5 star rating: Highly Recommended 51 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.

Highlights

  • 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 August 2015

Simply Amazing tour, I would recommend this

israel125
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The most fun of the trip! I could not fault the cruise. We had cold and wet weather on our cruise with rain, hail and even snow! But we were prepared, with thermals. But regardless - we were well catered for with the offer of gloves, beanies and the full length rain jackets. Damo, the guide, seemed rough around the edges at first. But as soon as we started he was an absolute champion, with a power of information about the geology, geography and widlife. He delievered it with the perfect amount of dry humour - which kept the moral high considering the conditions.

A good tip is to sit up the front. They do warn you that you may get seasick, with the waves being more pronounced up front, but with seasick tablets, and the offer of ginger tablets it's worth the risk. We had 4/5 meter swells, and normally this would be fairly hairy to contend with, but the 3 x 200hp motor power speedboat it handles the whole thing with ease and confort. They get in really close to the cliffs and even go into a couple of caves, in the boat!

The second part of the trip was not as thrilling as the speedboat cruise, but it was equally as interesting. We arrived at Port Arthur at 1pm, with our lunch waiting. The food was more than enough, with a great salmon roll we had the choice of chicken, vegetarian or salmon, along with several other bit and bites.

Port Arthur was essentilly self-guided, but you can join a walking tour which we did, and a boat cruise. We only made the walking tour, which was enough to get a good history of the place. We finished that and wandered around. I though the silent 'ward' was the coolest. Inlcuding the building and it's history.

I can highly recommend this tour to everyone! It's a must do! And it will give you the best impression of Tasmania! Especially Eaglehawk. I now want to move there!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

If you only do one tour in Hobart this is the tour to do. Highly recommend could not fault it at all . We will be doing this again on our next visit to Hobart.

Lynne
Australia

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

excellent

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.

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