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-around 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.
3 Hour Wilderness Cruise
Drive yourself to Port Arthur and join the cruise.
Departs From 6961 Arthur Highway Port Arthur TAS 7182
Daily, except Christmas Day
Morning Cruise (All Year)
Check-in by 9.15 am
Cruise 10 am to 1 pm
Afternoon Cruise (peak periods)
Check-in by 1.15 pm
Cruise from 2 pm to 5 pm
The cruise starts and finishes at our Tasman Island Cruises Booking Centre, located at 6961 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur 7182. This is on the left side of the road, 100m before the Port Arthur Historic Site entrance. Please 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.
Each day we tailor the route of your cruise to make the most of the sea conditions between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck. Whichever route we take, you will always start and finish at our Tasman Island Cruises Booking Centre in Port Arthur.
Make sure you dress warmly for the cruise – warm jackets, scarves, beanies, and gloves are recommended. And don’t forget your camera!