On Board’s Expedition Offer

Jun 04, 2024

In celebration of the release of On Board’s expedition schedule extending through to November 2026, they are pleased to offer early-bird rates for prime travel dates. Experience the privilege of exploring Tasmania’s World Heritage listed remote and wild landscapes during On Board’s Port Davey Escape or East Coast Expedition.

Odalisque III, a purpose-built boutique vessel, accommodates a maximum of twelve guests in seven cabins. Launched in 2023 by On Board in Tasmania, this vessel offers an intimate and unparalleled expedition experience.

The daily adventures include guided nature walks and excursions by boat, meticulously planned according to bespoke itineraries. The activities are tailored to guest interests by expert local guides who serve as walking encyclopaedias, ecologists, and environmentalists.

Port Davey Escape

On Board’s signature five-day experience takes guests to Port Davey, a vast, fragile, and spectacular harbour in Southwest Tasmania that is inaccessible by road. This protected marine reserve, national park, and UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area is swept by the westerly winds of the Roaring Forties, standing as one of the world’s last places of raw, untamed beauty.

East Coast Expedition

A cruise from Hobart to Freycinet (or reverse) offers an exploration of Tasmania’s east coast wilderness and national parks with spectacular guided walks and shore excursions. This intimate and immersive expedition allows guests to cruise past magnificent mountains and visit secluded beaches on the way to national parks, historic sites, and peninsulas. Each day, small groups embark on guided walks and shore excursions, encountering wombats on Maria Island, climbing the granite-capped peaks of Freycinet National Park, or taking clifftop bushwalks.

On Board’s Early Bird offer provides a savings of $1,800 per cabin for new bookings made before 31st July 2024. Port Davey Escape and East Coast Expedition packages start from $11,800 per person and includes ~

  • Daily guided walks, shore excursions and wilderness cruises by tender.
  • Tailored itinerary including hiking, historic sites, birdwatching, photography, beachcombing.
  • Luxury accommodation for a maximum of 12 guests on expedition-vessel Odalisque III.
  • Return scenic wilderness flights from Hobart to Port Davey via seaplane for Port Davey Escape.
  • Return land transfer from the Freycinet Peninsula to Hobart (or vice versa) for East Coast Expedition.
  • Passionate & experienced local crew, including interpretive guide, skipper and chef.
  • All meals starring gourmet Tasmanian produce.
  • Fine Tasmanian wine and local boutique beer.
  • National Park entrance fees.
  • Use weatherproof rain poncho & expedition bag.
  • Available for any Port Davey Escape or East Coast Expedition departing between December 2, 2024, and November 19, 2026.
  • Use promotion code EARLYBIRD when booking.

For more information or to make a reservation, click here.


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Feb 09, 2024 | Andrew Harpers Hideaway Report discovers On Board expeditions and remote Southwest Tasmania. More »

Feb 19, 2024 | Jo Bainbridge, for the Australian Financial Review, embarks on a lavish and adventurous journey with Saffire Freycinet and On Board. More »

Feb 19, 2024 | Jo Bainbridge, for the Australian Financial Review, embarks on a lavish and adventurous journey with … More »

Feb 19, 2024 | Jo Bainbridge, for the Australian Financial Review, embarks on a lavish and adventurous journey with Saffire Freycinet and On Board. More »

Feb 23, 2024 | Dilvin Yasa for The Daily Telegraph indulges in the epitome of wilderness adventure, seamlessly complemented by a touch of luxury. More »

Feb 23, 2024 | Dilvin Yasa for The Daily Telegraph indulges in the epitome of wilderness adventure, seamlessly complemented … More »

Feb 23, 2024 | Dilvin Yasa for The Daily Telegraph indulges in the epitome of wilderness adventure, seamlessly complemented by a touch of luxury. More »

Apr 05, 2024 | Sally MacMillan for The Weekend Australian describes the partnership between Saffire Freycinet and On Board as a "marriage made in … More »

Apr 05, 2024 | Sally MacMillan for The Weekend Australian describes the partnership between Saffire Freycinet and On Board … More »

Apr 05, 2024 | Sally MacMillan for The Weekend Australian describes the partnership between Saffire Freycinet and On Board as a "marriage made in heaven". More »

Nov 06, 2023 | Odalisque III expedition cruise has been added to the elite collection of Luxury Lodges Australia, writes Windsor Dobbin. More »

Nov 06, 2023 | Odalisque III expedition cruise has been added to the elite collection of Luxury Lodges Australia, … More »

Nov 06, 2023 | Odalisque III expedition cruise has been added to the elite collection of Luxury Lodges Australia, writes Windsor Dobbin. More »

Nov 21, 2023 | On Board, Odalisque III gives Briar Jensen for Outback Magazine, the adventurous and unique experience of remote Southwest Tasmania. More »

Nov 21, 2023 | On Board, Odalisque III gives Briar Jensen for Outback Magazine, the adventurous and unique experience of … More »

Nov 21, 2023 | On Board, Odalisque III gives Briar Jensen for Outback Magazine, the adventurous and unique experience of remote Southwest Tasmania. More »

Nov 22, 2023 | On Board expeditions wins gold for Best New Tourism Business at the premier 2023 Tasmanian Tourism Awards. More »

Nov 22, 2023 | On Board expeditions wins gold for Best New Tourism Business at the premier 2023 Tasmanian … More »

Nov 22, 2023 | On Board expeditions wins gold for Best New Tourism Business at the premier 2023 Tasmanian Tourism Awards. More »

Nov 29, 2023 | A five-day immersion with Tim Grey for Luxury Travel Magazine takes you into the rugged wilderness of Southwest Tasmania. More »

Nov 29, 2023 | A five-day immersion with Tim Grey for Luxury Travel Magazine takes you into the rugged … More »

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