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New Boutique Cruise Option Explores Tasmania’s Magical South West Wilderness

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Cruising through Bathurst Harbour aboard OdalisqueTasmanian Boat Charters operates unique cruises in some of Tasmania’s most magical places including isolated Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour in the South West Tasmania World Heritage Area.

From February to May Tasmanian Boat Charters welcome guests to embark on a three, five or seven-day guided expedition into Port Davey, Bathurst Harbour exploring the untouched and remote Tasmanian World Heritage Area on their ‘floating home’ Odalisque which accommodates up to ten guests.

All will be captivated by the harbour’s rugged terrain, marine reserves, its beautiful mirrored waters, and the region’s history. Fresh Tasmanian produce and fine wines are a definite highlight of the escapade lovingly prepared by the onboard chef.  All tours include spectacular flights to and from Hobart’s Cambridge Aerodrome to Melaleuca’s white quartzite airstrip. The views over the city, dramatic coastal cliffs, towering mountain peaks and never-ending green of the World Heritage Area are awe-inspiring.

Walking across from Spanish Bay to Stephens Bay in the Port Davey region.
Tasmanian Boat Charters and Odalisque proprietor, Pieter van der Woude, said “I’m thrilled to be able to share my love for the remote Southwest World Heritage Area and the Tasmanian coastline with visitors to our beautiful state. We currently have the only permit for permanent on water accommodation in the area. We also have the only existing capability to take guests to places no commercial tourists have ever seen before – to secret waterways, hidden bays and forgotten islands of the South West”.

“The concept of a ‘floating home’ in Bathurst Harbour has been specifically developed to have low impact on the environment and to avoid land infrastructure or the need for a land based footprint, allowing explorers to experience and appreciate the South West while still enjoying the full safety and comfort that any land based lodge would provide” Mr. van der Woude said.

Pieter van der Woude collecting passngers at the jetty near Melaleuca Inlet

Pieter van der Woude collecting passngers at the jetty near Melaleuca Inlet

Expeditions are very personalised and tailored around Mother Nature’s offerings and the client’s interests to provide a flexible experience guided all the way by our attentive crew in an area where only a privileged few get to witness. Our expert guides with an intimate knowledge of the area are walking encyclopaedias”Mr. van der Woude adds.

Guide & guest island spotting from the bow of Odalisque

Guide Peter Marmion talking with tourists onboard the Odalisque odd Port Davey, Tasmania. The new charter boat will conduct luxury trips in the remote wilderness with a luxury-low impact approach.

From May – January Odalisque offers overnight charters in other areas of Tasmania including the East Coast, Bruny Island and the Tasman Peninsula.

Odalisque is also available to entertain groups up to 40 people with a tailored day charter, ideal for functions or for any occasion that requires a unique experience or voyage.

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