Maria Island Cruise and Guided Walk Day Tour with Lunch and Drinks

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From USD 182.66

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the best of the UNESCO-listed Maria Island and its surrounding scenic isles on comprehensive tour complete with a sightseeing cruise, a tour of the Darlington Convict Settlement, and more. This tour also includes live commentary to make the most of your sightseeing experience. You will have the opportunity to bring your own or purchase your lunch or alcoholic drinks onboard.
  • Maria Island scenic cruise with Ile Des Phoques
  • Enjoy free time or a history tour on Maria Island
  • Guided tour of UNESCO-listed Darlington Convict Settlement
  • Opportunity to see wildlife like fur seals and albatross
  • Optional hotel pickup and drop-off from Hobart

What's Included

  • 4-hour scenic cruise
  • 2-hour stay on Maria Island
  • Guided walk of Darlington convict settlement
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Snacks
  • Chilled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Soda water
  • Soft drinks
  • Orange juice
  • Wombat viewing
  • Seal viewing (morning tea & coffee with Australian fur seals!)
  • Kangaroo viewing
  • Dolphin watching
  • Whale watching
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Hotel shuttle bus pickups are available for guests staying in Hobart
  • Hotel shuttle bus (additional $30 per person return).

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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Pickup details

Please select the TOUR + BUS option. Hotel pickups are available to ALL guests staying within 5min of the Hobart CBD. Please enter (or message) the name or address of your accommodation and our new shuttle bus will pick you up and deliver you right to your door. Guests located outside of the Hobart CBD can choose to meet at the Hobart Travel & Information Centre.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please book your Hobart shuttle bus separately by choosing the tour + bus option if you do require the pickup
  • Tours are subject to weather and minimum numbers
  • Tours are perfect for children and families!
  • The vessel is safe and comfortable and provides protection from the elements
  • The vessel has a comfortable on board toilet, which doubles as a change room for those wanting to swim
  • East Coast Cruises reserves the right to cancel departures at anytime and will refund the full amount of any monies paid by the customer.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Our 5-star tour is catered with drinks and optional food/lunch onboard
  • Designed and guided by professional scientists
  • Small and personalised tour groups. Maximum 24 people for room to move about the boat!
  • Waterproof jackets and pants available onboard the boat
  • Perfect for children
  • Seasickness tablets and wristbands provided to all guests if required
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Interaction with a pod of...
Wayne_a, Mar 2023
Interaction with a pod of dolphins, the clear waters in the bays, stumbling upon a couple of wombats on a pathway near Darlington.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you had a good day with us as we did with you on board. We hope to see you again on your next travels
A Day With Maria!
Angela_H, Mar 2023
A fabulous day at sea being guided by Micheal whose passion for this area was obvious and well shared. Felt well cared for by our “crew” who did everything to give us a great time.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for your kind words Angela, we are so delighted to know you have a wonderful experience with us as we did with you on board. We hope to see you again on your next travels
Worth the trip
Sabrina_L, Mar 2023
Michael was a great tour guide with plenty of knowledge to share about the history of the island. Very professional. Enjoyed it immensely and would highly recommend this tour
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Your feedback is amazing, thank you. We are pleased to know you had a great tour as we did with you on board. We hope to see again soon in the future
great day out
RICHARD_P, Feb 2023
Had a great time promised all it said it would be, dolphins,wombats, whale bones and a great boat ride
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks for the review Richard. It's great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us around Maria Island and you were lucky enough to see dolphins! Safe travels, we look forward to seeing you again. Milly
I did what I did for Maria
Bev_D, Feb 2023
I loved it all. Everyone was so friendly. It was great. The food was right up my ally. Michael and Zoe were fantastic hosts. It was a great experience to share with my son.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks for the feedback Bev, it is appreciated. We are very pleased to hear you and your son enjoyed the day out around Maria. We would love to see you again. Milly
An awesome adventure
Lucinda_L, Feb 2023
What an adventure! Wildlife, amazing geology, history and a great boat ride PLUS our friendly guides, Zoey and Micheal were knowledgeable, professional, organized! The lunch was delicious as was the morning tea cakes. New Zealand wine was the “icing” on the cake of a great day.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks for your kind words Lucinda, it's great to hear you enjoyed the tour as much as we did. We loved sharing all the different aspects of Maria with you. See you next time! Milly
A stellar day out at Maria Island!
Selina_L, Feb 2023
