Wineglass Bay Cruises


See the iconic Wineglass Bay from the water

Wineglass Bay Cruises is a 4½ hour cruise of the waterways surrounding Freycinet National Park from Coles Bay to Wineglass Bay on Tasmania's East Coast.

Cruise the spectacular coastline of Freycinet National Park from Coles Bay to Wineglass Bay. Be enthralled by the stunning granite coastline, including the dramatic pink peaks of the Hazards range.

Discover a coast dotted with sparkling white sand beaches, including Cooks and Bryans beaches, only accessible by water or a full day bushwalk. Explore the inner passage of remote Schouten Island, home to little penguins and short tailed shearwaters, before heading into the Tasman Sea towards Wineglass Bay. Look out for various hidden sea caves, blowholes and waterfalls amongst the sheer granite cliffs.

Take in the sheer beauty of Wineglass Bay from the rarely seen perspective of the water, a shimmering crescent of white sand fringes spilling into glass turquoise waters. 

Uncover the rich history of the region, including aboriginal heritage and tales of early explorers and entrepreneurs.

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  Daily, except Christmas Day

Cruise Times
  Check in by 9:30am
      Cruise 9:45am to 2:30pm

Ticket Types

Our vessel Schouten Passage II is a Tasmanian built, 150 seat catamaran ideal for exploring the east coast of Tasmania. The spacious enclosed vessel contains comfortable seating across two fully air conditioned lounge areas - The Vista Lounge and The Sky Lounge.

Vessel Change Notification

From Sunday 18th August 2024 to Saturday 7th September 2024 our Wineglass Bay Cruises vessel, Schouten Passage II, has been scheduled for annual maintenance.  During this period, we will be using our 50 seat catamaran Freycinet Explorer to operate Wineglass Bay Cruises. Freycinet Explorer has leather seats, full walk around capacity, front and rear decks, one toilet and is enclosed on three sides. We will not be serving alcoholic beverages or hot drinks onboard as we do not have the facilities on the vessel.  Click here to view a photo of Freycinet Explorer.

Vista Lounge

The Vista Lounge offers floor to ceiling windows for optimum viewing from the comfort of your seat, complemented by spacious outdoor decks so you can immerse yourself in the experience. 

It offers a licensed bar and cafe serving local beverages, hot drinks and treats for purchase.  The Vista Lounge has three rest rooms, with one fully accessible. 

Vista Lounge Including Lunch
Included in your Vista Lounge with Lunch ticket is a ploughman’s style lunch featuring smoked meats, salad, cheeses served alongside a locally baked bread roll, fruit and a sweet treat.  Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.  

Adults $195
Children 3-16 years $120 

Vista Lounge Bring Your Own Food
You can also choose to bring your own lunch and snacks.
Adults $175

Children 3-16 years $105

Sky Lounge (Adults Only)

The Sky Lounge is on the upper deck of Schouten Passage II. The adults only lounge with banquette style seating for up to 30 passengers provides an intimate experience, with direct access to the Captains bridge and private viewing deck.

Morning tea, lunch and beverages are included in your Sky Lounge ticket. 

Enjoy plump local oysters and smoked meats, breads, cheeses and salad served with the East Coast's renowned wines and artisan brews. There are two rest rooms on the upper deck.

Adults $310 

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Getting There

Our cruise departs and finishes at our Wineglass Bay Cruises Booking Office, 61 Jetty Road, Coles Bay.

To get to Coles Bay from Hobart head north on the Tasman A3 Highway for 185kms (approx 2½hrs drive). From Launceston, head south on National Highway 1 onto Lake Leake B34 Highway (approx 2hrs drive).

Things You Need to Know

  • We operate every day except Christmas Day.
  • We have no age or height restrictions for the Vista Lounge.
  • Our boat is enclosed which protects you from the elements, however we still suggest you dress warmly.
  • Make sure you bring your camera to capture those awe-inspiring moments.
  • We reserve the right to cancel or vary any trip and will incur no liability for any such cancellation or alteration.
  • We don't cancel bookings due to low numbers. If it happens to be just you, we'll still show you an experience of a lifetime.

During the COVID-19 pandemic we will not allow guests to join our tours if we believe they are unwell.  If you are feeling unwell or display flu-like symptoms we would encourage you to contact us and cancel your booking.  

Bookings are subject to our Terms and Conditions.

For information about vessel accessibility, download our Accessibility Guide.


Our Flexible Cancellation Policy   

If you book directly with us, we have a very flexible cancellation policy:

  • No cancellation fees if you need to cancel due to COVID right up to the time of departure.  This includes if you are unwell or if you have to change your travel plans due to flight changes or travel restrictions.  We will happily move your booking to another day or provide you with a full refund.  Please note you need to advise us prior to departure so that we have an opportunity to re-sell the seats. 

  • For non-COVID related cancellations our normal cancellation policy applies. We reserve the right to charge 100% for cancellations within 24 hours of departure.  Bookings are fully flexible up to 24 hours prior to the tour departure. 

Please note that if you book through a third-party website or travel agent, they each impose their own cancellation policies and restrictions.