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Reviewed 28 February 2017

If you've not seen Fairy Penguins this is a great way to do it. A small boat that only takes 16 people goes out to Hell's Gate before coming in to dock at Bonnet Island as it's going dusk. You have wine and cheese before offloading, each armed with a torch to go find penguins coming back to their burrows. It's only a small island so you are literally on top of them. The young guides are also keen and helpful.

Lovely, especially on a dry, fine evening.

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

What an amazing experience! Travelling out to Bonnet Island, seeing the sunset, lighthouses, and beautiful penguins. They are not afraid of you and one walked right up to us. Thank you Ricky, Garry and Andrew for the fun and informative 3 hours. Supper was delicious and then hot chocolate on the way back. Don't miss this personal opportunity! Cruise only takes 10 passengers.

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Reviewed 12 January 2017

This was an absolute brilliant evening. We set off on a small boat out of the harbour towards Bonnett Island. Only 10 guests are allowed on this boutique cruise. Our guide was fantastic with lots of info about Strahan, Macquarue Harbor and Bonnett Island. Bonett Island has a working lighthouse plus at dusk penguins come ashore and head for their hatcheries. You get to se them up close. We also had a glass of wine and a cheese platter on the boat which is part of the cruise package. The total time of the cruise is two and a half hours. I would not hesitate to do it all again.

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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.

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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.

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