You can sea kayak or snorkel at the marine
park at Governor’s Island or explore the
Gulch and the Blowhole or take a ride in a
glass-bottomed boat for a close up view of
protected marine life.
Join a penguin tour and see delightful fairy
penguins parading around their beach-side
burrows of an evening as up to 600 Little
Penguins emerge from the water, en route to
their beachside rookery.
Visit East Coast Natureworld, 8 km north of
Bicheno - a great place to see Tasmanian devils,
wombats, snakes and birdlife, many in a natural
The kids will love hand feeding the animals.
There’s a reason why Bicheno is one of the
east coast’s most popular holiday destinations
- a mild climate, sparkling ocean beaches,
beautiful coastal scenery, fresh seafood and
a huge choice of great places to stay, from
beachside camping to five star luxury. From
here its a short drive around to the spectacular
Coles Bay and the world famous Wineglass Bay.
Bicheno’s Glass Bottom Boat is an Eco tourism experience providing local, mainland and international visitors with an opportunity to participate in marine sight seeing; seals, whales, dolphins and wildlife observation.
The cool temperate waters offer excellent viewing of the creatures that live there and the luxuriant and rarely seen plant life is a spectacle itself. Your guide has many years of experience and can offer comprehensive and knowledgeable interpretation. Every day is different and the effect of the East Australian current is at times dramatic with many different life forms travelling in it.
Tours include a running commentary on the marine wildlife, general characteristics and history of the local area.
Tour duration is approximately 40 minutes. Tours depart daily. Bicheno's Glass Bottom Boat operates from Bicheno, on Tasmania's East Coast from September through April. Tours depart at 1000, noon and 1400 daily from September to April.
The Glass Bottom Boat is under the control of skipper Maitreya Randall.