Embark on this day-tour to see a collection of stunning natural wonders around Tasmania's iconic Maria Island, serve you a gourmet feast on-board and give you a deeper insight into Australia's history with a visit to the World Heritage Darlington convict settlement.
- Cruise around Maria Island's spectacular coastline
- See amazing natural wonders including Fossil Cliffs and massive sea caves
- Feast on a delectable Tasmanian spread for lunch
- Embark on a guided tour around Darlington convict settlement
- Meet Maria Island's native wildlife including kangaroos and wombats
Board Spirit of Maria, a comfortable, spacious cruise vessel at Triabunna and acquaint yourself with the crew and other guests on the short ride to Maria Island. Enjoy a light breakfast of gourmet Tasmanian cheeses, cake, biscuits and tea and coffee.
Relax on the deck and enjoy a cruise around Maria Island, during which you'll be treated to the sight of shimmering waterfalls, towering cliffs, be astounded by the sight of Painted Cliffs, explore giant sea caves and veer into picturesque bays.
Stop for lunch in a secluded bay and help yourself to a true Tasmanian Buffet lunch provided on-board each cruise including Tasmanian smoked salmon, ham, chicken, roast beef, homemade potato salad, freshly prepared salad, Tasmanian soft and hard cheeses, avocado dips, crackers, wraps and rolls. You will also be provided with a complimentary drink or tea, coffee, juice and water. Local wines (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc) and Tasmanian premium larger are also available for purchase during lunch.
Dock at Darlington and embark on a guided tour through Darlington convict settlement. As you wander the historic area, you'll catch glimpses of kangaroos, inquisitive wombats and wild geese.
If history is not for you, then simply soak up the sun on Darlington’s white sandy beach or swim in the waters of Maria Island’s marine reserve.
*IMPORTANT NOTES: The itinerary below represents a circumnavigation cruise to Maria Island coastline. On selected dates and if weather permits, the itinerary changes with a cruise to Ile Des Phoques (Island of Seals) which explores ancient secluded sea caves.