Discover the underwater culinary treasures of Tasmania on a full-day gourmet seafood cruise. Help your expert guide catch fish, lobster, abalone and other delicacies, then watch your meal prepared right on the boat. For out-of-towners, this is a great way to go fishing for fresh Bruny Island seafood with a local expert. And don't worry about portions: There will be plenty to eat on this small-group tour limited to 10 people.
Meet your expert guide and small group at Franklin Wharf on Hobart’s historic waterfront. After a brief introduction and safety talk, step aboard the custom-built motorboat, equipped with a spacious enclosed cabin, comfortable leather seats, and large windows for excellent viewing.
Leave the city behind for a trip along the waterways of Hobart. Admire spectacular scenery as you glide down the Derwent River into the sheltered waters of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel around Bruny Island. Throughout the day, your guide shares extensive knowledge of the region, informed by years of experience in and around these waters.
Your first destination is a salmon farm where thousands of salmon are raised in large pens along the coast.
Catch a prime specimen for your meal before continuing on to an oyster farm. Get cracking on some fresh oyster tastings as you guide explains how they harvest the bivalves.
Next, cruise to the southern tip of the island where your guide hauls up pots teeming with lobster. Add a few beauties to your catch, then head to a secluded bay where your boat drops anchor. Here, your guide hops into the water to hunt for abalone and sea urchins. If it seems like something you could do, think again: Licenses are required to catch these critters, and this tour is one of the only ways you'll get to see firsthand how it's done.
Back on board the boat, your guide prepares the ocean bounty that you have gathered. Try ultra-fresh sashimi-style fish, lobster, and sea urchin, along with delicious dishes cooked up on the spot. Bonus: The meal is accompanied by tasty cheeses, wines, beers and juice, all from small local producers.
Once this your meal in this spectacular setting ends, head back to Franklin Wharf to finish your tour.