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Tamar River Cruises

Home Point Cruise Terminal, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 9900
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Just worth the price

The crew did a fine job but frankly there’s limited viewing on the majority of the cruise until it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
Very enjoyable cruise

Booked this online and received a phone call from the operator to confirm and give tips on parking... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Adelaide, Australia
via mobile
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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!
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hour cruise” (40 reviews)
“morning tea” (41 reviews)
“wine tasting” (47 reviews)
Home Point Cruise Terminal, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 9900
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The crew did a fine job but frankly there’s limited viewing on the majority of the cruise until it enters the cataract gorge. I am glad we did it but morning tea was very light on and for the price I expected more food to...More

Thank jaguar1952
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Booked this online and received a phone call from the operator to confirm and give tips on parking etc. the captain of the boat did a commentary and was excellent. Morning tea was provided including fresh muffins, cake and biscuits and Tea and coffee available...More

Thank meandpam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous! We chose the four hour lunch cruise. Everything about the trip was wonderful. The boat was modern, well designed and not too crowded. The copious food and drinks for morning coffee, lunch, and the wine and beer tasting were very high quality. The scenery...More

Thank Phil H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve just recently been on the Batman Luncheon Cruise to kickstart my thirtieth birthday celebrations a few days ago with my sister and friend. We all had a fabulous time, and Ian and Katie’s hospitality was second to none! Great selection of food for morning...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on the Batman bridge lunch cruise today with friends. This was a vey enjoyable way to relax, experience lovely food and listen to an informative commentary. Callum certainly new his history and shared this in an interesting and informative way. He was also sharp...More

Thank Martin & Paulin... R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had no idea what to expect... I just love boats... we were very happy to see such beautiful views of the gorge on the cheapest cruise.

Thank Roz K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly, Both options are amazing. Both have their own +ve and -ve. Tamar River Cruise to me is more for people who just want to sit and enjoy the cool breeze on a big boat cruising through the river with couple of drinks to enjoy...More

Thank Sameer D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Before we went to Tasmania we had been told about this river cruise and it came recommended. It's very easy to find in Launceston and is worth the money. The cruise is very relaxing and the guide tells you history of Launceston which includes the...More

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst there were a range of cruise options, the 50 minutes cruise ran regularly and suited us time wise. There were cafes nearby for the short period of time we had to wait for our trip. Admittedly the weather was splendid but the boat was...More

Thank Rdwarf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A 2 to 2.5 hour cruise up the Tamar River. Entertaining and informative commentary. Stunning views of the river and surrounds. A short trip up the Cataract Gorge that was interesting. Fruit and muffins provided and local beer and wine available for purchase.

Thank GKS119
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