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Maria Island Cruise and Guided Walk Full Day Tour with Drinks provided by East Coast Cruises

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Maria Island Cruise and Guided Walk Full Day Tour with Drinks

Maria Island Cruise and Guided Walk Full Day Tour with Drinks
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About
Award winning day tour of Maria Island National Park to view seals, dolphins, wombats, kangaroos, eagles, wallabies, albatross and whales (during migration), famous geology and UNESCO convict history. Your tour will depart from Triabunna (approximately 1-hour and 15-minutes from Hobart). Includes a 4-hour scenic cruise of Maria Island with a 2-hour stay on the island. Lunch is provided with your tour as a beautiful selection of salad bowls from our cafe. Lunch will be enjoyed on the boat at anchor in a secluded bay. Local wines (Darlington Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc) and Tasmanian premium lager are also provided during lunch. A single serve is complimentary with your tour. Additional alcoholic drinks are $6 per serve. Cakes, water, tea, coffee, orange juice, soda water and soft drinks are also provided complimentary. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 45222P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • 4-hour scenic cruise
  • 2-hour stay on Maria Island
  • Guided walk of Darlington convict settlement
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • 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
  • Complimentary single serve during lunch
  • Choose from a selection of healthy salad bows. Please indicate if you would like either a Chicken aioli salad, smoked salmon salad, roast beef salad, leg ham salad, vegetarian salad or vegan salad.
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Hotel shuttle bus pickups are available for guests staying in Hobart
Exclusions
  • Hotel shuttle bus (additional $30 per person return).
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please select the TOUR + BUS option. Hotel pickups are available to ALL guests staying within 5min of the Hobart CBD. Please enter (or message) the name or address of your accommodation and our new shuttle bus will pick you up and deliver you right to your door. Guests located outside of the Hobart CBD can choose to meet at the Hobart Travel & Information Centre.
  • 21 Vicary St, Triabunna TAS 7190, Australia Take the road (Vicary Street) from the Tasman Highway into Triabunna. This is the main street of our town.
  • 20 Davey St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia Shuttle Bus connection for guests staying in Hobart outside of the Hobart CBD, please meet at the Hobart Visitor Information Centre.
  • Hobart TAS, Australia Shuttle Bus connections for hotel pickups within 5min of the Hobart CBD. Please message us with the name of your hotel and we will pick you up at the door!
  • Airports:
  • Hobart International Airport, Strachan St, Cambridge TAS 7170, Australia
  • Ports:
  • Triabunna Wharf, Charles St, Triabunna TAS 7190, Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Our 5-star tour is catered with drinks and optional food/lunch 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • 4-hour scenic cruise
  • 2-hour stay on Maria Island
  • Guided walk of Darlington convict settlement
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • 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
  • Complimentary single serve during lunch
  • Choose from a selection of healthy salad bows. Please indicate if you would like either a Chicken aioli salad, smoked salmon salad, roast beef salad, leg ham salad, vegetarian salad or vegan salad.
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Hotel shuttle bus pickups are available for guests staying in Hobart
Exclusions
  • Hotel shuttle bus (additional $30 per person return).
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please select the TOUR + BUS option. Hotel pickups are available to ALL guests staying within 5min of the Hobart CBD. Please enter (or message) the name or address of your accommodation and our new shuttle bus will pick you up and deliver you right to your door. Guests located outside of the Hobart CBD can choose to meet at the Hobart Travel & Information Centre.
  • 21 Vicary St, Triabunna TAS 7190, Australia Take the road (Vicary Street) from the Tasman Highway into Triabunna. This is the main street of our town.
  • 20 Davey St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia Shuttle Bus connection for guests staying in Hobart outside of the Hobart CBD, please meet at the Hobart Visitor Information Centre.
  • Hobart TAS, Australia Shuttle Bus connections for hotel pickups within 5min of the Hobart CBD. Please message us with the name of your hotel and we will pick you up at the door!
  • Airports:
  • Hobart International Airport, Strachan St, Cambridge TAS 7170, Australia
  • Ports:
  • Triabunna Wharf, Charles St, Triabunna TAS 7190, Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Our 5-star tour is catered with drinks and optional food/lunch 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    East Coast Cruises
    Stop: 8 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Maria Island National Park
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Lina
Adelaide, Australia39 contributions
Great, memorable Day
Nov. 2021
This Maria Island cruise was interesting, well prepared and exceeded our expectations. Both Michael and Ally went out of their way to make the experience memorable and enjoyable. Nice lunch and very interesting walk around maria Island. Thanks a lot.
Written 2 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Genevieve M
Hobart, Australia32 contributions
A must do cruise for visitors and locals alike!
Nov. 2021 • Family
Thank you Micheal and Ally for a magnificent full day tour of the beautiful Illes de Phoques and Maria Island. Only wonderful things to say about this fantastic trip. Micheal is passionate and very knowledgeable regarding all things to do with the geology, history of the area and knows how to interact respectfully with the Seals. We loved every minute of this trip ,especially the amazing caves and fossil cliffs! Extraordinary!! Highly recommended!
Written 29 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lucy C
Brisbane, Australia14 contributions
Wow!!! What an experience!!
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Our day with Michael (skipper/owner) and Ally (beautiful guide) was fabulous from our first introduction. They both went to extremes to make all guests feel valued and comfortable. On our tour we saw a seal colony, explored sea caves, learned about the extensive history of Maria Island, saw spectacular scenery, had delicious baked morning tea and fresh salads (with a beer) for lunch, explored the island from land and sea, and got within meters of multiple wombats. What a day… absolutely amazing! I would do this tour again and would definitely recommend to anyone without hesitation! Thank you for making this such a unique experience for me and my husband. We will be talking about this day for a very long time to come.
Written 28 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Karla M
2 contributions
Must do Tassie experience
Nov. 2021 • Family
This was an amazing experience - the booking was easy, checking in was efficient (clear instructions and plenty of parking), the whole trip was seamless and the hospitality was wonderful (well timed morning tea and lunch - which was delicious and generous portions). The time spent observing the seals was so humbling - we were fascinated by the knowledge Mike has about the local area and the seals. Then there was the breath taking views inside the caves and of the cliffs of Maria Island. Time spent on Maria was perfect - interesting history and lots of wombling wombats. A big thank you to lovely Ally who was so friendly and attentive. We highly recommend this as must do Tassie experience.
Written 27 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michelle P
Brisbane, Australia168 contributions
Highlight of my Tassie Trip - staff service exceptional, Maria Island an unexpected piece of paradise
Nov. 2021
I had the BEST day recently with Michael and Ally. These 2 were a great team and their service levels were exceptional on the day. Such lovely and friendly people and would go out of their way to help you and make sure we were well looked after.

