Announcement posted by Impressions Marketing Communications 02 Sep 2021
Tasmanian Boat Charters are thrilled to be launching a new tailored East Coast Expedition Cruise come October, 2021. The five-day voyage is the first of its kind for the region; a unique experience aboard the custom-built twenty-metre Odalisque. Being a small-ship expedition, guests will cruise and explore where few others are able.
The new cruise departs from Hobart’s waterfront and hits all the East Coast icons and a number of magical secret spots. Guests are invited to enjoy this journey at their own pace, they can opt to stay aboard their floating home or venture out for tender excursions, bushwalks, shore exploration and more. From Port Arthur Historic Site to walking dramatic Cape Hauy, Maria Island wildlife to the famed arc of Wineglass Bay, it’s an opportunity to encounter the coastline intimately.
With an expert team of guides and skippers, guests can expect to gain a deep level of knowledge throughout the journey. The passion is palpable for Peter Marmion who has been guiding over three decades, "glorious white sand beaches, towering granite cliffs and peaks, turquoise blue waters all set in an inviting climate and 40,000 years of history. What’s not to like about Tasmania’s East Coast?"
The onboard chef hails from one of Hobart’s best restaurants, preparing meals of the finest Tasmanian produce, paired with East Coast wines and local brews. The menu is designed to celebrate regional fare, and connect guests with winemakers, producers and growers dotted along the coastline.
“As a lover of fresh, sustainable dining, I can't wait to use locally supplied and foraged ingredients from our beautiful island state. With this being a great time of year for fresh seafood, combined with a splash of artisan cheeses and other luxe Tasmanian goodies, inspired, bespoke menus will cater for all – and all perfectly complemented with a glass of my favourite rosé. " says chef Courtney Drew, of A’petit Bistro and Bar.
With capacity limited to just six guests (10 via a private charter), the skipper is able to shape the cruise to their interests. Though weather might dictate some decisions, the proposed five-day itinerary is set to include Port Arthur access, cruising below the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest sea cliffs, Cape Hauy bushwalk, Maria Island on-foot exploration and highlights of the Freycinet Peninsula including Schouten Island, Wineglass Bay and a three-hour kayaking experience. What’s more, with three departure dates set for October, it’s an ideal time to observe the southern migration of Humpback and Southern Right Whales.
Having established a strong reputation through their Port Davey Expedition Cruises in the far South West, the team are excited to invite guests East. Come 2022, Tasmanian Boat Charters will offer their Port Davey trips from January until May, including a specialist photography cruise in April. And keep an eye out for the new, locally-built tender vessel, due to join the ‘fleet’ in time for the Port Davey 2022 season.
For more information and 2021 + 2022 departure dates visit: www.tasmanianboatcharters.com.au