Wildlife & Wilderness Cruise

Wildlife & Wilderness Cruise

Discover the best of the Freycinet Peninsula onboard our Wildlife & Wilderness Cruise. This half-day experience on Saffire Freycinet’s private vessel is the ultimate way to explore the Freycinet National Park, covering most of the Park’s wildly beautiful coastline and providing exclusive access to remote locations that can only be accessed from the water. We are guided by optimum cruising conditions, so we may admire the internationally acclaimed Wineglass Bay from the water, or head out to Schouten Island – an unspoiled gem which is home to a resident colony of Australian fur seals. Each cruise is a new unforgettable adventure.

Step aboard our purpose-built vessel, settle in and enjoy a thrilling journey past everchanging scenery featuring craggy granite sea cliffs and caves, quiet coves fringed by powdery white-sand beaches, remote rocky islands and the vast expanses of Great Oyster Bay framed by rugged mountains towering in the backdrop. Our expert guides will point out key features and share their deep knowledge of the area’s complex and ancient geological structure, fascinating flora and fauna, and its rich history and culture.

This is not a cruise to get from A to B; it’s a journey packed with moments that will take your breath away. Prepare for close-up interactions with marine mammals including playful dolphins and inquisitive fur seals whose colonies thrive on the rugged shores of the National Park’s islands. Majestic seabirds like white-bellied sea eagles and albatross can often be spotted soaring in the skies above or nesting in the treetops. You may be lucky enough to witness the sight of graceful bull rays cruising through the clear waters, or in winter and spring, humpback whales on their annual migration. The Freycinet Peninsula is a wildlife lover’s paradise, and the sights and sounds of nature will leave you in awe.

Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a wildlife lover, or simply seeking an adventure in one of the world’s most spectacular locations, our Wildlife & Wilderness Cruise is an experience that will stay with you forever. Available exclusively for guests of Saffire Freycinet, the half-day trip is a Touring Experience, which means additional charges apply.

  • Time: 09:00 – 12:45
  • Inclusions: morning tea, dedicated skipper and guide
  • Cost: $375 per guest