An amazing tour of Maria Island! We circumnavigated the Island (complete with tea/cakes and lunch) and then took a short walking tour of the Island. Seeing the limestone cliffs was incredible. We also saw wombats, kangaroos, pademelons and lots of interesting birds. Milly and Captain Steve were both amazing guides. The food and drink were top notch. An extraordinary day out! Highly recommended tour.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for the kind words Selina. I had a great day exploring Maria Island, it was a pleasure sharing the experience with you. I'm glad we had such great wildlife interactions and I hope you join us again for another tour (and more tea and cakes!) In the future. Milly
Great day out
Dawn_V, Feb 2023
The dolphins , magnificent scenery, fun on the boat with the weather . The crew was great , good commentary, tour of island with great historical insights.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Great to hear you enjoyed the tour and experienced all the best bits of Maria island. We love to hear positive feedback and would love to see you again next time you're in the area. Milly
Excellent day out. Not to be missed
Beverley_K, Feb 2023
The cliffs on the eastern side of the island were magnicent. Michael was a wealth of knowledge and very friendly. Lunch was nice. Zoe couldn’t have been more helpful and she was a good driver. A long day, but worth every minute.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks for your feedback Beverley, it's nice to hear you had a good day. We love the isolated parts of Maria, it's great to show it to our wonderful guests. We hope to see you again, Milly
Marvellous Day
Rita_C, Feb 2023
Absolutely wonderful day. Michael and Millie were fantastic. Boat trip - great Guided walk - great Food - great Shuttle Bus - great Great, great, great!! 😀😀😀
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you so much for your feedback, we are very pleased to hear you had a marvellous time. We had a GREAT day too and cannot wait to see you again! Milly
Maria Island is a must see destination.
Craig_D, Jan 2023
Seeing the dolphins was a highlight of a great day. From the bus pickup and drop off, to the boat ride and guided walk, it was a very well organised and fun filled day. Mike and Steve were fantastic hosts. Topped off with great hospitality with lunch, snacks and drinks.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for the review Craig. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour as much as we did with you. Dolphins are always a highlight for us too! Milly
Fantastic tour and super...
Andrew_S, Jan 2023
Fantastic tour and super friendly and helpful people. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone. No better way to see Maria island. They have a vast and interesting knowledge of the islands history and geology.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for the feedback Andrew. It's great to hear you enjoyed the tour as much as we enjoy running it. See you again soon for some more exploring. Milly
Amazing experience, ...
Bawani_M, Dec 2022
Amazing experience, close to nature and beautiful memories. The trip itself was well organised focusing in care and comfort.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Great to hear you had an amazing day, thanks for the feedback. We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did. Hope to see you again soon. Milly
A great day going around and on Maria Island
Wayne_R, Dec 2022
A great day out on the water and Maria Island. We couldn’t get all the way around the island because of weather conditions but we still were able to see a lot of the highlights . The skipper of the boat made sure our trip was as comfortable as possible. The walk around the ruins in the island was great our guide was very knowledgeable. Overall a great day out one to be highly recommended.
A magical day
Judi_T, Dec 2022
We experienced the perfect weather day which enabled us to get in to a sea cave. The mother wombat with her baby were so cute to watch. The organisation of the whole tour from the booking process to check in on the day was smooth and professional. Skipper Steve and Catherine are both very knowledgeable and their passion for Maria is very evident.
Great tour packed with spectacular things
Viktor_H, Nov 2022
A great tour! Loved every minute and would recommend it to every one. Spectacular nature, funny wildlife, great tour guides, good organisation throughout the day, great food
Worth doing, great value
Deb_J, Oct 2022
Unique trip to Maria Island, great commentary and guidance with Mike and Zoe. Awesome tour of the island despite rougher conditions than normal. Highlight for me were the wombats on the Island.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for your kind words; the wombats sure are spectacular and we are so lucky to be able to show you them. We hope to see you again at some stage in the future :)
Great experience on the...
Jasmine_G, Oct 2022
Great experience on the cruise. Nature walk was so nice and cool. Seeing kangaroos hopping around the horizon. My family really enjoyed it.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for your kind words, we are so happy you enjoyed your time with us as we did with you. We hope to see you again on your next travels.
Amazing Day trip to Maria Island
JEILI_T, May 2022
Fossil cliffs Painted wall The History of Maria Island The wildlife: Wombats, Seal, Kangaroo, Sea Eagle. Just amazing
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your tour with us as we did with you on board. We hope to see you again soon on your next travels
One special day
peterdaly1, Apr 2022
From pick up & bus trip with Clair. Boat trip with Mike his knowledge & expertise, exceptional. Food & wine delicious. Walk around island with Clair memorable. Definitely do it. Peter & Angela On
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you so much Peter & Angela for your wonderful feedback. We are so happy you had a great trip with us as we did with you. It was great to have had you both on board with us. We hope to see you when you visit next