Discover a remote and spectacular harbour on the edge of the world

Ashore and afloat, on this wild, tailored and immersive experience, explore remote harbours, wild rivers and magnificent coastlines. Picnic on untracked beaches, hike to craggy mountain tops, and encounter native flora and fauna.

From rugged peaks to the soft lounges aboard our luxury expedition vessel, soak-up serene vistas and starlit landscapes of Tasmania’s south west.

Cruise the Davey River Gorge
Take a half-day tender excursion up the winding, Huon-pine lined bends of the pristine Davey River. Float past the age-old rainforest and navigate the narrow walls of a towering, rocky gorge - so close you can almost touch both sides.

Tranquillity of True Wilderness
Port Davey is a natural outpost on the outer rim of Australia. Next stop Antarctica. There are no roads, no towns, no phone reception, and, most of the time, no humans. Feel the serenity and peacefulness that goes with being a long way from civilisation.

Solitude on a Southern Ocean Beach
Stroll the untracked sandy expanse of Stephens Bay, a wild beach exposed to large Southern Ocean swells. This 4hr return walk takes in ancient Aboriginal middens, some of the largest in Australia, and shallow rock pools crawling with southern rock lobster.

Be Guided by Local Experts
Head into the wilderness with our all-star crew. From the skipper, to the host and the hand-picked expert guides, our talented and passionate team are the heart of this unforgettable experience. Their intimate knowledge of Tasmania will connect people to place. Plus, they’re funny and love to share a story (or three).
This 6-night expedition cruise will totally immerse you into the pristine coastal wilderness of Tasmania’s remote south west. This World Heritage-listed wilderness area is inaccessible by road and only experienced by a privileged few each year. Expeditions are based from a ‘floating boutique hotel’, the Odalisque, a brand-new custom-built vessel with just six cabins. Guests are entertained by an all-star crew, including skipper, host, chef & guide. Our specialist chefs (borrowed from Hobart’s top restaurants) provide top-notch Tasmanian fare, all paired with fine Tasmanian wine. Our hand-picked expert guides (with years of experience in the area) double as personal walking encyclopaedias. Daily shore excursions, tailored to your interests, will see you totally immersed in the wilderness. It’s all about “getting your feet wet” (as skipper & founder Pieter van der Woude regularly says). During your unforgettable time with us, you’ll explore narrow winding waterways lined with Huon pine, hike to mountain-top vantage points where it feels like you can see over the edge of the world, picnic on remote beaches and soak up the serene views from the Odalisque’s deck as you cruise past sea caves, blowholes and rocky islets. Over this extended period, there’s increased opportunity to unlock wild places accessed only on particular wind or tide.
Itineraries are subject to change.

Coastal Cabin

$14,700 AUD pp
Coastal Cabin
The relaxed yet considered cabins of the main deck have a coastal-chic feel, emulating the soft, sandy colours of the east coast. These stylish rooms include a comfortable queen bed, a private ensuite with toilet and shower, and wide wilderness views through large windows. A twin bed option is available.

Southwest Suite

$16,800 AUD pp
Southwest Suite
The carefully curated suites of the upper deck exude sophistication, reflecting the moody colours of the south west. These refined staterooms are a little more spacious than their main deck counterparts and have larger private ensuites. Each Southwest Suite features a comfortable queen bed, expansive ocean views and direct access to the open bridge and wheelhouse lounge.

Coastal Cabin

$14,700 AUD pp
Coastal Cabin
The relaxed yet considered cabins of the main deck have a coastal-chic feel, emulating the soft, sandy colours of the east coast. These stylish rooms include a comfortable queen bed, a private ensuite with toilet and shower, and wide wilderness views through large windows. A twin bed option is available.

Southwest Suite

$16,800 AUD pp
Southwest Suite
The carefully curated suites of the upper deck exude sophistication, reflecting the moody colours of the south west. These refined staterooms are a little more spacious than their main deck counterparts and have larger private ensuites. Each Southwest Suite features a comfortable queen bed, expansive ocean views and direct access to the open bridge and wheelhouse lounge.

