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From Triabunna: Maria Island Cruise & Guided Walk with Lunch

4.9 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: MARIA ISLAND CRUISES

From Triabunna: Maria Island Cruise & Guided Walk with Lunch

Activity provider: MARIA ISLAND CRUISES

From US$ 183.45 per person

Explore Maria Island and the Ile Des Phoques, or the Island of Seals, on a guided cruise. Spot wombats, dolphins, fur seals, and more. Take a guided tour of the historic Darlington convict penal site.

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Duration 1 day
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  • Admire the famous scenery and geology of Maria Island with knowledgeable guides
  • View iconic Australian wildlife such as wombats, kangaroos, seals, and dolphins
  • Explore the towering sea caves and impressive waterfalls at Maria Island
  • Enjoy lunch while on board the boat in the pristine waters around Maria Island
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed penal settlement at Darlington Probation Station
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Embark on an immersive and educational guided tour of Maria Island National Park and the Ile Des Phoques Nature Reserve. Enjoy a scenic cruise with lunch in a remote bay, a guided walk among historic buildings, and a visit to Maria Island to spot wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, and Cape Barren geese.


After departing Triabunna, see fascinating geological sites, mountain-fed waterfalls, secluded bays, sea caves, and white beaches on your way to the Fossil and Painted Cliffs. Enjoy expert commentary from the crew as you cruise to Maria Island's isthmus for a lunch stop on the anchored boat. 


Take in the views of Maria Island, the cliffs, waterfalls, limestone sea caves, cliff-top stalactites, and mountains. On the way to the remarkable granite island, Island of Seals, see if you can spot albatrosses, dolphins, fur seals, and whales. Swim and dive alongside the island’s marine life.


Dock at Darlington in the afternoon. Stretch your legs and enjoy a guided tour through Darlington’s collection of preserved buildings that once belonged to the convict population. 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 and snorkel in the waters of Maria Island’s marine reserve.

  • Guided cruise
  • Time to explore Maria Island
  • Guided tour of Darlington Convict Station
  • Driver/guide
  • A selection of cakes
  • Water, soda, juice, coffee, tea, plus local wine and beer
  • Salad bowl (choose from meat, vegetarian, and vegan options)
  • Hobart hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional alcoholic drinks ($6)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the cafe in Triabunna (21 Vicary Street) for a check-in at 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM. The cafe opens at 8:00 AM and you are welcome to come along early and have a coffee and something to eat for breakfast. There is secure parking for cars and campers behind the cafe. If you are not familiar with the area, please aim to arrive at 8:00 AM. Parking at the cafe is all day.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

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The crew catered to every need. Provided morning tea and a delicious lunch. We saw a pod of dolphins and they circled around our boat. The boat was able to reach along the coast and show some amazing rock formations you would only be able see on board. We visited Maria Island and had a guided walk, learning history and about the wildlife surrounding. Lucky enough to interact with some adorable wombats on the island who were not camera shy. Would recommend to everyone and definitely travel with them again.

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October 25, 2022

It was a very rough trip and I got sea sick but i couldn't fault the attention I got to make the trip easier for me. We saw the seals lazing about on the rocks. The boat commentary was very good and informative. I didn't like the salad because I don't like veggies but my husband did. The tour on Maria Island was very informative. We love all the history stuff. We got to see the wombats, kangaroos, paddy melons and lots of birdlife just roaming around the island. On the whole it was a good trip but would be so much better with better weather but that's not the tours fault.

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October 9, 2022

The crew were amazing, the commentary was excellent and we are very happy we did this cruise. The geology of the island is a revelation and if you are a geologist then it’s paradise. Lunch and onboard refreshments were delicious. Wildlife was all around us both in the water and on land. Highly recommend this tour of Maria Island as a high point of Tasmanian Tourism.

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October 5, 2022

Product ID: 409089