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Address: Strahan Activities Centre, The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
Phone Number: +61364714300
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Well worth it - especially if the weather is calm

I have to admit we had brilliant night for a cruise, but even so this activity is well worth the price. A high speed trip down the harbour to "Hell's Gates". We managed to get... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
David H
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to admit we had brilliant night for a cruise, but even so this activity is well worth the price. A high speed trip down the harbour to "Hell's Gates". We managed to get out the entrance to see the sunset over the Point Sorrel lighthouse. Then some local cheeses and wine before heading to Bonnet Island to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Meet by the crew (Erroll and Curtis) who were friendly and informative. Thought the boat trip was lovely with interesting things pointed out along the way. The drinks and food were also really good. Had we not seen penguins this still would have been a lovely way to spend a few hours. There were only 10 people on this trip... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was excellent and worth every penny. The crew and boat was great, enjoyable and interesting. And hurrah we saw lots of the gorgeous fairy penguins! We had a lucky night and got to see at least 10-20. Some hiding in their Burroughs, others coming out to inspect us. And the cheese platters and drinks were a nice touch... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A quick boat trip to Bonnet Island near Hells Gate, the entrance to Macquarie Harbour, followed by a close encounter with some fairy penguins was a rare experience. Only 5 passengers on the boat then a glass of wine and some local cheeses..... WOW a must do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Arriving late in Strahan after a long rainy drive on Good Friday we were expecting our Bonnet Island Experience to be cancelled - however the weather was with us and it cleared just in time for a dusk departure. The team on the small boat was wonderful with Sam taking the time to help me adjust my camera to get... More 

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Brad C, General Manager at Bonnet Island Experience, responded to this review

Hi Ashleigh H Thanks for taking the time to post your review. Its great to read to you had an enjoyably experience. Lately we have been luck to have over 13 little penguins come back to their burrows and not be shy for the perfect photo opportunity. regards Brad Coelho More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Booked this one because we only had one evening in Strahan so couldn't do the daily cruises. Wasn't sure what to expect but wasn't disappointed. Got beautiful sunset as we powered out to Hells Gate Very calm waters, a rarity I'm told and almost full moon. Had lovely Tasmanian wine, cheese and dips etc. Great crew. Then had very private... More 

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Brad C, General Manager at Bonnet Island Experience, responded to this review

Hi Tufflife Thanks for taking the time to post your review. Its great to read the near perfection conditions you were able to experience when on the Bonnet Island Experience. We keep the tour to only a maximum of 11 guests to ensure a personal and memorable experience is had by all. regards Brad Coelho More 

Southern California
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

We boarded our small craft and were delighted that the four of us were the only guests that night. We cruised out to Hell's Gate and a brief loop in the Southern Ocean before returning to Bonnet Island which houses one of the two lighthouses that guard the entrance into the harbor. We disembarked and walked to the lighthouse after... More 

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Brad C, General Manager at Bonnet Island Experience, responded to this review

HI Jeep61 Thanks for taking the time to post your detailed review. The Bonnet Island Experience is a must do when in Strahan. The team a very passionate and take great pride in delivering a memorable experience. regards Brad Coelho More 

Brisbane, Australia
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125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

I wanted to do this tour and see the little marine birds come ashore for the evening however out of breeding season meant only one penguin, well known as Henry, showed up. He wasn't taking visitors and hid under the stairs. Never the less I enjoyed the speed boat experience through Macquarie Harbour out to the tiny Bonnet Island lighthouse... More 

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Brad C, General Manager at Bonnet Island Experience, responded to this review

Dear Tony C Thank you for your review. As with most wildlife experiences there isn't a guarantee they will want to come out and say hello, especially at this time of year when they can stay out fishing at sea longer in readiness for breeding season if the conditions are good. I'm pleased Henry at least came out for a... More 

Launceston, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015

we went on this tour recently, after debating whether to do it that particular night due to weather concerns, we need not have worried it was a perfect night. Rhuben was our tour guide and he was fantastic, so friendly and enthusiastic and very knowledgable. the boat driver was also great (sorry forgot his name) this tour is well worth... More 

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Brad C, General Manager at Bonnet Island Experience, responded to this review

Dear launcestonlorri Thank you for your review of our Bonnet Island Experience, I am so pleased you enjoyed your tour with us. Thank you also for mentioning our team members, I have passed your kind words on to the team. Thank you again for your lovely review Kind regards Brad Coelho More 

Katoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

What a treasure of a tour. Myself, my husband and my two boys aged 17 and 20 drove from the east coast to the west in a day (saw lots along the way) specifically to join the penguin tour and we were not disappointed. As part of a small group we enjoyed the sunset on Macquarie Harbour as our boat... More 

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Brad C, General Manager at Bonnet Island Experience, responded to this review

Dear Cathy M Thank you for your wonderful review of our tour, it was obviously very special for you and I am pleased our team were able to make it memorable for you. We are very lucky to have these amazing creatures in our backyard and feel privileged to be a part of the team protecting them. Thanks again for... More 

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