Pennicott Wilderness Journey’s Bruny Island Cruises provides an unforgettable wilderness cruise along Bruny Island’s rugged coast in southern Tasmania. The cruise has been awarded Australia’s Best Ecotourism Product four times. It has also won numerous state tourism awards, including Tasmania’s Best Tourist Attraction 10 times.
The Three Hour Wilderness Cruise departs from Adventure Bay, Bruny Island and travels along 50 kilometres of coastline to the Friars and back. The custom-built yellow boats take you up close to the awesome ‘Breathing Rock’, into deep sea caves and up close and personal to soaring cliffs and wave carved sea stacks, including the iconic “The Monument.” You’ll feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the mighty Southern Ocean. Albatross, dolphins, seals and migrating whales are just a few of the abundant wildlife calling the coastline of Bruny Island home.
Bruny Island is accessible by vehicular ferry at Kettering, a 35-minute drive south of Hobart. Guests can drive themselves to Bruny Island for the three-hour cruise, join the tour from Kettering or take a Full-Day Tour from Hobart including meals, transfers and sightseeing.
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Escape to Bruny Island for the day, including scenic guided bus tour, ferry crossing to Bruny Island, morning tea, three hour wilderness cruise and lunch. You will depart Hobart at 07:45 from Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre on Hobart’s Waterfront, located next to the Elizabeth Street Pier and Constitution Dock Lifting Bridge, for Kettering where the ferry will then leave for Bruny Island. When you arrive at Adventure Bay you will enjoy a morning-tea break at the idyllic beachfront restaurant.
At 1100 you will depart for a full three hours exploring the Bruny Island coastline before returning to Adventure Bay for a delicious fresh lunch with time to relax on the beach and explore our souvenir shop before your return trip to Hobart. Our bus departs Adventure Bay at 1530 to arrive back to Hobart at 1730.
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Bruny Island Cruises three hour wilderness cruise departs daily all year round from Adventure Bay, Bruny Island at 1100.
During October to March you will need to catch either the 0730, 0830, 0900 or 0930 ferry from Kettering to arrive by 1045 to check in for our 1100 cruise.
During April to September you will need to catch either the 0730 or 0900 ferry from Kettering to arrive by 1045 to check in for our 1100 cruise departure.
Make sure you arrive half an hour early to get your place on the ferry.
The cruise departs daily all year round (except Christmas Day) from Adventure Bay at 1100 and returns at 1400. Warm dress is recommended. Full length wind and water proof jackets provided. Bookings are essential. Lunch not included with the cruise but available for order on the day at the beachside Restaurant.
Leave your car at Kettering and catch the Bruny Island Cruises bus service from the Oyster Cove Marina meeting point at 0830. The bus service has the additional value of adding three more hours of guided travel experience to your day for an additional AUD15 per person.
The day includes our award winning three hour wilderness cruise which departs daily from Adventure Bay at 1100 and returns at 1400. Our bus departs Adventure Bay at 1530 to arrive back to Hobart at 1730. Warm dress is recommended. Full length wind and water proof jackets provided. Bookings are essential. Lunch not included with the cruise but available for order on the day at the beachside restaurant.