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Hobart's #1 day tour for 7 consecutive years (Tripadvisor). Join the most unforgettable tour, cruising the renowned coastline of Maria Island. Your tour will include a 4-hour scenic cruise of Maria Island's stunning coastline and a 2-hour walk of the island's World Heritage listed convict settlement. A lunch stop with complimentary food, beer and wine is provided on board whilst at anchor in the most beautiful of locations. Each 7 hour day tour includes: - Cruise to Painted Cliffs & Fossil Cliffs. - Intimate cruise around Maria Island (4 hours) or Ile Des Phoques, exploring towering cliffs and giant sea caves . - Guided walk of Darlington convict precinct with wildlife viewing of wombats, kangaroos, Cape Barron geese, wallabies and other iconic native wildlife. - Small group size (maximum 25 passengers).
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Ken B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely the highlight of our Tasmanian trip. Brilliant and knowledgeable staff combined with tasty meals. And scenery to die for. Can not recommend this cruise enough.
Written 14 April 2024
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Gerry A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Best day out of 6 weeks in Tasmania. Awesome day trip, fast boat, great staff, morning tea, lunch, seals, wombats, history. Wow, wow, wow. Worth every cent. Do it, don't hesitate.
Written 13 April 2024
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Sally R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
While the weather didn't look promising, Mike, his boat and crew, were amazing - knowledgable and safe, keeping us on the lee side of the island to ensure the smoothest ride possible. I've been / worked on a multitude of boats, and no-one handles them like Mike! He snuck us half into a cavern for a look so close you could almost touch.
Enough chat to learn something, enough quiet to enjoy the view and contemplate the geology and history. Maria Island is a lovely stroll, do as much or as little as you like and see some wombats.
Really 5 star service for the price, wet-weather gear for those brave enough to sit up top, plentiful (eco friendly) lunch and drinks variety, and even Connoisseur ice-cream! Amazingly set up and run, plus the locality itself. Totally faultless, will be back during better weather sometime! Thanks Mike!
Written 10 April 2024
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Georgie K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We recently did a cruise around Maria Island with Maria Island Cruises!
We had the best day!
A highlight of our tassie trip most definitely.
Everything about the trip was fantastic! The knowledge shared by skipper Michael was unbelievable! He is so passionate about the Island and it's nature & history!
The catering was outstanding. Beautifully presented and tasty food not just your ordinary cruise lunch food!
The staff Millie & Rachel were very helpful and obliging in every way.
Would definitely recommend and will do this cruise again when in Tasmania next! 💯 %👌👌
Written 9 April 2024
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Marcos A
Niterói2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I’ve been to Maria Island many times. Always had a great time. Never, however, done the circumnavigation cruise. It’s way above expectations. Not only the cruise itself but the knowledge of the crew and the top notch customer service. It’s worth every penny.
Written 7 April 2024
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Thank you for the kind review. It is great to hear that our Maria Island Cruise provided a varied experience for you. We love coming back again and again, glad you do too! See you next time, Milly
Written 9 April 2024
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Erin B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Wow! This one is not to be missed. We took our three teenagers on this cruise and it was thoroughly enjoyed by both parents and teens. Beautiful is an understatement and the crew was relaxed, friendly and made it such an easy, enjoyable day for us. Nothing is too much trouble and they are so passionate about the environment and its history. The tour came recommended by a friend and I will be passing the recommendation on to all I know. Geology, so many animals, history, scenery, great food, wine, yummy treats, pristine waters.
Written 3 April 2024
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Thank you so much for the great feedback. It was our pleasure taking your family out to Maria, great to hear you enjoyed the day as much as we did. See you next time, Milly
Written 5 April 2024
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Vicki R
Victoria, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A great day out, the highlight being the sea caves and the close encounters with the seals. Just the right amount of time on Maria island to explore as well, we even had a swim. The crew were really knowledgeable and welcoming. We would thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone visiting the area.
Written 2 April 2024
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Thanks for the kind feedback. We love taking people out to Ile Des Phoques - it's a gem. Fantastic to hear you enjoyed the experience. Save travels and best wishes, Milly
Written 5 April 2024
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Vacation364177
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow what a fantastic day. So many things to see. So many seals to view and the cruise into the sea caves was awesome. Then the walk in Maria Island to learn the history and see all the gorgeous wombats. Lunch and morning tea was delicious and GF options were supplied. The staff are amazing and cater to your every need. Highly recommend.
Written 1 April 2024
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Thank you so much for the kind review. It sounds like you enjoyed your day out on the water as much as we did! Save travels, Milly
Written 5 April 2024
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Barbara M
Frederick, MD4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Our trip with East Coast Cruises was delightful. Michael and Rachel made it a memorable day. The boat was comfortable and clean. The commentary was educational, entertaining, and reflexed a respect for the environment. Loved interacting with the seals. We enjoyed the free time to explore Maria Island and saw several wombats and wallabies. Thanks so much!
Written 1 April 2024
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Thank you for the kind words, We are pleased to hear you had a great day on our cruise. Discovering al the wildlife is always a highlight for us too! Best wishes, Milly
Written 5 April 2024
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Colleen F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had a wonderful day out on the cruise with Michael and Rachel. Appreciated the witty and interesting commentary and learning about not only Maria and lle Des Phogues, but also the wildlife that live there. Plus, we had the opportunity to swim at Fossil Cliffs! Cool clear water. A highlight of our trip. Take your bathers and towel.
Written 31 March 2024
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Hi Colleen, thanks for the review. It sound like you had a fantastic day out on the water, and we never regret a swim (especially at such a scenic spot)! Kind regards, Milly
Written 5 April 2024
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