5 star rating: Highly Recommended 47 Reviews

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  • Location: Hobart, Australia
  • Duration:  10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Explore the Tasman Peninsula from both land and sea on a full-day excursion from Hobart. See the Tasman Peninsula from the water on a three-hour wilderness cruise, then spend three hours at Port Arthur Historic Site. Gain invaluable insights from your interpretive guides on this Tasman Peninsula day tour, which includes morning tea and lunch.


  • Enjoy a 3-hour wilderness and wildlife eco-cruise along the spectacular coastline of Tasman National Park
  • Explore the spectacular Jurassic Dolerite sea cliffs of the Tasman Peninsula, carved by the power of the Southern Ocean
  • See towering cliff faces and enter deep sea caves
  • Watch dolphins and seals swim among the waves
  • Explore Port Arthur Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Discover the convict and penal past

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What You Can Expect

Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site from Hobart

Port Arthur Historic Site

Board the tour bus in Hobart and enjoy a scenic drive along the coast to the Tasman Peninsula. After morning tea at a local cafe (included), transfer to a three-hour wilderness cruise along the Tasman National Park coastline, from Eaglehawk Neck to Port Arthur.

From the boat, admire the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, visit sea caves and see cliff-nesting peregrine falcons. The boat features covered open-air tiered seating so everyone gets a good all-round view, improving your chances of maybe spotting whales, seabirds, seals and dolphins swimming at the bow of the boat. The interpretive guides will shed light on the peninsula’s ecosystems, wildlife and history.

Back on dry land, enjoy lunch (included), before spending three hours at the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site. Feel the spooky atmosphere at this former penal colony set in landscaped grounds, and hear tales from the site’s convict days as you tour the evocative ruins, which include the guard tower, church and main penitentiary.

The trip back to Hobart departs at around 4.30pm, arriving in the city at around 6pm.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

we had an amazing time, it was extremely cold, but the most enjoyable trip we have ever done, would highly recommend it to anyone, an big thankyou to Noah and the team at pennicot wilderness cruises for such personalised service, and an extremely informative cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great staff, abundance of information by the guides.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Boat trip to Tasman Peninsula was a perfect day. It was a bit of an adventure. Loved the way they presented the coast lines, lucky to see many seals sunbathing on shores. The historical site is a big garden. History and ghost stories are not my cup of tea. But got a lot of nice shots. Nice tour guy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Seeing the dolphins and sea lions was worth the sea sickness.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This is a really great trip. The boat ride is not to be missed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The your was fantastic and that was because Ben our tour guide was so informative. I was amazed at how much he knew and how interesting it made the tour.
Thanks Ben

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Was the highlite of our trip if you dont do this your totally mad

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

spectacular views and an exciting boat trip!

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