the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Enter deep sea caves, archways, waterfalls and blowholes
  • Watch wildlife including hundreds of seals, thousands of seabirds, dolphins and migrating whales
Full description

Embark on a cruise that sails beneath the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere at Cape Pillar. Discover waterfalls, rock formations, archways and deep-sea caves. Cruise along the coastline which is part of the Tasman National Park. Discover the home of a diverse range 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. Enjoy a cruise on a vessel that has covered open-air tiered seating for an excellent all-round view and connection with the environment.

  • Wilderness cruise
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the Tasman Island Cruises office.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing
    • Gloves
    • Thermal clothing

    Know before you go

    • There is no minimum age for this tour
    • Cruises depart daily
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 311 reviews

    Review summary

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    I booked this tour as my cruise ship supposed to stop over at Port Arthur on Tuesday 22/11/22. Due to bad weather the ship had to skip this place and went straight to next destination, Hobart. It was 7pm Monday 21/11/22, we were out in open sea, the only mean to contact the tour organiser was through email. I frantically sent numbers of email to inform the situation and hoped that I would be accredited for something on Wednesday. Later on the night I got responded email. The Pennicott Wilderness Journey, was very understanding and carring as my booking was transferred to another tour, Iron Pot Cruise, on Wednesday. I took the offer. The tour was wonderful in many ways. Thank you.

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    November 29, 2022

    Amazing scenery and land marks like the candlestick were a highlight. We spotted whales and their calves, lots of seals as well as a range of sea birds. Chris the guide and boat driver was incredibly knowledgeable and funny. Stanley the deckhand was great with the passengers and very caring. I had an amazing experience, loved every minute of it, thank you.

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    November 6, 2022

    Really good people and overall good experience. Weather was a bit average so we couldn’t do part of the trip - no fault of the tour company. Only negative was the access to the boat ramp needs to fixed up. An elderly fell pretty badly trying to negotiate the stairs on the way back up the hill

    October 25, 2022

    Product ID: 74549