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“Superbly conducted event... a must do when in Strahan.”

Bonnet Island Experience
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Bonnet Island Wildlife Cruise from Strahan
Reviewed 28 December 2016

It's my 1st visit to Strahan and I must say this trip is great introduction to the fun aspects of this lovely town. Trip was professionally conducted, fun and eye-opener (especially to see wild penguins). The naming of the cute little penguins liven up the trip and the finger food was excellent. The beautiful scenery along the cruise is already a nice bonus to the Bonnet Island experience.
Great eco-conscious with the red filtered torch a so as not spoil the penguins eyes sealed my respect for the company ethos... Awesome ! enjoy ..it's a lovely event.

1  Thank jensen_chua
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

I have to admit we had brilliant night for a cruise, but even so this activity is well worth the price. A high speed trip down the harbour to "Hell's Gates". We managed to get out the entrance to see the sunset over the Point Sorrel lighthouse. Then some local cheeses and wine before heading to Bonnet Island to see the penguins. Again we were lucky because it is breeding season and the chicks were out of their nests waiting for their parents to return. Supposed to be 2.5 hours but our tour took just over 3 hours. Knowledgeable and friendly staff.

1  Thank David H
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Meet by the crew (Erroll and Curtis) who were friendly and informative. Thought the boat trip was lovely with interesting things pointed out along the way. The drinks and food were also really good. Had we not seen penguins this still would have been a lovely way to spend a few hours.

There were only 10 people on this trip so we got to see the gorgeous fairy penguins without having to share the experience with loads of other people. In fact I spent most of the time looking for the penguins with just my husband as although the island is small it's big enough for you not to be on top of other people.

1  Thank K_L_doyle
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This tour was excellent and worth every penny. The crew and boat was great, enjoyable and interesting. And hurrah we saw lots of the gorgeous fairy penguins! We had a lucky night and got to see at least 10-20. Some hiding in their Burroughs, others coming out to inspect us. And the cheese platters and drinks were a nice touch as well. Great tour !!

Thank Kase87
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

A quick boat trip to Bonnet Island near Hells Gate, the entrance to Macquarie Harbour, followed by a close encounter with some fairy penguins was a rare experience. Only 5 passengers on the boat then a glass of wine and some local cheeses..... WOW a must do.

Thank Ivan W
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