Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site from Hobart

Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site from Hobart

10 hours 30 minutes Hobart, Australia

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Explore the Tasman Peninsula from both land and sea on a full-day excursion from Hobart. See the Tasman Peninsula from the water on a three-hour wilderness cruise, enjoy an included lunch before your tour continues to Port Arthur Historic Site. Gain invaluable insights from your interpretive guides on this Tasman Peninsula day tour, which includes morning tea and lunch.

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Stop At: Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia

Your driver/guide will meet you at our Hobart office for check in and the start of your guided full day tour.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Tasman National Park, C344, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania TAS 7179, Australia

Your full day tour includes guided sightseeing of the Tasman National Park and Port Arthur region with morning tea at a local eatery.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Port Arthur Historic Site, Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, Tasmania 7182 Australia

Guests will have three hours to explore Port Arthur Historic Site, including lunch.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Tasman Island Cruises, 6961 Arthur Hwy, Port Arthur TAS 7182, Australia

Our guides will meet you at our Visitor Centre as you embark on your three hour wilderness cruise, exploring the soaring cliffs and coastline of the Tasman Peninsula.

Duration: 3 hours
 

Included

  • Scenic guided bus tour
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • 3-hour wilderness cruise
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
  • Entry/Admission - Tasman National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Entry/Admission - Tasman Island Cruises

Excluded

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 43 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • We operate under a strict COVID-19 plan and are recognised as a COVID Ready business operating in line with the NCCC COVID safe guidelines and other relevant state based guidelines.

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Judy Kingston February 2021

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys gave us red carpet service all day. Our driver Mani provided exceptional service - NOTHING was too much trouble and his knowledge was attentiveness was way beyond expectations. The day was seamless and thoroughly enjoyable.
There was an included cuppa and muffin for morning tea.
The cruise was an unforgettable adventure: the coastline is stunning, rugged and utterly majestic. We had dolphins racing alongside our boat, saw seals, albatross, mutton birds, gulls, sooty oystercatcher and more. Our boat captain went out of his way to ensure a safe and comfortable ride and gave both sides of the boat equal opportunity for photos of the spectacular rock formations along shoreline and stopped for us to see some of the highlights and to watch the dolphins frolicking. The hostess checked constantly that we were safe and okay and offered a good commentary and readily answered questions. She was always smiling and enjoying the sights as much as we were.
From there we visited the Port Arthur former penitentiary site, where we were provided with an excellent included lunch. The service was very friendly and prompt. We did the included tour by an expert guide and explored at leisure for a couple of hours more.
All in all there the itinerary was outstanding and there was nothing more that could have done to provide a more wonderful experience.
Can't recommend this tour highly enough.
Many thanks to the team!

 

Sylvia B February 2020

Definitly worth it. The cruise is long and is a true adventure (dont forget to put warm clothes even if hot weather and please note you will be a bit wet by the ocean waves, whatever your place on the boat. if you are on the three first raws, you will have the foot in the water, plan shoes procteded for water). The port arthur is nice to visit too, i found the time we got, enough to visit. Perfect day, perfect timing. We just regret no dolphins, but seals are here.

 

January 2020

That is an amazing day trip. Michele is out tour guide. He did out trip very well. I had full cruise trip from Eaglehawk neck to Port Arthur. I saw lot of seals and Dolphins. Amazing view of sea cliffs. Good tea and lunch with fresh ingredients.

 

Jeff L January 2020

This was a fun, interesting, and informative tour. The lavender farm was interesting. The boat cruise featured spectacular cliff views, and many seals on the rocks. And I learned a lot about the history of Port Arthur.

 

David F January 2020

Great trip, well organised and delivered everything promised. Fantastic wildlife, esp. the dolphins and even a flying fish shooting over the boat

 

ANSHUMAN.PANT January 2020

This trip combines Tasman Wilderness cruise with historic Port Arthur visit and in my view is the best of the day trips from Hobart!
We had magical experience in the 750 hp boat and saw the Dolphins swim, the fur seals jump and hump back wales spout! The pilots navigation into thin water inlets so close to the magically carved rocks from million of years of erosion was awesome!

 

Noel P December 2019

The boat ride to the cliffs is awesome, breathtaking, I just loved it. Our guide Phil was very knowledgeable and and made the trip even more enjoyable.

