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Tamar River Cruises - Launceston TASMANIA

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The irreplaceable nature of the Tamar River Valley and Cataract Gorge precincts combined with its professional, effective and efficient showcasing through well trained and knowledgeable staff ensures that the cruise presentations offered by Tamar River Cruises are a high quality visitor experience.


Tamar River Cruises commenced operations at the Home Point Terminal in 1996 with the all weather cougar catamaran "Tamer Odyssey" expanding in 2004 with the custom designed monohull diesel/electric "Lady Launceston" Departing from and returning to the Home Point Terminal the company operates cruises 364 days a year. Sailings include the Cataract Gorge Cruise, Batman Bridge Luncheon Cruise and Afternoon Discovery Cruise. Private Charters incorporating licensed bar facilities are available year round on both vessels. All cruises offer a magical insight into the Cataract Gorge and riverfront precinct via captivating commentaries delivered by the skippers throughout the cruises. Narratives give an insight into the history and architecture of the Gorge and Tamar River Region. The premier Batman Bridge Luncheon cruise showcases Tasmanian Food, Ashgrove Cheeses, Boags Beer and Tamar Valley Wines. All successful businesses incorporate an excellent product with efficient and effective product delivery. The product is unmistakably the Cataract Gorge and the Tamar River Valley experience. Delivery occurs through well trained, knowledgeable staff, who provide responsive, friendly service from the booking office through to the crew. Cruise vessels are clean and well maintained. The Company's heated all weather vessels operate year round carrying from one passenger to coach parties. This supports the local tourist industry during the Tasmanian winter. Tamar River Cruises strives for excellence which insures clients receive a positive and enjoyable experience of this region.

Hours: Daily

Map & Directions

End of Home Point Parade, Launceston TAS 7250, Australia


Situated in the heart of Launceston's Seaport Precinct. The Terminal is located at the end of Home Point Parade.

Cancellation Policy

Terms and Conditions: These terms and conditions apply to all cruises made available by Tamar River Cruises. By making a booking for a cruise you warrant that you have read these terms and conditions and agreed to be bound by them. Subject to such changes as are notified to you from time to time. If the booking for a cruise was made through a third party the terms and conditions of that third party also apply. General Terms: Tamar River Cruises will endeavor to provide the cruise but reserves the right to refuse requests for bookings or actual bookings due to insufficient or excessive numbers of requests. All cruises are subject to availability minimum participation requirements and prevailing weather conditions at the time of the cruise. A cruise maybe cancelled up to time of departure if it is the opinion of the cruise operator that weather or any other conditions are such that it would be unsafe to conduct the cruise. A full refund will be applicable if this occurs. The liability of Tamar River Cruises arising from any cancellations of cruise bookings by Tamar River Cruises is limited to the amount paid for the cancelled booking. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations fees are as follows; 24 hours or more prior to scheduled cruise time: Nil Less than 24 hours prior to scheduled cruise time: 30% of the full ticket price of the cruise booked. NO refund will be given for an unused cruise ticket. Cancellations must be made by notifying Tamar River Cruises on 6334 9900 between the hours of 8am to 10pm 7 days a week excluding Christmas Day. Damage or loss of goods: Tamar River Cruises does not accept any responsibility for the damage or loss of goods left on the vessels during or after a cruise. The client is financially responsible for any damage sustained to property before during and after the cruise. Definitions: Family Fare covers 2 adults and 2 children between the ages of 5 and 16 years. Children under 5 years are free.


New Schedule for the Afternoon Discovery Cruise Monday , Wednesday ,Saturday : Cuise departs at 3pm; Sunday,Tuesday, Thursday ,Friday Cruise departs at 1:30pm New Schedule for the Batman Bridge Luncheon Cruise Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: Cruise departs 10 am New Cruise: 2.5 hour Morning Discovery Cruise departs Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday at 10am