Wineglass Bay Cruises - Sky Lounge (Adults Only)

  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Additional Information

Overview

Overview

Experience the exquisite beauty of the Freycinet Peninsula. Relax in the Sky Lounge and enjoy morning tea, all beverages, a Tasmanian Ploughman's lunch and local seafood served at anchor in Wineglass Bay. **Adults Only (18+ access )**

Wineglass Bay Cruises is a 4½ hour cruise of the waterways surrounding Freycinet National Park from Coles Bay to Wineglass Bay on Tasmania's East Coast.

Cruise the spectacular coastline of Freycinet National Park from Coles Bay to Wineglass Bay. Be enthralled by the stunning granite coastline, including the dramatic pink peaks of the Hazards range.

Discover a coast dotted with sparkling white sand beaches, including Cooks and Bryans beaches, only accessible by water or a full day bushwalk. Explore the inner passage of remote Schouten Island, home to little penguins and short tailed shearwaters, before heading into the Tasman Sea towards Wineglass Bay. Look out for various hidden sea caves, blowholes and waterfalls amongst the sheer granite cliffs.

Take in the sheer beauty of Wineglass Bay from the rarely seen perspective of the water, a shimmering crescent of white sand fringes spilling into glass turquoise waters. 

Uncover the rich history of the region, including aboriginal heritage and tales of early explorers and entrepreneurs.

Highlights

The Wildlife

The waters surrounding Freycinet National Park are home to diverse and remarkable wildlife. Keep a look out for sea eagles roosting on the granite cliffs, pods of dolphins surfing the bow wave and cormorants manning the crags of Schouten Passage plus Australian fur seals hauling out along the coast.

Join in the search for whales such as the humpback and southern right as they migrate between September to December and May to July.

Spot diverse birdlife including albatross, shearwaters, diving gannets, little penguins and cormorants.

Operated By

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

What to Expect

What to Expect

Vista Lounge

The Vista Lounge offers floor to ceiling windows for optimum viewing from the comfort of your seat, complemented by spacious outdoor decks so you can immerse yourself in the experience. 

It offers a licensed bar and cafe serving local beverages, hot drinks and treats for purchase.  The Vista Lounge has three rest rooms, with one fully accessible.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Getting There

Our cruise departs and finishes at our Wineglass Bay Cruises Booking Office, 61 Jetty Road, Coles Bay.

To get to Coles Bay from Hobart head north on the Tasman A3 Highway for 185kms (approx 2½hrs drive). From Launceston, head south on National Highway 1 onto Lake Leake B34 Highway (approx 2hrs drive).

Cruise Route

If weather conditions mean we are unable to safely get to Wineglass Bay, we will offer a full refund if you decide not to travel with us. However, we do encourage you to join us on our alternative route which we think is as spectacular as the Wineglass Bay route, exploring the rugged coastline of the Schouten Island Group, its abundant wildlife including a large Australian fur seal haulout. In extremely bad weather we will cancel the cruise and offer a full refund or alternative travel date if available.

 

Our Flexible Cancellation Policy   

  • No cancellation fees if you need to cancel due to COVID right up to the time of departure.  This includes if you are unwell or if you have to change your travel plans due to flight changes or travel restrictions.  We will happily move your booking to another day or provide you with a full refund.  Please note you need to advise us prior to departure so that we have an opportunity to re-sell the seats. 
     
  • For non-COVID related cancellations our normal cancellation policy applies. We reserve the right to charge 100% for cancellations within 24 hours of departure.  Bookings are fully flexible up to 24 hours prior to the tour departure.