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Arthur River Cruises

Arthur River Road, Arthur River, Tasmania 7330, Australia
+61 427 885 792
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Fantastic wilderness

Boat and appointments are rustic. Locally run by people who are passionate about the boat and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Donmarhay
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Newcastle, Australia
Day out

Great adventure up the river cruising through the wilderness and watching sea eagle feed, then onto... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rodney O
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Enjoy a fun and relaxed day cruising on the 'Red Boat' 14ks up the pristine Arthur River. Destination: Turks Landing, set in a stretch of cool temperate rainforest. On the way see awesome white bellied sea eagles pick up fish which the crew float on the water. Further up the river is the sea eagles' amazing nest which was built over 45 years ago and continues to nurture chicks every year. Hear a wealth of information about why the Arthur River, the only 'wild' river in Tasmania, is so unique and special. See the changes in vegetation along the river banks and learn more about the plants and animals during a guided walk in the rainforest. A hearty BBQ with salads and wine adds contentment to the day's outing before the leisurely return trip is completed at 3pm.
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Arthur River Road, Arthur River, Tasmania 7330, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Boat and appointments are rustic. Locally run by people who are passionate about the boat and the Arthur River. Includes a short and interesting bush walk while a bbq lunch is prepared.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great adventure up the river cruising through the wilderness and watching sea eagle feed, then onto the forest walk with a great lunch. Very informative and highly recommended!

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

The wilderness of western Tasmania is legendary for its density and sheer impenetrability and so going up some of the rivers on a cruise of some sort is a great idea. Arthur River is serviced by two boats - my father and I took the...More

Thank Paul L
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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you Paul, for describing your relaxing cruise on the Red Boat. Experiencing the Arthur River in the Tarkine Wilderness is a highlight for many visitors to Tasmania. Your 5 star review is appreciated.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We travelled on the Arthur River "Red boat" cruise. So informative, wonderful lunch and the crew were exceptional. There was hardly anything that the skipper didn't know about trees and the bush around us. To see the sea eagles, eagles and other things of interest...More

Thank Anne A
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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

We look forward to you returning to cruise on the Red Boat again one day.Thank you for your 5 star review.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Just a great day out with genuine Australians who know their country backwards and happy to talk about it. Lunch in the forest was good, sea eagles great to see and whole day was terrific. Many thanks.

Thank Paul B
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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Cruising on the Arthur River, watching the sea eagles, walking in the forest enjoying a BBQ is always a great day out. Thanks for your 5 star review.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

So glad we did this cruise. Rob was such a good story teller. Had us hanging on his every word. So much interesting information about the history of the Arthur River, the wildlife and the vegetation. The feeding of the sea eagles was awesome. The...More

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you for such positive feedback. We love the river and it's always a pleasure sharing our knowledge with our guests.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure of experiencing a Arthur River Cruise on the red boat. It was kust the Tarkine Wilderness experience we had been hoping for. The boat is comfortable and you are encouraged to move around. The river and Forrest were magnificent and the...More

Thank Heather M
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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

So glad your cruise on the Red Boat on the amazing Arthur River was such a highlight on your Tassie trip. Thank you for your great review and for giving us 5 stars.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Before booking this cruise we knew that it received consistent excellent 5 star reviews. Sometimes the reality disappoints. Not so with this adventure. What a fantastic experience it was to travel this pristine untouched river in the Red Boat; hosted by its owners Lesley &...More

Thank Robert K
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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you for your review which captures the essence of the Arthur River and what our cruise offers. We are so pleased your day on the Red Boat exceeded your expectations.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Went on the Arthur River Red Boat Cruise and had a day toremember. The commentary was very informative and the crew were great. There was morning tea and a BBQ lunch and a short walk with Rob who was a 5th generation woodsman. What he...More

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you for describing your day on the Red Boat and for giving the cruise a 5 star recommendation.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This is a great peaceful trip up and down a pristine river in a lovely red boat. There is an opportunity to see a pair of majestic sea eagles and a wedge tail eagle if you are lucky. The commentary as we went along was...More

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thank you for giving us 5 stars and for recommending Arthur River cruises.

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Bruce W
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Response from Heather M | Reviewed this property |
I think they reopen at the end of September. it was a fabulous day out.
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Response from Lesley F | Property representative |
Yes. Call me on 0427885792. Thank you. Lesley
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Hi, Yes, we do have vacancies on Thurs 11th Jan. Adult fare: $95 each Senior fare: $90 (60yrs and over) Children: 4-12: $20 each We cater for gluten free and vegetarian diets with prior notification. Call 0427885792 to... More
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