This trip ended up being an unexpected highlight of my recent Tassie trip. I loved it. While It took me a while to get my landlegs back after being on the boat for 4 hours, the circumnavigation of the island was amazing. So many beautiful coves, bays, passages, rock formations, waterfalls. Just beautiful. Maria Island is a piece of paradise. Michael gave fantastic commentry and so much information about everything on the boat trip. Ally took care of all of our other needs, we were fed, had drinks whenever we wanted and they were both always available for questions. I was very impressed by their service levels.

In the 2 hours on the island there are wild wombats roaming which is a highlight. You see a lot of wildlife and exploring the convict settlement is very interesting.

Overall, I highly recommend this tour. It's not very rough on the ocean and the boat is very comfortable. The service levels of the staff are exceptional and you'll have an amazing day. Do yourself a favour and do this tour. When I come back to Tassie I intend on doing the other boat tour they offer as well.

Thanks Ally and Michael, really appreciate you looking after us on the day, you do a wonderful job.
Written 26 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TeamECC
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this detailed review, it means so so much to us reading comments like this one. We really do pride ourself on ensuring our guests are 100% looked after throughout the whole day, so hearing this gives us so much joy! We are so glad you enjoyed the day and the beautiful Maria Island and your time on the boat. Wishing you all the best for the rest of your time in Tassie and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks so much, Ally
Written 27 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

