Maria Island Full Day Tours

Maria Island day trips from Hobart or Triabunna are ideal for those who want to experience a unique slice of scenic Tasmania. We have handpicked the best Maria Island cruises; a complete circumnavigation tour of the island followed by a scenic walk, and a cruise + island exploration combo tour. These award-winning day trips from Hobart let you discover the breathtaking beauty of Maria Island like a true local!

Immersive and educational, these experiences include a guided tour of the island’s World Heritage-listed convict settlement. These scenic cruises showcase the exceptional geology of Maria Island, featuring mountain-fed waterfalls, sea caves, pristine white-sand beaches, and tranquil secluded bays. Listen to expert commentary as you cruise past these stunning natural formations.

Depending on the tour, you can also spot albatrosses, dolphins, fur seals and whales during their migratory seasons. Don’t forget to capture Instagram-worthy shots of the islands star attraction the Painted Cliffs and Fossil Cliffs. After sightseeing, the tours dock at Darlignton for a guided walk through well-preserved convict ruins and learn about the native history. Alternatively, you can go for a swim or snorkel tour, or simply soak up the sun on Darlington’s calm beach.

Book your Maria Island day trip with us today!

8Hr Ile Des Phoques & Maria Island Cruise

Join an award-winning cruise & walk tour to bask in the beauty of Maria Island and greet the fur seals of Ile Des Phoques, all in one day!

Duration 8hr

From $265 $300

7.5Hr Maria Island Circumnavigation Cruise & Walk Tour

Only Hobart day tour that combines viewing of fur seals, dolphins, wombats and sea birds with stunning landscapes & World Heritage site history.

Duration 7hr

From $300

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Why Bird Watchers Love Maria Island

If the vibrant feathers of a Magpie make your heart skip a beat and the sweet melodies of a male Thrush serenade your soul, then Maria Island should be your next destination. This little island located off the coast of Tasmania has donned several hats throughout its history; from a convict probation station to an industrial enterprise.

Discover The Remnants Of Maria Island's Convict Era

Maria Island awaits, off the coast of Tasmania, tempting you with its incredible landscapes and adorable wildlife residents. It also holds stories of a past, oh so turbulent. You see, Maria Island was not just any other island back in the day; It was a penal colony.

Fascinating Facts About The Fossil Cliffs & Painted Cliffs

Maria Island rocks, literally! The island boasts some awesome geological diversity! It has features spanning across different geological ages. This means you can literally navigate through Tasmania’s geological history right here.