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We had an excellent adventure on the boat with a very good guide, and it was topped off with the most interesting historic tour.
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!
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.
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
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
This is a really great trip. The boat ride is not to be missed.
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.
OMG! Was the most amazing trip, Phil and the other guides were Superb! I can't imagine not having done this trip! Trust me the views, the aquatic life and the guides made this trip one I will cherish for the rest of my life!
With our short stay in Tasmania we really appreciated how we where taken care of
I love this trip! It's intimate and exciting; the Tasman Peninsula and Island are amazing!!! We also had a close encounter with the dolphins, albatross and fur seals, including the Comanche - sailboat from Sydney. Port Arthur is interesting. Definitely this is a lot better than Milford Sound!!!
What a fantastic day. The group was small being a Saturday due to the usual attraction of the Salamanca markets. Morning tea and lunch were both provided and beyond what was expected. The driver for the day 'Phil' was friendly and warm. The boat ride is the best experience and port Arthur beautiful.
Excellent tour, and much more adrenalin than I had expected (particularly if the sea is a choppy). Scenery is amazing and team running the trip were entertaining and professional - thoroughly recommended
Loved the tour, all the guides were so well informed and take great pride in their work. We had a memorable day and would recommend to all.
Great day well worth the trip awsome coast line with great crew Ange and Damo on fantastic boat
This is one of the best tours I have taken. The scenery and wildlife of the Tasman Peninsula speak for themselves, but what made this tour so good were the knowledgable, capable, and friendly staff, especially on the boat portion. One got the idea that the boat crew were truly interested in the subject themselves, and wanted to share their passion with the visitors, making sure to enter the most interesting caves and pointing out the tiniest of wildlife. The Port Arthur site is very interesting and worth a visit; any suggestions I have are for the PA folks themselves, as we were left to the PA guides for the walk-around; there were 70 people in our group at that point and we didn't stay with them. However, we found that on our own, the historical site itself suffers from very poor signage (OK once a person reaches a building, but it's very hard to keep checkiing the rough sketch map instead of reading road signs, even when one knows where one wants to go). This is not viator's fault, but perhaps could pass this on to PA. The PA museum is great; overall, the PA portion was also worth the visit.
It was amazing, best boat trip we have ever taken, spectacular scenery, brilliant crew..... Just amazing .
My trip to the Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site was an excellent introduction to my time in Tasmania. The staff were very friendly and efficient and helped immensely in making the day a very memorable one for me to start my Tasmanian experience.