Our Vessels

The state of the art Spirit of the Wild is a large, fast and stable catamaran that carries up to 190 passengers – just perfect for a Macquarie Harbour cruise and entering the Gordon River. She is fitted with a unique hybrid propulsion system for quiet cruising on electric motors while on the Gordon River, as well as floor to ceiling windows for uninterrupted viewing of the wilderness.

For our smaller groups, the sleek and high speed MV Sophia happily caters for 11 passengers and is ideal for boutique Tasmanian seafood experiences, fishing charters, and for our intimate tours to see the Little Penguins on Bonnet Island.

Spirit of the Wild

MV Sophia

Spirit of the Wild

Spirit of the Wild

Spirit of the Wild is like no other vessel that has cruised the Gordon River before.  She is a 33.8 metre catamaran, purpose-built for cruising in the sensitive environment of the UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Tannin-like finishes ensure she almost vanishes on the river and a unique hybrid propulsion system allows quiet cruising on electric motors while on the Gordon River, providing true immersion in this incredible environment.

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Spirit of the Wild's interior is nothing short of spectacular, with floor-to-ceiling glass maximising viewing from most parts of both interior decks and suprbly finishes, paying respect to the colours of the surrounding environment. The Main Deck offers Central and Window seating, as well as a galley, bar and viewing deck. The Premier Upper Deck offers angled leather recliners, Tasmanian Hydrowood finishes, a lounge area and a private viewing deck.  The viewing deck at the top of the vessel is open to all visitors and offers 360° views.

Main Deck

The Main Deck of Spirit of the Wild offers a choice of Main Deck Central seating Main Deck Window seating. In the rear compartment of the Main Deck, Central seating is rear facing, for a unique view from the stern of the vessel. Also included in Central seating are lounges in the forward section of the deck.  Main Deck Window seating is orientated in pairs, with one window and one aisle seat. These seats are leather recliners, offering an extra degree of comfort. All seats on the Main Deck include lunch and a cash bar is available for drinks purchases. 

Premier Upper Deck

The Premier Upper Deck is Gordon River Cruises’ premium wilderness experience, boasting leather recliner seats, a private viewing deck, a gourmet lunch of local delicacies and an open bar for the duration of your cruise. Indulge in fresh seafood, Tasmanian cheeses and selected regional specialties, accompanied by complimentary Tasmanian wines and premium beers. All seats in the Premier Upper Deck are orientated in pairs, with one window and one aisle seat.

For information on all cruises types or to book visit our cruises page.

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MV Sophia

MV Sophia

For our smaller groups, the sleek and high speed MV Sophia happily caters for 11 passengers and is ideal for the Bonnet Island Experience as well as boutique Tasmanian seafood experiences and fishing charters.

She is a 9.8 metre high-speed, open deck motor cruiser perfect to give small groups an open and uninterrupted view during many of our local cruises, including - the Bonnet Island Experience, Discover the Bays, the Convict Explorer, and the Fishing and Fishing and Charter Experience (your very own personalised tour of the area).

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