Water activity

Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise

Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise

From $105.78 per person

Enjoy a 3-hour wilderness cruise to explore Bruny Island's rugged coastline in search of regional wildlife. Explore the island after the cruise. Choose which of 2 starting points suits you best.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Cruise past some of the highest sea cliffs in Australia
  • See the abundance of wildlife, including seals, migrating whales and birds
  • Enjoy some free time to explore Bruny Island after the cruise
Full description
Choose to begin your tour on Bruny Island or from Hobart. Cruise by some of Australia's highest sea cliffs and drift up close to listen to the awesome Breathing Rock. Enter deep-sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the coast and The Monument, and feel the power of nature where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean. On this 3-hour activity you’ll search for wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds with an interpretive guide. At the Friars, you'll drift quietly past rare nesting seabirds and a large haul-out home to thousands of seals. The custom-built yellow boats feature open-air tiered seating providing excellent all-round views. After the cruise, you'll have time to explore Bruny Island.
  • 3-hour wilderness cruise
  • Wet weather jacket
  • Return guided bus tour from Hobart (if option is selected)
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • There is no minimum age or minimum group size for this activity
  • Be sure to arrive at the ferry terminal 30 minutes prior to the ferry departure. The ferry crossing takes 20 minutes and once you're on Bruny Island, Adventure Bay is a 35-minute drive south
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 286 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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This was a fantastic activity exacerbated by glorious weather and a friendly entertaining crew. The interesting geography and experience viewing marine animals was a great mix and the time flew. It would have been helpful in planning to know we could order lunch before we left and enjoy a good meal afterwards as there are few places to eat on the island .

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March 19, 2021

Hue and Ruby were very attentive and entertaining. I can’t praise them enough for making this cruse a highlight for us on our Bruny island escape. Their knowledge of the environment was fantastic. Hue went beyond the duties of a tour guide / captain when he retrieved my mobile l dropped getting off the book. Much indebted to him !

February 13, 2021

My wife and I were fortunate to strike lovely weather for our cruise, so it wasn't as cold as others had warned, but I certainly could see it could be cold. It was a magnificent experience to see the rocky cliff face from the water. It was great to see the seals up close in their nature habitat and we also witness dolphins going about their business. The best part though were Matt and Ruby, who gave fantastic and informative commentary and were always checking on the welfare of every guest. A fantastic experience.

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January 21, 2021

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