East Coast Expedition

A tailored expedition cruise exploring the best-kept secrets of Tasmania’s east coast

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 a spectacular coastline of azure waters, sparkling beaches and dramatic sea cliffs

On this intimate and immersive expedition, cruise past magnificent mountains and call into secluded beaches en route to national parks, historic sites and peninsulas. Encounter fluffy lawnmowers (aka wombats) on Maria Island, climb the granite-capped peaks of Freycinet National Park or take a guided clifftop bushwalk.

Why this is the experience of a lifetime:

  • Go beyond the leading lights of the east coast, from the World-Heritage-listed Port Arthur convict site to the turquoise waters of Wineglass Bay, to islands and beaches off the beaten track
  • Discover three of Tasmania’s top National Parks (Freycinet, Tasman & Maria Island) from an exclusive perspective at sea level
  • Explore this magical coastline each day on tender and shore excursions led by local experts – then retire to the lavish comforts of a floating boutique lodge complete with fine Tasmanian fare and wine

Stu Gibson


  • Daily tender and shore excursions
  • Tailored itinerary including walking, historic sites, birdwatching, photography, beachcombing...
  • Intimate wilderness experience and accommodation onboard boutique-cruiser Odalisque
  • Expert skipper, interpretive guide and chef
  • All meals featuring gourmet Tasmanian produce
  • Selection of fine Tasmanian wine and local boutique beer
  • National Park & Port Arthur Historic Site entrance fees
  • Weatherproof rain poncho for tender excursions
  • Return land transfer from Freycinet Peninsula to Hobart (or vice versa)


4-night expedition | 2022 $6,650 $7,150
4-night expedition | 2023 $9,800 $11,200

Fares are per person, based on twin share.


Expeditions regularly depart from Hobart between June to December.

Visit far flung
Stu Gibson

Cruise past towering
sea cliffs
Emilie Ristevski

Discover Azure Bays & sparkling

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 Lodge in the Wilderness

Under the guidance of owner Pieter van der Woude, our boutique expedition-cruise vessel has been custom-designed for comfort, style, safety and an intimate wilderness experience in Tasmanian waters.

Hitting the water in January 2023, Odalisque III is brand new, accommodating 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 host and 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. 

Departure Dates & Availability

East Coast Expeditions regularly depart from Hobart between June and December. Check below for 2023 and 2024 availability.

Solo traveller?

Solo travellers are very welcome. Check the options here. 

Coastal Cabin or Southwest Suite?

Explore our two cabin styles here.

Can't see your preferred dates?

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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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