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Tasman Island Cruises

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Tasman Island Cruises, Port Arthur

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This world class eco-adventure cruise travels along the spectacular coastline of the Tasman National Park between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck, southern Tasmania.

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 have such a rich variety of marine wildlife and seabirds. The Continental Shelf runs close to Tasman Island and an upwelling of nutrient from the ocean's depths creates a smorgasbord 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.

So much is happening out there, every day of the year. The abundant sea and coastal wildlife is extremely active, who knows what you will see on your cruise? Close encounters with wildlife are common:

*We guarantee sightings of seals at the extensive seal haul-outs at Tasman Island and Cathedral Rock.
*From September to December and again between April and May, you may observe migrating humpback or southern right whales.
*In late summer, we often see great rafts of shearwaters in their tens of thousands.
*At any time of the year, you're likely to see the feeding frenzy of diving gannets, albatrosses and see eagles wheeling on the wind, cliff-nesting peregrine falcons and playful dolphins surfing in the bow wave of the boat.

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Welcome aboard Tasman Island Cruises, winner of Tasmania's Best New Tourism Development in 2008. Tasman Island Cruises is another leading wilderness and wildlife adventure by Robert Pennicott of the world famous Bruny Island Cruises.

Join Tasman Island Cruises Full Day Tour from Hobart or meet us at Port Arthur to board one of our custom designed boats for a three hour cruise along the coastline of the Tasman Peninsula between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur.

You will experience the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, look in awe at the magnificent scenery of Tasman Island and Cape Pillar as you weave in and out of deep sea caves. Join in the search for the abundant sea and coastal wildlife such as hundreds of seals, migrating whales, dolphins and abundant bird species.

Tasman Island Cruises boats are especially designed for eco-cruising. Their open design and excellent manoeuvrability allows our passengers to get up as close as possible to sea and coastal wildlife, cliff faces, sea-caves.