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Hobart HBT-4


 Peppermint Bay Captains VIP Cruise

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Experience the VIP service on the Captains upper deck on our cruise around the bays of Hobart to Peppermint Bay. Luxurious seating and private viewing areas offer you the best photo opportunities to capture the stunning scenery. Watch the underwater sea life in the Tinderbox Marine Reserve with the on board underwater cameras.
Complimentary tea and coffee, welcome drink of wine or beer and a 3 course buffet lunch awaits you at the Peppermint Bay restaurant. Afterwards you can explore the small picturesque settlement of Woodbridge or take a walk along the waterfront sculpture trail. 

Adults $210.00 NZ          Children $210.00 NZ



Discover the real Tasmania on our VIP cruise to Peppermint Bay aboard a 23 metre catamaran. The vessel is warm, luxurious and fast, offering a unique and comfortable way to explore the bays of south east Tasmania.

This VIP option offers you an exclusive area, hosted by the Captain on the upper deck.  Luxurious leather seating, private viewing areas and complimentary tea and coffee make the trip all the more special.

Located just a short walk from the cruise ship, the tour departs from  Sullivan's Cove in Hobart. The cruise traverses the Harbour, the River Derwent and the magnificent waters of the d'Entrecasteaux Channel, on its way to Peppermint Bay.

Upon boarding the boat the experienced crew will show you to your exclusive seating on the top Captains deck. Plenty of room to relax in the comfortable leather seating. The crew will provide an informative commentary as you pass many significant sights.

The state-of-the-art underwater 'Spy Ball' camera, will allow you see what life is like in the waters of the Tinderbox Marine Reserve without getting wet! See giant kelp forests, crayfish, stingrays and myriad other fish species!

Arriving at picturesque Peppermint Bay, a short walk brings you to the restaurant where you can enjoy a set menu three course banquet style meal over looking the water, featuring the best ingredients the region has to offer.

After lunch there is time for a short walk to explore Peppermint Bay and the little seaside village of Woodbridge, perhaps taking the sculpture trail along the foreshore to walk of your meal.

Back on board the catamaran, we head north to return to Hobart, following the same route made by yachtsman every year in the famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race, passing under the Tasman Bridge which signals the end of your day on the water.

Reserve your seats early for this VIP trip as places are limited.

Duration 5 hours

Check in is at 1030
Cruise departs 1100
Return to Hobart 1600

You will see
Hobart Harbour
Derwent River
Tinderbox marine reserve
d'Entrecasteaux Channel
Woodbridge village
Tasman Bridge
Great scenery

What's Included
3 course buffet reserved
Complimentary drinks
Reserved Captains deck seating area
Underwater sealife viewing

General Information
This tour requires little walking and is accessible to persons with limited mobility.

Rates valid to June 2013.

3 course lunch is included

Please see our Booking Terms & Conditions


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