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Arthur River Cruises

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Address: Arthur River Road, Arthur River, Tasmania 7330, Australia
Phone Number: +61 427 885 792
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Enjoy a fun and relaxed day cruising on the 'Red Boat' 14ks up the pristine...

Enjoy a fun and relaxed day cruising on the 'Red Boat' 14ks up the pristine Arthur River. Destination: Turks Landing, set in a stretch of cool temperate rainforest. On the way see awesome white bellied sea eagles pick up fish which the crew float on the water. Further up the river is the sea eagles' amazing nest which was built over 45 years ago and continues to nurture chicks every year.

Hear a wealth of information about why the Arthur River, the only 'wild' river in Tasmania, is so unique and special. See the changes in vegetation along the river banks and learn more about the plants and animals during a guided walk in the rainforest.

A hearty BBQ with salads and wine adds contentment to the day's outing before the leisurely return trip is completed at 3pm.

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pristine wilderness

A relaxing, friendly day with a passionate skipper on a small group cruise up the Arthur River through untouched cool temperate rainforest. An easy short walk through the forest... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lynette M
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A relaxing, friendly day with a passionate skipper on a small group cruise up the Arthur River through untouched cool temperate rainforest. An easy short walk through the forest before a barbq lunch was enjoyable and informative. Thoroughly recommended

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for recommending our cruise on the pristine Arthur River. So pleased you enjoyed the day Lynette. More 

Wishaw, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The red boat trip is a must. Rob (aka Mr Google) is an entertaining and informative guide. We have been on several rainforest trips in the past and he is the first guide to explain the ecology of the rainforest. We now know how the forest repairs itself after a calamitous event. The trip takes you into rainforest that cannot... More 

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for choosing the red boat to experience the pristine Arthur River with its unspoilt cool temperate rainforest. And thank you for being one of the intrepid minority to visit the north west coast of Tassie! More 

Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the cruise on the red boat. It was a wonderful day with a skipper who had lived in the area all his life and whose knowledge of the fauna, flora and local history was amazing. We were in the first week of a four week trip around Tasmania and the knowledge of the flora received on that day... More 

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. So pleased you were able to apply the knowledge imparted by Rob to enhance the rest of your Tassie trip. More 

Hobart, Australia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends had recommended this cruise to me, they said to make sure I took the red boat, the original and the best, so glad they did. I enjoyed a wonderful day cruising through unspoilt wilderness. Some highlights were seeing white bellied sea eagles, wedgetailed eagles and paddymelons. In fact the whole area was alive with birdlife. At Turks landing we... More 

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this review

We are so pleased you loved our pristine river. Thank you for your review. More 

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic opportunity to view this unspoilt river and temperate rain forest, plus wildlife and beautiful scenery. Great commentators, good BBQ lunch with wine.

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for spreading the word about the pristine Arthur River and the best way to see it is by cruising on the Red Boat. More 

Ballarat, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Upon arriving at the wharf (well wooden plank) we were met by an interesting character who would end up being the Captain of the boat we were to travel on. One look of the boat would have you thinking you may not make the trip, but she was a solid as a rock and was extremely comfortable in light of... More 

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. It's always a magical day on the Red Boat. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I don't know how they make enough money at $95 a head ($90 for seniors) considering the boat doesn't run for 3-4 months during winter and at other times might not be able to run due to river flooding. The pictures already here give you a reasonable idea of things and I've added some more that I think are a... More 

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and comments, Glenn. More 

Maroochydore, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

By previous comments we were looking forward to a good day, but this was not the case, it was "GREAT". This is a must do as well as exploring Arthur River & beyond. Watching the Sea Eagles swoop down to collect there daily free fish was a highlight. Greg was a great host, making hot chocolate/coffee for morning tea whilst... More 

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for your enthusiastic review. Our 'slave' Rob is Gold, Gold, Gold! More 

Victor Harbor, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful trip! Rob & Greg were a wealth of knowledge, and excellent hosts. The river cruise was so beautiful & a great lunch spot was also a highlight to the day. Certainly worth the trip if you are anywhere in the NW corner - not to be missed.

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments about our river cruise in this remote part of Tassie. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We had the most wonderful day on The Red Boat with Greg, Lesley and Rob. We would rate it a 10 and highly recommend it for anyone visiting the area. Greg and Lesley are perfect hosts with a friendly manner and an obvious love for what they do. They care, and it shows! They pay great attention to detail and... More 

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you Bev for all your compliments. You chose the perfect day to cruise, just prior to the river rising and the logs flowing, making cruising unsafe. More 

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