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About Tamar River Cruises
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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The scenic riversides and lush bushlands of the Cataract Gorge lie just downstream from Launceston. On this tour, discover the gorge from the water on a 50-minute morning cruise—ideal for those short on time. Admire views of Kings Wharf and the Seaport as you glide along Launceston’s riverfront, then sail beneath the spectacular cliffs of the Cataract Gorge, enjoying unobstructed views from the purpose-built cruise ship.
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The scenic riversides and lush bushlands of the Cataract Gorge lie just downstream from Launceston. On this tour, discover the gorge from the water on a 50-minute afternoon cruise—ideal for those short on time. Admire views of Kings Wharf and the Seaport as you glide along Launceston’s riverfront, then sail beneath the spectacular cliffs of the Cataract Gorge, enjoying unobstructed views from the purpose-built cruise ship.
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Cruise past historical Kings Wharf, Seaport and Launceston's delightful riverfront precinct. The highlight of the experience is then cruising into Launceston's spectacular Cataract Gorge, as we engage the Lady Launceston's unique silent electric drive. View the sheer cliffs from the comfortable seats, appreciate the unobstructed views on the multi award winning 1890's style vessel and enjoy the skippers captivating commentary on the history of this fascinating area.
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The scenic riversides and lush bushlands of the Cataract Gorge lie just downstream from Launceston. On this tour, discover the gorge from the water on a leisurely afternoon cruise and admire views of Tamar Island, Windemere, and Rosevears as you set sail from Launceston. While on-board, tuck into a delicious afternoon tea and sample a selection of Tasmanian beers and wines.
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Explore part of Australia’s longest navigable estuarine river, the Tamar, and the beautiful Cataract Gorge on this relaxing cruise. Keep an eye out for water birds, cruise past vineyards, and get a glimpse into rural Australia. Snack on Tasmanian cheese and sample Tasmanian wine (among other food and beverages) as you enjoy chilling out on board. This is an ideal tour for travelers who want to slow down for a day and admire the natural scenery.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Right from check in we knew we were in for a good day. Geoff and Toni were our crew and they couldn't have been more welcoming, friendly, professional and informative. Both have a great sense of humour to keep the commentary light while covering a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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alfred g, Owner at Tamar River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

The Tamar River Cruise team thank you for your wonderful comments concerning the cruise. As a team we appreciate the comments & are please you enjoyed the cruise.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had pre booked a 50min late afternoon cruise to Cataract Gorge. We were pleasantly surprised that the cruise was not cancelled given there were only 6 of us. The captain regalled us with interesting information in an engaging way and interacted with us all...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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alfred g, Owner at Tamar River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

The team at at Tamar River Cruises are pleased you enjoyed the cruise.The T R C team appreciate your comments & thank you for them

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a spectacular day cruising up the Tamar river, gorgeous views, and commentary informative, but not intrusive. Simple food/ wine and a beer tasting. Two locals and a interstater, we all had an enjoyable time.

Date of experience: March 2019
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alfred g, Owner at Tamar River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Batman Bridge Luncheon Cruise. As a team we appreciate that your party enjoyed all aspects of the cruise.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely cruise Captain was very informative and attentive We had a number of people with disabilities onboard and he was kind and sensitive to their needs while being mindful of other passé Thoroughly enjoyed this trip

Date of experience: August 2019
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alfred g, Owner at Tamar River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed both the Cataract Gorge cruise and the skippers commentary.

Reviewed August 14, 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed the Cataract Gorge Cruise. The captain gave a very interesting commentary about Launceston and its history, and was friendly and helpful. Enjoyed seeing the gorge up close.

Date of experience: July 2019
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alfred g, Owner at Tamar River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2019

Thank you for the positive review about the 50 minute Cataract Gorge Cruise.The team at Tamar River Cruises appreciate the comments and are happy you enjoyed the cruise

Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

Wow! Amazing trip, great informative commentary by our captain/ guide. We learnt so much about the surrounds and then the gorge. Topped off with some discount vouchers for local restaurants! Thoroughly recommend this trip!

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alfred g, Owner at Tamar River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2019

Thank you for the positive review about the 50 minute Cataract Gorge Cruise.The team at Tamar River Cruises appreciate the comments and are happy you enjoyed the cruise

Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

We did this this cruise yesterday, it was great, cruised along the river front, then up the gorge , the captains commentary was very informative and covered numerous topics on history, housing, the gorge the river system etc. well worth doing.

Date of experience: July 2019
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alfred g, Owner at Tamar River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Thank you for the positive review about the 50 minute Cataract Gorge Cruise.The team at Tamar River Cruises appreciate the comments and are happy you enjoyed the cruise

Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

This was a great little cruise. Was great to see the gorge from the bottom and the captain provided some really interesting facts along the way. Loved it and highly recommend.

Date of experience: July 2019
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alfred g, Owner at Tamar River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Thank you for your high recommendation. Glad you enjoyed the cruise

Reviewed July 7, 2019

Loved it. Informative and stunning. Also, good value for money. Can't wait to go back for the summer night time cruise.

Date of experience: July 2019
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alfred g, Owner at Tamar River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Team members appreciate the lovely review.

Reviewed June 27, 2019

We had a fantastic tour of the Cataract Gorge and old port areas of Launceston. Our captain was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was extremely informative and the gorge area was so beautifully serene. They cut the engine to the absolute minimum down there that...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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alfred g, Owner at Tamar River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

Thank you for the positive review about the 50 minute Cataract Gorge Cruise. As a team , Tamar River Cruises' staff are appreciative of the comments & are happy you enjoyed the cruise & the information received .

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