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About Cataract Gorge Cruises
Explore the Old Launceston Seaport before cruising to Kings Wharf viewing historic vessels and Launceston's delightful riverfront precinct. The highlight of the experience is then cruising into the spectacular Cataract Gorge as we engage the Lady Launceston's unique and silent electric drive. View the sheer cliffs and cascades from your comfortable seat with unobstructed views on our multi award winning 1890's style vessel. Enjoy the skippers captivating commentary on the history of this fascinating area.
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Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

We were the only two booked on a very warm afternoon. Offered to cancel out but the captain insisted so we embarked on a private cruise. Spoiled by the personal attention, we received a detailed Launceston download and were able to ask all kinds of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank itsgoodtobeus
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

We had a great time out on the river with Captain Graham and our group of Aussie travellers. Great short cruise that even the 6 year old enjoyed. Plenty of room to move about and get photos.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The cruise takes you right into the Cataract Gorge The peace and tranquility of the Gorge is highlighted by the way the Captain ran the trip

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank T6993KXdavidm
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We had a lovely 50 min cruise to Cataract Gorge. The skipper was full of information and was able to keep the kids interested. It was nice to sit and relax for a while and take in the world around us.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Claire D
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Took the 50 min afternoon cruise with Ian. Lovely knowledgeable skipper. Some rain and wind but boat had clear plastic sides zipped up to escape weather. When it cleared views were great outside from back of boat. Great architecture to be seen from the river.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Oztraveldoonan
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Great to explore Launceston by river, crew were friendly and entertaining, would definitely do it again. :)

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank saintrick0
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The boat was a very well looked after vessel and had plenty of seating both in the middle and around the outside. The day we went it was a rainy day but that was ok because all of the sides pull down and you still...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kezzbert
Reviewed 19 June 2018

After 4 years of living in Tassie (and, before that, 20 years of visiting), I finally took the Cataract Gorge cruise tour (50mins). Really interesting seeing familiar spots from a different angle. The driver/tour guide was great and learnt a lot. I'm planning on doing...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank l0uise668
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We took the 50 minute cruise and thought it was a great trip. Some fantastic views especially the 10 minutes we were in the gorge. Good commentary from the captain as well, although he made too many comments about the silt problem (yes, it is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent trip up the Tamar. Lovely morning Tea, beautiful lunch and great sightseeing. Terrific info on the way as well.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Bruce V
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