Ile Des Phoques / Maria Island Cruise & Walk Day Tour
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Partner Name: Maria Island Cruises
Address: 21 Vicary Street Triabunna TAS 719
Hobart's #1 tour on Tripadvisor!
If this tour is unavailable, our alternative tour will be offered (Tour 2). Ile Des Phoques and Circumnavigation tours are offered on alternate days. If this tour is not offered, select the Circumnavigation tour.
Join us on the most unforgettable day tour, cruising the renowned coastline of Maria Island and Tasmania's stunning East Coast. Our shuttle bus can pick you up from your hotel in Hobart and drive you to our departure location at Triabunna. If you have your own transport, simply meet us at Triabunna and let us take you on the adventure of a lifetime.
Your tour will depart from the Triabunna marina (approximately 1-hour and 15-minutes from Hobart), and includes a 4-hour scenic cruise of Maria Island's stunning coastline with a 2-hour stay on the island including a gentle walk of Maria's World Heritage listed convict settlement.
The Ile Des Phoques has been our favourite place to cruise, swim, dive and explore ever since we began in 2007. The Ile Des Phoques (French for Island of Seals) is an absolute haven for marine life and has been declared one of the best cold water dives in the world. Your cruise to the Ile Des Phoques will capture the stunning views of Maria Island, including famous landmarks such as the Painted Cliffs and Fossil Cliffs, spring-fed waterfalls, limestone sea caves, cliff-top stalactites, Bishop & Clerk mountain range and the stunning granite cliffs of Maria Island's east coast. At the northern tip of Maria Island the cruise will head North to the Ile Des Phoques, a 30min boat ride from Maria Island. On the way to this remarkable granite island you can see albatross, dolphins, Australian fur seals and whales (depending on the time of year) as well as majestic panoramic views of Maria Island and the Freycinet Peninsula. *Note, if poor weather prevents the cruising to the Ile Des Phoques, the cruise will be changed to circumnavigate Maria Island.
Lunch is provided on the tour from our cafe as a large healthy salad bowl. A variety of salad lunch options include; chicken breast coated in pesto aioli, smoked salmon, roast beef, leg ham or vegetarian/vegan. If a salad bowl is not for your liking, please let us know and you may choose anything else from our cafe to the value of $10pp (cash refunds not given if under $10). You may use this credit to purchase salad rolls or select from our range of freshly made sandwiches for children if you wish. You are also welcome to bring your own lunch on the day. Lunch is enjoyed on the boat whilst at anchor in an idyllic remote location at Maria Island. Additional alcoholic drinks are $5 per serve. A large selection of cakes are provided for morning tea from our cafe as well as complimentary water, tea, coffee, orange juice, soda water and soft drinks!
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'ss fascinating collection of preserved convict buildings, learn about the town'ss remarkable history and come face to face with Maria Island'ss resident wombats. If history is not for you, then simply soak up the sun on Darlington'ss white sandy beach or swim/snorkel in the waters of Maria Island'ss marine reserve.
Tour departs Triabunna at 9:00am and returns at 4:30pm.
Customers are encouraged to park at our cafe in the heart of Triabunna (21 Vicary Street). Check-in will occur at the cafe from 8:00am, after which we will make our way to board our tour boat at 8:30am.