Maria island +

Ile Des Phoques

Cruise & Walk Day Tour

Departs Triabunna - 9:00am
Returns Triabunna - 4:30pm
Available:
October (2021) to May (2022)
Adults (16+):  $225
Senior:  $215
Student:  $215
Children (3-15):  $85
Family (2a+2ch):  $535
Infant (0-2):  $0

The Ile Des Phoques has been our favourite place to cruise, swim, dive and explore ever since we began in 2006. The Ile Des Phoques (French for Island of Seals) is an absolute haven for marine life and has been declared one of the best cold water dives in the world. 

Your cruise to the Ile Des Phoques will capture the stunning views of Maria Island, including famous landmarks such as the Painted Cliffs and Fossil Cliffs, spring-fed waterfalls, limestone sea caves, cliff-top stalactites, Bishop & Clerk mountain range and the stunning granite cliffs of Maria Island's east coast. At the northern tip of Maria Island the cruise will head north to the Ile Des Phoques, a 30 minute boat ride from Maria Island. On the way to this remarkable granite island you can see albatross, dolphins, Australian fur seals and whales (depending on the time of year) as well as majestic panoramic views of Maria Island and the Freycinet Peninsula.

Lunch is provided on the tour from our cafe as a large healthy salad bowl. A variety of salad lunch options include; chicken breast coated in pesto aioli, smoked salmon, roast beef, leg ham or vegetarian/vegan. If a salad bowl is not for your liking, please let us know and you may choose anything else from our cafe to the value of $10pp (cash refunds not given if under $10). You may use this credit to purchase salad rolls or select from our range of freshly made sandwiches for children if you wish. You are also welcome to bring your own lunch on the day. Lunch is enjoyed on the boat whilst at anchor in an idyllic remote location at Maria Island.  A large selection of cakes are provided for morning tea from our cafe as well as complimentary water, tea, coffee, orange juice, soda water and soft drinks!

In the afternoon, both tours will dock at Darlington. The perfect way to compliment your cruise is to stretch your legs and enjoy a guided tour through Darlington’s fascinating collection of preserved convict buildings, learn about the town’s remarkable history and come face to face with Maria Island’s resident wombats.  If history is not for you, then simply soak up the sun on Darlington’s white sandy beach or swim/snorkel in the waters of Maria Island’s marine reserve.

*Note, if poor weather prevents the cruising to the Ile Des Phoques, the cruise will be changed to circumnavigate Maria Island.

Book below for our award winning and celebrated Maria Island + Ile Des Phoques Cruise & Walk Day Tour.  If the tour date is not available, our Circumnavigation day tour will be offered.  Click HERE for our Circumnavigation Tour.

October

3, 10, 17, 24, 29

November

1, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 20, 21, 24, 28, 29

December

3, 6, 10, 11, 15, 18, 19, 27, 28, 30, 31

January

3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, 28, 31

February

1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16, 17, 20, 21, 24, 25, 28

March

1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 12, 13, 16, 17, 20, 21, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30

April

1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26, 29, 30

 May

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Available Days:

Frequently Asked Questions

Please follow the link below to our general cruise and tour information.  This page will provide information about the weather, cancellations, payments, suitability for children, onboard toilet and more!

General Booking Terms

Maria Island 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 Maria Island Cruises before the commencement of the cruise. Cancellations by the customer must be made 24 hours prior to the cruise departure to avoid cancellation fees. Cancellations by the customer within 24 hours of the tour departure will attract a cancellation fee of fifty percent of the total tour cost. 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 . A voucher will be issued instead for 50% of the tour value. Prices may be subject to change at anytime.

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