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Tasman Island & Port Arthur Full Day Adventure

Join an epic day trip checking out Tasman Island and Port Arthur!

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  • Action-packed tour with a wild 3-hour boat cruise
  • Expert Aussie guides with tons of knowledge to share
  • Perfect for solo travellers, couples or small groups

What we'll do

Join the ultimate Tasman Peninsula adventure with a 3-hour cruise and an afternoon at the Port Arthur Historic Site!

Starting in Hobart, you'll travel out to the Tasman Peninsula, stopping along the way to enjoy morning tea at a local cafe. You'll arrive at Eaglehawk Neck and transfer to an open-air cruise ship. Set off around the peninsula's rugged coast, making sure to keep an eye out for dolphins, seals and whales along the coast. Enjoy spectacular views as you glide beneath the towering sea cliffs, peer inside sea caves, and spot peregrine falcons and other sea birds swooping over the sea or nesting in the cliffs.

Back on land, you'll stop for lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to the Port Arthur Historic Site, one of Australia’s UNESCO-listed convict sites. After an introduction from your guide, you are free to discover the former penal settlement at your own pace. With around three hours to explore the open-air museum, see the guard tower, penitentiary, and tower cottage, and uncover the harrowing history of the site, which forms a key part of Australia’s convict history. Afterwards, you'll board an air-conditioned coach and return to Hobart.

See two of Tasmania's most famous attractions in one action-packed day!

What to know

  • Tour days: Daily
  • Price includes:
    • 1 day guided tour
    • Experienced and knowledgeable guide
    • Morning tea and lunch
    • 3 hour wilderness cruise 
    • Guided tour of Port Arthur Historic Site
    • Air-conditioned transport
    • Hostel/hotel drop-off
  • Language: Tour is given in easy to understand English. 
  • Perfect for: Solo travellers, couples or small groups. You'll be in a fun and friendly group consisting of mostly international travellers with some locals. 
  • Group size: Up to 30 people
  • Age range: This tour attracts a mix of travellers
  • Open Date bookings: must be confirmed at least 7 days in advance.

About your guides

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys is a family-owned business started in 1999 with a single journey taking in Bruny Island. Today, they operate six tours in southern Tasmania and one in southern Victoria, highlighting the spectacular and unique wilderness and wildlife of the areas.

Over a 20 year history, Pennicott Wilderness Journeys has become a highly acclaimed environmental tourism operator and have won 27 Tasmanian and 12 Australian Tourism Awards.


7:30 am - Check-in at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Centre
7:45 am - Bus departs
9:15 am - Arrive on Tasman Peninsula, Morning Tea
10:00 am - 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise
1:00 pm - Cruise concludes
1:30 pm - 3 Hours at the Port Arthur Historic Site including lunch and time to explore
4:30 pm - Bus departs
6:00 pm - Arrive Hobart, hotel drop-off


  • What should I bring? Make sure you dress warmly for the cruise - warm jackets, scarves, beanies and gloves are recommended. Sea-sickness medication is advised if you suffer from sea-sickness. And don't forget your camera (ideally with a waterproof bag!)
  • Where do we start and finish? Tours depart from the Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre. This is situated on Hobart's waterfront on Franklin Wharf, next to the Constitution Dock Lifting Bridge. Please check-in by 7:30 am for a 7:45 am departure. You will be returned close to your hotel.
  • How long does the tour go for? Tour starts at 7:30 am and returns to Hobart at approximately 6:00 pm.
  • What days does the tour operate? Tours depart daily except for Christmas Day.
  • What meals are included? Morning tea and lunch is included.
  • Do you cater for specific diets? The tour can cater for a range of dietary requirements, as well as medical conditions/food allergies. Please contact us when booking if you have any specific dietary needs.
  • Who can come? Everyone is welcome on this tour! 

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations made more than 2 days before the activity starts will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations made between 1 and 2 days before the activity starts will receive a 50% refund.
  • No cancellations can be made within 1 day of the activity. 

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