Luxury Expedition Cruises to Remote Tasmanian Wilderness
On Board's multi-day expeditions are the ultimate combination of luxury escape, wilderness cruise and guided walking tour.
Discover Freycinet, Port Davey, Bathurst Harbour, Melaleuca, southwest Tasmania & beyond from a boutique expedition catamaran. Explore remote lands with daily guided walks, tender excursions, and tailored itineraries in small groups.
Wake each day to a different view of Tasmania's precious World-Heritage Wilderness & National Parks from floating luxury accommodation aboard the vessel Odalisque.
Locally-owned and family-operated since 1998, we know these waters intimately. Jump on board for an intimate, exclusive and truly Tasmanian experience.
Purpose-built expedition vessel
Built and launched in Tasmania by On Board in 2023, Odalisque III is an intimate, expedition vessel that delivers a maximum of 12 guests in seven cabins to some of the farthest reaches of the state’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed wilderness. It's the perfect platform for those eager for adventure, but not so keen on roughing it.
Luxury Lodges of Australia
The collection welcomes Tasmania’s exclusive expedition cruise as its newest member
Purpose-built for exploring Tasmania’s wild and remote frontiers, Odalisque III by On Board joins Luxury Lodges of Australia, an independent collection of luxury lodges and camps offering unforgettable experiences in Australia’s most inspiring and extraordinary locations.
NEW Coast-to-Coast Luxury
A 6-night expedition pairing small ship adventure in Southwest Tasmania’s Wilderness World-Heritage Area with a stay at luxury lodge Saffire Freycinet, Freycinet Peninsula. Discover the best of Tasmania's Southwest National Park, Freycinet National Park and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wilderness Area on daily immersive experiences led by expert guides.
Invitation to Adventure
Owner and founder Pieter van der Woude personally welcomes you to explore the waters and wilderness he knows and loves on this experience of a lifetime. Pieter, now On Board's head skipper, is a skilled mariner with over 50 years of experience on and under Tasmanian waters – including as a search and rescue diver for Tasmania Police and a commercial abalone diver.
Pieter, his daughter Alice and the On Board team look forward to being your hosts and guides in the wilderness.
Have questions? Get in touch with Pieter & Alice
On Board's expert team are available to chat between 9-5 pm every day
Call now or book a time to chat via video call. Email us anytime and we'll get back to you shortly. We're here to answer your questions.
Call on 0477 100 119
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My favourite tour in
Tasmania is at Port Davey
Port Davey in the Tasmanian Wilderness World-Heritage Area
is one of the most precious places in the world.