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Reviewed 18 January 2019

We have just completed 3 wonderful weeks holidaying in Tasmania. We did not have a bad day in all that time. The circumnavigation of Maria Island onboard 'The Spirit of Maria' was, without doubt, one of the best days we had.
We managed to see common dolphins, seals, a humpback whale, kangaroos, pademelons, wombats, Cape Barren Geese, Wedge tailed eagles, albatrosses and other sea birds. The landscape and geology of the island is fascinating. we all took dozens and dozens of photo's.
Mike is a fantastic skipper, extremely knowledgable and passionate about the environment, the island's history and its inhabitants. He is very approachable and is conscious of each passengers safety, comfort and tour experience. Similarly Meg was very friendly and personable and spent her day making sure every passenger enjoyed their day. Lunch was an enjoyable onboard experience.
Mike and Meg made sure all guests felt welcomed making a point to learn each of the passenger's names. With only 24 passengers on board there were vantage points for all.
Our kids, aged 14 and 13, agree that this was an experience not to be missed.
We picked up the tour at Triabunna.
We will certainly do this again when we return to Tasmania.
Thanks to East Coast Cruises and especially to Mike and Meg.
Dave, Lisa, Jess and Aiden.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 17 January 2019

We came on a cruise around Maria Island on 22 December. It was a great day and a great cruise. This had been a cruise that we had wanted to do for some time and we were not disappointed. The far side of the island is spectacularly beautiful. Beautiful rock formations, great commentary. Very friendly and helpful crew who obviously loved their job and this island. Thanks for the lovely lunch and morning and afternoon teas - we did get hungry out there in all that fresh air. The dolphins were beautiful and was a real treat to have them with us for so long. We hope in the not too distant future to be able to join you on a trip to the Ile des Phoques. Lastly but not the least - it was a really good idea to get the shuttle bus from Hobart to Triabunna - much better than us driving and rushing. Thanks for everything, S and A

Date of experience: December 2018
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TeamECC, Manager at East Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2019

Dear Explore ....

The mesmerising geological formations, history and resident wildlife of Maria Island are part of what makes every day a fantastic adventure! Thanks for choosing to book the shuttle bus, we believe it makes the day easier by not having to think of driving, especially as an exciting day on the water can be tiring.

We thoroughly enjoyed welcoming you onboard "Spirit of Maria", and really appreciate your lovely review.

Because you have now travelled with us on a tour, you are a valued member of our VIP club and are entitled to VIP rates next time you cruise with us!


Kindest Regards - Team ECC
Mike, Steve
Tim, Meg
Bec, Kat
Rosey and Barb

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Reviewed 17 January 2019

Very friendly people, great food, beautiful location, overall a very well run tour which we really enjoyed

Date of experience: January 2019
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Thank 706craig
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TeamECC, Manager at East Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2019

Dear 706Craig,

Thanks for your kind review. We appreciate your spending the day with us, Maria Island certainly is beautiful and we enjoy sharing the diverse history and stunning coastline.

Because you have now travelled with us on a tour, you are a valued member of our VIP club and are entitled to VIP rates next time you cruise with us!


Kindest Regards - Team ECC
Mike, Steve
Tim, Meg
Bec, Kat
Rosey and Barb

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Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

Words can't really capture the brilliant day we had on the water with Easy Coast Cruises. Totally professional outfit, very knowledgeable, excellent seamanship. Maria Island experience was world class.

Date of experience: January 2019
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TeamECC, Manager at East Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2019

Dear Georgietas1,

Wow, thanks for such an awesome review! With Maria Island's incredibly diverse history, complemented by the surrounding pristine waters and spectacular coastline, it's always a pleasure being able to share our knowledge and the entire team appreciates hearing your experience with us was "world class".

Because you have now travelled with us on a tour, you are a valued member of our VIP club and are entitled to VIP rates next time you cruise with us!


Kindest Regards - Team ECC
Mike, Steve
Tim, Meg
Bec, Kat
Rosey and Barb

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Reviewed 16 January 2019

What an incredible day! It went beyond my expectations and was probably the best cruise I ever had with great guides and numerous sites that I easiliy qualify as breathtaking. 300% recommended

Date of experience: January 2019
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Thank MatthieuT89
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TeamECC, Manager at East Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2019

Dear MatthieuT89,

Thank you so much for your generous review! With so many unique and beautiful places to explore around Maria Island, every day is like a new adventure and it's brilliant hearing your day with us onboard "Spirit of Maria" exceeded your expectations!

Because you have now travelled with us on a tour, you are a valued member of our VIP club and are entitled to VIP rates next time you cruise with us!


Kindest Regards - Team ECC
Mike, Steve
Tim, Meg
Bec, Kat
Rosey and Barb

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