Expedition-vessels Odalisque II & III

Local owner Pieter van der Woude’s custom-built expedition-cruise vessels have been designed for comfort, style, safety and an intimate wilderness experience in Tasmanian waters. 

Until December 2022, On Board will operate expedition cruises from Odalisque II, built in 2014. From January 2023, we will move our experiences to Odalisque III, a 24m catamaran, currently being built in Hobart.

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Guide Peter Marmion talking with tourists onboard the Odalisque odd Port Davey, Tasmania. The new charter boat will conduct luxury trips in the remote wilderness with a luxury-low impact approach.

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Odalisque II is designed for those eager for adventure, but not so keen on roughing it. The vessel has three private cabins, a comfortable entertaining and dining area and three spacious outside decks for sightseeing, photography and sunset barbecues. The galley consists of a contemporary spacious kitchen with an island bench, soft lounge seats and large windows with panoramic views.

Our boutique-cruiser generally takes just six guests overnight (although it can host up to 10 on private charters) and up to 40 guests for private floating functions and events.

Odalisque ll's Cabins


Sleeps 2 - 3

Shower + Toilet

Odalisque II has two deluxe cabins which include a private ensuite bathroom with shower and toilet. Each bedroom has a double and single bed.


Sleeps 2 - 3

Shower + Toilet

There is one standard cabin on board. It has a private bathroom, including a shower and toilet, located just outside the room’s entrance. Inside the room, there is a double and single bed.

Odalisque III

From January 2023, expeditions will be based on a brand-new boutique-cruiser. Purpose-built in 2022 for an intimate wilderness experience in Tasmanian waters, the vessel houses just 12 guests in its six stylish cabins. Aboard there are two spacious guest lounges, three outdoor viewing decks and an open bridge – all with magnificent water aspects. Go beyond your comfort zone without giving up your creature comforts, on Odalisque III.

Odalisque III's Cabins

Southwest Suites

The carefully curated suites of the upper deck exude sophistication, reflecting the moody colours of the south west. These refined staterooms are a little more spacious than their main deck counterparts and have larger private ensuites. Each Southwest Suite features a comfortable queen bed, expansive ocean views and direct access to the open bridge and wheelhouse lounge.

Coastal Cabins

The relaxed yet considered cabins of the main deck have a coastal-chic feel, emulating the soft, sandy colours of the east coast. These stylish rooms include a comfortable queen bed, a private ensuite with toilet and shower, and wide wilderness views through large windows. A twin bed option is available.

Artist’s impression of Odalisque III
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Odalisque III's Tenders

Daily tender excursions are made aboard our two tenders – 15ft aluminum dinghies which we affectionately call ‘tinnies’. These twin tinnies are versatile, safe and fast vessels. They’re well suited to handling the weather conditions of Tasmanian waters, which can change quickly, and have comfortable, stable seating. These tenders are ideal for exploring rocky inlets and sea caves, due to their maneuverability and easy handling.

Our tinnies were built to handle the best (and worst) of Tasmania’s wind, rain and waves. So that our guests too can head out whatever the weather, On Board provides weatherproof rain ponchos for all tender excursions.

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