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“fairy penguins”(12 reviews)
“small group”(9 reviews)
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Strahan Activities Centre, The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
+61 3 6471 4300
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Reviewed 1 January 2015

Having read such good reviews about this trip, we booked our New Year's Eve cruise in June 2014. We then reconfirmed our booking in early December 2014. Our 3 kids could hardly wait to see the penguins, but were equally excited by the boat trip...More

Date of experience: December 2014
8  Thank Steve H
Brad C, General Manager at Bonnet Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2015

Dear Steve H I can understand your disappointment and am so very sorry for the late cancellation of the trip. We have let you down on this occasion due to human error. The Bonnet Island Experience is by far one of the most popular experiences...More

Reviewed 18 December 2014

this is wonderful. Dennis, Isaac and Aaron looked after us brilliantly and we sped out to Hells Gates in a fast launch but it was a bit rough to linger. we toured the island which is the site of a lighthouse and saw the burrows,...More

Date of experience: December 2014
2  Thank ozzygal5
Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

Up close with the penguins.this time of year adults and chicks everywhere on this tiny island. Better than other places we have seen the little birds ie Bicheno. The smaller group was excellent for the kids and personalised service. The cruise out through hells gates...More

1  Thank Mark T
Reviewed 1 December 2014

The tour caters for max of 10 min 4. A comfortable boat ride out to Hells gate with informative commentary as you go. You dock at Bonnet island and are given a tour and history of the island and surrounding area. Back on board for...More

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Chrisjw2013
Reviewed 12 November 2014

As we only had limited time at Strahan we had to choose between the day cruise through the harbour to the Gordon River or the small boat trip to Bonnet Island to see the penguins. As we had already done various walks through the beautiful...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank bshipp
Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

First night of the new season. Good weather but still cold. Good trip out to Hells Gates, through the heads then back in, and back to the Small Island. Yes, we saw adult and penguin chicks. Cheese and dips were good too.

1  Thank DPS33
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful time Dennis and Isaac were the crew. Very knowledgable and passionate about their work Very cold but can't help that :) Would highly recommend this experience to everyone!!

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Let's be honest here, this whole experience is abt sighting fairy penguins, though they throw in commentary abt the history of the place and some cheese and wine in between, which are not bad at all. But if u don't get to see the main...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank Poky H
Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

Great trip. Saw lots of penguins. Knowledgeable crew who are passionate about what they do. Highly recommended.

Thank rod w
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Two families and a little island to explore with the fairy penguins all to ourselves plus yummy local cheeses, snacks and drinks. An awesome experience for us and our six year old.

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank Whydrinkwater
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