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Strahan Activities Centre, The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
+61 3 6471 4300
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

A lovely trip to see the penguins a different experience nice to have a small group for a change. Would highly recommend this trip to others while in Strahan.

1  Thank Evelyn T
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Took a boat ride out with ten others to Bonnet Island tonight departing just on dusk. Skipper Paul guided us out through Hells Gates back to moor at Bonnet Island where we learnt some of the history of the area and the lives of lighthouse...More

Thank Julesmac1
Reviewed 28 February 2018

The staff were heaps of fun and very knowledgeable. The boat is not huge (10-12 guests), so it is a more personal experience than most. Watching the sunset as we travelled to the Island was lovely. Our supper was very enjoyable and gave everyone time...More

Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

The trip was much more than just penguins. Good guides, small boat, into the roaring 40s (it was calm so we could), unpretentious cheese and wine buffet, amazing stars. Saw a dozen penguins. Felt a bit intrusive but they didnt seem bothered. They get visited...More

Thank Char1ieP
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

The Bonnet Bay experience started with information on some of the more notable highlights in Strahan as we headed out to the island. Once out near the island we were taken out to Hells Gate and were given more information on the area, the early...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Host Suze and Skipper Paul made this a memorable experience for our family. Gazing at the spectacular sunset, learning about the indigenous people of the area, seeing the incredible engineering feats of past pioneers; travelling through the narrow Hells Gates to breathe in the fresh...More

Thank Angela K
Reviewed 28 February 2017

If you've not seen Fairy Penguins this is a great way to do it. A small boat that only takes 16 people goes out to Hell's Gate before coming in to dock at Bonnet Island as it's going dusk. You have wine and cheese before...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 15 February 2017

What an amazing experience! Travelling out to Bonnet Island, seeing the sunset, lighthouses, and beautiful penguins. They are not afraid of you and one walked right up to us. Thank you Ricky, Garry and Andrew for the fun and informative 3 hours. Supper was delicious...More

1  Thank _cherylmaried
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This was an absolute brilliant evening. We set off on a small boat out of the harbour towards Bonnett Island. Only 10 guests are allowed on this boutique cruise. Our guide was fantastic with lots of info about Strahan, Macquarue Harbor and Bonnett Island. Bonett...More

1  Thank Grumpyoldman101
Reviewed 28 December 2016

It's my 1st visit to Strahan and I must say this trip is great introduction to the fun aspects of this lovely town. Trip was professionally conducted, fun and eye-opener (especially to see wild penguins). The naming of the cute little penguins liven up the...More

1  Thank jensen_chua
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