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Gordon River Cruises

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Address: Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6471 4300
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Gordon River Cruises is an award winning wilderness experience in the...

Gordon River Cruises is an award winning wilderness experience in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Departing from Strahan on Tasmania's west coast, Gordon River Cruises offers half day cruises on the Gordon River aboard its sleek, purpose built tour vessel.

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Excellent tour

We had awful weather but the trip was still great. The Gordon River seemed so mystical and ancient in the misty rain. Sarah Island wad a highlight for us. Very passionate and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 February 2016
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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

We had awful weather but the trip was still great. The Gordon River seemed so mystical and ancient in the misty rain. Sarah Island wad a highlight for us. Very passionate and informative guide. Great package. We got the lower deck, internal seating but spent most of our time rugged up outside.

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Brad C, General Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi LyndaSails Thanks for taking the time to post your review. Its great that you had a memorable experience given the adverse weather conditions it does add a different element to the experience. regards Brad Coelho More 

Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

A very professional organisation, but with a complex ticketing and seating offering. We chose the atrium, some $20 cheaper than the next option, window seating but had the best viewing Staff were knowledgable and screened very informative videos when we sailed between the highlights

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Brad C, General Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Rusty534011 Thanks for taking the time to post your review, its great to read you had an enjoyable experience on board the Lady Jane Franklin II. regards Brad Coelho More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

My review will probably be biased, as three of us were upgraded for free from the premium window seats to the captain's upper deck thanks to a rude passenger and a system error. The captain's deck was quiet, comfortable and absolutely lovely. The 5.5 hour tour has two stops. The first is a half hour or so heritage walk amongst... More 

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Brad C, General Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this review

Dear bloohuye Thanks for taking the time to post your review. Its great to read the team were able to assist you and provide you with a memorable experience on board the Lady Jane Franklin II. regards Brad Coelho More 

Melbourne, Australia
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167 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Coming off our Wineglass Bay cruise and having done a version of this many many years ago they were always going to having to step up to make this an excellent. Larger and more commercial than the Wineglass Bay operator it lacked that smaller personal touch. They were professional and knew their jobs but it always felt like we were... More 

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Brad C, Front Office Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Tony P Thanks for taking the time to post your review, your right that we have a tight schedule to stick to and at times we can tend to overlook the personal touch. In saying this the team do take great pride to ensure everyone has a memorable experience on board the Lady Jane Franklin II. regards Brad Coelho More 

Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Gordon River Cruise – half day (3:30-7:00). Frankly, I found this quite boring – trees after trees after trees! The most interesting part of the tour was the last half hour which I found was more informative than the rest. (My travelling companion thought the whole trip was great). The information narrative grated on my (teacher’s) teeth because it contained... More 

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Brad C, General Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Mima89 Thanks for taking the time to post your review. Our afternoon highlights cruise that you booked is on a shorter time frame and does not include any land based excursions. We don't script our interpretation (apart from the specifics) to give our qualified guides the opportunity to tailor the experience. We also have a library of reference material... More 

Vermont South, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

An experience that’s difficult to beat. For real value for money and a first class experience spoil yourself and travel upon the Lady Jane Franklin II and select the Captain’s Premier Upper Deck option: you won’t regret it. The service is friendly and professional, the food is excellent and you have a great choice of beverages (as often as you... More 

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Brad C, General Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Simon C Thanks for taking the time to post your positive review. There is not much more I can say but thank you for sharing your experience. regards Brad Coelho More 

Western Australia, Australia
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92 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

This cruise is very well organised and the staff are friendly and welcoming. We had Monique and Jacinta looking after our deck and they are a credit to the company. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they were constantly asking people if they wanted drinks etc. The ground tours were informative and presented well. No boring lectures. Congratulations... More 

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Brad C, General Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Pepi G Thanks for taking the time to post your review. The team take great pride to ensure they deliver a memorable experience on board the Lady Jane Franklin II. regards Brad Coelho More 

Duvall, Washington, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Beautiful area with very knowledgable boat captain sharing a wealth of local knowledge. Went through Devils Gate which was exciting. And up the Gordon River. Would recommend this and the 6 hour trip seemed to fly by.

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Brad C, General Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Klista R Thanks for taking the time to post your review. Our skippers have a great wealth of knowledge on the local area and enjoy sharing this information with our customers. regards Brad Coelho More 

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I did this cruise in the Captain's Upper Deck and could not fault it. After being shown to my seat (amazingly comfy seat for a sightseeing cruise!) and having my coffee order taken, the staff continued to impress from there. For the 40 seats upstairs, we had 2 staff looking after us all day so had great service. Cruise was... More 

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Brad C, General Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Peter G Thanks for your review. The captains upper deck seating is a completely different experience with the team taking great pride to ensure everyone has a memorable time. The Round Earth Company does an excellent job to re-enact the the time gone by on Sarah Island and the play is a must do when in Strahan. regards Brad... More 

Brewarrina
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

My wife and I did the morning cruise and really enjoy it, we paid the extra and were seated at the front row of the captains deck, spectacular views all round, great food and drinks all cruise, would highly reccommend.

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Brad C, General Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Grant V Thanks for taking the time to post your review. Its great to read you had an enjoyable time on board the Lady Jane Franklin II and where able to experience the Captain's Upper deck seating. regards Brad Coelho More 

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