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Full-Day Maria Island Scenic Cruise Including Buffet Lunch and Guided Walk provided by East Coast Cruises

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

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    East Coast Cruises
    Stop: 8 hours -
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    Maria Island National Park
    Stop: 2 hours -
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Departure Point
Visitors Centre, Esplanade West, Triabunna TAS 7190, Australia 20 Davey St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia Hobart TAS, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 4-hour scenic cruise
  • 2-hour stay on Maria Island
  • Guided walk of Darlington convict settlement
  • Buffet lunch (suitable for all dietary requirements)
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Buffet lunch
  • Snacks
  • Chilled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Soda water
  • Soft drinks
  • Orange juice
  • Wombat viewing
  • Seal viewing (morning tea & coffee with Australian fur seals!)
  • Kangaroo viewing
  • Dolphin watching
  • Whale watching
  • Alcoholic drinks are provided on the cruise for lunch at an additional cost. We serve wonderful local wines from Darlington Vineyard ( and Boags Premium larger.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please book your Hobart shuttle bus separately by choosing the tour + bus option if you do require the pickup
  • Tours are subject to weather and minimum numbers
  • Tours are perfect for children and families!
  • The vessel is safe and comfortable and provides protection from the elements
  • The vessel has a comfortable on board toilet, which doubles as a change room for those wanting to swim
  • East Coast Cruises reserves the right to cancel departures at anytime and will refund the full amount of any monies paid by the customer.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Our 5-star tour is fully catered with food and drinks onboard
  • Designed and guided by professional scientists
  • Small and personalised tour groups. Maximum 24 people for room to move about the boat!
  • Waterproof jackets and pants available onboard the boat
  • Perfect for children
  • Seasickness tablets and wristbands provided to all guests if required
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lesley Wickham wrote a review 1 Aug.
Hobart, Australia481 contributions128 helpful votes
A most enjoyable day in a fascinating place. I had no idea that the island was so interesting geologically as well as beautiful. Our cruise took in the best of the coastal scenery as well as an informative guided walk round Darlington and through the surrounding bush. The crew
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Date of experience: July 2020
kendottrim wrote a review Apr. 2020
Lake Macquarie, Australia33 contributions1 helpful vote
I booked this cruise a few months before the cruise date as I liked the look of the content and we were not disappointed. Checked in by Tahlia ( sorry if incorrect spelling) who was welcoming and friendly.We received a warm welcome once onboard from our Skipper Michael. We had a
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Date of experience: February 2020
BOB H wrote a review Mar. 2020
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom10 contributions4 helpful votes
Did this cruise on our last day in Tassie, having been north, south, east & west of the Island. Beautiful day out even with the 40 knot winds from an overnight storm, as the clouds lifted and the sun broke through, Great views of all the major coastal features on this cruise
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Date of experience: February 2020
Lorraine B wrote a review Mar. 2020
Seaford, Australia278 contributions53 helpful votes
This was a great day tour where we saw several dolphins and fur seals. We had plenty of time to see and photograph these animals and as the sea was calm the boat was able to go right into some caves in the cliffs. We also heard some of the history of Maria Island and walked
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Rick2199 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Sydney, Australia22 contributions22 helpful votes
We have just spent a wonderful with Mike the skipper/ owner and guide, and his delightful hostess Ellen, on a full day cruise around MARIA Island and a guided walk through the convict ruins and wildlife of Darlington, the settlement on the island. Mike gave us a safe and
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By: East Coast Cruises
Fantastic Tour
Thank you Mike and Tahlia for a wonderful experience. Ile des Phoques was amazing and your ability to share your l
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Myself and some friends did one of the new 2.5 hour cruises to lie des phoques, which was an absolutely stunning ex
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An amazing adventure out to Ile Des Phoque! Conditions allowed us to go inside the two caves, one with the sun and
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We'll be back
Went to Iles des phoques and back round coast of Maria Island. Was absolutely fabulous and Mike and Barb were great
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Fantastic afternoon
We had always wanted to do the cruise to Ile Des Phoques (isle of seals) what a great afternoon. Such amazing scene
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Excellent time
Fine weather and a fantastic trip . Operation very professional and could not be faulted in any way. The captain ha
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Brenton M
Great Trip was lucky enough to go on the trip to seal island which also allowed us to go into the sea cave great ba
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Fantastic day-long boat trip round Maria Island
This was one of the highlights of our three weeks in Australia. From the moment we were picked up at the hotel door
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Jeanette H
Great day out
Had a great day, crew were amazing, lovely lunch and had a great time on Maria Island. Saw lots of wildlife and ama
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Great day out
We had a great day out with these guys, the staff was wonderful and we had lots of interesting commentary. The boat
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Full-Day Maria Island Scenic Cruise Including Buffet Lunch and Guided Walk
An amazing day out on the boat and on the island. Travel sickness pills, jackets and pants supplied for extra warmt
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Maria Island Cruise and Guided Walk
The crew were friendly and very knowledgeable about the area and coastal surroundings, weather, flora and fauna And
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terrific day
An excellent experience. Rough weather but the guides did an excellent job and the scenery was well worth the visit
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East Coast Cruises are THE BEST.
This is a small intimate group where you get a very personal tour of Maria Island. Everybody in this cruise compan
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East Coast Cruises to Ile de Phoque and Maria Island - Magnificent!!
The trip was really exciting. We were surrounded by seabirds of all types and pods of dolphins weaving around the b
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  • Duration: 8h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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