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“Different perspective from driving” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tamar River Cruises

Tamar River Cruises
Home Point Cruise Terminal, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
0363 349900
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Ranked #10 of 27 activities in Launceston
Type: Tours
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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!
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“Different perspective from driving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We took the 4 hour cruise on the Tamar River and thoroughly enjoyed it. The boat was clean, the staff were friendly and efficient, the captain was informative and very capable and the food was good and plentiful. We did the cruise the day after we drove through the Tamar Valley. It was not repetitive since the views from the water are different from those from the back seat of a car. I recommend this cruise without hesitation.

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“Nice way to spend a lazy afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Had a couple of hours to kill while in Launceston and took my son on a Sunday afternoon River cruise. It was a great experience taking in the sights from our boat with a lovely, friendly and very knowledgeable skipper. Going down the Cataract Gorge was the highlight and I highly recommend it as a great way to discover this region of Tasmania.

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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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“One of the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We took the 50 minute cruise and were really happy we did. Our captain was fantastic, he was very informed about the local area and history and we were really impressed with his knowledge. We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise, admittedly we didn't see much of the Gorge but the captain suggested other areas to go to see more - which we did. For $25 we didn't expect the world, but we were quite happy with what we got. I would highly recommend it.

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“Informative captain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We enjoyed the smaller cruise into cataract gorge, which also included the top end of the Tamar river. The captain was very knowledgeable, and gave us many insights into the areas we were viewing, so that once the cruise was over, we were able to enjoy our walk into the gorge, and to sample the Mill Providore and the restaurants that he had pointed out during our voyage.

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“Nothing but mud”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Not recommended and definitely don't go at low tide - in fact the 50 minute cruise is more than enough if you are still keen. Not much to see at the best of times as this river is in serious trouble!

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