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Spirit of Tasmania

Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
+61 1800 634 906
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Great Ship - Rough Seas

We took the Spirit of Tasmania from Melbourne to Devonport the night of November 1. The ship is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Peter C
Trinidad, California
Great way to get to tassie

Enjoyed our time in the boat cabins tidy great kids area so you can watch the kids and enjoy a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Spirit of Tasmania is one of Australia’s most iconic travel experiences, operating sailings across Bass Strait between Melbourne and Devonport on Tasmania’s north coast. Spirit of Tasmania provides travellers with flexibility and convenience when planning a holiday. Our twin ships depart from both ports at 7.30pm and arrive the following morning at 6.00am. During peak season, we also operate day sailings departing from each port at 9.00am and arriving the same day at 6.00pm. On board, you can experience spectacular views, delicious food, great entertainment, relaxation and so much more! Experience the allure of sea travel. It’s fun, relaxing and stress-free. Simply drive on board for a holiday where half the fun is getting there. Embrace the ocean views, stroll the decks and breathe in the sea breeze - there’s nothing quite like it!
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good44%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“deluxe cabin” (60 reviews)
“bass strait” (89 reviews)
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Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
+61 1800 634 906
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the Spirit of Tasmania from Melbourne to Devonport the night of November 1. The ship is comfortably appointed - we were in a Deluxe Stateroom that was very nice. The first few hours were a real pleasure. However, be forewarned that the Bass...More

1  Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed our time in the boat cabins tidy great kids area so you can watch the kids and enjoy a drink from the bar efficient at loading and unloading vehicles

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

First time on the ship, we took our grandson to Tasmania for the Melbourne Cup weekend. Very impressed with the outstanding organisation in taking in our car. We were on the ship within 10 minutes following our arrival. The cabin was basic but okay, bunks...More

2  Thank janisinc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did the return journey and on the recommendation of friends we booked a cabin. It cost $250 for a cabin with 2 single beds each way....I could not justify the extra for a double room. The cabin is small with an ensuite..but adequate. The...More

Thank debcol25
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sailed with our car and had the most gorgeous cabin at the very front, so clean, handled so well. Breakfast was horrid, beyond belief!! Anything would have been better. The omelette was a rock, the panini was so dry we threw it away. However...More

1  Thank Ty D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this to be easy to load and easy to unload with the way they now load cars earlier and not sitting in a hot car for ages. This makes the start of your trip more relaxed and easier. On board all facilities were good,staff...More

1  Thank Graeme H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled both ways with motorbikes. Inside cabin no need for a window as we spent our time in the public lounges and restaurant. Good food although a little over priced.

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Spirit of Tasmania is a great way to get to/fro Tasmania if you want a slow and relaxing experience while taking your car over. We went over to Devonport with 2 cars and 6 friends. The day sail was really relaxing with some of...More

Thank LeeNClarke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time on the Spirit of Tasmania and enjoyed the experience. The ship is very well equipped, clean and comfy cabin and good food and entertainment options. Only issue on Melbourne to Tasmania leg was our turning back 3 hours after sailing due to an...More

Thank Myrtle G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been over and back on the Spirit twice now. Lovely clean ship, great food and a comfy clean cabin for night sailing. Will try day sailing next month.

Thank Lynda W
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Questions & Answers
Jo K
3 November 2017|
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Response from peter s | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about any benefits in getting on early for your recliners but can't hurt. It is not necessarily first on first off, it depends on which deck goes first and where are placed in your line. I don't think you can get... More
Michael C
25 October 2017|
Response from Vicki P | Reviewed this property |
You need to wait in a queue in order to board your car, but once your car has boarded and parked in designated area, you are from to wander the boat and your cabin.
13 September 2017|
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Response from Margaret B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Devonport is where you will dock, we stayed at the Gateway which was lovely and walking distance to restaurants. Don't dine there as the food is not up to standard.