8Hr Ile Des Phoques & Maria Island Cruise

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Visit two of the most remarkable destinations in Tasmania with this multi-award winning tour along the stunning coastline of Maria Island and East Coast. 

En route to Ile Des Phoques, you'll come across a variety of wildlife. See albatross, dolphins, Australian Fur Seals, whales (seasonal), and the panoramic views of Maria Island and the Freycinet Peninsula. 

Once you’ve arrived, you’ll meet the resident fur seals and learn everything about them from the knowledgeable guides. Learn about their home, how they made an epic come back from extinction, and how they are now breeding at Ile Des Phoques again for the first time in 200 years. 

You can enjoy your morning tea with coffee and cakes before continuing your exploration through the massive Rainbow Caves. Feel the excitement building as you venture deep into one of the largest granite caves in Australia, possibly in the world too!

After spending time at Ile Des Phoques, you’ll traverse to Maria Island for a delicious lunch experience on one of the white sandy beaches. You are also welcome to bring your own lunch. 

Following lunch, you can stretch your legs and enjoy a guided walk along Darlington’s impressive lineup of preserved convict buildings. The guides are passionate about the region and will regale you with the town's incredible history. You’ll come face to face with Maria Island’s resident kangaroos and wombats. But if history is not for you, you can always choose to simply relax on Darlington’s beach, or swim/snorkel in the waters of the islam’s marine reserve.

Make use of the coach transfer option if you’re staying in Hobart. You can travel in a comfortable bus along the scenic Tasman Highway, and if time permits you get to touchdown at Richmond for some souvenir photographs.

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Departure Details

Departure Location 21 Vicary St, Triabunna TAS 7190, Australia

  • Boards 08:45

  • Departs 09:00

  • Returns 16:30

Cruise Inclusions

  • 8hr (approx) Maria Island & Ile Des Phoques Cruise & Walk Day Tour perfect for all age groups
  • Cruise to the Ile Des Phoques to see the lively fur seals and enjoy the stunning landscapes of Maria Island
  • Wildlife encounters with fur seals, wombats, albatross, dolphins, and whales (during migration only)
  • View attractions such as the Painted Cliffs and Fossil Cliffs, Bishop & Clerk mountain range, and more
  • Disembark at Darlington for guided historical tour through the collection of preserved convict buildings
  • Swim/snorkel in the Maria Island’s marine sanctuary
  • Healthy salad bowl for lunch/option for BYO lunch
  • Complimentary water, tea, coffee, orange juice, soda, wine and beer
  • Infants under the age of two can cruise for free

Cruise Menu

Additional Information

What to Bring:

  • Cash or credit card for additional drinks or snack
If the weather prohibits the cruise to Ile Des Phoques, the cruise will be automatically changed to circumnavigation of the Maria island instead

Terms Of Services

Please refer to our full passengers terms and conditions on the following link;


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  • Adult Price

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    from $265 $300

  • Child 3 -12 years

    Save $10

    from $130 $140


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