Maria Island is home to World renowned geology, pristine beaches, protected marine habitats, mountain views and UNESCO World Heritage convict history. Maria Island is also a sanctuary for native wildlife and is a dream destination for international visitors to come face to face with dolphins, whales, fur seals, sea eagles, albatross, gannets, wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, cape barren geese and possibly a Tasmanian devil all in one day.
East Coast Cruises is located in the township of Triabunna (1 hour, 15 minutes from Hobart) and they specialise in cruise and walk day tours to Maria Island National Park. The team operates a custom-built boat that is designed to explore some of Australia’s largest sea caves. The boat has two decks that provide shelter, comfort and unobstructed viewing of Maria’s enthralling marine life, unique cliff formations and giant sea caves.
Their award-winning seven-hour day tours combine a four-hour scenic cruise of Maria Island’s stunning coastline with a two-hour walk of the island’s convict settlement. A big buffet lunch of gourmet local food, wine and beer is provided on the cruise whilst at anchor in the most beautiful of locations. A shuttle bus service is also available for guests in Hobart.
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From $90 to $225
Hobart’s number one tour on Tripadvisor!
Join them on the most unforgettable day tour, cruising the renowned coastline of Maria Island and Tasmania’s stunning East Coast. Their shuttle bus will pick you up from your hotel in Hobart and drive you to their departure location at Triabunna. If you have your own transport, simply meet them at Triabunna and let them take you on the adventure of a lifetime.
Your tour will depart from the Triabunna marina (approximately one-hour and 15-minutes from Hobart) and includes a four-hour scenic cruise of Maria Island’s stunning coastline with a two-hour stay on the island including a gentle walk of Maria’s World Heritage listed convict settlement. A big buffet lunch of gourmet Tasmanian food, cheeses, juice, tea and coffee is provided complimentary on board. Local wines (Darlington Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc) and Tasmanian premium larger are also provided for purchase during lunch.
Choose from two alternate tours! One Day On Maria (Ile Des Phoques) and One Day On Maria (Circumnavigation) are offered on alternate days. Please see their website for the dates of each tour.
Join their shuttle bus and connect to Tasmania’s stunning East Coast and Maria Island National Park, saving you the need to hire a car just for the journey. The complete 5-star Hobart day tour!
Departs 7.10am – The Pickled Frog (281 Liverpool Street, Hobart).
Departs 7.20am – Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre (Corner Davey and Elizabeth Streets, Hobart).
Arrives 8.40am – Triabunna marina.
Departs 5.15pm – Triabunna marina.
Arrives 6.45pm – Hobart Central Business District.
Connecting Hobart to Tasmania’s stunning East Coast. For the first time, Maria Island is connected to Hobart with a daily shuttle bus service. Their return shuttle bus service will provide transport for guests on their Cruise and Walk day tour of Maria Island and provide connections to the Maria Island ferry.Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet