Cruise the waterways south from Hobart, on Tasmania's Huon Trail, southwest wilderness and Bruny Island
Adventure or tranquil. River or ocean. Sail or motor. Huon Valley Escapes offers a range of cruising experiences exploring the Huon River, Bruny Island or Port Davey remote wilderness. We can even arrange charter to a special destination of your own choice. From a few hours of air conditioned comfort to a challenging one week wilderness expedition, we can find the right cruise as part of your Huon Valley Escape.
Short Cruises on the Huon River Low per person cost
Cruise aboard the Yukon (1.5 hours calm water)
Join us on board a classic wooden sailing vessel, where you can enjoy the scenery of the Huon River and hear the story of Yukon’s restoration and voyage to Australia. Become a part of the experience as you hoist sail or simply sit back and enjoy the timeless feeling and the beauty of the Huon Valley. Book online using the "Book This Cruise Now" button below or call us from 9am to 7pm, 7 days on 1800 770 224. Daily Sail Trips on the calm water of the Huon River. 90 minutes cruise costs $50.00 per person.
Cruises depart most days from Franklin Marina (7 days a week) Morning: 10.30 – 12.00 Afternoon: 15.00 – 16.30.
Franklin Eco-cruise Groups of 10 or more, No single tickets available ( 2 & 3 hour or lunch cruises)
Charter the whole vessel for your own private two hour cruise in this custom designed vessel. Minimum of 10 people. It has been built specifically to explore the shallow waters of the extensive Egg Islands wetland reserve. The highlight for bird watchers might be a chance spotting of the Australasian Bittern. This is not a jet boat ride for thrill seekers. It is a tranquil, relaxing, 2 hour introduction to the historic and natural values of the Huon Estuary, Egg Islands and settlements along the rivers edge.
Half and full day cruises Bruny Island and Port Davey Medium per person cost
This multi-award winning three-hour eco-adventure cruise takes you through some of Tasmania's unspoiled coastline like nobody else. Our safe, fast and comfortable boats ensure you're right in the adventure – seeing everything up close, feeling every thrill and experiencing nature first hand.
After an unforgettable three hour, 50km journey, you’ll return you to shore knowing you have been involved in a remarkable voyage of discovery – not just Tasmania's best, but simply one of the world's great environmental travel experiences.
Remote Wilderness Cruise (Full day or half day)
Fly from Hobart to Melaleuca via spectacular wilderness. Visit the Needwonnee walk, an award winning Aboriginal experience before having refreshments. Board one of our boats, for a boat trip on Melaleuca Inlet and into Bathurst Harbour, from where you will be able to witness the wilderness from a viewpoint that you are unable to appreciate by air or by foot. Available as 4 hour or full day experiences.
Multi Day Rafting and Custom Charters High per person cost, everything supplied
Eight day Franklin River Wilderness Expedition
The Franklin River is one of the last truly wild rivers on Earth; a complex system of breathtaking scenery, powerful energy and moments of utter tranquillity, threading its way through Tasmania’s unique World Heritage Area. There are few environments in the world as ancient, untouched or majestic as the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.
This small tasmanian company specialises in unique, uninterrupted 8-day and 10-day white water rafting tours that challenge and reward our guests as we explore the river and its pristine ecosystem. Owned and operated by the guides that will be taking you down the river. Elias, Franzi and their friends will provide an unparalleled experience based on their intimate knowledge and love of the Franklin River. Join us on a personalised journey-of- a-lifetime down one of the most beautiful, inspiring and isolated rivers in the world.
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