Port Arthur, Australia
Tasman Island Eco-Cruise
Local Sightseeing, All
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Take Robert Pennicott's award-winning three-hour coastal wilderness cruise along the spectacular coastline between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur. You will see Australia's highest sea cliffs, enter deep sea caves and join in the search for abundant sea and coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins and sea birds.
Robert's custom-built boat is ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife with covered open-air seating providing an excellent all-round view and connection with the environment.
One of the highlights of the cruise is Tasman Island -- a great landmark of the Southern Ocean. Its slender white lighthouse is still a beacon for seafarers entering Storm Bay, including during the famous annual Sydney-to-Hobart Yacht Race.
Few places on Earth boast such a rich variety of marine wildlife and seabirds. The Continental Shelf runs close to Tasman Island and an upwelling of nutrients from the ocean's depths creates a buffet for all the creatures in the complex food chain of the sea, from plankton and birdlife -- such as albatross -- to sharks, dolphins and southern right whales.
Minimum age is 3 years. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Conditions can be cool and windy; bring a scarf, gloves and a warm, windproof jacket. The ride can be fast-paced and bumpy. Participants must have a degree of agility to embark the RIB boat and be in good physical condition. Not suitable for pregnant women or for those with back or neck injuries or conditions that may be affected by the bumpy ride. The route is dependent on weather conditions and is subject to change. Guests who suffer from motion sickness should consider this before booking and/or take appropriate medication. Bring biodegradable sunscreen and a bottle of water. Wet weather jackets are provided. Tour requires walking 5-10 minutes from the ship to the vehicle at a moderate pace on even and uneven terrain, including steps and inclines. Wear comfortable walking shoes.