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Full-Day Maria Island Scenic Cruise Including Buffet Lunch and Guided Walk

  • Maria Island scenic cruise with Ile Des Phoques
  • 2-hour stay with free time or history tour on Maria Island
  • Guided tour of UNESCO-listed Darlington Convict Settlement
Full-Day Maria Island Scenic Cruise Including Buffet Lunch and Guided Walk
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If you have your own transport, join our cruise & walk tour of Maria Island from our home town of Triabunna on Tasmania's sunny east coast.
USD 163.34
Tour + Bus
If you require a shuttle bus pickup from Hobart, chose this package option! Our shuttle bus will pick you up from your hotel and take you on a 1.5hr scenic drive from Hobart to Triabunna.
USD 181.49
See the best of Maria Island its surrounding scenic isles on an all-inclusive tour complete with a sightseeing cruise, a tour of the Darlington Convict Settlement, a visit to giant sea caves, and more. This tour also includes a gourmet onboard lunch like smoked salmon and local wine, as well as live commentary to make the most of your sightseeing experience.
What to Expect

Our cruise boat "Spirit of Maria" departs from the Triabunna marina and makes the short journey to Darlington (Maria Island's World Heritage listed convict settlement) to enjoy a quick morning snack aboard the boat of tea, coffee, juice, cakes and homemade lemon slice!  From here the boat will cruise to one of two locations depending on the cruise itinerary.  Our website will show the destination of the cruise.

Your cruise from Maria Island to the Ile Des Phoques (Island Of Seals) will capture the stunning views of Maria Island, including famous landmarks such as the Painted Cliffs and Fossil Cliffs, spring-fed waterfalls, limestone sea caves, cliff-top stalactites, Bishop & Clerk mountain range and the stunning granite cliffs of Maria Island's east coast. At the northern tip of Maria Island the cruise will head North to the Ile Des Phoques, a 30min boat ride from Maria Island. On the way to this remarkable granite island you can see albatross, dolphins, Australian fur seals and whales (depending on the time of year) as well as majestic panoramic views of Maria Island and the Freycinet Peninsula. *Note, if poor weather prevents the cruising to the Ile Des Phoques, the cruise will be changed to circumnavigate Maria Island.

If you have chosen the circumnavigation, your cruise around the Island is a totally immersive and different experience.  The east coast of Maria Island showcases mountain fed waterfalls, secluded bays, sea caves, ancient geology and beaches of pure white sand.

Your big buffet lunch provided on board each cruise includes Tasmanian smoked salmon, ham, chicken, roast beef, home made potato salad, freshly prepared salad, Tasmanian soft and hard cheeses, avocado dips, crackers, wraps and rolls. You will also provided a complimentary drink or tea, coffee, juice and water.  Local wines (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc) and Tasmanian premium larger are also available for purchase during lunch.

In the afternoon, both tours will dock at Darlington. The perfect way to compliment your cruise is to stretch your legs and enjoy a guided tour through Darlington’s fascinating collection of preserved convict buildings, learn about the town’s remarkable history and come face to face with Maria Island’s resident wombats.  If history is not for you, then simply soak up the sun on Darlington’s white sandy beach or swim/snorkel in the waters of Maria Island’s marine reserve.

Hotel pickup is available for guests staying in Hobart!  Why not travel in style with our own comfortable bus instead of hiring a car.  Our shuttle bus will take you from Hobart to Triabunna along the picturesque Tasman Highway and if time permits, we will stop into the historic town of Richmond to capture some wonderful souvenir photos.  Travel time is 1hr 15min on the bus.  Cost for the bus is $30pp return.

Boat departs Triabunna at 9:00am and returns at 4:30 - 4:45pm. 

Reviews (58)
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Reviewed 1 August 2018
Great day cruise

Skipper (compare and guide) and crew first class. Catering featuring Tasmanian wines more than adequate. Good range of local wines. Weather from NE making circumnavigation impossible. Tour amended to spend more time in Mercury Passage and allowed extra time on the Island. All in all...More

Thank dgr216
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We were fortunate to have an almost perfect day weatherwise but even with conditions being less agreeable this tour would be time and money well spent. Skipper Mike is very enthusiastic and passionate, sidekick Jazz is knowledgeable, agreeable and efficient. I was very surprised by...More

Thank Hardie13
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile
Great adventure

Did a circumnavigation of Maria island today. Dramatic wonderful scenery and fantastic info and service from skipper Steve and crew Jess. This should be on you must do list.

Thank Ar3hur
Reviewed 1 May 2018
Perfect day, amazing views, plenty wildlife & good tucker.

Thanks Mike & Jess we had a fantastic day (self drive from Coles Bay). A little bumby out to Ile Des Phoques to see the seals but we were making up for time we spent with the dolphins. Lucky to have a calm day for...More

Thank StewyNT
Reviewed 1 May 2018
Beautiful Maria Island

What a wonderful way to spend a day! Skipper Mike and leading hand Jess were great people, friendly, knowledgeable and fun. Maria Island was exceptionally beautiful and rugged. Mike took the boat into tight little caves and inlets to get a close up look at...More

Thank mjudmill
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6 October 2018|
Response from MartinaTraveli | Reviewed this property |
Most thing February is the best month in Tassie. I went in April and it was still nice!