The Gardens Explorer is our most popular tour, covering the southern half of the Bay of Fires, offering a great opportunity to learn about this stunning area. You will cover around 17kms of pristine coastline, the history and natural beauty will be highlighted as we traverse our way north along the Bay of Fires Conservation Area.
If you want to explore the Bay of Fires in its entirety, our Bay of Fires Discovery tour covers all 28kms of this breathtaking coastline.
For a great way to experience the area in as small amount of time, jump on board Infurneaux for the Sloop Rock Express. A thrilling one hour tour, taking in our beautiful beaches, lichen covered boulders and the famous Sloop Rock!
All our tours offer an offshore experience giving you a panoramic view of the coastline, just as the early explorers would have encountered when they first set eyes on our white sandy shores.
Different times of year bring a diverse range of sea life, including Humpback and Southern Right Whales, Dolphins, Fur Seals, Pelicans, Albatross, Pacific Gulls, Shearwaters and Sea Eagles.
Bay of Fires Discovery and The Gardens Explorer tours depart each morning on alternating days, passengers arrive at 9am for a prompt 9:30am departure. During the winter months and the cooler Tasmanian climate (May to September) we only offer The Gardens Explorer tour and advise that whilst these months bring some of our most settled weather and beautiful days, it can be very cold out on the water. Winter tours leave slightly later with a 10am departure time.
Our Sloop Rock Express tour is generally scheduled for 1pm departures, through the busier summer months. If you have a large group and do not see this tour on your preferred date, please contact us via phone as it is possible to add additional tours on a demand basis.
The weather and sea conditions can sometime require us to run a shorter tour in place of those scheduled. Whilst we understand this can be disappointing for some passengers, this decision is always made with passenger comfort and safety in mind.
Tidal conditions can also impact our tour schedules, please pay close attention to the departure time when making your booking, as schedules are varied based on the water levels at our dock.
Rest assured, if we can conduct the tour on which you have booked we will do so. Changes are only made when required, however sometimes need to be made at short notice or even mid tour, your understanding is appreciated.