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“Just go and eat something straight out of the water.”

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Tasmanian Seafood Seduction
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Fresh from the Ocean: Tasmanian Seafood Gourmet Lunch Cruise
Ranked #10 of 20 Food & Drink in Hobart
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Owner description: Tasmanian Seafood Seduction is a full day gourmet seafood cruise from Hobart into the beautiful waters around Bruny Island. Your guide will gather oysters, sea urchin, abalone and crayfish straight from the pristine waters. Nowhere else in the world is there a journey like this - and you can't get Tasmanian seafood any fresher. Your catch is prepared and served with wine, beer, cider and juice.
Reviewed August 18, 2014

One of the best things I've ever done. Quality of catch was second to none, and our guides Rob and Huw were insightful, entertaining and knowledgable.
Just do it and marvel at what you did afterward..

Thank ChadThommo
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

I went on the Seafood Seduction cruise recently. What a day, The professionalism of this tour operator shines through from first greeting to last goodbye. We got to see lots of the coastal activities from Hobart down to Bruny Island picking up fresh oysters along the way. Anchored up in a calm tranquil cove where the 'skipper' willingly threw himself overboard returning with Abalone and Sea urchin fresh from the seabed. The seafood buffet was great. Salmon, sashimi, crayfish, mussels, all local , all fresh and cooked to perfection. Who would have thought mussels quickly steamed in white wine could taste so good or Sea urchin fresh out of the sea could be so delicious. Enough local beers and wines to sink the boat but sink we did not although we did 'sink a few'. Totaly enjoyable experience, No special gear needed, but take a jumper, sunscreen and a big appetite. The boat is roomy, safe and comfortable. Its also fast. Highly recommend. Will go again

Darby Willcox, Sydney
27/02/14

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

If you’re looking for that really special full-day event then look no further than the Tasmanian Seafood Seduction cruise – it’s really something.

We had a wonderful time. The boat trip was along the shore-side south of Hobart then on towards the Iron Pot lighthouse and on to the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. Along the way we saw points of historical interest and the wonderful scenery plus sea eagles and a pod of dolphins and seals waving their flippers. As we travelled along Bob Pennicott, who organises these cruises, told us stories about the places we could see and the people who live and work in the area including the aquaculture business and the oyster farmers.

The seafood part of the day started when oysters were hauled up and we sat around and ate them – nothing beats an oyster this fresh! At the next stop the haul was a quick dive by Kate – the catering officer – and Bob’s daughter who had come on board to help. They very quickly returned to the boat with sea urchins and the next experience was sea urchin roe and a lesson in opening up those spiky creatures.

Then further on Bob went diving for abalone – 2 huge ones came on to the boat. Now the full-on feast began. We had sashimi salmon, mussels, abalone and crayfish with a selection of salads and local cheeses and loads to drink including my favourite Jansz. All the food and drink were from Tassie, both land and sea. It was a great day out and not to be missed for that special treat and something to talk about way into the future.

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

We travelled on the Tasmanian Seafood Seduction tour in November 2013 and had a fabulous day. The boat is custom built - fast and stable - and our "skipper" and "crew" shared their extensive local knowledge, showing us sea eagle nests, rocky blowholes and sea cliffs, salmon farms and kelp beds and historical sites. We stopped along the way for our host Robert to haul up the oyster rack, and again for him to dive in a rocky cove for abalone and sea urchin. We snacked on freshly opened oysters as he and Kate prepared and presented the abalone and sea urchins, crayfish, salmon and mussels, olives cheeses and breads -all local produce - as part of an extensive picnic feast washed down with delicious sparkling wine from nearby Bruny Island and local brewed beer (ciders, Bruny Island wines were also available). Take a warm jacket as it can get cool on the water. A fabulous day - fun, friendly, informative and very delicious.

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Thank jodaho3
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

Unbelievable - fresh seafood collected right there by the operators diving from the excellent new boat; oysters, sea urchin, abalone, live lobsters or crays,plus prepared salmon(s) cheeses, marvellous bread,other bits and pieces, all washed down with Tassie bubbly and still wines, (surprising Pinot from Bruny Island), expert food preparation, and you can learn how to shuck oysters, break into sea urchin and prepare crayfish (lobsters).
Owner and crew were delightful with information on nature , history and other stuff.
What a remarkable and unique experience!

Thank Radar1012014
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