Operating since late 2013 the Tasmanian Seafood Seduction was the proud recipient of the 2014 National Tourism Award for Best New Development and has since been recognised with multiple awards and accolades.
Your journey begins at 9.30 am (slightly later at 10am on Saturday) on Hobart’s vibrant waterfront, amongst the fishing boats moored at Constitution Dock. Aboard the custom-built yellow boat you’ll soon get to know your companions for the day. Our intimate group of up to twelve is now ready to depart on a unique gastronomic journey, gathering the freshest Tasmanian seafood and exploring the pristine environment that is its source. There’s nowhere else in the world with an experience quite like this.
We cruise down the Derwent River and into the sheltered waters of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel arriving around 10am. Our first stop is the Tassal salmon farm, where guests see the thriving mass of thousands of salmon in their pens. Upto 40,000 salmon are grown in each pen – currently 13 pens – that’s a lot of salmon! Next stop is Get Shucked oyster farm in Great Bay just to the northern end of “the Neck”, where we harvest oysters from the crystal blue waters. Enjoy your first taste of the day by slurping these succulent, salty oysters straight from the shell – they don’t get any fresher than this!
As we voyage south, we leave all traces of civilisation behind. The beauty of the landscape is inspiring – looking southwest, the distant peaks of the Hartz Mountains are on the horizon; to the east, the beaches and shorelines of Bruny Island. We’ll pause along the way off a rocky shore, so your guide can snorkel for the hidden treasures below – wild abalone and sea urchin.
Relax with your new “best friends” and enjoy a sparkling Tasmanian wine, maybe a cider, perhaps a Moo Brew ale or something softer to begin. Believe us when we say the best start to a day on tour is sparkling to wash down those fresh oysters!
Your seafood seduction begins…..sashimi salmon, ……smoked salmon, fresh bread and cheeses (from Bruny Island of course!) – it must be time for that Moo Brew!!
Your guide will then prepare fresh lobster – sashimi or cooked, followed by abalone (your diver will be catching those while you enjoy lobster) and sea urchin.
Before you know it after several hours of indulgence, sipping cool climate wines and you’ll be ready – although reluctantly – to begin the return journey to Hobart.
Return to Hobart by 430pm – just in time to book in for dinner……although there’s every chance you wont be hungry! Stay another night in Hobart or if your stay is brief you even have time to catch an evening flight home to mainland Australia.
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