Escape to Port Davey
An expedition cruise through Southwest Tasmania’s World Heritage Area
Our all-inclusive, guided expedition cruises take 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 endless 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 Southwest.
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, local chef & expert guide. Our guest chefs (borrowed from Hobart’s best restaurants) provide top-notch, modern Tasmanian fare paired with fine Tasmanian wine. Our hand-picked expert guides (with years of experience in the area) will double as your personal walking encyclopaedias.
Explore with people who know this wilderness intimately. Find our more about your expert guide and skipper.
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 unforgettable time 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.
Our itineraries are fluid, moulded by wind and weather, time, tide and the interests of our individual guests.
Your boutique floating hotel, custom-built by Tasmanian owner and operator for this Southwest experience.
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Between January & May
4, 5 or 7-day
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Minimum guest capacity
Minimum of 4 guests for a guaranteed departure
Maximum guest capacity
6 guests (3 couples), OR
Private groups of up to 10 persons
- Return flights from Hobart to Bathurst Harbour with Par Avion
- 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 and duration of stay, to itineraries & activities. Please contact us with any special requests – we’d love to help!