Tasman Peninsula Day Tour: Scenic Eco-Adventure from Hobart with Wildlife and History Exploration
98 Ratings
Embark on a scenic eco-adventure from Hobart to the Tasman Peninsula. Cruise along the coastline, witness Australia's highest sea cliffs, explore deep-sea caves, and encounter wildlife. Discover the peninsula's history and indulge in a delicious lunch. A day of exploration and natural beauty awaits!
Duration: 10 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Check in at Pennicott Wilderness Journey’s Hobart office for the start of your full day tour. You will be greeted by your driver who will provide guided sightseeing during the journey.
  • Tasman Island Cruises - Be greeted by your wilderness cruise guides at our visitor centre as the start of our award winning three hour eco cruise which explores the rugged Tasman Peninsula between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck.
  • Port Arthur - Your day tour includes guided sightseeing of the Port Arthur region and morning tea and lunch at a local eatery.
  • Remarkable Cave - Your guided sightseeing takes in the spectacular natural landscapes of the Tasman Peninsula, including Remarkable Cave. It is located on the southern coastline of Tasman peninsula some 12 km south of Port Arthur.
    The cave is a tunnel carved through the sheer rock face by the erosion of the Southern Ocean. Please note access to the cave is subject to Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife maintenance schedule.
What's Included
  • Port Arthur Historic Site (if option selected)
  • Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park (if option selected)
  • Lunch
  • Scenic guided bus tour
  • 3-hour wilderness cruise
  • Tea and coffee
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information

Leave Hobart behind and spend a day on the Tasman Peninsula, exploring its stunning scenery and learning about its historical past. Enjoy a three-hour eco-adventure as you cruise along the peninsula’s coastline from Eaglehawk Neck to Port Arthur, where you will see Australia’s highest sea cliffs, discover deep-sea caves and admire an abundance of wildlife. Then enjoy lunch and more exploring the peninsula’s attractions on land.

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Full-length waterproof and windproof jackets provided
  • Shore Excursions: Please note this experience is not suitable for a Shore Excursion due to ship arrival times, please contact our office directly to find out suitable options for you
Franklin Wharf
Our office is located next to the lifting bridge at Franklin Wharf, Hobart. Please meet at our office for check in at 7.15am.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(98 Ratings)
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Jan 1, 2024
Strongly Recommended - It was an amazing and memorable experience. The trip was bit extreme yet fun! It’s worth it when you come visit hobart!
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Nov 16, 2023
Spectacular! - The view of the vertical dolerite cliffs was amazing. The natural beauty of creation! Saw the Australian and New Zealand seals and had dolphins swimming around our boat, that was a great bonus to this wonderful trip!
Review provided by Viator
Nov 9, 2023
Exciting day full of adventure ! - Excellent tour. The boat along the coast was really exciting. They showed us many animals along the way. We saw a whale, many birds, seals … it was lovely. Our driver John was really nice and funny. Afterwards John took us to Port Arthur. The grounds are beautiful with lots of history. Thank you guys. You made our trip to Tassie a memorable one. Cheers
Review provided by Viator
Jul 22, 2023
An awesome, memorable and exhilarating day - The day before my Tasman Island Tour I received a call to say my booked tour was cancelled due to forecast bad weather and offered the opportunity to swap to a morning Cruise instead. Fortunately I was able to swap my plans - this was one activity on my priority list for my trip to Tasmania and I was not disappointed. The Pennicott Journeys team was awesome. We all met at their base on the Tasman Peninsula for a briefing and provision of wet weather gear. It was well organised and I felt that all safety aspects of the trip were covered. We were transferred by bus to the wharf at Pirates Bay and the fun began. The sea was rough, the weather was wild and totally suited the rugged environment of the Tasman Peninsula. Unfortunately due to movement of the boat and the misty drizzle was not a good day for photos but the experience is certainly etched in my memory. Soaring cliffs, crashing ocean, deep caves hollowed into the cliff face, magnificent rock formations, plenty of bird life - including albatros, white bellied sea eagles, mutton birds; and lazy seals enjoying the sunshine. An awesome, memorable and exhilarating day. Thoroughly recommend this journey. Thanks to the Pennicott Team.
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Jun 26, 2023
Wonderful day trip - I had a lovely time on the Tasman Island cruise day tour, including a 3 hour boat trip along the coast, and some quick afternoon sightseeing at the lavendar farm, chocolate shop, and Remarkable Cave. We had nice calm conditions on the boat trip, and were lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins, some sea lions and albatrosses. The capes, sea caves and rugged coastline were all incredibly beautiful! I enjoyed tasting the chocolate and lavender sweets (I recommend lavender nougat!). Remarkable Cave was very interesting, it was pleasant to stand on the viewing platform and watch the waves come in. Thanks very much to the boat crew, and to our friendly driver Marnie - your commentary on the history of roadworks was definitely the highlight, don't tell the dolphins ;) I had a great time, we packed a lot of sightseeing into the day. Good value, and I'd be happy to take another day trip like this one.
Review provided by Viator
Jun 11, 2023
Awesome Day Exploring - This was amazing from the drive out through the country side our tour guide shared many different aspect and highlights, to the sea adventure of the coast line which was truly spectacular, the boat crew were knowledgable and great hosts, we got wet and saw so much rugged coastline that many would never see. The options for lunch and a visit to the chocolate factory, then back to nature to the Remarkable caves and beaches before picking up those that chose to walk through Port Arthur - great options, great guides and an overall fantastic day. Thankyou
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May 22, 2023
The cruise is a lot of fun and not to be missed. - So happy I booked this tour. I had my teenage son he and I both loved the high speed boat trip. So much fun. Port Arthur was just amazing too.
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Sep 4, 2023
Highly recommend visiting this part of the world - Our driver was exceptional and couldn't be more accommodating. Loved the boat ride, although the two young guys weren't as professional. (eg, saying that they laugh when people throw up on the boat, spent time to try and retrieve a cuttle fish for a budgie when people were more interested in the seals, giving too much information about rock climbing [which seemed to be the thing that interested the person more than his job]. They could learn alot from the older guide on how to interact with people and not assuming that people on the trip haven't been on boats before. The scenery was stunning, and the staff at the office were very pleasant. Would recommend a tour to others and hopefully they can see some of the wonders that Tassie has to offer. At the end our driver took us for a walk to the Remarkable cave to fill in the spare time and really took care of us. Great job
Review provided by Viator
Jun 16, 2023
Fair - The boat trip was great, seen Whales, dolphins. Two tour guides were amazing. The Zoo was a huge disappointment and Lunch. Was way overpriced for the trip.
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Dec 29, 2023
Good but disappointing - The staff we encountered, Phil our bus driver, Kane the Captain and Damo his deck head were all brilliant. Unfortunately, we were stuck in the back seat. Your view is obstructed and these should be sold at a discount or not at all. Yes, you can stand up but you’re made to wear a ridiculously long spray jacket which makes it difficult to move.
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up to 9 guests
1 Adult
July 2024