Bruny Island Cruise Full Day from Hobart
Duration 9¾ Hours (7:45am - 5:30pm)
Winner of Australia's Best Tourist Attraction 2012, 2014, 2015
Bruny Island Cruises is an award-winning 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise exploring the rugged coastline of Bruny Island in southern Tasmania.
Cruise alongside some of Australia's highest sea cliffs, beneath towering crags and drift up close to listen to the awesome 'Breathing Rock'. Enter deep sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the coast and 'The Monument' and feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean. Join in the search for the abundant coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds. The highly trained interpretive guides love what they do - they work hard to ensure that the experience is fun, enjoyable, entertaining and informative.
The custom-built yellow boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife of Bruny Island. Each vessel holds a maximum of 43 guests. Covered open-air tiered seating means an excellent all-round view and connection with the environment. The boats are safe, comfortable and gentle on the environment due to their fuel efficiency, low emission and quiet operation. Keep a close lookout for sea eagles soaring above the cliffs, pods of dolphins surfing the bow wave, albatross wheeling on the wind and shearwaters skimming the swells. At the Friars, you'll drift quietly past rare nesting seabirds and a large haul-out home to thousands of seals.
- 07:45am - Check in at the Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre
- 09:00am - Ferry crossing, sightseeing on Bruny Island
- 10.30am - Morning Tea at Adventure Bay
- 11:00am - 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise
- 02:00pm - Cruise concludes, Lunch
- 03:15pm - Bus departs, sightseeing on Bruny Island
- 04:30pm - Ferry crossing
- 05:30pm - Arrive Hobart, hotel drop-off
Morning Tea & Lunch
Your day includes morning tea and lunch served at our Bruny Island Cruises Seafood Restaurant. Morning tea is a freshly baked blueberry muffin and a hot/cold drink. For lunch you can enjoy premium fish & chips, or delicious homemade pumpkin soup and a gourmet salad roll with your choice of Tasmanian Salmon or local ham. Gluten free & vegetarian options available. Click here for more details.
- Return guided bus tour
- Ferry crossing
- 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise
- Morning tea, lunch and sightseeing
- Private consumption
- Travel insurance (can be purchased from FIT Travel)
- Hotel pickup
- The 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise departs daily from Adventure Bay on Bruny Island. You can drive yourself to Adventure Bay, or take our bus from Kettering or Hobart.
- The Full Day Tour departs from the Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre. This is situated on Hobart's waterfront on Franklin Wharf, next to the Constitution Dock Lifting Bridge. This is a short walk or taxi ride from most Hobart CBD hotels. Please check-in by 7.45am.
- Departs address: Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart TAS 7000
- If you have your own car, we don't have any parking available. There is all-day parking available nearby at the Evans Street Car Park or Market Place Car Park - click here for more information.
- The itinerary is quoted in Australian dollars (AUD)
- Minimum numbers apply for tours to proceed, we will let you know at the time of booking if this might affect your tour
- Prices listed on this site are per person, unless otherwise specified
Prices advertised include GST
Tours and pricing are subject to change without notice
- Guaranteed sightings or we might provide you alternative date
- Cruises will be cancelled upon the discretion of the cruise operator taking into account the weather conditions of the day
- Infants and children are welcome with responsible adult supervision
- Make sure you dress warmly for the cruise - warm jackets, scarves, beanies and gloves are recommended. And don't forget your camera!
- Tours operate daily except Christmas Day, however bookings are essential as places are subject to availability.
- During the COVID-19 pandemic we will not allow guests to join our tours if we believe they are unwell. If you are feeling unwell or display flu-like symptoms we would encourage you to contact us and cancel your booking. Full refunds are available for customers who cancel due to illness or travel restrictions during the Coronavirus pandemic.
- Are young children OK?
Children of all ages are welcome aboard our boats and we take many children along on our cruises. As parents you are probably the best judge as to how your children will cope with being out on the water for 3 hours, but we have found that the majority of children enjoy the experience and love seeing the amazing wildlife, huge cliffs and caves along the Bruny coastline.
- What do I need to wear?
It is important that you are adequately dressed because it is cold on the boats, even in summer. Warm jackets gloves, scarves & beanies are a good idea. We provide wet weather jackets which go over the top of your clothing, but we encourage you to bring a few warm layers of your own.
- What about sea sickness?
Being in open ocean, sea sickness can be an issue for a small number of people. We have had 13 years experience in dealing with this and have developed some very effective techniques to minimise the chance of sea sickness occurring. We offer all-natural Travel Calm Ginger tablets to everyone when they step onboard. This product has proven extremely effective in preventing sea sickness in most people. Our staff can also suggest a number of things to further assist in minimising the chances of any sea sickness symptoms:
- Selecting a seat in the back third of the boat (there is a lot less movement up the back of the boat)
- Keeping your body temperature on the cooler side
- If you wear glasses or sunglasses keep the lenses clean at all times
- Avoid looking through cameras, binoculars etc
- Stay away from acidic foods before the cruise such as Orange Juice and coffee
- We do emphasise that communication is the key - if you have any concerns please let our staff know.
- Is the cruise OK while pregnant?
For the majority of days the cruise is quite suitable for pregnant women and we have had lots do our trip. Our boats are custom built for the coastline that we cruise along. They are able to cut through chop and therefore we can avoid the bumping of waves that some boats experience. It is a good idea to take into account the weather conditions on the day of the cruise as this will effect comfort levels for someone who is heavily pregnant. You can contact us a day or two ahead to get a weather report for the day of your cruise and we are happy to move or cancel bookings if it is not looking suitable for you.
- What about the weather?
Our boats are designed to suit the coastline along which we travel and we will certainly make the most of any weather conditions. Our bookings are fully flexible so if you decide the weather on the day is not for you, you can give us a call and we can change your reservation to a different day. Our staff are upfront about the weather and you are welcome to contact us a day or two ahead to get an honest indication of the forecasted weather. Of course, in Tasmania the weather can at times be a little surprising and so a forecast is exactly that, a forecast!