Coastal Cabin

$14,700 AUD pp
Coastal Cabin
The relaxed yet considered cabins of the main deck have a coastal-chic feel, emulating the soft, sandy colours of the east coast. These stylish rooms include a comfortable queen bed, a private ensuite with toilet and shower, and wide wilderness views through large windows. A twin bed option is available.

Southwest Suite

$16,800 AUD pp
Southwest Suite
The carefully curated suites of the upper deck exude sophistication, reflecting the moody colours of the south west. These refined staterooms are a little more spacious than their main deck counterparts and have larger private ensuites. Each Southwest Suite features a comfortable queen bed, expansive ocean views and direct access to the open bridge and wheelhouse lounge.

Coastal Cabin

$14,700 AUD pp
Coastal Cabin
The relaxed yet considered cabins of the main deck have a coastal-chic feel, emulating the soft, sandy colours of the east coast. These stylish rooms include a comfortable queen bed, a private ensuite with toilet and shower, and wide wilderness views through large windows. A twin bed option is available.

Southwest Suite

$16,800 AUD pp
Southwest Suite
The carefully curated suites of the upper deck exude sophistication, reflecting the moody colours of the south west. These refined staterooms are a little more spacious than their main deck counterparts and have larger private ensuites. Each Southwest Suite features a comfortable queen bed, expansive ocean views and direct access to the open bridge and wheelhouse lounge.

Coastal Cabin

$14,700 AUD pp
Coastal Cabin
The relaxed yet considered cabins of the main deck have a coastal-chic feel, emulating the soft, sandy colours of the east coast. These stylish rooms include a comfortable queen bed, a private ensuite with toilet and shower, and wide wilderness views through large windows. A twin bed option is available.

Southwest Suite

$16,800 AUD pp
Southwest Suite
The carefully curated suites of the upper deck exude sophistication, reflecting the moody colours of the south west. These refined staterooms are a little more spacious than their main deck counterparts and have larger private ensuites. Each Southwest Suite features a comfortable queen bed, expansive ocean views and direct access to the open bridge and wheelhouse lounge.

Coastal Cabin

$14,700 AUD pp
Coastal Cabin
The relaxed yet considered cabins of the main deck have a coastal-chic feel, emulating the soft, sandy colours of the east coast. These stylish rooms include a comfortable queen bed, a private ensuite with toilet and shower, and wide wilderness views through large windows. A twin bed option is available.

Southwest Suite

$16,800 AUD pp
Southwest Suite
The carefully curated suites of the upper deck exude sophistication, reflecting the moody colours of the south west. These refined staterooms are a little more spacious than their main deck counterparts and have larger private ensuites. Each Southwest Suite features a comfortable queen bed, expansive ocean views and direct access to the open bridge and wheelhouse lounge.

Coastal Cabin

$14,700 AUD pp
Coastal Cabin
The relaxed yet considered cabins of the main deck have a coastal-chic feel, emulating the soft, sandy colours of the east coast. These stylish rooms include a comfortable queen bed, a private ensuite with toilet and shower, and wide wilderness views through large windows. A twin bed option is available.

Southwest Suite

$16,800 AUD pp
Southwest Suite
The carefully curated suites of the upper deck exude sophistication, reflecting the moody colours of the south west. These refined staterooms are a little more spacious than their main deck counterparts and have larger private ensuites. Each Southwest Suite features a comfortable queen bed, expansive ocean views and direct access to the open bridge and wheelhouse lounge.

Coastal Cabin

$14,700 AUD pp
Coastal Cabin
The relaxed yet considered cabins of the main deck have a coastal-chic feel, emulating the soft, sandy colours of the east coast. These stylish rooms include a comfortable queen bed, a private ensuite with toilet and shower, and wide wilderness views through large windows. A twin bed option is available.