popcorn_cotton
Brisbane, Australia19 contributions
Water and wombats
Do yourself a favour and visit Maria island with Michael and Ally. Small group tour with perfect balance of information and autonomy. Vego option tasty and healthy. Great trip and also great friendly customer service from ground staff rosemary before hand.
Written 23 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amanda H
Devonport4 contributions
A total experience
Nov. 2021 • Friends
If you are thinking of doing this cruise, just do it!!! You won't regret it, it has to be the best way to see Maria Island. History, landscapes, wildlife, cruising, walking eating and drinking and all you have to do is show up☺️.
I don't know what else you could possibly want in a day tour.
Maria Island is so versatile and beautiful which I don't think you would be able to experience any other way than by cruising around.
Thank you so much to the team from the moment of booking right up to the end. The team are considerate and helpful with booking needs and great communicators.
Wonderful day out. Don't miss this.
Written 15 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sunniefromoz
Tasmania29 contributions
Wonderful day
Nov. 2021
First class tour. Great value and the crew were friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend it to anyone.
Written 11 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TeamECC
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We give our tours everything to ensure guests have the best experience possible. Maria Island sure is a beautiful part of Tasmania and we are grateful to share it with you! - Mike
Written 14 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gordon H
1 contribution
Family cruise to celebrate an 80th birthday.
Oct. 2021
Every aspect was a thrill in some way. Be it the surge of the three Suzuki’s effortlessly pushing the “Spirit of Maria” through the Mercury Passage or the encounter with the cliff rock formations together with Mike’s comprehensive commentary.
We had the full circumnavigation booked but the Southerly swell would have spoilt the day had Mike continued. What we saw was a more detailed and leisurely cruise of world standard formations.
Written 9 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MotherDHH
Washington DC, DC16 contributions
Fabulous Maria Island and Ile des Phoques Cruise
Nov. 2021
I love it when a day trip exceeds my expectations. This was one of those times. I signed up for the Ile des Phoques / Maria Island cruise and walk. I was glad the weather cooperated for the Ile des Phoques portion of the cruise because, not only did we see so many seals, we were able to enter two sea caves that had unexpectedly brilliant colors. It was simply magical. We then cruised over to Maria Island where we explored the Fossil Cliffs and another sea cave before stopping for a lovely lunch while anchored in a secluded bay. After lunch, we stopped by the Painted Cliffs before disembarking at Darlington for a two-hour break on land for a guided tour and/or wander around the old settlement. There were so many wombats on the grounds, along with Cape Barren geese, it was amazing. As if a day like this couldn't get any better, a baby wombat tried to take a bite out of my sneaker. Had to remind myself to stand still and take a picture. Fabulous day, super crew, and great guides.
Written 6 November 2021
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TeamECC
We are so glad you enjoyed your day with us! The colours in the sea caves are amazing aren't they. What an amazing experience with the baby wombat, we hope he didn't leave any holes! Thanks so much for choosing Maria Island Cruises!
Written 10 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: East Coast Cruises
Jenny M
Jenny M
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The best day
Thank you for providing a fantastic cruise around Maria Island and the history you shared was extra special as Mari
jenniegschiel
jenniegschiel
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A fantastic day out with amazing scenery
I had a great out, the weather kept us guessing til the last minute but then it was a beautiful morning and the tri
donnabreward
donnabreward
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Amazing
I had a beautiful day on the Maria Island cruise celebrating a beautiful friends 50th, Staff where Amazing and look
TFranjic
TFranjic
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Amazing !!
We had the pleasure of expaeriencing Maria Island for a friends surprise 50th birthday celebration, Mike & Meg went
michelleeK8182ET
michelleeK8182ET
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Amazing well worth the $$
We (husband and 2 teenage kids) did the 4 hr sea cave cruise and Maria island visit ! We had an amazing time with m
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S2365XAjoannew
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Ile Des Phoques 4hr Cruise
My sister and I were lucky enough to get a seat on this 4 hour cruise on 17 September 2021. It was a shortened ver
MeganJacobs
MeganJacobs
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Ile Des Phoques 4hr Cruise
This 4hr cruise packed so much adventure in! Over to watch the many playful seals at Ile Des Phoques, around the co
213cliff
213cliff
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Great Value
Great fun with Michael and Ellen. Boat was terrific and was worth the trip alone for the ride. Knowledge and histor
SJDowney
SJDowney
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WONDERFUL DAY OUT
We did the Maria Island Circumnavigation tour followed by a recommendation received. The boat is well equipped and
KeliP-82
KeliP-82
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Ile Des Phoques cruise highly recommend
We had such an enjoyable time on the Ile Des Phoques cruise Staff were great - from when we walked into cafe for
margaret675
margaret675
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Maria Island Cruise
Absolutely brilliant in every way. The scenery was amazing - giant rock faces and sea caves. Mike and his staff did
Hackpackers2450
Hackpackers2450
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Incredible, do yourself a favour and do this tour, Steve, Michael and Rosy are great.
Amazing trip, sea caves, Australian Fur Seals, wombats paddy melons, Kangaroos and a historical site
DBull2021
DBull2021
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Awesome day out
We had a great day out on the water, Mike and Steve were friendly and knowledgeable about everything on the trip. W
735gborn
735gborn
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Maria Island Circumnavigation
Not only a great day out on the water but Mike (owner & skipper) and Caitlyn (crew) were superb. Mike was very comp
Russell R
Russell R
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East Coast Cruises
AN amazing day with Michael and Ellen aboard the Spirit of Maria. So much knowledge and a magnificent day to spend
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