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Tamar River Cruises

Home Point Cruise Terminal, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 9900
Review Highlights
Informative commentary with great scenery

The Tamar River cruises runs a well organised tour. The commentary was very informative on local... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wangaratta, Australia
Best cruise ever.

My Mum and I went on this cruise on the Lady Launceston. There were 2 other families on the boat... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wollongong, Australia
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Experience the excitement and history of Launceston's spectacular Tamar River from the comfort of our unique vessels. An informative commentary from our skippers will take you on a historical journey where you will discover the stories and tales that shaped Launceston and the Tamar Valley. Travel in to the heart of the Tamar and view the navigable section of the spectacular Cataract Gorge. Sample the delights of our local wines and cheeses as you view breathtaking scenery, world class vineyards, historical buildings, rural settings and frequent encounters of fascinating wild life including sea eagles, wild duck, black swans, pelicans, plus many other varieties of water-fowl and occasionally playful seals. One of our passenger recently commented it is like a moving postcard. It is certainly a 'must do' when visiting Launceston!
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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“hour cruise” (33 reviews)
“morning tea” (37 reviews)
“wine tasting” (44 reviews)
Home Point Cruise Terminal, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 9900
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tamar River cruises runs a well organised tour. The commentary was very informative on local history and development. There were many bird sightings. The open access morning tea was tasty. The bonus was a wine tasting of local wines which were on the more...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Mum and I went on this cruise on the Lady Launceston. There were 2 other families on the boat and we didn't need to pre book. The lady at the reception was very helpful and friendly. Then we got on this well maintained gorgeous...More

1  Thank Hutstar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mother and I thoroughly enjoyed our short trip today on the Lady Launceston. We went on the 10:30 cruise and there were only 4 of us on board so we were very comfortable. The captain (whose name I unfortunately didn't catch) was great and...More

Thank ar27dodo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an hour well spent. We took the one hour cruise on the Lady Launceston and explored the river systems and Cataract Gorge in Launceston. The cruise captain Callum was fantastic - very friendly, welcoming and full of knowledge of Launceston history more generally...More

1  Thank Kleinewurstsemmel
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is a great way to spend a morning in Launceston. The Lady Launceston is a charming little boat with an open area at the bow if it's pleasant and clear blinds protecting the interior if it's not. The commentary is interesting and heading up...More

Thank fiona h
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We'd booked the longer Sunday morning cruise however due to no other bookings we were told the day prior it was cancelled. They offered a full refund and free tickets on the shorter 55 minute cruise which I found to be very generous offer. The...More

2  Thank Elsie B
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We were fortunate to have warm weather and a great skipper/guide. Lots of insights into Launceston's history - past and recent. Cataract Gorge was the highlight but also seeing up close the silos redevelopment and hearing about the floods was interesting.

1  Thank Philip M
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We loved our trip along the Tamar River and into Cataract Gorge. It started out raining but that can't be helped. It was a very cold day but the staff had two heaters going on the boat for the whole trip. There is bottomless tea...More

1  Thank Noi-Pip
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Had a wonderful time on our cruise with our skipper giving us wonderful commentary all along the river. Never realised how beautiful Launceston is and hope to again explore this excellent cruise. The weather could have been better, but that did not take away the...More

1  Thank Maggie O
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Had beautiful weather when we went on the lunch cruise up the Tamar River. The skipper provided an informative commentary, morning tea and lunch were provided. There was a wine and beer tasting but this was disappointing as only 3 small samples of wine and...More

1  Thank Deblezuu
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