Southwest Suite

$16,800 AUD pp
Southwest Suite
The carefully curated suites of the upper deck exude sophistication, reflecting the moody colours of the south west. These refined staterooms are a little more spacious than their main deck counterparts and have larger private ensuites. Each Southwest Suite features a comfortable queen bed, expansive ocean views and direct access to the open bridge and wheelhouse lounge.

Coastal Cabin

$14,700 AUD pp
Coastal Cabin
The relaxed yet considered cabins of the main deck have a coastal-chic feel, emulating the soft, sandy colours of the east coast. These stylish rooms include a comfortable queen bed, a private ensuite with toilet and shower, and wide wilderness views through large windows. A twin bed option is available.

Southwest Suite

$16,800 AUD pp
Southwest Suite
The carefully curated suites of the upper deck exude sophistication, reflecting the moody colours of the south west. These refined staterooms are a little more spacious than their main deck counterparts and have larger private ensuites. Each Southwest Suite features a comfortable queen bed, expansive ocean views and direct access to the open bridge and wheelhouse lounge.

Odalisque III

Vessel Type: Catamaran

Length: 24 metres

Passenger Capacity: 12

Built: 2022

Brand-New Expedition Catamaran

Purpose-built in 2022 for an intimate wilderness experience in Tasmanian waters, the vessel houses just 12 guests in its six stylish cabins. Aboard there are two spacious guest lounges, three outdoor viewing decks and an open bridge – all with magnificent water aspects. Go beyond your comfort zone without giving up your creature comforts, on Odalisque III.

Tender Vessels

Daily tender excursions are made aboard our two tenders – 15ft aluminum dinghies which we affectionately call ‘tinnies’. These twin tinnies are versatile, safe and fast vessels. They’re well suited to handling the weather conditions of Tasmanian waters, which can change quickly, and have comfortable, stable seating. These tenders are ideal for exploring rocky inlets and sea caves, due to their maneuverability and easy handling.

Our tinnies were built to handle the best (and worst) of Tasmania’s wind, rain and waves. So that our guests too can head out whatever the weather, On Board provides weatherproof rain ponchos for all tender excursions.

Cabin layout for Odalisque III

Inclusions


• Pick up from and return to the departure point designated by On Board;
• Twin-share accommodation aboard Odalisque during the experience;
• All meals during the experience;
• A selection of wine, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages;
• All national park entry fees;
• Qualified staff for the duration of the experience; and
• Life jacket and weatherproof rain poncho.
• Daily guided walks and tender excursions
• Tailored itinerary including walking, historic sites, birdwatching, photography, beachcombing...
• Intimate wilderness experience and accommodation onboard boutique-cruiser Odalisque
• Interpretive guide, expert skipper, host and chef
• All meals featuring gourmet Tasmanian produce
• Selection of fine Tasmanian wine and local boutique beer
• National Park entrance fees
• Weatherproof rain poncho for tender excursions
• Return flights from Hobart to the south west

Exclusions


• Travel insurance;
• Pre- and post-departure travel arrangements, including accommodation and transport to the collection point and from the return point designated by On Board;
• Any expenses not defined as an inclusion in the pricing including tips, personal clothing, medical expenses, items of a personal nature and emergency evacuations (air or sea, including emergency evacuation aboard the vessel Odalisque)
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$14,700 AUD pp

Highlights

• Explore a World Heritage-listed wilderness area inaccessible by road and only experienced by a privileged few each year

• See the calm, reflective waters of Bathurst Harbour, ringed by tannin-stained tributaries, quartzite peaks, ancient rainforests and buttongrass plains

• Cruise the impossibly rocky coastline of Port Davey, protected by wave-battered islands and harbouring isolated beaches kissed by the wild Southern Ocean

• Head into the wilds each day on tender and shore excursions led by local experts – then retire to the lavish comforts of a floating boutique lodge complete with fine Tasmanian fare and wine

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