One of the great ways to take in
the dramatic sea cliffs of the Tasman Peninsula is by sea. The trip follows the
coast from The Blowhole at the southern end of Pirates Bay to Stewarts Bay at
The fast modern boats take in
Fossil Bluff, Tasman's Arch, Paterson's Arch and Waterfall Bay. These features
are all within a few minutes of The Blowhole.
The vessels used are very
manoeuvrable and can enter the numerous caves and arches nearby.
From here the trip moves on
quickly to Cape Hauy. The Candlestick and the Totem Pole are the main features
here. Again the vessels can get up close to the sheer dolerite columns. We then
move on to Cape Pillar - at 300 metres the southern hemisphere's highest
vertical sea cliffs. Right next to the pillars is a dramatic feature known as
Just south of Cape Pillar is
Tasman Island with sheer cliffs all around. We also get close up to a seal
colony. In season Wales can be seen in the waters nearby. There is also an
abundant array of bird life including Short Tailed Shearwater and graceful White
Bellied Sea Eagles.