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Bruny Island Cruises

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Address: Dock Head Building, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Phone Number: 03 6293 1465
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Description: Join Robert Pennicott and his team on the yellow boats for an...
Join Robert Pennicott and his team on the yellow boats for an unforgettable journey, named Tasmania's Best Tourist Attraction 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012. You will cruise beneath some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs, enter deep sea caves and discover the abundant coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds. Drive to Adventure Bay for the 3 Hour Cruise or take a Full Day Tour from Hobart.
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A great day, no question

You can book onto this trip in three different ways. From Hobart, from Kettering or from the quay at adventure bay. We did the latter which meant that we had a very relaxed day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

You can book onto this trip in three different ways. From Hobart, from Kettering or from the quay at adventure bay. We did the latter which meant that we had a very relaxed day. The staff are great and the boats highly suited to the conditions. Our boat driver, Mick, was skilled and entertaining and very knowledgable about the wild... More 

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We had a great time on the boats, even my elderly parents enjoyed it. Our guides were really knowledgeable and the scenery was fantastic. We did the afternoon cruise and unfortunately didn't get to see any whales or dolphins but we saw plenty of seals, albatross and other wildlife. It was an very hot day but it was absolutely FREEZING... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

One of the most professional nature cruises I've done so far. Great and friendly (even funny at times) staff, great new and fast boats, long jackets to keep you dry. The cruise shows the most beautiful spots of the south Bruny national park, seals, dolphins, birds,... sometimes the occasional whale apparently... The powerful engines and the wild ocean do give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We recently did the 3 hour cruise with the pennicott owned business and thoroughly recommend it for the nature lovers out there. The scenery from the very fast highly powered boats is fantastic with a really close look at seal colonies on islands that we visit very closely and lots of shearwaters and Eagles sighted. It gets VERY cold so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We did this beautiful cruise on Australian day 2015 and had lots of fun. This cruise is worth to do, we saw some dolphins, Australian fur seals, a blow holes, albatross and more. The team in our boat was nice, dynamic and well, yes professional. This is quiet a bit of money so our only recommendation will be to check... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

3hour cruise with these guys was fantastic. The guys really make it a fun time out. So glad we took the time to explore this remote part of Tassie.

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Mildura, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Fantastic! We pre-purchased and booked our tickets at the Visitor Information Centre in Hobart. We took the option of a ferry from Kettering to Bruny Island. Lots of hire car companies stipulate that you can't take hire cars onto Bruny - best to check first. Plenty of car parking to leave the car behind safely at Kettering, with a bus... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The boats are very fast, powerful and manouverable. We were told they were modified search and rescue boats. The guides are very entertaining and pointed out the wildlife and land formations. It does get chilly, so dress warmly.

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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Professionally organised. Excellent knowledgeable staff whose commentary made the 3 hour cruise fly by. Heaps of humour. Comfortable safe boats. Food substantial and delicious. We saw at least 100 dolphins, 2 or 3 whales and a seal colony.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Firstly, Colin and Nicole made this trip! All businesses around the world survive and thrive on their people. And these guys were simply wonderful. Engaging, warm, fun and knowledgeable! I would highly recommend going to this wonderful part of Australia and if you are lucky, you might even get Colin and Nicole! Well done the owners on a wonderful business... More 

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