Water activity

Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise

Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise

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From US$ 100.87 per person

Join a wilderness cruise along Bruny Island's rugged coastline in search of regional wildlife. Explore the island after the cruise.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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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 activity, search for wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales, and sea birds with an interpretive guide. At the Friars, 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. When the cruise finishes, disembark and have time to explore Bruny Island. After, enjoy a guided bus tour as you return to Hobart (if option selected).

  • 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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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the 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

4.9 /5

based on 362 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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Such an awesome & fun tour! Some amazing sites to see & hear about. Lots of wildlife to see & experience in their natural habitat as well. Excellent guide who was exceptionally knowledgeable & a great skipper. We felt safe, especially with our 2.5 year old on board. Our little one loved it too!

April 27, 2022

We went with two small kids (4 and 6). We sat right at the back under the canopy which was more sheltered from the wind and bounce. Kids survived without sickness, but the roar of the engines gave us ringing ears for a few hours after. Suggest earplugs and glasses (the wind was fierce). That said, some beautiful wild coastline to see if you're brave.

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April 14, 2022

From the bus trip to the wharf with driver Ben's commentary on the local wildlife, to the skipper's entertaining and knowledgeable banter also his skills with the boat exciting. The wet weather gear is so fashionable (not) but serves its purpose. I would recommend everyone to take the cruise, we had the best time.

April 10, 2022

Product ID: 74548