One Day On Maria 

Cruise & Walk Day Tour

Welcome!  This page has lots of information about our award wining tours to Maria Island National Park and the Ile Des Phoques Nature Reserve.  Please scroll down to see information about each tour, tour prices, tour scheduling and frequently asked questions.

Join us on the most unforgettable day tour, cruising the renowned coastline of Maria Island and Tasmania's stunning East Coast. Our shuttle bus will pick you up from your hotel in Hobart and drive you to our departure location at Triabunna. If you have your own transport, simply meet us at Triabunna and let us take you on the adventure of a lifetime.  

Your tour will depart from the Triabunna marina (approximately 1-hour and 15-minutes from Hobart), and includes a 4-hour scenic cruise of Maria Island's stunning coastline with a 2-hour stay on the island including a gentle walk of Maria's World Heritage listed convict settlement.  Due to covid restrictions, lunch is no longer provided with your tour and you will be required to bring your lunch with you.  Lunch will be enjoyed on the boat at anchor beside one of Maria Island's pristine beaches.  Local wines (Darlington Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc) and Tasmanian premium lager are also provided during lunch.  A single serve is complimentary with your tour.  Additional drinks are $6 per serve.

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 below for the dates of each tour.

Please note:  Our day tours no longer include lunch or National Park entry onto Maria Island.  Most visitors and residents to Tasmania will arrange a National Park pass to cover entry into all Tasmanian National Parks.  As a result, we no longer cover entry onto Maria Island and have adjusted the tour price accordingly.


Departs Triabunna - 9:30am
Returns Triabunna - 4:45pm
Available:
December (2020) to April (2021)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday.

Additional days by demand.

Adults (16+):  $195
Senior:  $185
Student:  $185
Children (3-15):  $75
Family (2a+2ch):  $465
Infant (0-2):  $0
Tour are booked below as "One Day On Maria"

Add our comfortable shuttle bus if you require transport from Hobart. 

Please see our tour descriptions below.  Tours are separated by the schedule of dates.

One Day On Maria (Ile Des Phoques)

Available Days:

Sunday & Monday

The Ile Des Phoques has been our favourite place to cruise, swim, dive and explore ever since we began in 2007. The Ile Des Phoques (French for Island of Seals) is an absolute haven for marine life and has been declared one of the best cold water dives in the world. 

Your cruise to the seals will capture the stunning views of Maria Island, including famous landmarks such as the Painted Cliffs and Fossil Cliffs, spring-fed waterfalls, limestone sea caves, cliff-top stalactites, Bishop & Clerk mountain range and the stunning granite cliffs of Maria Island's east coast. At the northern tip of Maria Island the cruise will head North to the Ile Des Phoques, a 30min boat ride from Maria Island. On the way to this remarkable granite island you can see albatross, dolphins, Australian fur seals and whales (depending on the time of year) as well as majestic panoramic views of Maria Island and the Freycinet Peninsula. 

Your lunch stop will be enjoyed onboard the boat at anchor in a remote bay at Maria Island.  You will be required to bring your own lunch or you can add our delicious big salad bowls back into your order, they are the best! .  Complimentary non alcoholic drinks of tea, coffee, juice, soft drinks, soda water and still water are provided on the boat.  A single serve of local wines (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc) and Tasmanian premium lager are also provided during lunch.  Additional serves are available for purchase during lunch for $6.

In the afternoon, both tours will dock at Darlington. The perfect way to compliment your cruise is to stretch your legs and enjoy a guided tour through Darlington’s fascinating collection of preserved convict buildings, learn about the town’s remarkable history and come face to face with Maria Island’s resident wombats.  If history is not for you, then simply soak up the sun on Darlington’s white sandy beach or swim/snorkel in the waters of Maria Island’s marine reserve.

*Note, if poor weather prevents the cruising to the Ile Des Phoques, the cruise will be changed to circumnavigate Maria Island.

Available Days:

Sunday & Monday

December

6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 31.

January

3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31.

February

1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28.

March

1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29.

April

4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26.

May

2, 3, 9

One Day On Maria -Circumnavigation

Available Days:

Friday & Saturday

If you have chosen the circumnavigation, your cruise around the Island is a totally immersive and different experience.  The east coast of Maria Island showcases mountain fed waterfalls, secluded bays, sea caves, ancient geology and beaches of pure white sand. Enjoy expert commentary as you cruise to the renowned Riedle Bay and Shoal Bay at Maria Island's isthmus for a lunch stopon anchor. These stunning beaches are both identical to the world-famous Wineglass Bay and are only visited by a handful of people each year.  En route around Maria Island we stop to showcase many famous landmarks including the Fossil Cliffs and Painted Cliffs.

Your lunch stop will be enjoyed onboard the boat at anchor in a remote bay at Maria Island.  You will be required to bring your own lunch or you can add our delicious big salad bowls back into your order, they are the best!  Complimentary non alcoholic drinks of tea, coffee, juice, soft drinks, soda water and still water are provided on the boat.  A single serve of local wines (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc) and Tasmanian premium lager are also provided during lunch.  Additional serves are available for purchase during lunch for $6.

In the afternoon, both tours will dock at Darlington. The perfect way to compliment your cruise is to stretch your legs and enjoy a guided tour through Darlington’s fascinating collection of preserved convict buildings, learn about the town’s remarkable history and come face to face with Maria Island’s resident wombats.  If history is not for you, then simply soak up the sun on Darlington’s white sandy beach or swim/snorkel in the waters of Maria Island’s marine reserve.

Available Days:

Friday & Saturday

December

4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 29, 30.

January

1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 26,29, 30.

February

5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27.

March

5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27.

April

2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30.

May

7,8

Lunch

Our previously offered buffet lunch has been removed from our day tour due to COVID-19. If you would like us to cater lunch for you, we can provide our delicious and popular salad bowls from our cafe in Triabunna.  Our big and healthy salad bowls are specifically designed for lunch on our tour and can be added onto your booking for an extra $10.  Options include smoked salmon, aioli chicken, roast beef, premium leg ham or vegetarian.  Please click here for our cafe food options.

Maria Island park entry

Entry permits to Maria Island National Park are not included in your tour .  Separate park passes are now required for our day tour.  Tasmanian National Park Passes can be purchased here.  If you will only require a park pass to visit Maria Island on our tour, a park pass can be added to your booking.  If you will be visiting other National Parks, we encourage guests to purchase a 2 month park pass to cover entry into all other National Parks, including Maria Island (not including Cradle Mountain).

Frequently Asked Questions

Please follow the link below to our general cruise and tour information.  This page will provide information about the weather, cancellations, payments, suitability for children, onboard toilet and more!

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