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Tasman Island Cruises

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Dock Head Building | Franklin Wharf, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6250 2200
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Explore the spectacular coast of the Tasman Peninsula with Robert Pennicott and his team on the yellow boats. Cruise beneath the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere and explore the deep sea caves and archways along the coast. Come face to face with wildlife including seals, dolphins, whales and sea birds. Tasman Island Cruises depart from Port Arthur or you can join our Full Day Tour from Hobart.
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Dock Head Building | Franklin Wharf, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My daughter and I had a wonderful time travelling to Tasman Island and beyond with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys. The chilly, winter air was promptly forgotten as we explored sea caves, saw blowholes, eagles, seals and dolphins which jumped playfully alongside the boat. The rock formations...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing adventure with spectacular views of our beautiful shoreline. The caves are breathtaking and the wild life you see just magical, we saw a huge sea eagle land on its nest and my gosh it was so nice to see such beauty and...More

Thank Lisa S
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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Tasman Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lisa Thanks for your terrific review of your Tasman Island Cruise. We are so glad you had a great time on a rainy and windy day. We really appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. Cheers Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a three hour cruise featuring incredible scenery with views impossible to see from land. The staff are funny, informative and helpful. Due to the wind our trip was pretty rough and rocky, but the fresh air kept me feeling quite okay (despite being...More

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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Tasman Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Thanks for taking the time to provide such a great review of your Tasman Island Cruise. We love sharing this part of the world with guests, it is just spectacular. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Team

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic day on the Yellow Boat today. Phil the bus driver drove us safely down to the Tasman Island Booking Office at Port Arthur. After arriving here we enjoyed a delicious morning tea of freshly baked raspberry muffins and a choice of many...More

Thank Colleen C
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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Tasman Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Dear Colleen Thank you so much for your lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Team

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Maybe I was unlucky and happened to pick a day when the seas were really rough, but I felt really sick on this 'cruise', even though I took a full-strength motion sickness pill. Other people on my cruise, who didn't think to bring full-strength pills...More

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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Tasman Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback on your Tasman Island Cruise. What a shame you felt sea sick. Operating out in the ocean, our cruise is subject to nature including ocean swells but our customised boats provide a...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

My husband & I had a wonderful day. The sea was calm & the sun was shining. The operation was very professional & safe. I wish that the deck hand had some sound equipment. It was very difficult to hear him & as we were...More

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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Tasman Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Hi Sue Thanks so much for taking the time to provide feedback, we really appreciate your comments. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We were lucky and picked a calm sea day, sun was out and Hamish and Ben were very humerus and knowledgeable, going out of their way to ensure everyone got the photos they wanted, we were able to get very close in the sea caves...More

Thank DebB123123
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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Tasman Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Dear Deb Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback on your Tasman Island Cruise. We love sharing this special part of the world. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We did yesterday (June 6, 2018) the Tasman Peninsula tour and it was an unforgettable experience. Phil Isaac, our bus driver, was very good in showing us the nice places in the Tasman Peninsula. The boat tour was fantastic, seeing all the rock formations, seals...More

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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Tasman Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Dear Oscar Thank you so much for providing a review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. How lucky to see Humpback Whales, we have been so fortunate to see quite a few over the past few weeks. Thanks again for joining...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

I found this tour while researching for our trip to Australia, and I'm glad I booked it. This might have been the highlight of our entire trip. The tour left from Hobart not far from our hotel. The cruise out to Tasman island was stunning,...More

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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Tasman Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thanks for the stunning review. We really appreciate your feedback. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Unbelievable......An "Albertrocity" was created when the sea boiling with fish attracted a multitude of sea birds including 2 types of albatross: one the "Shy" Tasmanian and the other the "Royal" Albatross from N.Z. It was a photographer's paradise with weaving, diving, fishing and soaring sea...More

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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Tasman Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Dear Susan How amazing you got to experience Albertrocity. Do you have photos you can share, it sounds like you managed to get a lot of great photo opportunities. We would love to see them. Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate hearing from...More

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nadinetonkinsnt
1 August 2018|
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Response from PennicottJourneys | Property representative |
Hi Nadine apologies for the delay to your enquiry. We take lots of young families on the trip. Please note that safety is paramount to us and our boats have been custom made to operate in ocean conditions. We do... More
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hipearl2016
25 January 2017|
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Response from PBezz | Reviewed this property |
For all day tours you can be picked up at Constitution dock Hobart, however you need to check in by 7 am ao best to keave for following day if possible. 1.5 hr drive to Port Arthur. Other option is to organise own transoort... More
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Dallas S
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Response from Carol M | Reviewed this property |
I get extremely sea sick but took Kwells before I went and was fine, even on a rough day. There is a new helicopter charter service here operated by Osbourne Air if you want and alternative.
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