Bonnet Island Experience

Depart at twilight aboard the MV Sophia for a unique wildlife experience at Bonnet Island on Tasmania’s wild west coast. Your dedicated guide will take you on a journey to the island at the infamous Hells Gates at the mouth of Macquarie Harbour to explore this little island on the edge of Tasmania.

Hear the tales of this wild and rugged region and learn about the curious little penguins that call the island home.

Step ashore at Bonnet Island where you can explore the remote and isolated island where lighthouse keepers and their families worked. This is one of the best places to see penguins in Western Tasmania as the island is now home to a thriving colony of little penguins. Watching these tiny creatures make their way back to their burrows is just one of the privileges of exploring this wonderful part of the region. You will have to opportunity to photograph them in the light of red torches (no flashes).

Top off the evening with a complimentary Tasmanian cheese and fruit platter, with house-made fig and walnut paste and crackers, a selection of mini tartlets and savoury slices and Tasmanian wine, beer, soft drinks, tea, coffee and hot chocolate.


3 hours - departure is approx 45 mins prior to sunset. Departure times vary depending on the sunset. Please check in 24 hours prior and confirm departure time via phone or in person at the Gordon River Cruises terminal in Strahan.

This tour operates Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays until 30 April 2019 with departure guaranteed for a minimum of two guests.


Adult: $150

Child: $75 (5-14 y.o)

Family Ticket: $375 per family of 2 adults and 2 children.


Minimum age is 5 years to travel.

Please wear a warm jacket, trousers and enclosed sturdy footwear. 

Please note that guests are required to climb aboard and disembark MV Sophia, as well as climb a small ladder to go ashore at Bonnet Island. Tour may not be suitable for guests with mobility considerations.

*Strahan can be subject to unpredictable weather at times. To ensure you are adequately prepared please visit our climate page. You can also read our frequently asked questions here or contact us here.

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