• East Coast Cruises
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  • East Coast Cruises
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  • East Coast Cruises





CALL 03 62 571300 to book your seats

During winter 2014, our phone will be diverted to the Triabunna Visitor Centre (VIC).  The centre will be open daily between 10am and 4pm.  If you cannot get through on the above number, please call 03 62564773.


East Coast Cruises is connected to all of the VICs on the East Coast.  VICs are located in Triabunna, Swansea, Bicheno & St Helens.  All centres are able to book your ferry trip to Maria Island.  If the Triabunna VIC is overloaded with phone calls, try calling the Swansea VIC on 03 62565072.

You can also email your booking request to:  

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(31st MAY - 31st AUGUST)

Maria Island
9:30am   &   3:15pm
10:30am   &   4:00pm
9:30am   &   3:15pm
10:30am   &   4:00pm
9:00am,  10:45am  &  3:15pm
9:45am,  2:30pm  &  4:00pm
9:00am,  10:45am  &  3:15pm 9:45am,  2:30pm  &  4:00pm

General public:  $0

Children (1-12):  $0

Infants (0-1):  $0

Bike BYO:  $10

Kayak BYO:  $20

Oversized Luggage:  $10
(items > 25kg)

Please declare the
number of Adults, Children
and Infants when you book

PLEASE be mindful of
oversized luggage.  Any
items that exceed 25kg will
be charged as such.

Unnecessarliy large items
maybe rejected.

Full Monday service available 7/07 & 14/7

Maria Island is closed 22/06 - 27/06 (inclusive)

Chartered Services are available

Monday to Friday

Minimum group size for a private charter is

20 passengers





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03 62 571300



Oversized Luggage

Large items such as Bikes, Kayaks or ANY ITEM OVER 25kg will be classified as OVERSIZED LUGGAGE and subject to a $10 charge.  All OVERSIZED LUGGAGE must be declared upon booking.  Undeclared items MAY be refused transport on the day of travel.

Please remember to add OVERSIZED LUGGAGE when booking online.


Infant Charges

Under the new National maritime legislation, infants between the age of 0-1yo, do not have to be declared as passengers onboard surveyed vessels.  As such, we do not charge for infants under the age of 1yo.  We do ask however, that you declare you infants to us at the time of booking.

Company vessels

M.V Spirit of Maria - 30 passenger 12m Niaid. 

Spirit of Maria is a fast-cruising tour vessel, purpose built for the conditions encountered on the East Coast of Tasmania.  She is the longest and fastest vessel currently offering cruises and ferry transport to Maria Island.  Powered by three 300hp Suzuki 4-stroke engines, Spirit of Maria comfortably transports passengers to Darlington in under 35 minutes.  Spirit Of Maria is also designed to safely explore sea caves and navigate closely to the shoreline, giving you maximum enjoyment on your cruise.


Chartered Services

Our timetable is open for extra crossings to Maria Island between MONDAY and FRIDAY.  We are available for charter outside of the normal ferry schedule for group bookings of 20 passengers or above.  Passengers aboard chartered crossings to Maria Island are also free of charge.  Freight is subject to the pricing above.



Terms and Conditions

East Coast Cruises reserves the right to cancel departures at anytime and will refund the full amount of any monies paid by the customer. Bookings must be confirmed by the customer with full payment before the commencement of the cruise or ferry.  Cancellations by the customer must be made 24 hours prior to the cruise or ferry departure to avoid cancellation fees.  Cancellations by the customer within 24 hours of the tour departure will attract a cancellation fee of fifty percent.  Customers who cancel on the day of their cruise or tour booking or who fail to attend will be charged the full amount and not be entitled to a refund.  Prices may be subject to change at anytime.