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Arthur River Cruises

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Address: Arthur River Road, Arthur River, Tasmania 7330, Australia
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+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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Amazing day

We had a great experience cruising up the Arthur River on the George Robinson. The weather was perfect, just the right temperature and no wind. The owner and crew looked after us... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great experience cruising up the Arthur River on the George Robinson. The weather was perfect, just the right temperature and no wind. The owner and crew looked after us well and were really well informed pointing out all kinds of interesting things and telling us about the history of the area. The pace was very leisurely and... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Highly recommend this wonderful river cruise. The boat is quaint and the owners and crew were very informative and helpful. Rob was very interesting and a wealth of local knowledge.

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Brisbane
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you only do one cruise in Tasmania then the Red Boat Arthur River Cruise is the one to choose. The Arthur river has never been logged, mined or used commercially and is in a pristine condition. Rocks across the mouth of the river prevented ships entering the river and geologists ruled it out as a suitable river for damming.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent today doing the Arthur River cruise and were very happy with our experience. Greg and Lesley were very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the area. They are the owners of the MV 'George Robinson' which is the quaint beautifully restored boat that plies the Arthur River. We really enjoyed the scenery along the river and appreciated Greg's explanation... More 

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

Thank you for writing about your experience with Arthur River Cruises. No matter how many times Greg and I cruise the river we never cease to be amazed at the river's beauty, its pristineness and ever changing moods. Every cruise is a memorable one ! More 

Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Greg & Lesley, the owners, were the only crew on the public holiday; and we were fortunate. Great trip; great history; great forest walk with an answer to all our queries. Lunch was a tasty ploughman's type; and some 'not too bad' Stanley Chateau Cardboard wine - and our hosts were not stingy as we helped ourselves. All in all... More 

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

One thing we appreciate every day when we cruise is meeting great people like yourselves. Thank you for choosing the Red Boat and for writing about your experience. More 

Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Arthur River Cruise on the beautifully restored and maintained Red Boat just prior to Christmas 2016 (apologies for delay with my thoughts about the day). Rob and Greg did a wonderful job catering to our needs and managing the boat. They had two eager little lads helping with the PR and I’m sure they will learn all... More 

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

Thank you for your review. It's never too late to comment! It is autumn already and we are experiencing beautiful sunny weather and wonderful reflections on the pristine Arthur River. More 

United Kingdom
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic trip on a 100 year old, restored boat which takes you up into the more undisturbed parts of Tasmanian forest where you can see three types of forestation. Greg and Lesley obvious care about the boat and are proud and knowledgeable about their locality Hot drinks are provided and when you get to Turks Landing you go on a... More 

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

Thanks, Julie for encouraging people to discover and enjoy the pristine Arthur River on the Red Boat. It's always a good day, even in the rain! Just one small point to bring to your attention; although our boat looks old, it is only 32 yrs old yet has the charm of an older vessel. More 

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been on many local tours, but this one ry stood out. A five hour adventure up the Arthur River with Rob, Greg, Lorraine and crew. Such great stories and yarns and so much information on the river, its fauna and flora. At the mid point we got a short bushwalk with mire commentary on the trees and ferns followed... More 

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

We are pleased you enjoyed a 'delightfully different' adventure up the Arthur River on the Red Boat. It certainly is worth the effort to travel to Arthur River if you are visiting NW Tassie. Thank you, Warwick, for your review. More 

Cairns, Australia
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best river boat cruises I have been on. Cant be faulted. The crew are brilliant, helpful and give you so much personal time. You will fell like a friend from boarding to finish. You will come away with a deeper respect for the river and the forest than you can imagine. And a great BBQ... More 

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

David, thank you for putting in writing the comments we hear daily as our guests disembark from the red boat at the end of a great day! Word of mouth and Tripadvisor reviews have resulted in a very busy season for the crew, so thanks for your contribution. More 

Victor Harbor, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I did this cruise on a Tasmanian Summer's day, so only 3 layers of clothes and one beanie was needed. We were delighted with the boat and it's crew. The boat was purpose built for this job and had a pleasant decor about it. The Crew/Owners and skipper were great and very friendly. Nice to talk to... More 

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

Thanks for your review Peter. Our prep. schedule is tight before we cruise and we apologise that coffee isn't available before morning tea :( Glad you learned a lot about the Arthur River and forests. You would have enjoyed a true summer's day today, even tho' it is the first day of autumn. One layer of clothing was more than... More 

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