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Wineglass Bay Cruise from Coles Bay

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Experience the exquisite beauty of the Freycinet Peninsula aboard the Schouten Passage II and enjoy a delicious Tasmanian Ploughmans lunch served at anchor in Wineglass Bay. You haven't seen Freycinet until you've seen it with Wineglass Bay Cruises.
  • Get ideal views of Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula from the deck of a catamaran
  • Included lunch of locally sourced produce and other products
  • Cash bar to taste local cool-climate wine
  • In-depth commentary about the area through live onboard commentary
What to Expect
Step aboard a catamaran and find a comfortable spot on board to take in the scenery of Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula. The catamaran features both indoor and outdoor seating and floor-to-ceiling windows, so there's not a bad seat in the house. And, the cruise can proceed no matter the weather. Views of both of these natural areas are best enjoyed from on the water, not to mention the possibility of getting up close with local whales, dolphins, and sea birds. The boat will drop anchor amid the natural scenery and serve a ploughman's lunch, consisting of local produce, such as salmon, cheese, and chocolate. Step up to the cash bar for beverages and cool-climate wines. As you travel, listen to live commentary about the local environment, flora, and fauna, learning much more about Wineglass Bay than you would by simply exploring on your own.
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Important Information
Departure Point
The Jetty in Coles Bay
Departure Time
10:00 AM
  • Lunch
  • Live commentary on board with local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants FOC, no seat provided
  • Infant meals not included (please bring a snack or some lunch along for them)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • We do not allow prams or walkers on board
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Ok so a boat ride around to wineglass bay to eat lunch then return to Coles bay. That’s all I felt we received for our $220 each. Maybe my expectations were high as I’ve been on a few eco cruises before and thought this would be much the same. I know it depends on the animals
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Response from Wineglass Bay C, Guest Relations Manager at Wineglass Bay Cruise from Coles Bay
Responded 1 week ago
Hello, Sorry to hear that your expectations were not met when you cruised with us. We do try to accommodate for a wide array of guests and dietary requirements which can be difficult and limited as we utilise Tasmanian only products and are quite remote. It is always disappointing when the wildlife do not come out to play as much as we want them to but usually we do see quite a lot of variety. We do appreciate your feedback and hope that the rest of your time here was enjoyable. Kind regards, Amber
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Wineglass Bay is a dream location, beautiful sandy beaches, majestic mountains rising from the horizon and upwards to the blue skies above. We expected to see dolphins and even dare I say it, a whale or two? Unfortunately for us on the day, the sea gods were against us, and we
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Response from Wineglass Bay C, Guest Relations Manager at Wineglass Bay Cruise from Coles Bay
Responded 1 week ago
Hello, Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we are always grateful to hear when people have enjoyed the magnificent scenery that the Freycinet Peninsula has to offer. Kind regards, Amber
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This cruise departs from the Coles Bay Marina (three minutes from Freycinet Lodge) On this occasion there were approximately 40 - 60 guests on board, with a capacity of about 140. As such it made for a more relaxed uncrowded experience and as such you may want to factor this
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During our family vacation we hopped on board the Wineglass bay cruise, we were looked after superbly! Staff were extremely knowledgeable giving us a chance to get up close to view the seals and enjoy a beautiful lunch. Highly recommended
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Response from Kylie B, General Manager at Wineglass Bay Cruise from Coles Bay
Responded 28 Jul 2019
Thank you for your wonderful feedback and thank you for choosing to cruise with us. Its a very beautiful part of the world that we are lucky to cruise too.
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My wife and I really enjoyed the whole day. Looking back to the land from the sea, the amazing scenery , the landscape, the colours. The camera didn't stop. Great staff, food was lovely, drinks nice and cold, a great day.
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Response from Wineglass Bay C, General Manager at Wineglass Bay Cruise from Coles Bay
Responded 15 Jun 2019
Wonderful feedback thank you! it is an absolutely stunning coastline!
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