Escape  to Port Davey

Expedition cruising through Southwest Tasmania’s World Heritage Area

Our all-inclusive, guided expedition cruises takes you deep into the pristine coastal wilderness of Tasmania’s remote Southwest. This region is one of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet, with wild rivers, quartzite peaks and extensive waterways. Only accessible by foot, boat or light aircraft, this remote wilderness area is a Marine Nature Reserve and forms part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Your journey begins with a spectacular flight from Hobart to Melaleuca. Upon landing, Tasmanian Boat Charters crew will take you by tender through the mirrored waters of the inlet to your floating home, the base from which you will explore the untouched South West.

Expeditions are based from a ‘boutique floating hotel’, the Odalisque, a custom-built twenty-metre vessel equipped with hot showers and soft beds. Guests are entertained by an all-star crew, including skipper, chef & guide. Our guest chefs (borrowed from Hobart’s best restaurants) provide top-notch, modern Tasmanian fare, all paired with fine Tasmanian wine. Our hand-picked expert guides (with years of experience in the area) will double as your personal walking encyclopaedias.

Daily shore excursions, tailored to your interests, will see you totally immersed in the wilderness. It’s all about “getting your feet wet” (as Tasmanian skipper & owner Pieter van der Woude regularly says). During your four unforgettable days with us, you’ll explore narrow winding waterways lined with Huon pine by jet boat, hike to mountain-top vantage points where it feels like you can see over the edge of the world, picnic on remote beaches and soak up the serene views from the Odalisque’s deck as you cruise past sea caves, rock arches, blowholes and rocky islets. You could be one of the very few to witness the islands of Maatsuyker, cruise the Davey River gorge, wander the buttongrass moorlands or beachcomb the white sand of seemingly endless beaches.

A genuine wilderness experience, tailored itineraries, accommodation aboard a boutique floating hotel and gourmet fare prepared by guest chefs provide an expedition perfect for those eager for adventure, but not so keen on roughing it.

Discover Tasmania’s spectacular World Heritage Area & the Port Davey Marine Reserve.

Explore with people who know this wilderness intimately. Find our more about your expert guide and skipper. 

Dine in your own private floating restaurant serving fine Tasmanian fare and cool climate wines.

Our itineraries are fluid, moulded by wind and weather, time and tide and the interests of our individual guests. 

Your boutique floating hotel, custom-built by Tasmanian owner and operator for this Southwest experience.

Read what our guests’ loved about this 5-star TripAdvisor ranked experience. 

Operates

Between February – May

Duration

4, 5 or 7-day

Minimum guest capacity

Minimum of 2 persons

Maximum guest capacity

6 guests (3 couples) or 8 guests (2 couples + 1 family)
or private group of 10 persons

Expedition includes

  • Return flights from Hobart to Bathurst Harbour
  • Accommodation aboard Odalisque
  • Expert skipper, interpretive guide and guest chef
  • Menu featuring gourmet Tasmanian produce
  • Fine Tasmanian wine and local boutique beer
  • Tailored itineraries – jet boat excursions, walking, birdwatching, photography, beachcombing …

The ‘Trip Essentials’ contain a detailed overview of everything you need to know about this expedition, including departure times, what to pack & tour inclusions.

Customisation of your trip is absolutely possible – from guest numbers to duration of stay to itineraries & activities. Please contact us with any special requests – we’d love to help!