Bruny Island & Recherche Bay

Sample 5-day cruise expedition itinerary


Day 1

After leaving Hobart we enjoy a casual cruise through the D’Entrecasteaux Channel with options to go ashore and inspect the old Quarantine Station in Barnes Bay before stopping for lunch at Get Shucked oyster farm in Great Bay. After finding a quiet spot for the night we can go ashore at The Neck to see the penguins return from the sea at dusk. Then it’s back to the Odalisque for dinner.

Day 2

We leave after breakfast for Great Taylors Bay and decide on a walk – the choices are Butlers Beach to Lighthouse Bay (3 hours) Lighthouse Bay to Cape Bruny Lighthouse and return (2 hours), or Mickeys Bay to Cloudy Bay Lagoon and return (1 hour). We continue sailing further south to Recherche Bay to finding a sheltered anchorage.

Day 3

Today you can relax on board or take the five hour return walk to South Cape Bay and Lion Rock, to see the power of Southern Ocean swells, picnic on the beach and maybe even swim or surf, if conditions are right.





Day 4

Explore the ‘French Garden’ in Recherche Bay, where Nicolas Baudin’s scientific expedition planted experimental crops on their visits in 1802 and 1803. In the afternoon, take a walk on the remote and deserted beach at the mouth of Southport Lagoon, catch fish for dinner or snorkel for abalone.

Day 5

Cruise back up the Channel via the various coastal towns, inspect a salmon farm and lunch at Peppermint Bay before docking in Hobart in the late afternoon.

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The beautiful coastline of Bruny Island. 

Adventure Bay

Adventure Bay, Bruny Island.


May to January

Minimum guest capacity

Minimum of 1 guest

Maximum guest capacity

10 guests maximum

Home port for departures and returns

Hobart, Tasmania


From $6,600 per day, plus $150 per person per day. 


  • Accommodation aboard Odalisque
  • Expert skipper & guest chef
  • Menu featuring gourmet Tasmanian produce
  • Fine Tasmanian wine & boutique beer
  • Tailored itineraries – jet boat excursions, walking, birdwatching, photography, beachcombing…