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4-Day Cruise Expedition of Southwest Tasmania's World Heritage wilderness On-Board MV Odalisque from Hobart

From US$3,626.50
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  • All-inclusive tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Scenic air tour
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4-Day Cruise Expedition of Southwest Tasmania's World Heritage wilderness On-Board MV Odalisque from Hobart
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Standard Twin CabinMost Popular
This cabin contains 1 double bed & 1 single bed. It's perfect for a couple or two adventurous friends happy to share a cabin. Shared bathroom access.
US$3,626.50
'The Maria' Deluxe Cabin
This cabin contains 1 double bed, 1 single bed and an ensuite bathroom.
US$3,916.62
Overview

Explore Southwest Tasmania’s World Heritage Area on an all-inclusive expedition cruise. Ashore and afloat, discover this pristine wilderness on daily guided excursions lead by people who know this wilderness intimately. Offering tailored itineraries, accommodation aboard a boutique floating hotel and gourmet fare prepared by guest chefs, it’s perfect for those eager for adventure, but not so keen on roughing it.

What to Expect

Escape to Port Davey is a multi-day tailored adventure cruise which takes you deep into the pristine coastal wilderness of Tasmania’s remote Southwest. Your journey begins with a spectacular flight from Hobart to Melaleuca. Upon landing, crew will take you by tender through the mirrored waters of the inlet to your floating home, the base from which you will explore the untouched South West.

Expeditions are based from a ‘boutique floating hotel’, the Odalisque, a custom-built twenty-metre vessel equipped with hot showers and soft beds. Guests are entertained by an all-star crew, including skipper, chef & guide. Our guest chefs (borrowed from Hobart’s best restaurants) provide top-notch, modern Tasmanian fare, all paired with fine Tasmanian wine. Our hand-picked expert guides (with years of experience in the area) will double as your personal walking encyclopaedias.

Daily shore excursions, tailored to your interests, will see you totally immersed in the wilderness. It’s all about “getting your feet wet” (as Tasmanian skipper & owner Pieter van der Woude regularly says). During your four unforgettable days with us, you’ll explore narrow winding waterways lined with Huon pine by jet boat, hike to mountain-top vantage points where it feels like you can see over the edge of the world, picnic on remote beaches and soak up the serene views from the Odalisque’s deck as you cruise past sea caves, rock arches, blowholes and rocky islets.  You could be one of the very few to witness the islands of Maatsuyker, cruise the Davey River gorge, wander the buttongrass moorlands or beachcomb the white sandy beaches of Mainwaring Inlet, Giblin River, The Shank and Low Rocky Point.

Our expedition cruise vessel is designed for your comfort and safety, purpose-built by Tasmanian owner and operator for this Southwest experience. Offering small group touring at its best, Odalisque has three private cabins, a comfortable entertaining and dining area and a spacious outside deck.

Reviews (7)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 18 May 2018
Bucket List Trip

Port Davey, Port Davey, Port Davey kept coming up in my circle of friends, some avid walkers and the others were people who owned yachts. They raved about this remote place of wilderness and serenity so much that I just had to put it on...More

Thank SLMunnings
Alice v, Manager at Tasmanian Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Thank you for your beautiful review Sharon!! It was an absolute pleasure to have you and your group aboard. I'm so glad you enjoyed your wilderness immersion aboard Odalisque. Hopefully we'll get you down there another time soon (for more bird-spotting and cave-cruising with Piet!)....More

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Feel the Serenity

Wreaths of orange-tinged cloud kissed mountains as I stood on the sturdy deck of Odalisque, in awe of the beauty surrounding me. Wild and wonderful Bathurst Harbour. A happy crew, great coffee, a comfortable bed, delicious plentiful food. Skipper Pieter, calm and competent, takes us...More

Thank Helen P
Alice v, Manager at Tasmanian Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you Helen for this beautiful, poetic account of your time with us in the wilderness. Gosh, we had an amazing time, didn't we?! Lovely to be able to share in this once-in-a-lifetime experience with you. Alice

Reviewed 1 March 2018
Tasmania's Southwest - Magnificent

Wow, Wow & Wow. Tasmania’s south west is truly spectacular and the opportunity to join Piet and his crew on Odalisque was a real privilege. Piet’s knowledge of the area which included the history of our early pioneers and the threatened orange-bellied parrots brought a...More

Thank Kylie A
Alice v, Manager at Tasmanian Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

A pleasure to have you aboard Kylie! So glad that we could share this special part of the world with you. Can't wait to see the video you are making from all of the fabulous footage you took. Cheers, Alice

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile
Fantastic

What a memorable, jaw dropping holiday. As a local Tasmanian I had the honor of visiting the internationally renowned but highly inaccessible playground of Bathurst Hbr and Port Davey a long time ago. 30 years later I just had to return to explore and experience...More

Thank antarcticScott
Alice v, Manager at Tasmanian Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

We did have a lot of fun on that trip, didn't we?! It was amazing to take you back to this special part of the world and to hear your stories of past visits, including time spent with Deny King. And our favourite story, of...More

Reviewed 15 February 2018
5 days in a pristine wilderness

The Tasmanian south west wilderness has been a dream destination of ours for many years and we were finally able to achieve it through Alice and Pieter of Tasmanian Boat Charters.Our tour got off to a bumpy start when our flight to Melaleuca had to...More

Thank Kevin N
Alice v, Manager at Tasmanian Boat Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Thanks for your great review Kevin. It was an absolute pleasure to have you both aboard and to be able to show you the wonderful wilderness of Port Davey. I'm so glad we could get you the full 5-days in the Southwest in the end...More

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