Explore the amazing West Coast wilderness

About Us

Gordon River Cruises has been owned and operated by the Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania (RACT) since February 2014. We are a Tasmanian-owned, member organisation that has been operating since 1923. For more information about RACT click here.

Complete your visit to Strahan and this rugged part of Tasmania with a wilderness cruise. Gordon River Cruises gives you the rare opportunity to experience the UNESCO Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area from the water – it is one of the most fascinating activities you can do when you visit Strahan.

The crew at Gordon River Cruises know the secrets of the majestic river as well as Macquarie Harbour, and they delight in sharing their knowledge of the land, river and local history with you. You will be given an amazing opportunity to explore the wilderness of the West Coast as we cruise up the Gordon River and take a walk through the untamed temperate rainforest of the Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

Gordon River Cruises have two magnificent vessels that were specially built with the environment and your comfort in mind: Spirit of the Wild and MV Sophia.

Spirit of the Wild carries up to 190 passengers – including seats on the Main Deck and impressive Premier Upper Deck. She is well equipped to take you gliding across Macquarie Harbour and through Hells Gates into the Southern Ocean. Most impressively, she cruises the Gordon River on electric motors, ensuring quiet and smooth cruising to allow you the best possible wilderness experience. 

The MV Sophia takes a more intimate 11 passengers and is perfect for fishing charters and small tours of the area, including the spectacular Bonnet Island Experience. To find out more about our vessels click here

Come and join us for an unforgettable wilderness cruise on Tasmania's West Coast.

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