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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…

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One of the best coastal wilderness cruise experiences – Sea cave exploration

One of top things to do in Southwest Tasmania is to explore the sea caves lining this remote coastline. These incredible natural attractions are a real highlight for our guests…

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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…

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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…

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Birds of the Southwest

Southwest Species The diversity of bird species inhabiting our Southwest wilderness is just of the many marvellous characteristics of the area. Visitors are often astounded by its abundance of wildlife,…

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In the Media : WellBeing Magazine Way Down South

An incredible experience perfectly summarised by our friend, Jocelyn Pride, in WellBeing magazine. Jocelyn flawlessly articulates the intricacies of Tasmania’s Southwest landscapes and their rich history, describing the area as…

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The most photographic locations in Tasmania’s Southwest

Sunrise at Bramble Cove We’ve all seen stunning sunrises, picturesque sunsets… but witnessing these natural phenomena at Bramble Cove will take you to a whole new level. Sipping on a…

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Venturing into Melaleuca

The Port Davey Portal We often boast about the magnificent Port Davey, however today we will be taking a step back, focusing on our Port Davey portal: Melaleuca. Experiencing Melaleuca…

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Sharing the wilderness with Pieter van der Woude

Former policeman and abalone diver Pieter van der Woude has a passion for sharing Tasmania’s Southwest Wilderness. So much so that he launched his own cruise expedition operation – On…

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In the Media : Afloat Magazine, Wilderness Escape to Port Davey

An amazing 6-page feature story in September’s edition of Afloat Magazine covers in detail  the highlights of discovering the wilderness of Port Davey with On Board (formerly Tasmanian Boat Charters)….

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Orange-bellied Parrot : Fight for Flight

The latest article from Don Knowler in TasWeekend Magazine tells the story of one little bird who has all the odds stacked against them. The orange-bellied parrot is one of…

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In the Media : Wine Selector Magazine, The land that roads forgot

While this boating and hiking adventure traverses the wilds of Tasmania, it’s done in gourmet style.” This visually stunning article on our Port Davey cruise expeditions was written and photographed…

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In the Media : Mindfood, Where the Wild Things Are

Brain need some mind food? Let your imagination run away with us to Port Davey by reading this beautiful article by Journalist Anabel Dean. “Unlocking the secrets of this profound…

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In the Media : The Weekend Australian, Best by Southwest

Our exspeditions into Tasmania’s pristine Southwest were recently featured in The Australian. Matthew Denholm writes of spectacular scenery, fine Tasmanian fare and an immediate sense of wilderness. “Itineraries are fluid,…

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