1 Day Maria Island Tour from Triabunna or Hobart

Adults from $245

Board the “Spirit of Maria” and cruise around Maria Island’s spectacular coastline, see natural wonders like the Fossil Cliffs, take a guided tour through a convict settlement and enjoy a gourmet lunch on-board.

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.

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Departures: Selected days between November to April. Please contact us to check availability.

  Start Finish Duration
1 Day Maria Island Tour from Triabunna 9:00am 5:15pm 8 Hours
1 Day Maria Island Tour from Hobart 7:00am 6:30pm 11 Hours


NOTE: Pricing valid for travel between 1 November 2020 and 30 April 2021.

Ticket Details Price
Adults from Triabunna $245
from Hobart $265
Children (5-15 yrs) from Triabunna (*Age 3-15 yrs) $95
from Hobart (*Age 3-15 yrs) $105
Concession from Triabunna $235
from Hobart $255
Family (2+2) from Triabunna $585
from Hobart $635
Infants (0-2) Free



Group Size: 20ppl max


  • 4 hour Scenic Cruise of Maria Island coastline with a 2 hours walk of the island
  • Tea, Coffee, Juice, Cakes and Homemade lemon slice
  • A big buffet lunch of gourmet Tasmanian food, cheese, juice, tea and coffee is provided complimentary on board the cruise whilst at anchor in the most beautiful of locations.
  • Guided tour of Darlington
  • Experienced Tour Guide
  • National Park Fees

Rated: 54321 (5.0/5 based on 11 customer reviews)

54321 This trip to Maria Island on 26 Jan 2021 was memorable and enjoyable, especially for my 2 kids. The crew was very friendly and eagerly showed us an amazing variety of wildlife around the Island. We saw dolphins, fur seals, seagulls, eagles, wombats, wallabies and kangaroos. Apart from wildlife, we went inside the fascinating sea caves. It’s so colourful of crystal blue, purple and green. Great tour!
Winsia — 4 March, 2020

54321 Absolutely brilliant! Mike and Tahlia were super friendly and informative. Loved the cruise, views, history , animals, buildings. Totally recommend. Totally worth it ! Perfect day. Thankyou.
Narelle Jackman — 3 March, 2020

54321 Michael, Tahlia & Ellen (crew) were exceptional and the tour was marvelous! We saw so much and the food was well prepared. My husband wasn’t feeling too great but the crew were attentive and considerate and very helpful. We saw wildlife and enjoyed the spectacular scenery. This tour is a must!
Prisca — 9 January, 2020

54321 A wonderful experience was had by our group of six. We cannot applaud the crew of Steve and Meg enough ,they were great.I must mention the manner in which Steve handled those 900 horse on the back of his magnificient boat which trook rverything that was thrown at her. We will thoroughly recommend all aspects of this tour to all of our friends..Well done Steve and Meg (The Pocket Rocket) 20/11/19
John — 23 November, 2019

54321 We had the most beautiful day out seeing stunning scenery and enjoying the magical tour of Maria Island. The crew are exceptional in their knowledge and extremely genuine. The morning tea and lunch was fresh and absolutely delicious. We spent just the right amount of time in all locations and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Tasmania. I will be coming back again and again. Leslie and Jeff
Leslie — 15 February, 2019

54321 We had a fabulous day with Steve the skipper and Meg his offsider. The scenery around and on the island is well worth seeing – high limestone and sandstone cliffs, ancient geological formations simply explained by Steve as well as dolphins, seals, cormorants and a shy albatross that paddled right up to the boat. The food and refreshments were fresh and lots of home cooking. Great value for money and hosts who went the extra mile to ensure everyone had a wonderful experience. We were lucky with the weather and the smoke from the fires didn’t really affect the area.
Bruce Crane — 31 January, 2019

54321 Far exceeded our expectations! Steve & Meg oozed genuine, friendly enthusiasm which enhanced the whole experience. Maria Island is stunning! Totally amazed at the level of organisation in quite a small space to provide 24 people with exceptional array of morning tea & lunch. A very slick operation of which they should be immensely proud. Well done!!!
Carolyn Nathan — 2 January, 2019

54321 Thank you to all the crew They came across to me as one big happy family. Made my family’s experience great . What a start to the new year Thanks again
Joe cefai — 1 January, 2019

54321 One of the best tours I’ve had the pleasure of doing. Would definitely recommend this to anyone well worth the money Unique
Jennie Gibson — 1 January, 2019

54321 What a fantastic day. The weather was great, no wind, calm waters. Mike & Steve provided us with a fantastic experience. One of the best tours we have ever experienced. Thank you. Recommend to everyone
Jeanette — 7 April, 2018

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54321 A great day. The skipper does. a wonderful job. So passionate about Maria island and very knowledgable about geology. The food was great and the weather was very kind to us. I highly recommend this trip. Looking forward to going again. Well done Michael.
Anne Carless — 14 March, 2018


The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1


7:00am – 8:00am

Pick-up Guests from Hobart CBD or Airport

Triabunna Wharf

8:30am – 8:45am

Meet at Triabunna Wharf
(Charles St, Triabunna TAS).
Boarding commences at 8:50am, Look for “Spirit Of Maria” vessel, for a 9:00am departure time.

Fossil Bay

Explore the Fossil Cliffs and limestone sea caves of Fossil Bay.

Maria Island

The cruise continues to the East Coast of Maria Island to explore coastline only accessible by boat.

Riedle Bay

Cameras at the ready, this place is stunning!

Buffet Lunch

Enjoy a buffet lunch with local food and drinks.

McRae’s Isthmus

The best access is from the Northern end of Riedle Bay. Pop over the sand dune to look into the Lagoon.

Painted Cliffs

After lunch, the cruise continues to the remarkable Painted Cliffs.

World Heritage Darlington

The tour docks at this convict settlement, which you will have an opportunity to explore.

Guided Tour of Darlington

You will enjoy a guided tour through Darlington’s fascinating collection of preserved convict buildings, learn about the town’s remarkable history and come face to face with Maria Island’s resident wombats.


Alternatively, take a swim or soak up the sun from the beach.

Triabunna Wharf

5:00pm – 5:15pm

Return to Triabunna


6:15pm – 6:30pm

Return to Hobart

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