Wineglass Bay Cruises

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Operation details Departure 10:00am Return – 2:00pm
Vista Lounge available daily 1st September to 31st May
Winter Time Schedule June / July: Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday August: Tuesday/Thursday
Check-in is required 30 minutes prior to departure time
The Wineglass Bay Cruise Experience Adult $140.00 Child (4-14) $90.00 Infant (0-3) FOC


Owned by a young, local family—Duncan and Irene Sinclair and their two children, Ewan (13) and Fionn (12)—the company began life in 2000 as Freycinet Sea Charters, operating fishing trips from Coles Bay. After running the Sea Charters, they realised their guests wanted a deeper experience of Freycinet’s unique geography, history, abundant marine and bird life. It also became apparent that the thing visitors wanted to experience above all else was Wineglass Bay, which was rated among the world’s top 10 beaches according to Lonely Planet in 2013. In reality, most people visiting the east coast are unable to visit or even see Wineglass Bay. Accessing the beach is only possible by taking the 3 hour walk across the saddle. In 2005 we launched a new vessel for Freycinet Sea Cruises and began cruises to Wineglass Bay. To reflect customer’s expectations and the product offering, the business was renamed as Wineglass Bay Cruises. In October 2014, a brand new vessel, the Schouten Passage II was launched. This new vessel has effectively tripled capacity, creating an even more impressive experience for our valued customers. The new vessel gives every passenger an unforgettable, prime view of the coastline and wildlife.