First Look Inside Expedition Vessel Odalisque III

Ahead of the launch of our new expedition vessel tomorrow, take a first look at the luxe interiors The brand-new expedition catamaran is the third Odalisque that has been built and operated by the van der Woude family. The stylish 24-metre three-deck catamaran, catering for just 12 guests, is set to take luxury expedition cruising…

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Luxury Expedition Vessel | December Build Update

Just over a month to go until this luxury expedition vessel makes its way to Port Davey, Southwest Tasmania The vessel will be floated in the water in early January, with sea trials taking place not long after. As some of the soft furnishings go in, like carpets, benchtops, wall panelling and artwork, we’re starting…

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Behind-the-Scenes Look at New Vessel

Coming in 2023: 6x the volume, 6x the adventure & indulgence. The image above features a proud but tiny owner Pieter van der Woude set against the giant hull of the new vessel Odalisque III, which we estimate will be 6x the volume of existing vessel Odalisque II. To give a sense of the scale,…

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Sustainable Cruising in World-Heritage Wilderness

The build of our new vessel, Odalisque III, has given us a great opportunity to further bring our operational sustainability to the highest possible standard. Our innovative vessel-based experience has been purposely designed to have a low impact on the environment and avoid the need for a land-based footprint. We have some great initiatives in…

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In the Media : Australian Traveller, The boat less travelled

Alexis Buxton-Collins recently joined us on an East Coast Expedition from Hobart to Coles Bay. With a story published in Australian Traveller Magazine, Alexis has told of “regular flourishes of luxury”, “our own private universe”, and “million-dollar views all to ourselves”. A great insight into what happens On Board… read the full article here as featured in…

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Welcome On Board – and introducing the Odalisque III

We’re thrilled to share two huge pieces of news: Our new name and brand: On Board – Tasmanian Expedition Cruises A brand new vessel under construction To give you the inside scoop, we sat down with our founder and skipper Pieter van der Woude for a Q&A. Piet told us everything we need to know…

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Is Clyde Clayton the Mystery Heli-skier?

Many of you who have explored Tasmania’s Southwest will be familiar with Claytons Corner, a sheltered nook located in Bathurst Harbour. Fewer of you, however, will be aware of the origin of the corner’s name, and the life of the man who discovered it. Clyde Clayton and his wife, Win—sister of Deny King—lived in Port…

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Peter Marmion Stars in Ocean Odyssey, Episode 3

On Board guide, Peter Marmion, recently made an appearance on ABC’s “Ocean Odyssey”—a wildlife documentary series detailing the magnificent journey from the Great Barrier Reef down to Antarctica. The series focuses on educating the public on the importance of sustaining our planet through protecting the waters of the East Australian Current and associated marine life.…

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