Sample 3-day cruise expedition itinerary
We depart Hobart and head east towards Port Arthur, stopping to hook some fish for lunch. After cruising close to the dolerite needles of Cape Raoul, the final landmark for Sydney-Hobart racing yachts as they enter Storm Bay, we pass the world-famous surf-spot of Shipstern Bluff, one of the world’s heaviest waves.
We serve lunch on board in a sheltered bay near the 19th century convict settlement of Port Arthur. In the afternoon, we’ll take you ashore to explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, recently inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
Dinner on board features more fine Tasmanian fare and we’ll anchor for the night in the quiet waters of Stewarts Bay.
After breakfast we cruise through Tasman Passage, between Tasman Island and Cape Pillar, the highest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere. Divers may wish to explore underwater to the wreck of the SS Nord in Munro Bight. Lunch will be served at Fortescue Bay or Eaglehawk Neck. We can visit the beautiful Lagoon Bay and Monument Bay, where Abel Tasman’s expedition made landfall in 1642, becoming the first Europeans to set foot on Van Diemen’s Land. After cruising through the Narrows from Marion Bay we anchor overnight in Blackman Bay.
We navigate the Denison Canal and pass through the swing bridge at Dunalley, entering Norfolk Bay. There’s time to visit the Coal Mines Historic Site at Saltwater River before we find a quiet bay for lunch, then return to Hobart via Betsey Island and the Iron Pot lighthouse in the afternoon.
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Stunning Tasman Island.
Port Arthur & Stewarts Bay, on the Tasman Penisula.
May to January
Minimum guest capacity
Minimum of 1 guest
Maximum guest capacity
10 guests maximum
Home port for departures and returns
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