Tour guides were very good. Scenery was very good. Boat ride was fun, but bumpy. Animal sightings were good, but wish we good have spent more time with the seals. Cafe stop was crowded, but staff worked hard to keep things moving.
The Family fully enjoyed the day trip around the coast but considering that you're in the open sea it's not for the feint hearted as the seas can be choppy at certain times of year. The up-front and personal viewing of the rugged coastline with it's caverns , blow holes, birdlife and fur seals was truly amazing. Then to top off the whole trip, we encountered a southern right whale! A delicious meal was waiting for us at the end of the boat ride and my wife was impressed with being personally served a gluten free lunch as she has special dietary requirements! The bus and ferry rides are also entertaining and visiting the Providore and Bish rounded out a great day with wonderful staff.
I would recommend this tour. The guides were friendly and very informative. The boat ride was fun even with the rain and rough seas.
Really enjoyed the day.
The weather was very bad which can be expected. As a result we did not complete the full boat tour, the water was very rough. I feel there should have been some type of credit towards another trip if we decide to do this again. The trip is very beautiful and I will probably take my partner again so she can see what I did during my first tour.
Boat ride absolutely thrilling. Got up very close to seals on the rocks. Magnificent. Lunch beautiful especially hot pumpkin soup as it was a very cold day. Well worth it. Staff very helpful and efficient
William M Australia
A unique experience and one not to be missed!
The people conducting this tour are very professional, the views are amazing, the wildlife still wild resulting in a thoroughly enjoyable day.
Two words of caution: the movement of the boat is considerable - the crew give out anti-nausea tablets (ginger) but I'm sure seasickness on rough days is an issue (we had a calm though cool day) and secondly, you can't wear too many clothes, when the boat is moving at speed, which it often does the breeze (read gale) across the deck is freezing!
Unforgettable experience, my family n i had a good time in this tour. The down side is that we need to travel a long time to reach the bruny island, but its worth. Just make sure u only take ginger tablet if u have seasickness.
The bus ride and the Vehicle ferry crossing to Bruny were both very efficiently carried out. On the boat trip around the island we experienced very rough seas with high waves. The boat crew were very competent, and I enjoyed the trip thoroughly..
Fascinating trip, everything was well organized with tasty morning tea and lunch. Staff was nice and informative, beautiful scenery of sandstone cliffs, close-up watching dolphins and fur seals was amazing.
Breath taking scenery a great experience but very cold you need to wrap up extremley well but well worth it.
Kaia D Australia
Our tour guide was lovely and the trip to Bruny Island is pretty easy (short bus ride followed by a short ferry ride and another short bus ride).
If I could give any advice it would be to wear very warm clothes. We went in December (the middle of summer) and it was absolutely freezing. You need to wear heavy closed in shoes and a warm jacket. Luckily I bought gloves and a beanie before we went on the boat.
The boat ride is very fast which I enjoyed but it can also be quite rough. We had 2 metre high seas. If you get sea sick or have a sore back or neck, sit at the back of the boat. But the crew supplies sea sick tablets and takes good care of you.
We saw a lot of seals on our trip. The scenery was pretty but I'm not sure it was worth the freezing cold, rain and hail. Having said that, my husband absolutely loved it!
The lunch was delicious (soup, gourmet roll and hot chocolate or coffee) - included in the price.
The people in Tasmania are lovely. If this type of trip appeals to you, I would highly recommend this tour.
Sally C Australia
It's a bit different than expected but still worth going. The scenes were nice.
It would have been a great trip if the weather hadn't caused a problem. What we did do was good and we have decided that we need to come back to Bruny Island one day.
Enjoyable tour - great guides. Weather was not good, nothing can be done about that. Would love to re-do the tour on a fine day.
Great day, sea condition's quite calm. The Captain of the boat excellent in his professionalism. Lunch was okay a little slow on our table which in the end had to rush to board the bus. The only dampener of the trip that the bus driver/ tour guide was not very professional, comments made were not acceptable. I also felt that he had to override people even though questions weren't directed to him.
Well organised, great staff. Unfavourable weather meant we didn't reach the seal or penguin colonies which was very disappointing. However, the rough conditions made the boat trip an adventure in itself. I would deinately do it again under better weather conditions.
The day we went was windy with squalls of hail blowing across every now and then. I couldn't hear the commentary above the noise of the wind and the outboards and in spite of the ginger tablets I was seasick. However the staff were attentive, and the scenery was magnificent. Unforgettable! Blueberry muffins for morning tea warm from the oven and lunch when we got back were both delicious.
David W USA
The guide was friendly but not really personable. The weather was not the best and it rained on us, which did not help out. I wish we could have stopped at the rockery but they said we did not have time, which it turned out we did.