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Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Tasmania, Australia tel: +61 (03) 6234 4270 | info@pennicottjourneys.com.au | www.pennicottjourneys.com.au

Wildlife Tours in Tasmania

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys are a multi-award winning eco-tourism company showcasing the spectacular wilderness and wildlife of Southern Tasmania. Over its eighteen-year history, it has won many state, national and international awards including 12 Australian Tourism Awards, 25 Tasmanian Tourism Awards and Skal International Tourism Awards in 2016.

Today, there are two specific wildlife tours in Tasmania offered by Pennicott Wilderness Journeys.  The Bruny Island Cruises and Tasman Island Cruises allow travelers to experience close encounters with wildlife and explore the spectacular National Park coastlines of Bruny Island and the Tasman Peninsula aboard custom-built yellow boats. The coastlines are home to a variety of wildlife including hundreds of seals, migrating whales, dolphins and abundant sea birds in their thousands.

At any time of the year you’re likely to see the feeding frenzy of diving gannets, albatross and sea eagles wheeling on the wind, cliff-nesting cormorants and peregrine falcons, or a pod of playful dolphins surfing the bow wave of the boat.

The custom built yellow boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife. Each vessel holds a maximum of 43 guests. Covered open-air tiered seating means an excellent all-round view and connection with the environment. The boats are safe, comfortable and gentle on the environment due to their fuel efficiency and low emission operation.

The highly trained interpretive guides love what they do – they work hard to ensure that the experience is fun, enjoyable, entertaining and informative.

Tours depart daily from Hobart, Bruny Island and Port Arthur.

Bruny Island Cruises

Bruny Island Cruises

 
An award winning three hour wilderness cruise exploring Bruny Island’s rugged coastline.

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Tasman Island Cruises

Tasman Island Cruises

 
This 3 hour wilderness cruise travels along the spectacular coastline of the Tasman

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For more wildlife tours in Tasmania  visit the Pennicott Wilderness Journeys website.
Please note the Pennicott Wilderness Journeys reserves the right to change listed pricing anytime at their discretion.  Please contact them directly to confirm.

Humpback Whales

Humpback Whales
 
Humpback Whales are sighted off the coast of southern Tasmania as they migrate north in June

Southern Right Whales

Southern Right Whales
 
Southern Right Whales are sighted off the coast of southern Tasmania as they migrate north in

Orca

Orca
 
Orcas, or Killer Whales, are the largest member of the dolphin family. They are identifiable

Australian Fur Seal

Australian Fur Seal
 
The Australian fur seal is the most common seal in Tasmanian waters and breeds on small

Bottlenose Dolphin

Bottlenose Dolphin
 
Bottle-nosed Dolphins are generally between 2-3m in length and weigh up to 300kg

Common Dolphin

Tasman Island Cruises Common Dolphin
 
The unique hourglass pattern on the sides makes these dolphins easily distinguishable from

White Bellied Sea Eagle

White Bellied Sea Eagle
 
The white-bellied sea eagle is a large diurnal bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. They are a

Short-tailed Shearwater

Short-tailed Shearwater
 
The short-tailed shearwater, or mutton bird have a wing span of about 1 metre, they are

Albatross

Albatross
 
Albatrosses have the longest wingspan of any bird. They are highly efficient in the air using

Black-faced Cormorants

Tasmanian Wildlife Cruises Black-faced Cormorants
 
Unlike the other cormorants found around Australia the habitat of the black-faced cormorant is

The Company also directs directly to a range of conservation, humanitarian and community projects.

The Pennicott Foundation has been established as the flagship for these philanthropic activities. To date the Foundation has contributed $160,000 towards coastal conservation projects undertaken by the Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service. The first of these projects was in 2010 to eradicate feral cats from Tasman Island and second in 2016 to eradicate rats from Big Green Island.  Since these successful eradications over 100,000 breeding seabirds are being saved each year.

All tours have achieved Advanced Ecotourism certification. The ECO certification program assures travelers that certified products are backed by a strong, well-managed commitment to sustainable practices. The accreditation recognises high-quality nature-based tourism experiences with strong interpretation values, commitment to nature conservation and helping local communities.

The company has been 100% carbon offset through Greening Australia.  Over the past seven years the business has contributed over $350,000 which is being spent on biodiversity restoration across Tasmania. The company’s contributions have helped Greening Australia to plant over 200,000 trees.

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