What’s the best way to explore Tasmania? Take your family, take some friends, and take a few days on your own private wilderness cruise vessel, Southern Cross. She’s comfortable, classic and beautiful and she’s crewed by locals who are ready to take you on an authentic Tasmanian experience.
Forget hiring a car and the hassle of arranging accommodation. Discover the island from the sea instead, on the Southern Cross, with unequalled access to its natural beauty. With no rigid timetables, our expert local crew will pilot you and up to seven friends from cove to bay, from micro-brewery to national park, on a personalized adventure tailored to your interests. Follow one of our thoughtful itineraries or design your own, and be shown unforgettable local history, walks, food, water sports and natural wonders. Our cruises are all inclusive and catered, so you can leave your wallet and your worries behind while you explore the Tasmanian wilderness and culture at your own pace.
From $420 to $650
We operate our cruises in Southern Tasmania one of Australia’s most stunning protected waterways containing hundreds of pristine bays, beaches and headlands. It is packed with beauty, offering you an unforgettable cruise around one of the nation’s best wilderness experiences.
Given the sheltered waterway we can assure you of a calm anchorage every night and a memorable cruise showcasing the region’s best wilderness, food, walks and relaxation.
Our experienced crew will plan your cruise with you and refine the schedule to best suit you. We can include as much or as little as you like. We know the area intimately and will work with you to make sure you get the best out of your experience.
You can snorkel and harvest your own fresh wild abalone or visit a selection of local cheese makers, oyster farmers, wineries and craft breweries as suits you. All this is of course on top of our fresh Tasmanian cuisine, with wine, ciders and beers on board.
The whole trip you will be surrounded by dramatic vistas and scenery that cannot be found anywhere else, what a place to walk, swim, fish, bike ride or kayak. Talk to us and start planning.
From $2100 to $2760
Departing from historic Sullivan’s Cove, we will cruise the River Derwent, the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island, anchoring in a secluded bays with loads of time for an activity on board and ashore.
Choose a wilderness activity such as walking, snorkling or beachcombing. A favourite of spot of ours is Butler’s Beach in the far South of Bruny National Park. Beautiful white beaches and walks of any length can be found.
Walk to Cape Bruny Lighthouse, drop in on Bruny Island’s oyster shack or Bruny Island Cheese, a barbecue lunch or dinner ashore the choice is yours. Returning to Kettering village. An unforgettable authentic experience just for you and your friends.