Bruny Island Cruises

Winner of Tasmania's
Best Tourist Attraction
2006, 2008, 2009, 2010,
2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014

Bruny Island Cruises is an award-winning 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise exploring the rugged coastline of Bruny Island in southern Tasmania.  

Cruise alongside some of Australia's highest sea cliffs, beneath towering crags and drift up close to listen to the awesome 'Breathing Rock'. Enter deep sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the coast and 'The Monument' and feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean.

Join in the search for the abundant coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds. The highly trained interpretive guides love what they do - they work hard to ensure that the experience is fun, enjoyable, entertaining and informative.

The custom-built yellow boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife of Bruny Island. Each vessel holds a maximum of 43 guests. Covered open-air tiered seating means an excellent all-round view and connection with the environment. The boats are safe, comfortable and gentle on the environment due to their fuel efficiency, low emission and quiet operation.

Bruny Island Cruises Tour Options

The 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise departs daily from Adventure Bay on Bruny Island.
You can choose to drive yourself to Adventure Bay, or take our bus from Kettering or Hobart.

Morning Cruise (Departs 11am)

Drive yourself to Adventure Bay and join our 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise, departing daily at 11.00am.

Getting There

From Hobart, you'll need to drive 45 minutes south to the Bruny Island Ferry Terminal in Kettering. You should plan to catch either the 7.45am or 9.30am ferry. We'd suggest arriving at the ferry terminal at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure (earlier in peak periods). The ferry crossing takes 20 minutes and once you're on Bruny Island, Adventure Bay is a 35 minute drive south.

You should arrive in Adventure Bay at 10.30am for check-in at our Booking Centre, located at 915 Adventure Bay Road.

After the cruise, you'll have time to explore Bruny Island before catching the ferry at 3.15pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm or 7.00pm.

Click here for more information about the Bruny Island Ferry.

Morning Tea & Lunch

Meals are not included in the tour price, but morning tea and lunch can be purchased on the day if desired.  Click here for more details.

Things To Bring

Make sure you dress warmly for the cruise - warm jackets, scarves, beanies and gloves are recommended. And don't forget your camera!

Duration
  3 Hours
(11:00am - 2:00pm)

Operates
  Daily, except Christmas Day

Departs From
915 Adventure Bay Road
Adventure Bay
Bruny Island
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Prices
Adult $125
Child (3-16 yrs) $75
Family $390
(2 adults, 3 children)

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Afternoon Cruise (Departs 2pm)

In peak times (26 December to 31 March) we have an afternoon cruise departing at 2.00pm.

Getting There

From Hobart, you'll need to drive 45 minutes south to the Bruny Island Ferry Terminal in Kettering. You should plan to catch either the 11.05am or 12.05pm ferry and we'd suggest arriving at the ferry terminal at least 45 minutes prior to the scheduled departure. The ferry crossing takes 20 minutes and once you're on Bruny Island, Adventure Bay is a 35 minute drive south.

You should arrive in Adventure Bay at 1.30pm for check-in at our Booking Centre, located at 915 Adventure Bay Road.

After the cruise, you can catch either the 5.30pm or 7.00pm ferry off the island.

Click here for more information about the Bruny Island Ferry.

Things To Bring

Please have something for lunch before you check in for the cruise as we don't serve food onboard the boat. Make sure you dress warmly - warm jackets, scarves, beanies and gloves are recommended. And don't forget your camera!

 

 

Duration
  2½ Hours
(2:00pm - 4:30pm)

Operates
  26 Dec to 31 Mar

Departs From
915 Adventure Bay Road
Adventure Bay
Bruny Island
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Prices
Adult $110
Child (3-16 yrs) $65
Family $340
(2 adults, 3 children)

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3 Hour Cruise + Bus from Kettering

Leave your car at Kettering and catch our daily tour bus, which joins up with the 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise.

The bus departs at 8.45am from the Oyster Cove Marina in Kettering, where there is free parking available.  The tour includes the 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise, ferry crossing and some sightseeing on Bruny Island. 

Itinerary

08:45am - Bus departs Oyster Cove Marina, Kettering
09:30am - Ferry crossing
10:30am - Arrive at Adventure Bay
11:00am - 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise
02:00pm - Cruise concludes
03:15pm - Bus departs, sightseeing
04:30pm - Ferry crossing
04:45pm - Arrive Kettering 

Morning Tea & Lunch

Food is not included in the tour price.  Guests are welcome to bring their own food, or morning tea/lunch can be purchased at our cafe on the day. Click here for more details.

Things To Bring

Make sure you dress warmly for the cruise - warm jackets, scarves, beanies and gloves are recommended. And don't forget your camera!

 

 

Duration
  8 Hours
(8:45am - 4:45pm)

Operates
  Daily, except Christmas Day

Departs From
Oyster Cove Marina
Kettering
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Prices
Adult $140
Child (3-16 yrs) $90
Family $440
(2 adults, 3 children)

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Full Day Tour from Hobart

Why not join our Full Day Tour from Hobart for the ultimate Bruny Island Cruises experience.  Your day includes return guided bus tour, ferry crossing, 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise, morning tea, lunch and sightseeing.  

Itinerary

07:45am - Check in at the Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre
08:00am - Bus departs 
09:30am - Ferry crossing
10.30am - Morning Tea at Adventure Bay
11:00am - 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise
02:00pm - Cruise concludes, Lunch
03:15pm - Bus departs, sightseeing
04:30pm - Ferry crossing
05:30pm - Arrive Hobart, hotel drop-off 

Departure Point

The Full Day Tour departs from the Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre.  This is situated on Hobart's waterfront on Franklin Wharf, next to the Constitution Dock Lifting Bridge.  Please check-in by 7.45am for an 8.00am departure. 

Morning Tea & Lunch

Your day includes morning tea and lunch served at our beachside cafe.  Morning tea is a freshly baked blueberry muffin and a hot/cold drink.  Lunch is delicious homemade pumpkin soup and a gourmet salad roll with your choice of Tasmanian Salmon or local ham.  Gluten free & vegetarian options available. Click here for more details.

Things To Bring

Make sure you dress warmly for the cruise - warm jackets, scarves, beanies and gloves are recommended. And don't forget your camera!

 

 

Duration
  9½ Hours
(8:00am - 5:30pm)

Operates
  Daily, except Christmas Day

Departs From
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
Dock Head Building
Franklin Wharf
Hobart TAS 7000
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Prices
Adult $195
Child (3-16 yrs) $140

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