The stunning colours of Ile Des Phoques

Maria Island 

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Tour calendar

Scheduled dates


Our unique cruise + walk day tour includes two options.  Each option includes a 4hr cruise, lunch and afternoon stay on Maria Island. 

The two options differ where cruise will take you to different locations around the Maria Island coastline.

Option 1 - Ile Des Phoques is a remote granite island to the north of Maria Island.  Here we stay with playful fur seals and enjoy morning tea with the seals before exploring the most amazing giant colourful granite sea caves in the world.  The cruise then takes you back to Maria Island to visit the famous Fossil Cliffs, Painted Cliffs en route to a secluded beach for lunch.  Your afternoon is spent on the island taking in the remarkable history of the Darlington world heritage settlement and sharing a photo with resident wombats and kangaroos.

Option 2 - Take a cruise around the entire coastline of Maria Island and see the lot!  Explore sea caves, waterfalls, ancient fossils, the stunning Riedle Bay and Maria Island's isthmus, lunch at a secluded beach, the painted cliffs and then back to Darlington for your afternoon stroll.  

See below for our tour dates during season 2019/2020

Ile Des Phoques

October

11, 18, 19, 25, 

November

1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, 18, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30

December

3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 23, 24, 29, 30

January

2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 19, 22, 23, 26, 27, 30, 31

February

3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, 28

March

2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 19, 22, 23, 26, 27, 30, 31

April

3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, 28, 31

May

1, 2, 8, 15, 16, 22, 29, 30

Please note:  If poor weather prevents cruising to the Ile Des Phoques, the cruise will be changed to circumnavigate Maria Island


Circumnavigation

October

12, 13, 20, 26, 27

November

3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, 28

December

1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, 18, 21, 22, 27, 28, 31

January

1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16, 20, 21, 24, 25, 28, 29

February

1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26, 29

March

1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 16, 17, 20, 21, 24, 25, 28, 29

April

1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 13, 14, 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26, 29, 30

May

3, 9, 10, 17, 23, 24, 31

Not Available

Engine Service - Oct 4, 5 & 6, Nov 22,  Dec 20,  Jan 17,  Feb 14,  Mar 13,  Apr 10

Christmas Holidays - Dec 25 & 26

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