Maria Island

Photo credit: Anthony Tong Lee

Trip description

Sailing from Kettering we pass north Bruny Island and into Storm Bay which is the entrance to the River Derwent where the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race finishes each year. From there we cross into Norfolk Bay and through the Dunalley Canal and into Marion Bay. We then sail up the Mercury Passage on Tasmania’s east coast to anchor in Chinaman’s Bay, Maria Island, where we will have access to the various recreational activities afforded by the island including meeting some of the Wombats, Kangaroos and Tasmanian devils which populate the Island.

On the return we visit Fortescue Bay and walk on part of the famous Three Capes Walk to Cape Hauy and have the  option of visiting Port Arthur Historic Site and taking in the stunning coastline around Cape Raoul and Tasman Island.

Photo credit: Stefanos Nikologianis


The spectacular National Park offers magnificent  bush walks, challenging climbs, snorkelling, swimming and abundant wildlife.

Being on the ocean at night and away from the city’s glow is spectacular. When looking at the water’s reflection stars beam back at the twinkling stars above. You may even see the glow of phosphorescence as our boat glides through the waters that team with marine life. You will have time to reflect and relax after an adventurous days activity on water or land.

The trip allows time for those who want to expand their sailing experience and knowledge. Our qualified skipper and crew will happily provide instruction on all facets of sailing and cruising in coastal waters. Alternately you can  just sit back and relax in comfort and take in the sumptuous scenery.

  • Maria Island Isthmus
    Maria Island Isthmus


On board accommodation is provided and the trip is fully catered with fresh Tasmanian produce.

Departure time

Departure from Kettering at 10:00 AM.


Five days and four night trip .