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Bruny Island Cruises

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Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Join Robert Pennicott and his team on the yellow boats for an unforgettable journey, named Tasmania's Best Tourist Attraction 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012. You will cruise beneath some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs, enter deep sea caves and discover the abundant coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds. Drive to Adventure Bay for the 3 Hour Cruise or take a Full Day Tour from Hobart.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bit worried about booking this as Paula has had a real fear of boats since a horrific whale watching cruise from Sydney. Fears groundless however. On the way down to the seal colony the boat was starting and stopping often for info talks and photos....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We booked the 3 hour tour direct while staying on Bruny Island so we can’t rate the full day tour from Hobart. We found Bruny Island Cruises very professional. We felt confident in the knowledge that safety seems paramount with this organisation. As is the...More

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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Bruny Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good evening Thank you so much for taking the time for this very considered review. We take all feedback very seriously to help ensure we deliver a great experience. Thanks again. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Team

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Highly enjoyed the Bruny cruise. Great company through the tour guides and they looked after their passengers well. They gave some fun and interesting stories and plenty of information about the land and wildlife. A lot of the info was about the geology and history...More

Thank L W
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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Bruny Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our cruise. We are so glad you had a great trip. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this cruise. Good commentaries and nice people guiding this tour. You can different faces of the land edges. You can spot male seals and common dolphins. There is good cafe you can enjoy lunch. Good one I recommend this

Thank Yogan S
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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Bruny Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Yogan Thank you so much for taking the time to review our cruise. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did this cruise with my family with kids aged 8 and 6.5. The weather on the day was 21 degrees but the sea was very rough. The lady did said to us that the cruise will not take you to all spots. Given we only...More

Thank Coolsis
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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Bruny Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback. It is a shame you did not have the best weather for your cruise experience. Please be assured that both safety and a great visitor experience are our primary focus. As we operate in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove to Kettering to meet the bus which took us to the ferry. We were able to get off the bus while on the ferry and enjoy the sea journey to Bruny Island. Back on the bus at Bruny Island to drive across the...More

Thank TJandTM
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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Bruny Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback from your recent Bruny Island Cruise. Our staff work very hard to ensure our guests have a wonderful time and they really appreciate your considered feedback. We are so glad you had a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can’t go to Bruny island and not do this boat cruise. Absolutely magnificent experience in the ocean around the eastern section of the island. The guides were humorous and knowledgeable and made the trip a highlight with their informative banter. We saw heaps of...More

Thank lisa dave w
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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Bruny Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good evening Thank you so much for sharing feedback from your recent Bruny Island Cruise. We love to hear stories from visitors about their experience with us. We are so glad you had a wonderful time. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Team

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is simply one of the best half day boat trips that we have ever done. We were lucky to have sunny and relatively cool, ie not freezing, weather. The land and seascape were beautiful in themselves. Added to this was the wildlife. On the...More

Thank 2fromaus
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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Bruny Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback. It sounds like our friendly locals were out in force to greet you (dolphins etc). We do hope you will join us again. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Team

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An awesome visit. We nearly did not do it. So pleased we did as it was fantastic. I am usually seasick but it was a rough day and it was such a superb experience I think I forgot to vomit.. No jokes aside... It was...More

Thank Yvonne W
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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Bruny Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We love hearing stories from each of our cruises and sharing them with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back another time. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Team

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This day trip involved jet boating around several islands of Bruny. Even though the weather was chilly and rainy, the staff were great at keeping our spirits up and provided beanies, scarves, gloves and ponchos to keep us dry and warm. It was fantastic seeing...More

Thank Elisa J
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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Bruny Island Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Elisa Thank you for taking the time to share feedback from your recent Bruny Island Cruise. We love sharing the feedback with our staff who work really hard to deliver a wonderful experience, along with our friendly wildlife of course. We hope to welcome...More

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Priya D
January 9, 2018|
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Response from Rosie W | Reviewed this property |
It's called Penticott Cruises, and it covers the bus to Kettering, the ferry across to Bruny I sland, the drive to the boat, a light lunch, the boat cruise and the bus home.
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Krissy B
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Ashwini C
December 4, 2016|
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Response from karenR779BG | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ashwini Late December is summer here, but the weather varies enormously, even from one day to the next, so it is best to be prepared with layers. The boat is quite fast, and the speed creates a cold breeze. The... More
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