maria island

A confronting image of a common wombat in Tasmania suffering from asevere and debilitating skin condition caused by a parasitic mite.

Please select below a conservation partner under the "donations" tab of the booking portal.  Your donation will be passed directly to them and listed below for full transparency. 

Maria Island Cruises will provide an end of season donation to each group to further contribute to their wonderful work.

Muscular Dystrophy Tasmania

The Big Push saw Craig push Lucas from Wrest Point Casino to the pinnacle of Mount Wellington. They need our help to reach $100k, having already raised over $75k!!  Every contribution large or small makes a huge difference. Please click the link above to donate to this wonderful cause.  Well done to both you legends for such a huge effort today

Maria Island Cruises Contribution - $550
Guest Contribution -  $10
MND Tasmania

The Motor Neurone Disease Association of Tasmania was founded in 1986, to assist people living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and their carers by providing useful and informative information, assisting with equipment needs, raising the profile of MND in the community and raising funds for research into MND.

Maria Island Cruises
Contribution - $550

As an initial dare between siblings, in the face of his sister Connies' terminal diagnosis with breast cancer, Sam unicycled around Australia.  Together with his sister, they raised over a million dollars for breast cancer research.  He continues to honour his sister's legacy by touring around Australia with a team of equally motivated volunteers raising much needed awareness about pre checks and screening, the latest research and treatment technology.  This team of people is bloody amazing.  Keep them on the road.  Click on the Love Your Sister image and make a donation.  Kick cancer to the curb.

Maria Island Cruises Contribution - $550

The Raptor Refuge is an amazing facility in Southern Tasmania that cares for and rehabilitates injured birds of prey .  As well as providing a refuge for injured animals, they provide public information and education about the plight of endemic raptors, provide advice to local and State governments and have recently established the Raptor Hotline 1800RAPTOR for reporting injured birds.  Please donate to this wonderful facility as it operates purely on public donations and volunteer support.


Maria Island Cruises - $3890
Guest contributions - $525

Wombat Rescue Tasmania Inc. is a grassroots, self-funded community group treating hundreds of wild wombats affected by sarcoptic mange in Tasmania. They are dedicated to treating and preventing wombat mange because if left untreated, the wombats suffer from an awful protracted death through secondary infections.  Your donation to Wombat Rescue Tasmania will save wombats from this debilitating disease. 

Maria Island Cruises - $1000
Guest contributions- $620

The Friends of Maria Island group was created from an initial involvement in the renovation of historic farm buildings, but now has broadened towards sustaining the long term future of the island’s ecosystems as well as it’s cultural heritage.  Donations help to fund several volunteer led events annually at Maria Island.

Maria Island Cruises - $1000
Guest contributions - $530
Tasmanian Bush Fire Appeal
January 2019

$5 for every tour passenger from Feb 1st to Feb 14th in 2019 to assist Tasmanians affected by bushfires.   

Donations were passed on to charities such as St Vincent De Paul, the Salvation Army and Rural Alive and Well (RAW).

Maria Island Cruises - $1095
Guest contributions - $450
In-kind donations

Hotel Grand Chancellor Staff Fundraiser: $530

Pink Hight Tea 2019: $470

Ross Arts Festival:  $940

Rotary Club of Spring Bay: $450

Roxy's Resolve: $500

Roxy's Resolve: $450

Sorell School Association: $450

Pink High Tea 2018: $450

Old Mate's Day: $225

Rotary Club of Smithton: $450

Rotary Club of Spring Bay: $440

Save The Children's Ball: $440

Camp Quality: $9,695

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