Immersed in Tasmania's western wilderness
Step aboard Spirit of the Wild and glide through the UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Experience the untouched rainforest, rugged history and fascinating characters of Tasmania's west coast.
Our award-winning cruises showcase a remarkable part of the world. Journey back to another time and place on our half-day Gordon River Cruise aboard Spirit of the Wild. Or join us aboard MV Sophia and venture into the human and natural history of the west coast on our small-group tour The Pillinger Explorer.
Gordon River Cruises wins GOLD
We’re thrilled to announce that Gordon River Cruises has been named Tour & Transport Operator of the Year for the third time in a row at the 2021 Tasmanian Tourism Awards!
Spirit of the Wild is unlike any vessel to cruise on the Gordon River. She features a unique hybrid-propulsion system, making for a near-silent experience in the enchanting wilderness.
Our sleek and high-speed MV Sophia caters for 10 passengers and is ideal for boutique Tasmanian seafood experiences, fishing charters and for our intimate tours to explore the historical township of Pillinger.
The UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area covers 1.6 million hectares of our west coast. It is one of the last expanses of temperate wilderness in the world and covers a number of parks and reserves across Tasmania.
Cruising on the Gordon River hasn't always looked this way. We are incredibly priviledged to be part of our river's history, to share her stories and to help preserve this magical place for generations to come.
Must Do Trip
Wonderful day - lots of time to enjoy the peace and beauty of the wilderness. The Premier Upper Deck seating was sensational - gorgeous food all day. Thank you
Been wanting to this trip for years and now delighted we have
My wife and I our adult daughter and her husband spent a delightful day on this iconic trip. The boat was excellent,comfortable and extremely quiet when cruising on the river itself— we were lucky in cruising on a day with no wind so when we left the harbour for a quip trip outside it was still very comfortable. The rain forest walk was enjoyable and the guided tour of Sarah Island was outstanding due to the wonderful manner and knowledge of our guide. All food on the boat was delicious and more than met our needs.
A wonderful experience with amazing scenery and interesting commentary peppered with entertaining stories. The cruise crew were friendly and competent and the lunch provided was delicious.
Best Tourism Experience in Tasmania
If you visit Tasmania this is a “must do”. The cruise is excellent in every way. Interesting, informative and educational. It is also fun and the service on board is exceptional. There are not enough superlative words to describe it. All levels of ticketing provide an excellent experience. However, the Premium Upper Deck is the height of luxury. Excellent food and great Tasmanian wine etc. The seating is also excellent, providing great views. The staff go out of their way to make the whole trip memorable.
A fantastic experience!
Wild, gorgeous scenery & wildlife. Comfortable & quiet boat, and friendly and fantastic crew. Couldn't recommend any higher.