Tamar River Afternoon Cruise

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Highlights & inclusions

2.5 hour cruise
Local beer and wine tasting
Tea, coffee, fruit platter and afternoon tea
Best vantage point to view the Tamar Valley
Operates from October to April
Departs daily at 1.30pm or 3pm*

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Thu, May 30, 2024

What you can expect

Cruise into the magical Cataract Gorge and through Launceston's riverfront precinct. Head north past Tamar Island and experience the variety of life as you cruise past charming riverfront communities, vineyards and farms to the historic Rosevears and Windermere districts exploring the history of the St Mathias Church and Rosevears Tavern. The fascinating collection of history, fauna and people at work, rest and play makes an absorbing narrative which will touch, intrigue and inspire and offers one of the best vantage points to view the Tamar Valley.

The 2.5 hour cruise includes a fruit platter, tea and coffee for afternoon tea as well as local beer and wine tasting. Cruises depart on a daily basis between October and April at 1pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and 3pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.


What you need to know

  • 2.5 hour cruise
  • Afternoon tea
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Fruit platter
  • Local beer and wine tasting
  • Expert commentary
  • Magical Cataract Gorge
  • Launceston's riverfront precinct
  • Tamar Island
  • Charming riverfront communities
  • Vineyards and farms
  • Historical Rosevears and Windermere districts
  • St Mathias Church
  • Rosevears Tavern
  • Best vantage point to view the Tamar Valley
  • Cruises depart at 3.00pm Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
  • Cruises depart from Home Point Cruise Terminal, 5 minutes by taxi or a 15 minute walk from the City Centre.
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Vessel subject to change without notice

Recent reviews

4.54 reviews

The cruise itself was great

The cruise itself was great, beautiful location and the crew were fantastic and knowledgeable. A little disappointed with the wine tasting and afternoon tea. Was surprised there was no option to buy any of the wines tasted and the afternoon tea was whisked away before I got to it :-(

Cathy Skipworth over 5 years ago

The cruise is fantastic

The cruise is fantastic! If you a first-time visitor to Launceston, this is a must-do cruise. There is so many information on the cruise delivered by the fantastic captain. You are able to see so much of the Launceston landscape by going on this cruise. We had plenty of afternoon tea to consumed as well. The mini wine and beer tasting was a great way to sample the products offered in Launceston. I highly recommend this cruise to everyone.

Wahyu Santo over 5 years ago

We had an excellent cruise

We had an excellent cruise, staff were very friendly and informative. We learnt so much about the area we would not otherwise have known. The time passed way too quickly as the experience was very comfortable and enjoyable.

Garry Donovan over 6 years ago

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