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Bonnet Island Experience

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Address: Strahan Activities Centre, The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: 1800 420 155
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we went on this tour recently, after debating whether to do it that particular night due to weather concerns, we need not have worried it was a perfect night. Rhuben was our tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
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Launceston, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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66 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I wanted to do this tour and see the little marine birds come ashore for the evening however out of breeding season meant only one penguin, well known as Henry, showed up. He wasn't taking visitors and hid under the stairs. Never the less I enjoyed the speed boat experience through Macquarie Harbour out to the tiny Bonnet Island lighthouse... More 

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Brad C, General Manager at Bonnet Island Experience, responded to this review

Dear Tony C Thank you for your review. As with most wildlife experiences there isn't a guarantee they will want to come out and say hello, especially at this time of year when they can stay out fishing at sea longer in readiness for breeding season if the conditions are good. I'm pleased Henry at least came out for a... More 

Launceston, Australia
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

we went on this tour recently, after debating whether to do it that particular night due to weather concerns, we need not have worried it was a perfect night. Rhuben was our tour guide and he was fantastic, so friendly and enthusiastic and very knowledgable. the boat driver was also great (sorry forgot his name) this tour is well worth... More 

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Brad C, General Manager at Bonnet Island Experience, responded to this review

Dear launcestonlorri Thank you for your review of our Bonnet Island Experience, I am so pleased you enjoyed your tour with us. Thank you also for mentioning our team members, I have passed your kind words on to the team. Thank you again for your lovely review Kind regards Brad Coelho More 

Katoomba, Australia
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

What a treasure of a tour. Myself, my husband and my two boys aged 17 and 20 drove from the east coast to the west in a day (saw lots along the way) specifically to join the penguin tour and we were not disappointed. As part of a small group we enjoyed the sunset on Macquarie Harbour as our boat... More 

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Brad C, General Manager at Bonnet Island Experience, responded to this review

Dear Cathy M Thank you for your wonderful review of our tour, it was obviously very special for you and I am pleased our team were able to make it memorable for you. We are very lucky to have these amazing creatures in our backyard and feel privileged to be a part of the team protecting them. Thanks again for... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Having read such good reviews about this trip, we booked our New Year's Eve cruise in June 2014. We then reconfirmed our booking in early December 2014. Our 3 kids could hardly wait to see the penguins, but were equally excited by the boat trip out to the island. Imagine their, and our, disappointment when we told at our 8.30pm... More 

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Brad C, General Manager at Bonnet Island Experience, responded to this review

Dear Steve H I can understand your disappointment and am so very sorry for the late cancellation of the trip. We have let you down on this occasion due to human error. The Bonnet Island Experience is by far one of the most popular experiences in Strahan and our staff are dedicated to sharing their passion and knowledge with the... More 

Hobart, Australia
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56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

this is wonderful. Dennis, Isaac and Aaron looked after us brilliantly and we sped out to Hells Gates in a fast launch but it was a bit rough to linger. we toured the island which is the site of a lighthouse and saw the burrows, heard some wonderful stories and had the chance to see the sunset. we then went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Up close with the penguins.this time of year adults and chicks everywhere on this tiny island. Better than other places we have seen the little birds ie Bicheno. The smaller group was excellent for the kids and personalised service. The cruise out through hells gates was great. Nice cheese platter with beer or wine. Great experience for the whole family.

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Lancefield, Australia
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

The tour caters for max of 10 min 4. A comfortable boat ride out to Hells gate with informative commentary as you go. You dock at Bonnet island and are given a tour and history of the island and surrounding area. Back on board for local cheeses, dips and local wine, beer, soft drinks or tea or coffee. As darkness... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

As we only had limited time at Strahan we had to choose between the day cruise through the harbour to the Gordon River or the small boat trip to Bonnet Island to see the penguins. As we had already done various walks through the beautiful Heritage Forests and seen the beautiful Franklin River plus other rivers and waterfalls, we decided... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

First night of the new season. Good weather but still cold. Good trip out to Hells Gates, through the heads then back in, and back to the Small Island. Yes, we saw adult and penguin chicks. Cheese and dips were good too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had a wonderful time Dennis and Isaac were the crew. Very knowledgable and passionate about their work Very cold but can't help that :) Would highly recommend this experience to everyone!!

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