Tasman Island Cruise + Port Arthur + Lunch

Duration | 10 hours (approx)
Mobile Ticket OK

The Tasman Island Cruises + Port Arthur Historic Site experience includes return guided bus tour from Hobart, our award-winning 3 Hour Cruise & morning tea and lunch as part of three hours at the Port Arthur Historic Site.

Your Day

  • 07:30am - Check in at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Centre
  • 07:45am - Bus departs 
  • 09:15am - Arrive on Tasman Peninsula, Morning Tea
  • 10:00am - 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise
  • 01:00pm - Cruise concludes
  • 01:30pm - 3 Hours at the Port Arthur Historic Site including lunch and time to explore
  • 04:30pm - Bus departs
  • 06:00pm - Arrive Hobart, hotel drop-off 

The 3 Hour Port Arthur Cruise
Experience a three hour wilderness cruises along the spectacular coastline between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck in southern Tasmania.

The cruise travels beneath the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere at Cape Pillar. Guests explore waterfalls, rock formations, archways and deep-sea caves.

The coastline is part of the Tasman National Park. It is home to a variety of wildlife including hundreds of seals, migrating whales and abundant sea birds in their thousands.

At any time of year you're likely to see the feeding frenzy of diving gannets, albatross and sea eagles wheeling on the wind, cliff-nesting cormorants and peregrine falcons, or a pod of playful dolphins surfing the bow wave of the boat.

The custom built yellow boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife of the Tasman Peninsula. Each vessel holds a maximum of 43 guests. Covered open-air tiered seating means an excellent all-round view and connection with the environment. The boats are safe, comfortable and gentle on the environment due to their fuel efficiency and low emission operation.

3 Hours at Port Arthur Historic Site
Port Arthur was established in the 1830s and is now Tasmania's most popular tourist destination. Here you have time to explore the historic buildings and we take a break for lunch using fresh seasonal produce sourced from local growers.

  • Access to more than 30 historic buildings
  • Heritage gardens
  • Walking trails
  • 40-minute, guided Walking Tour
  • 25-minute Harbour Cruise
  • Entry to the Port Arthur Gallery

Departure Point
The Full Day Tour departs from the Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre.  This is situated on Hobart's waterfront on Franklin Wharf, next to the Constitution Dock Lifting Bridge.  Please check-in by 7.30am for an 7.45am departure.

Morning Tea & Lunch
Your day includes morning tea at a local cafe and lunch at the Port Arthur Historic Site.

Booking Info
Instant Booking & Mobile Friendly Tickets
Check availability & book here to secure you spot on the Full Day Tasman Island Cruises + Port Arthur Historic Site experience
Pre-booking is essential. Please do not turn up on the day without a booking.
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. 

Family Friendly
We offer special rates for familes. Please check the booking for form for up to date family pricing.

Things To Bring
Make sure you dress warmly for the cruise - warm jackets, scarves, beanies and gloves are recommended. And don't forget your camera!

Port Arthur Historic Site is located on a beautiful harbour at the southern tip of the Tasman Peninsula, almost 100 km south-east of Hobart.