Maria Island Scenic Cruise, Lunch & Walk

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Duration | 8 hours (approx)
Mobile Ticket OK

See the best of the UNESCO-listed Maria Island and its surrounding scenic isles on an all-inclusive tour complete with a sightseeing cruise, a tour of the Darlington Convict Settlement, and more. This tour also includes a gourmet buffet lunch onboard, as well as live commentary to make the most of your sightseeing experience. Transfers from Hobart available or meet at Triabunna.

Features

  • Transfers from Hobart Available
  • 4 Hour Maria Island scenic cruise 
  • 2-hour stay on Maria Island
  • Buffet Lunch Included
  • Visit Darlington Convict Settlement
  • Opportunity to see wildlife like fur seals and albatross
  • Small and personalised tour groups (maximum 24 people)

Hobart Shuttle Transfer
If you reqire a hotel transfer from Hobart please select the Hobart Transfer option when booking. 
Guests located outside of the Hobart CBD can choose to meet at the Hobart Travel & Information Centre at 20 Davey St, Hobart. 

  • Departs Hobart between 6:40am & 7:00am
  • Returns to Hobart between 5pm & 5.30pm

Meet at Triabunna
The Maria Island Scenic cruise departs Triabunna daily at 9:00am. Check in at the Triabunna Visitor Centre 30 minutes prior to departure.
Our cafe opens at 7:30am and you are welcome to come along early and have a coffee and something to eat for breakfast.  

  • Departs Triabunna at 9:00am
  • Returns Triabunna at 4:30pm

Your day at a glance:

  • After a pickup at Hobart we drive to Triabunna to meet the Cruise
  • Meet at the Triabunna marina 8:45am and board the "Spirit of Maria"
  • Depart at 9:00am from Triabunna for a short journey to Darlington for snacks and refreshments
  • From here, we will take a 4 hour cruise to circumnavigate around the entire Maria Island coast!
  • In the afternoon return to visit the famous Fossil Cliffs and Painted Cliffs before docking at Darlington.
  • Join a guided walk of the Darlington convict settlement, exploring history and the island's friendly wildlife.
  • Returns to Triabunna at 4:30pm

The Cruise
Our Circumnavigation cruise around Maria Island is like theatre on the water, a totally immersive and educational experience!  The east coast of Maria Island showcases world class geology, mountain fed waterfalls, secluded bays, sea caves and beaches of pure white sand.  Enjoy expert commentary from our professional scientific crew as you cruise to the renowned Riedle Bay and Shoal Bay at Maria Island's isthmus for a lunch stop on anchor. En route around Maria Island we stop to showcase many famous landmarks including the Fossil Cliffs and Painted Cliffs.

Lunch
Lunch is provided on the tour from our cafe as a large healthy salad bowl.  A variety of salad lunch options include; chicken breast in pesto aioli, smoked salmon, roast beef, leg ham or vegetarian/vegan.  If you have selected a salad bowl lunch, we now have a new option to offer you!  You can add a home made bacon & cheese quiche or pumpkin and feta quiche to you lunch and switch to a half salad.  Please let us know before you tour if you would like a half salad option with a quiche.

Darlington
In the afternoon, both tours will dock at Darlington. The perfect way to compliment your cruise is to stretch your legs and enjoy a guided tour through Darlington’s fascinating collection of preserved convict buildings, learn about the town’s remarkable history and come face to face with Maria Island’s resident wombats.  If history is not for you, then simply soak up the sun on Darlington’s white sandy beach or swim/snorkel in the waters of Maria Island’s marine reserve.

Travelling with children
Tours are perfect for children and families! Children of all ages are welcome aboard our boats and we take many children along on our cruises. 

Special Family Pricing
We offer special rates for families. We have provided concessions for children between 3yo - 15yo and families (2A + 2Ch). Infants under 2yo travel for free.

Instant Booking & Mobile Friendly Tickets

  • Check availability & book here to secure you spot on Maria Island Scenic Cruise, Buffet Lunch & Guided Walk Tour. Pre-booking is essential. Please do not turn up on the day without a booking.

About East Coast Cruises
East Coast Cruises is located in the township of Triabunna (1 hour, 15 minutes from Hobart) and they specialise in cruise and walk day tours to Maria Island National Park. The team operates a custom-built boat that is designed to explore some of Australia's largest sea caves. The boat has two decks that provide shelter, comfort and unobstructed viewing of Maria's enthralling marine life, unique cliff formations and giant sea caves. Unique experiences exploring hidden gems with unfiltered views and no crowds!

Hobart Shuttle Transfer
If you reqire a hotel transfer from Hobart please select the Hobart Transfer option when booking.
Guests located outside of the Hobart CBD can choose to meet at the Hobart Travel & Information Centre at 20 Davey St, Hobart.

Departs Hobart between 6:40am & 7:00am
Returns to Hobart between 5pm & 5.30pm

Meet at Triabunna
The Maria Island Scenic cruise departs Triabunna daily at 9:00am. Check in at the Triabunna Visitor Centre 30 minutes prior to departure.

Departs Triabunna at 9:00am
Returns Triabunna at 4:30pm