East Coast Expedition

A Hobart to Freycinet cruise exploring the wilderness & national parks of Tasmania’s east coast with guided walks & shore excursions

Duration: 4-night
Starts & ends: Hobart
Destination: East Coast of Tasmania
Cruise: Hobart to Freycinet Peninsula (or reverse)
Land transfer: Freycinet Peninsula to Hobart (or reverse)
Guests: Maximum 12
Vessel: Boutique expedition-cruise catamaran (24m)
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Discover azure waters, sparkling beaches and dramatic sea cliffs from floating luxury accommodation on vessel Odalisque III

On this intimate and immersive expedition, cruise past magnificent mountains and call into secluded beaches en route to national parks, historic sites, and peninsulas aboard the boutique expedition vessel Odalisque III. Explore each day on guided walks and shore excursions in small groups, encountering fluffy lawnmowers (aka wombats) on Maria Island, climbing the granite-capped peaks of Freycinet National Park, or taking a clifftop bushwalk.

Why this is the experience of a lifetime:

  • Discover three of Tasmania’s top National Parks (Freycinet, Tasman & Maria Island) from an exclusive perspective at sea level, visiting secret spots and hard-to-reach places such as Schouten Island)
  • Explore the renowned World-Heritage-listed Port Arthur convict site and Wineglass Bay on a guided walking tour
  • Encounter a magical coastline on daily guided walks and wilderness cruises led by local experts, returning to the comforts of a floating luxury lodge. (We think the lounges feel softer and the bubbles taste better for having conquered the mountain!)

Stu Gibson


  • Daily guided walks, shore excursions & wilderness cruises by tender
  • Tailored itinerary including walking, historic sites, birdwatching, photography, beachcombing...
  • Luxury accommodation on expedition-vessel Odalisque III
  • Return land transfer from the Freycinet Peninsula to Hobart (or vice versa)
  • 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 of weatherproof rain poncho & expedition bag


Save $1,800 per cabin for new East Coast Expedition bookings made by 31 July 2024 for travel in 2025/26 using promotion code EARLYBIRD.


4-night East Coast Expedition $10,300 $11,800

Fares are per person, based on twin share.


Expeditions regularly depart from Hobart between June and November.

Expedition Highlights

World-heritage listed Maria Island

Maria Island National Park is a haven for wombats, wallabies and Tasmanian devils. Head ashore for a stroll to the patterned Painted Cliffs via the historic convict settlement, or beachcomb along the island’s long, sandy isthmus.

Tasman Peninsula’s soaring sea cliffs

Cruise between the 300m dolerite towers of Cape Pillar, the tallest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, and rugged Tasman Island. Hike to dizzying heights on the Cape Hauy clifftop walk. Search for seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds.

Secluded beaches of Freycinet

Ashore and afloat, explore the pristine white beaches, turquoise waters and pink-granite peaks of the Freycinet Peninsula. Wineglass Bay’s beauty is world-renowned - we celebrate the lesser-known coves and corners too.

Floating Luxury Lodge in the Wilderness

Hitting the water in January 2023, Odalisque III is brand new, providing boutique accommodation and an exclusive wilderness experience for just 12 guests. The 24m catamaran features six well-appointed cabins and spacious indoor and outdoor lounge areas with expansive ocean views.

Be guided by local experts

Head into the wilderness with our all-star crew. From the skipper to the hand-picked expert guides, our talented and passionate team are the heart of this unforgettable experience. Their intimate knowledge of Tasmania will connect people to place. Plus, they’re funny and love to share a story (or three).

Stu Gibson

East Coast & the Tasman Peninsula

The east coast delivers spectacular scenery, wilderness hikes and the bliss of sharing the water with no one bar the occasional fisherman

This picture-perfect coastline is renowned for endless blue horizons, azure waters, isolated islands (which also double as national parks) and pearly-white, pristine beaches.

Food & Wine

Meals are an indulgent culinary experience made from fresh seasonal Tasmanian produce

Our specialist chefs have been borrowed from some of Hobart’s top restaurants. Expect perfect picnics, freshly-baked cookies pulled from the oven just as hungry hikers return, and flavoursome feasts in what is quite possibly the most remote restaurant in Tasmania.

Choose from a splendid selection of cool climate wines, crisp craft beers and slow-sipping spirits. Drink in hand, sink into a soft lounge and take in the everchanging view. 

On Board's Pieter and Alice van der Woude

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

Book a Video Call with Piet or Alice


Departure Dates & Availability

East Coast Expeditions regularly depart from Hobart between June and November. Check below for 2023/24 and 2024/25 season availability.

How would you like to travel with us?

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Groups of Family & Friends

Unlock exclusive experiences with group bookings - and let us help with the organising.

Port Davey Cruise - Couple Walking Beach


Reconnect with each other through shared adventure and indulgence. Choose to join the group activities or enjoy a little time to yourselves.

Southwest National Park

Solo Travellers

Guests travelling solo are very welcome. There are a few different ways to travel with us.

East Coast Expedition Map

Map your journey of discovery along Tasmania’s east coast. Itineraries are fluid, shaped by wind and weather, time and tide – and to the interests of our guests. From Hobart to Tasman Peninsula, Maria Island to Freycinet, here are some of the highlights along the coast.

Trip of a lifetime

It's easy to run out of words when describing our trip - amazing, beautiful, wonderful, unique, exceptional. Overall, would I recommend it? Er, yes, 1000% (if not more).

Jonathan C

Trip Advisor

A thrilling charter into Tasmania’s pristine wilderness

The Weekend Australian

Get On Board Odalisque

If you want to experience amazing walks, stunning scenery, unsurpassed history and local knowledge with top quality food, wine and friendly professional staff in this isolated area of beauty then get on board Odalisque. Unforgettable !!!


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