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Bay of Fires Eco Tours - Binalong Bay TASMANIA

Binalong Bay

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Open Hours: 9am - 2pm

Bay of Fires Eco Tours allows you to experience the Bay of Fires at its finest, the white sandy beaches, aqua clear clean waters, hidden bays and striking headlands of this breathtakingly beautiful coastline are all best experienced from the water.

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THE GARDENS EXPLORER - approx. 2 hours in duration

Experience the Bay of Fires at it's finest. This two hour tour offers passengers a unique viewing perspective and the opportunity to learn about our stunning coastline.

Heading out from Binalong Bay, the history and natural beauty of the area will be highlighted as we traverse our way north along the southern half of the Bay of Fires.

Our return journey is an offshore experience giving you a panoramic view of the coast, just as the explorers would have encountered when they first set eyes on our white sandy shores. 

At different times of year we are blessed with a variety of sea and bird life, you may be lucky enough to encounter a migrating whale, a pod of friendly dolphins, seals basking on the rocks or an albatross gliding through the air.

SAND SEALS & ST HELENS ISLAND - approx. 2 hours in duration

Explore the most southern beaches of the Bay of Fires as we make our way north to the famous Sloop Rock. From here our vessel turns south towards St Helens Islands.

The tour will pass via Elephant Rock, St Helens Point and over Merics Reef, before arriving at the small seal colony. The island is home to a range of birdlife; little penguins, short-tailed shearwaters, cormorants, gulls and sea eagles.

Offering a mixture of history and beauty, along with the excitement of sea and bird life. This tour is scheduled approximately twice per week and provides a great option for families.

Map & Directions

Binalong Bay Gulch, Main Road, Binalong Bay TAS 7216, Australia

Directions

Tours depart from the Binalong Bay boat ramp,
15 mins drive from St Helens, along C850.

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Cancellation Policy

CHECK IN

Passengers are required to check in 30 MINUTES prior to the scheduled departure time. This allows for ticket confirmation and payment, a toilet stop, safety briefing and to be fitted with a wet weather jacket. Failure to arrive within the prescribed time may see your seats released for others to complete the tour.

A minimum of 6 adults are required to conduct tours, we will contact you if minimum numbers aren't reached and discuss options with you.

CANCELATION

We understand that sometimes you need to change your schedule, we kindly ask that you give us 48 hours notice for changes and cancellations, this allows passengers on our waiting list the opportunity to enjoy a tour.

Please contact us via email if you need to cancel your booking. Cancellations made within 24 hours of tour and passenger no-shows will incur the full tour cost. booking fees are non-refundable.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Our tours are conducted in the open ocean and are subject to the sea conditions, seasickness is a risk of any boat tour and we are not in a position to alter our refund policy for change of mind due to sea conditions.

Please be mindful when booking for children, the open ocean can be daunting for some and the vessel is exposed to the elements. If your child is under the age of 5 or you have any concerns please feel free to contact us to discuss.

Unfortunately our vessel is unsuitable for wheelchairs access, and please be aware that with lower tides some people with limited mobility may struggle to board or disembark the vessel, if you have any queries regarding this please feel free to speak with our friendly staff.

Due to the nature of the open ocean, our tours are not recommended for expectant mothers, persons with pre-existing back or neck injuries or anyone who has undergone recent surgery. Passengers acknowledge that our tours come with inherent risks, risks that cannot be avoided regardless of the care and precautions taken by Bay of Fires Eco Tours. These risks including but are not limited to, unpredicted water movements, falls, tripping, contact or collision with persons or objects, the actions of wild sea creatures encountered, actions and behaviour of other passengers and any other risk that is out of the control of Bay of Fires Eco Tours.

We encourage passengers to bring their cameras/phones on board, however Bay of Fires Eco Tours is not responsible for loss or damage of passengers equipment or personal effects.

Tours cancellations are at the discretion of the skipper and management, at times we may need to cancel a tour due to inclement weather or for any other reason. Every effort will be made to contact you via telephone regarding tour cancelations, if we are unable to contact you via phone you will receive a notification email, please contact us if you wish to discuss rescheduling. Tours cancelled by us, which are unable to be rescheduled, will receive a full refund of any monies paid.

We reserve the right to cancel or vary any tour or schedule, we apologies for any inconvenience, however passenger comfort and safety are our number one priority and we will incur no liability for any such cancellation or alteration.

By boarding our vessel passengers agree to follow any lawful instructions by the skipper and crew, including but not limited to safety and emergency instructions. Bay of Fires Eco Tours, its skipper and staff have the right to refuse any passenger at any time.