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From On Board’s boutique, purpose-built expedition vessel, Odalisque III, explore remote lands with daily guided walks and adventure boat excursions in intimate groups. Expert local guides design bespoke itineraries that immerse guests in the wilderness, from sea cave to mountaintop, ocean beach to river gorge, rainforest to buttongrass plain. Itineraries are fluid, shaped by wind and weather, time and tide and the interests of guests.

The experience is delivered by an all-Tasmanian crew, who show a depth of knowledge and passion for place that is infectious. Local guides, recognised and respected as Tasmanian leading experts in their chosen fields (from Tasmanian devils to the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot), enrich the experience with extensive knowledge of the landforms, geology, flora, fauna and cultural history. They also double as personal walking encyclopaedias, their tales bringing to life the landscapes, wildlife, and the stories of those who once lived here.

“One of the most breathtaking landscapes on the planet, with wild rivers, quartzite peaks and extensive waterways.”

Port Davey Escape and South Coast Cruise expeditions explore the remote Port Davey region of Southwest Tasmania. Part of the UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World HeritageArea, it is one of the most breathtaking landscapes on the planet, with wild rivers, quartzite peaks and extensive waterways. Itinerary highlights include an adventure boat excursion through the narrow winding waterways lined with Huon pine, hikes to mountain-top vantage points, and picnics on remote beaches.

The East Coast Expedition provides an exclusive sea-level perspective on three of

Tasmania’s most dazzling national parks. On daily excursions, discover the pristine white beaches, turquoise waters, and pink granite peaks of the Freycinet Peninsula and Wineglass Bay. Walk the beaches and clifftops of World Heritage-listed Maria Island, a haven for wombats, wallabies, and Tasmanian devils. Cruise under the 300m dolerite towers of Cape Pillar, the tallest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere. Anchored in a remote bay, share sundowners, sunsets and nights under the stars with only the occasional passing whale for company.


Aquatic Adventure
Daily adventure boat excursions are made aboard two fast, safe and manoeuvrable  tenders; 15-foot aluminium dinghies, affectionately called ‘tinnies’ by On Board’s owner and skipper, Pieter van der Woude. Find out more »

On Foot
From gentle beach strolls to half-day mountain hikes, daily guided walks are tailored in duration and location to the interests and abilities of guests. Find out more »


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