Are you looking for a Tasmanian coastal experience? Do you want to take an expedition to Port Davey and be one of the very few to witness the wonders of the South West Tasmanian World Heritage Area? Need a venue for your function or event? Tasmanian Boat charters offers all of that and more…
Tasmanian Boat Charters offer cruises customised to meet your unique interests. Whatever voyage you have in mind, the vessel Odalisque guarantees size, comfort and convenience. Charters range from a day cruising the Derwent River for up to 40 people, to 3, 5 or 7 day expeditions into Port Davey in Tasmania’s South West World Heritage Area, to overnight adventures to Bruny Island, Tasman Peninsula and the East Coast.
Overnight Expeditions – Port Davey, Bathurst Harbour – South West Tasmania World Heritage Area
Embark on a 3, 5 or 7 day all-inclusive ecotourism expedition into Bathurst Harbour, Port Davey in Tasmania’s South West. Arrive from Hobart by light aircraft or helicopter into Melaleuca, be greeted by your expert guide and transferred along the rivers to your custom built, 20m floating home, Odalisque. With an onboard chef preparing your every meal, be one of the privileged few to witness the untouched and remote south west region of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area in optimum comfort and style.
Available February – May
Entertain large groups up to 40 on board Odalisque with a tailored Day Charter cruising the Derwent River. Delight, charm and impress your friends and colleagues with a memorable experience ideal for corporate functions, Christmas parties, birthdays or any occasion that requires a voyage. Regardless of the size of your group, big or small, if you would just like a day on the water, we also offer day charters to and from Hobart to locations within Storm Bay and D’Entrecasteaux. Day Charters start from a minimum of 3 hours and a maximum of 8 hours.
Available May – January
Take advantage of Odalisque’s stylish, comfortable accommodation and treat yourself to an overnight adventure. Explore Tasmanian’s breathtaking coastlines, Including Bruny Island, the East Coast and the Tasman Peninsula. Overnight private charters can accommodate up to 10 persons comfortably, all while enjoying Tasmanian beverages and seasonal produce prepared by your chef.
Available May – January
Bathurst Harbour, Port Davey – South West Tasmanian World Heritage Area
The Port Davey region of Southwest Tasmania is one of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet, with wild rivers, quartzite peaks and extensive waterways. Only accessible by foot, boat or light aircraft, Bathurst Harbour, a sheltered waterway south of Port Davey, is a Marine Nature Reserve and part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
3, 5 and 7 Day expeditions are available, an example of a 3 day itinerary is below:
Day 1: Hobart to Melaleuca
You will be collected from your accommodation and taken to Cambridge Airport to check in for a 1-hour scenic flight either by light aircraft or helicopter. You will fly over Tasmania’s southernmost point and marvel at the rugged mountains, rives and waterways. Met at Melaleuca by your expert guide, you will learn some of the regions history and visit the viewing hide for the rare Orange Bellied Parrot. A tender will transfer you along Melaleuca Inlet, witnessing spectacular landscape, to the Odalisque, your floating home for a 2-night stay. On board Odalisque enjoy fresh Tasmanian seasonal produce all prepared by your personal chef, matched with Tasmanian beverages, relax and soak up the scenery in optimum comfort. The afternoon is yours, choose to stay on board or be taken ashore by your guide and commence one of the many walks across the buttongrass moorlands.
Day 2: Maatsuyker Island – Giblin River – Low Rocky Point – The Shank – Mainwaring River
Be taken to Clayton’s Corner for a short walk to a small peak for wonderful views over Bathurst Harbour, Melaleuca inlet and the Celery Top Islands or head off with your guide and undertake a full day , challenging walk climb to the highest and most prominent peak, Mt Rugby. The 360◦ view is acclaimed by many as the best in Tasmania. If the weather permits, take a day trip cruise south to Maatsuyker Island, the most southerly island of Tasmania. Be set ashore amidst a seal colony, followed by a 45-minute walk to the lighthouse. Alternatively, head north to Giblin River, Low Rocky Point, The Shank and Mainwaring River, wander along beaches, climb sand dunes and explore the rock pools which often hold elusive rock lobster. In the evening enjoy internationally acclaimed Tasmanian wine and beer, and later place motion detection infrared cameras in the environment with a chance of capturing wildlife in their natural habitat.
Day 3: Melaleuca to Hobart
Up early to recover the motion cameras and back to Odalisque to view the result of the overnight footage. Then on the move, through Bathurst Channel admiring the quartzite peaks rising from the Harbour, to Spain Bay. If you choose, go ashore and commence a short walk to Stephens Bay. Check out the southern weather and take a walk along one of the most remote and wild beaches in Tasmania. Late afternoon, by tender, you will return to Melaleuca to visit the Aboriginal interpretation walk and board your flight to Hobart via the inland route offering another perspective of the Tasmanian wilderness.
Tasmanian Boat Charters – for more information and bookings contact us:
0418 126 129 or 0477 100 119
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