Experience Port Arthur as the convicts first saw it.
A must for any visitor travelling to the Tasman Peninsula is to take a boat cruise along the spectacular coastline of the Tasman Peninsula National Park. While walkers can experience the breathtaking coastal vistas from the numerous tracks that abound the peninsula, the perspective and “face to face” encounters with the extensive variety of marine life can only be appreciated from the ocean.
You will venture into giant deep sea caves that appear to have been manually carved into the cliff face, sit below waterfalls that plummet hundreds of feet from sea cliffs into the ocean, and travel beneath giant archways that have been carved by mother nature over thousands of years. Travelling south along the peninsula, visitors will experience the sheer magnitude of Cape Pillar’s cliffs, rising vertically from the sea to a height of over 1,000 feet, the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere. Be amazed at the beauty of the majestic Tasman Island, which stands as the silent custodian of the Tasman Peninsula and final navigation point for migrating whales on their journey to Antarctica and also the famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
You will encounter a myriad of sea life including, seals, dolphins, sea birds, whales and pelagic fish and feeding frenzies as bait fish are herded into bail balls by their predators.
There are a number of operators that offer different types of experiences in the area and a boat cruise along the Tasman Peninsula is an unforgettable life-time experience that you will recant for many years to come.