ABOUT WINEGLASS BAY CRUISES
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.