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Tamar River Cruises

Home Point Cruise Terminal, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
0363 349900
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Ranked #12 of 27 Activities in Launceston
Type: Tours
Owner description: Experience the excitement and history of Launceston's spectacular Tamar River from the comfort of our unique vessels. An informative commentary from... more » Owner description: Experience the excitement and history of Launceston's spectacular Tamar River from the comfort of our unique vessels. An informative commentary from our skippers will take you on a historical journey where you will discover the stories and tales that shaped Launceston and the Tamar Valley. Travel in to the heart of the Tamar and view the navigable section of the spectacular Cataract Gorge. Sample the delights of our local wines and cheeses as you view breathtaking scenery, world class vineyards, historical buildings, rural settings and frequent encounters of fascinating wild life including sea eagles, wild duck, black swans, pelicans, plus many other varieties of water-fowl and occasionally playful seals. One of our passenger recently commented it is like a moving postcard. It is certainly a 'must do' when visiting Launceston! « less
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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

It's a great introduction to greater Launceston and a large part of the Tamar Valley, the commentary is informative and interesting. The food provided for both the morning tea and lunch was great quality and plentiful, the staff very friendly, a great way to spend 4 hours or so.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My husband and I took a lunch cruise and we were so thrilled with the whole experience. We met lovely people and were served a great morning tea and very substantial lunch. Would recommend thus cruise to all ages.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My husband had business meetings in Launceston and I decided to take the 2 ½ Tamar River cruise by myself. The weather was absolutely perfect with the sun shimmering on the water. The boat is very well appointed and comfortable; the commentary is very informative and well delivered. The morning tea is good with tea, coffee and muffins. The local... More

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Hobart, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Over priced for such a short journey on the Tamar. Commentary was informative and boat comfortable. Best part was entering the lower parts of the gorge. Trip OK, just too expensive.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It was only an hour cruise. The views along the river and at the inital part of cartract george is amazing!The commentary is very informative as well.

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Emerald, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Tamar River Cruises are excellent and reasonably priced. The Tamar River is magnificent and well worth a river cruise.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We did the 50 min cruise and it was a very pleasant trip up the river and into the Cataract Gorge. The commentary from the captain during the cruise was great. I would recommended for any visitor to the area.

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Los Barrios, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

A four hour excursion took us first along the Tamar Gorge -and back prior to heading downriver as far as Bateman bridge. It was interesting to see the riverside and wineries we had visited by road from the river and learn more about the communities and their history. Lunch was plentiful and tasty with various well -filled sandwiches , fruit,cakes... More

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Bridgetown, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We booked and enjoyed the 2 and a half hour cruise up the Tamar River. Our skipper was Callum and he provided very informative commentary along the way. There is so much history in Tasmania and this cruise is a great way to experience it. During the trip we were offered constant coffee along with a morning tea. There is... More

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Perth
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Given the favourable reviews we thought we would try the 2.5 hour cruise that included the Cataract Gorge. The operators were friendly and professional and deserve 5 stars. We were offered nicely presented trays of fruit, unlimited tea and coffee and at the end, a tasting of three wines and a beer. Fine but the tour was a big bore... More

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