MV George Robinson – The Red Boat

MV George Robinson is a beautiful old steel-hulled vessel fitted out with Tasmanian timber and brass. Affectionately known as “The Red Boat”, it has been plying the Arthur River for 33 years.

We depart daily at 10am from the Arthur River township, returning at 3pm.

Passengers are able to move freely around the vessel, including the front and rear viewing decks which allow opportunities for stunning photographs. Having the helm located in the main passenger lounge invites free-flowing discussion with the Skipper and also promotes a relaxed and jovial atmosphere.

Enjoy the serenity of the river and the unhurried pace of the MV George Robinson. Be spellbound by the magical reflections of the lush vegetation in the tannin coloured river. Drink in the pristine densely forested river banks of myrtles, blackwoods, leatherwoods, sassafras, silver wattles and endangered Brooker’s gums. At Turk’s Landing, gaze up at the giant brown top stringybark (Tassie Oak) and marvel at the ancient giant tree ferns.

Important Information

Cost for this Cruise is $100 per adult, $95 senior card holders, children age 4-12 $20 children aged 13-17 $35.

We even cruise for 4 people. Children and guests with a disability are welcome.
There are toilet facilities on board the vessel.

Bookings are essential due to catering requirements.

This Cruises runs everyday with bookings and can be cancelled due to weather at the discretion of the skipper.

On The Menu

Morning tea is a hot drink with biscuits. Lunch at Turks landing: beef sausage, beef burger, homemade coleslaw, homemade potato salad, lettuce, beetroot, cheese, tomato, fresh bread roll followed by homemade fruitcake. There is wine, water, cordial and hot drinks available with lunch.

This cruise include a white breasted sea eagle feeding, viewing of their 50 year old nest site, extensive commentary and a guided walk with our skipper.

You will also have prime viewing of the River and all it has to offer.