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Good trip, comfortable surroundings, polite attentive staff, informative but not overly intrusive commentary. Loved the abundant smoked salmon at lunch.
Excellent guided tour of Sarah Island - very entertaining
We really loved this cruise, food was great It was very comfortable, staff were amazing and Sarah Island was outstanding.
It was very good - comfortable, good information, nice food, very enjoyable walk in rain forest. Tour of Sarah Island had an excellent guide and was very enjoyable. Unfortunately it was raining for most of the cruise and visiblility was low. Will do it again on a fine day.
The River Cruise is the highlight of a visit to Strahan and a must do. Going in November the boat was probably only about a third full so plenty of room to move around, stand on the deck to take photos etc, and plenty of food for the buffet. The included buffet lunch is worth the ticket on its own. Unless you are there in the high season and the boat is likely to be full, the top deck ticket including drinks will not be worth the extra cost.
Great location, staff and ship were great, full of information and lunch was superb.
Recommend to anyone
The day was a little drizzly but that only gave more atmosphere to an almost mystical experience up the river with forest rising up on both banks. We particularly enjoyed the nature walk through primeval forest with trees dripping with moss and ferns, and later, the story of Sarah Island was fascinating.
Fantastic trip - excellent food, amazing scenery, terrific on board service, excellent shore excursions and a relaxing day at the same time. Highly recommend this trip,
An excellent tour and very relaxing day aboard with wonderful staff. Beautiful part of the country.
excellent and informative 6 hours. lovely and plentiful buffet lunch provided. staff very polite and helpful.
We love the Tassie wilderness. We love the serenity and the views. This cruise was great. It relaxed us in a way that we felt like we were being massaged by the wild west of Tasmania. The Lady Jane Franklin 11 made us feel special. If you want to feel what we did then just Do It !!
One of the best trips i have ever been on and the food and drinks on the Captains deck made it even better.
This tour was fantastic! We paid for the Window seats but there was plenty of room in the seats in the middle of the boat and the view from there would be good too. The best views were from the top deck. The scenery was everything we expected and more. The crew were excellent, especially the captain whose commentary was interesting and amusing. The tour leader at Sarah Island was extremely good as well. The lunch they served was tasty and very good quality and all you could eat.
Bloody marvellous. The perfect mix of historical information and Tasmanian humour from the captain (Graham). Excellent refreshments and an extremely attentive crew (thanks Kate). Absolutely beautiful location and clean comfortable vessel to see it on.
We had a Wonderful Day even though it started out rainy with in half an hour on the boat it
cleared up and we had a great Day. Janelle was our Guide on Sarah Island and she way
excellent. Very entertaining and informing...........
Our tour started at 8 AM on a lovely day,We were treated by a lovely attendant and shown our seats on the upper deck with the Captain The seats were the most expensive, but we wanted to give ourselves a treat ,it was worth every bit of the money,We had lovely window seats with uninterrupted seats,we were served by our lovely waitress any thing from Red wine White wine natural juices,on tap all day inclusive in the price, We had a lovely morning tea Lunch with the freshest smoked Salon with wonderful salads or vegetables, and afternoon tea, hot drinks any time too.Now all this with the Captain giving us a laugh and information as to where we were at that moment traveling, the sites are just out of this world, Sarah island too was a nice and informative stop over, and the small gold coin donation for the tour group was well worth the laughs we got from our female guide.We have done this trip over 50 years 3 times and seen the changes to the boats but the Gordon remains just as Beautiful each time, we hope we can come again one day, we loved the trip in style this time, Thank you to all on Board who make it special, Strahan is a lovely little Hamlet, a long way to get there but well worth while.The hotel in Strahan too has lovely food, as has the Fish and Chip shop.
One of the best highlights of my 8 day trip to Tasmania, alongside walking in the Cradle Mountain National park. The entertaining and knowledgable guides for the rainforest walk and the Sarah Island historic convict site included in the trip, were great. Also meandering down the Gordon river alongside pristine forests was special. Thoroughly recommend the cruise if you're holidaying in Tasmania.
A very well organised and interesting tour and the boat used is very comfortable.
Very good cruise on the Gordon River ex Strahan. Cruise included morning tea and a sumptuous buffet lunch. Crew were all very friendly and helpful. We stopped at Heritage Landing where we had a very informative Boardwalk while the tour guide explained the native flora and vegetation. After lunch we stopped at the historical Sarah Island, which had been used as a convict settlement. Here the tour guide was again very competent and informative about the island's history. Highly recommended.
Excellent experience with a lot of variety - Hell's Gates, the Gordon River walk and Sarah Island tour. Very efficient operators. Great lunch. Comfortable vessel, lots of space because about one-third full.
Fantastic definitely the best thing that we did in Tasmania!! Certainly worth every cent to upgrade to the Captains deck.
This was a wonderful experience - the day produced both blue and grey skies and helped us to see and appreciate the differing moods of the magical Gordon River. The staff were great and helped to make the day. We enjoyed the "off" excursions - the cool dampness of the sub temperate forest and learning about Sarah Island. We are indeed thankful that we joined this tour. Thank you.
Despite wild and woolly weather, the day was amazing. The best bit was the guided tour of Sarah Island - can't remember the name of the lady who took the tour, but she was interesting, knowledgeable and made the content fun and interesting. Would HIGHLY recommend the tour!