1 Day Ile Des Phoques (Island of Seals) Tour from Triabunna or Hobart

Adults from $255

Cruise along Tasmania's stunning East Coast, enjoy spectacular views and the company of native marine life, feast on a lavish Tasmanian meal and go on a guided walk through the Darlington convict precinct.

This full-day tour will take you on a beautiful, awe-inspiring adventure along the Tasmanian Coast, with a cruise to the Island of Seals, a visit to the historic Maria Island, a walk through a convict settlement and the chance to see a bounty of marine life up close.

  • A full-day, small-group tour cruise to the Island of Seals and Maria Island
  • Spot seals, dolphins and albatross as you cruise
  • Dine on a gourmet Tasmanian feast for lunch
  • Marvel at stunning natural wonders including Painted Cliffs and sea caves
  • Go on a guided walk through a convict settlement
  • Hop aboard a comfortable vessel at Triabunna (hotel pickups from Hobart are offered) and cruise past Maria Island to the Island of Seals. As you meander past it, you'll be treated to views of the awe-inspiring Painted Cliffs, rugged limestone caves and shimmering waterfalls.

At the Island of Seals, dine on a sumptuous Tasmanian lunch while friendly seals splash around the boat. You may even spot a majestic whale or a school of dolphins. You'll also explore ancient, secluded sea caves which are some of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.

Head back to Maria Island to take a guided tour through the iconic Darlington convict settlement, home to a large population of prisoners in the mid-1800s. As you wander through the settlement, you'll likely spot some of the island's current occupants; wombats, wild geese, kangaroos and feisty Tasmanian devils.

If history is not for you, then simply soak up the sun on Darlington’s white sandy beach or swim/snorkel in the waters of Maria Island’s marine reserve.

*Note, if poor weather prevents the cruising to the Ile Des Phoques, the cruise will be changed to circumnavigate Maria Island.

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Departures: Departs daily between November and May.

  Start Finish Duration
1 Day Ile Des Phoques Seals Tour from Triabunna 9:00am 4:30pm 8 Hours
1 Day Ile Des Phoques Seals Tour from Hobart 7:30am 6:30am 11 Hours


Ticket Details Price
Adults $255
Adults/Children Return transfers from Hobart $30
Children (4-14 yrs) $105
Concession $245
Family (2+2) $620
Infants (0-2) Free



Group Size: 22ppl max


  • Cruise to Painted Cliffs & Fossil Cliffs
  • Morning snack aboard the boat of tea, coffee, juice, cakes and homemade lemon slice!
  • Intimate 4hr cruise to the Ile Des Phoques or Riedle Bay
  • Big buffet lunch at anchor with all local food, beer, wine, tea and coffee
  • Explore hidden coastline, giant caves and views of mountain ranges
  • Afternoon guided walk of Darlington convict precinct
  • Encounter Maria's wombats, kangaroos, infamous Cape Barron geese and other native wildlife
  • National Park Fees
  • Experienced Tour Guide

Rated: 54321 (5.0/5 based on 1 customer reviews)

54321 I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Michael and Tim are very professional ( and easy on the eyes, ladies!) and ensure your comfort and safety. Loved having morning tea while watching the cute seals. Unlike other boat trips, where you just cruise past the seals, on this trip the boat stops and you get to enjoy the antics of the seals. Went into caves with amazing coloured rock - a highlight for me. Lovely lunch, then off to Maria for a guided walk. Visited the settlement and saw wombats and kangaroos. Highly recommended.
Lesley Lindsay — 19 November, 2018


The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1


Optional Transfer from Hobart

Triabunna Marina


Depart from Triabunna Marina and cruise past famous landmarks such as the Painted Cliffs and Fossil Cliffs,

Maria Island

Your cruise to the seals captures stunning views of Maria Island as well as dolphins, and whales (depending on the time of year).

Ile De Phoques

You may like to take the opportunity to swim or snorkel with the seals before having a gourmet Tasmanian lunch. Explore Ile De Phoques’ hidden secrets: the largest granite sea caves in Tasmania.

Buffet Lunch

A big buffet lunch of gourmet Tasmanian food, cheese and wine is provided on-board each cruise whilst at anchor in the most beautiful of locations.

Maria Island

The cruise returns you to Maria Island where you will enjoy a 2 hr guided tour of the convict settlement of Darlington.

Triabunna Marina


You will return to Triabunna at 4:30pm.


Optional transfer back to Hobart

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