Irene and Duncan Sinclair, the owners of Wineglass Bay Cruises, invited Think Tasmania to join them in a guided exploration of the Freycinet Peninsula coastline to Wineglass Bay. How could we refuse? The location is a showcase of Tasmania at its iconic best; the east coast regarded by many as the gem in the tourism crown.

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Wineglass Bay Cruises depart Coles Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula

Wineglass Bay Cruises… the Promised Sea!

You may remember an article we wrote for Kylie Bates of Coastal Style in Bicheno. Kylie also wears another hat… Product Development for Wineglass Bay Cruises in Coles Bay. We’ve been liaising with Kylie and her colleague Charmaine for weeks, to pinpoint an opportunity for photographer Dan Fellow to visit the east coast and experience the cruise on behalf of Think Tasmania.


 

We reserved accommodation at Sheoaks on Freycinet, a bed and breakfast property in Coles Bay. Our hosts Alan and Margaret Morgan were the driving force behind this co-ordinated east coast visit. We also met with Robyn of The Ugly Duck Out restaurant in Swansea during our research mission. The visits to both of those businesses went smoothly, and we have superb photos and details to share with you very soon. Having done the cruise before, Dan was already a staunch supporter of the exceptional experience with Wineglass Bay Cruises and readily accepted the mission to document the events of the day-trip in photographs. We’ll be sharing the pictorial outcome with all our readers, so stay tuned for that excitement.

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Irene Sinclair, co-owner (with husband Duncan) of Wineglass Bay Cruises

The opportunity to see this stunning coastline, which includes the world famous Wineglass Bay, is exceedingly rare. Apparently only one percent of visitors to the Freycinet National Park take the chance to be immersed in wildlife, scenery and the exquisite beauty and remoteness of this stellar Tasmanian region.

Sparkling Wine, Fresh Tasmanian Produce in Paradise

Have you seen the glossy-brochure images of the blissful crescent of white sand fringing the perfect turquoise sea? Or maybe you’ve taken the hike up to the lookout over Wineglass Bay, just as we’ve done? Taking a four-hour cruise from Coles Bay to one of the most beautiful beaches in (dare we say, the world?) provides a whole new dimension. Guests enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and fresh local produce as part of their journey.

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From the lookout over Wineglass Bay (photo by Dan Fellow)

Dan Fellow had to tussle with the rest of the team for his place aboard the 48 seat eco-adventure catamaran, Schouten Passage. But we do have some extra special good news for Think Tasmania readers. We don’t want to give the entire game away, but savvy operators will be keeping an eye on our competition page. You may be given the chance to win your own adventure with Wineglass Bay Cruises.

Wineglass Bay Cruises operate daily from September to May, departing from Coles Bay at 10.00am and returning at 2.00pm. Passengers should pack warm clothing, even on a fine day, as the weather in Tasmania can change quickly. Comfortable, flat-soled shoes are recommended and be sure to have your camera. Additional images supplied by Wineglass Bay Cruises.

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