 

Elizabeth P November 2019

My tour guide Phil was great! he was very knowledgeable and such a delight. It is a long day, but you are fed and hydrated and you get to see some great natural formations and wildlife. Port Arthur is eye opening and bigger than you might think, you definitely need to pick up the pace if you want to see everything,

 

Bettyhales November 2019

This trip was brilliant. I sat at the front of the boat and enjoyed every minute. Fantastic cliffs and caves right up close and terrific speed sessions between wonderful photo opportunities. Then in the afternoon, fascinating Port Arthur, just wish we had a bit more time there. The lunch was good too.

 

lynnettebolton October 2019

The boat trip was amazing the coach driver was great gave us lots of interesting information the morning tea and lunch was great the whole day went so well gave us a break from driving from place to place the only thing we would do different is to tour Port Arthur on our own the group we were in was too big and I think the tour guide got a bit overwhelmed, grab a guide and google any information you want. Great day really enjoyed it.

 

Stephen B October 2019

3 Hour boat ride good lunch and prison visit. People were great to deal with and made it a very enjoyable date. Well worth the money.

 

Jenny P September 2019

Very successful day for my son and me. Interesting information from our bus driver. Very well looked after on the boat trip and amazing sights. All round a trip well worth it

 

Jaye Lynn T September 2019

The cruise was my favourite experience in Australia thus far. I thought I might rather hike, as I am an active person, but the view of the peninsula from the boat is unmatched. Beautiful exciting, and very well-planned excursion.

 

Rex L September 2019

Amazing! I have so many incredible photos, absolutely perfect day!! Boat ride was spectacular, lavender farm was gorgeous and Port Arthur amazing! Thankyou

 

Yellowlees Y July 2019

The journey round Tasman Island was one of the most exciting boat trips that I have ever enjoyed, while the visit to Port Arthur was both dignified and informative as regards such aspects of the penal settlement as solitary confinement and also the 1996 tragedy.

 

KIT WANG C April 2018

very good timing and arrangement.
The 3-hour eagle cruise trip is perfect with an eventful tour route along the coast. We are glad that a waterproof raincoat is provided on the boat to resist the wind. Totally excited to witness wild dolphins in action at the open ocean!
Plenty of time was allowed to explore Port Arthur as well.

 

Marie March 2018

Amazing! It was a great day! Pennicot Wilderness Boat ride was somehow bumpy but not excessive to be concern, the Tasman cliffs were spectacular, we saw many sea Lions, the crew did everything necessary to show us the wild life of the area, we were fortunate to see several albatrosses that we were told it was a gift to see them, because rearly they are in the area. A must if you visit Hobart.
After lunch, we continue to Port Arthur, It as an experience to be on such a historic site!

 

Gregory B March 2018

An amazing day, even when pouring rain for half of the day. The Tasman Peninsula is incredibly beautiful and the boat trip up the coast was memorable, for the wind and rain fortunately you are provided with a full length rain coat and in spite of that, for the amazing views of the cliffs, caves and coastline and the abundance of wildlife absolutely enjoying all of the good food in this area. Lots of birds cormorants were spectacular, sea lions and schools of dolphins flying through the water - it was like watching a National Geographic special. This becomes one of those once in a lifetime experiences you will never forget.

 

Mary M March 2018

Details were well coordinated. The Tasman cruise was the highlight of my Australian trip. The Tasman sea is raw, wild and beautiful. Tour guides were well informed and friendly. I highly recommend this trip.

 

Luke L February 2018

Amazing day out and really enjoyed the day.

 

Stephanie W January 2018

One of the most amazing trips ever experienced. From the coach driver to the boat crew, from the hospitality to the historic Port Arthur site - a day full of education, adventure and inconceivable majesty of the Tasmanian landscape.

 

Marla F January 2018

Truly outstanding! We had so much fun, The crew was engaging.

 

Susan D January 2018

Fantastic day trip with great staff and highly recommended. If I could do it again however I would do it in two days as an afternoon is not enough to properly enjoy Port Arthur. I'd probably do the boat trip and the Devil Unzoo Day One and Port Arthur all day Day Two.

 

Samantha B November 2017

Fantastic day out! Excellent eco-cruise and spending the afternoon wandering at your leisure around Port Arthur was memorable.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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