Bicheno’s Glass Bottom Boat
View local sea life onboard Tasmania’s only glass bottom boat. Bicheno’s Glass bottom Boat is an ecotourism experience providing visitors an opportunity to participate in marine sightseeing including a running commentary on marine wildlife and general characteristics and history of the local area. Tours operate daily at 10am, 12midday and 2pm. Trips are subject to weather conditions, so please telephone ahead for a daily update on conditions and sailing times. You can also check the blackboard at the office/museum at the Gulch in Bicheno. Tours take 45 minutes. Due to the unpredictable nature of the weather online bookings are not available so simply call on 03 6375 1294
Sea-all Fishing and Marine Tours
Sea-All Fishing and Marine Tours are located in Bicheno all charters and tours leave from the Esplanade, the Gulch Bicheno offers a full service fishing charter experience, all you need to do is catch the fish. Owner Greg, is a retired commercial fisherman and uses his secret knowledge to take you to the best fishing spots. If fishing isn’t your thing Greg also hosts marine charters and tours. Experience the beautiful east coast waters around Bicheno whilst learning the local maritime history and marine life such as seals , dolphins and whales when in season. Skipper Greg will also entertain you with fishing yarns from his days working as a commercial fisherman. The Tour duration is 40 minutes starting from the Gulch in Bicheno. All tours are subject to weather conditions and further details can be found on their website or phone Greg on 0419681526
Bicheno Surfboard Hire
With no shortage of surf beaches on the Tasmanian East Coast a trip to Sea Stacks is a perfect opportunity to get into a wetsuit and surf some waves. Bicheno Surfboard Hire caters for all types of surfers from grommits and beginners through to seasoned surfers with a great range of boards including body boards. Owner Dave also hold a large range of wetsuits for hire as well as snorkels and masks. Prices range from $40 per day for boards and $10 for wetsuits. For further details call Dave on 0455 161 992 or email.
East Coast Natureworld
East Coast Natureworld sits amongst 150 acres of natural parklands and lagoons just 7 minutes from Bicheno and 5 minutes from the Denison. It is the perfect place to have a personal experience with Tasmania’s unique native animals including reptiles and birds. The park is wheelchair friendly and is designed with a series of connecting paths and park grounds for you to meander your way through the park at your leisure.
The park has a family of Tasmanian Devils, Spotted Quolls and Wombats as well as Raptors and other birds of prey. Regular feeding times throughout the day ensures that no matter what time you visit you will be guaranteed to see one of our unique native species close up.
Natureworld has a full service café and an art gallery where you can relax after a wander through the park.
For a really unique experience why not tour the park after dark and watch the Tasmanian Devils come to life in their natural nightly behaviour. For more information about East Coast Natureworld or to purchase tickets visit their website.
Bicheno Penguin Tours
Bicheno Penguin Tours is a privately owned company, fully licensed and accredited to conduct nightly penguin tours each evening. A penguin tour is the best way to see penguins up close and safely without disturbing them, or hurting yourself! The penguins are accustomed to our tour and lights, but loud noises and camera flashes will scare them away. Thanks to the work from Bicheno Penguin Tours our population has grown to over 600 penguins through the construction of boardwalks, education and the protection of rookeries. To continue to protect, respect and encourage our penguin population we strongly recommend a penguin tour with the experts. Contact them through their website or at 03 6375 1333
Wineglass Bay Cruises
Why not see the magnificent Freycinet coastline from the water with this multi award winning cruise. Experience the tranquillity from a truly unique perspective and view Wineglass Bay up close, nestled beneath the Hazards Mountain range. This 4 hour cruise guides you through the history of the Freycinet Peninsula as you cruise through Coles Bay before stopping for a locally sourced fresh ploughman’s lunch overlooking one of the world’s most spectacular beaches.
Whales, dolphins and seals are regular attractions as well as an abundance of coastal and predator birdlife. Cruises depart from 61 Jetty Road Coles Bay, and guests need to arrive 30 mins before departure. Cruise times vary due to seasons and weather so check online or call 03 6257 0355
Moulting Lagoon Eco Tours
Explore the Moulting Lagoon Reserve, at Dolphin Sands, backdropped against the spectacular Frecinet National Park. Moulting Lagoon is home to over 95 species of birds and 59 species of fish, so spend the day in the unique solar powered Catamaran as you silently cruise the waterways and re-connect with nature. Relax with complimentary local wine and oysters and learn about the natural splendour of the Dolphin Sands and Freycinet regions.
Boat departs from both Dolphin Sands and Coles Bay daily. Contact Moulting Lagoon Eco Tours for schedules, timetables and bookings.
Secret River Tours
This is a personalised service for adventure travellers looking for unique Tasmanian kayak experiences using luxury class Hobie Pro Angler Kayaks. Paddling the East Coast estuaries from Scamander to Ansons Bay, exploring the peaceful untouched rivers at your own pace.
This tour specialises in bird watching, fishing or just tailoring a trip to suit your needs. State of the art kayaks with full peddle function allowing for ease of travel. Contact Secret River Tours to book your trip.