Board the award-winning True North cruise ship and experience the best of South Australia's islands and coastline on an 8 night cruise from Adelaide to the Eyre Peninsula

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Complimentary chauffeur airport transfer with all True North bookings
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From A$10,995 pp
8 Night Adventure Cruise

This all-inclusive 8 night True North cruise departs from Adelaide and showcases the best of South Australia's magnificent coastline from Kangaroo Island to Coffin Bay and the remote Pearson Islands and beyond. Starting in Adelaide you'll taste the best of the Barossa before you set sail for Victor Harbour and Kangaroo Island for your first few days onboard. The helicopter, tender boats and wonderful True North team of guides and naturalists will ensure you get the most out of your time in each location. Other highlights of your cruise include countless fishing opportunities, swimming with seals and visiting remote islands, and eating oysters fresh from the ocean in Coffin Bay. The onboard dining is another cruise highlight with destination drinks and local seafood adding to this special South Australian experience.

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2Trip Highlights

Luxury small-ship cruising

Flinders Chase National Park & Coffin Bay National Park

Swim with seals and giant tuna & cage dive with sharks

Penfolds Magill Estate

Pearson Island, Gambier Island & Kangaroo Island

Twin Share or Single Cabins available

3Rates & Inclusions
What's Included

Book ahead for 2024

  • 8 night Southern Safari Cruise staying in an Ocean Class cabin
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages onboard
  • All activities including expedition boat excursions and other surprises
  • Please note, all helicopter flights are optional and booked onboard at cost

Exclusive bonus:

  • Complimentary one way chauffeur transfer to the airport with all True North bookings (AUS/NZ only, metropolitan limits apply)
            4Location & Access
            Location & Access

            This journey departs from Adelaide. The cruise disembarks in Smoky Bay with guests returning to Adelaide

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            5Luxury Accommodation
            Where You'll Sleep
            Day-by-Day Itinerary

            Day 1

            Begin your day with a visit to historic Penfolds Magill Estate – the birthplace of Penfolds with a rich history dating back to 1844. Enjoy the vineyard views and indulge in an exclusive experience of storytelling and tasting. Then its on to Maggie Beer's farm in the Barossa for a lunch showing local produce. Enjoy a special presentation in the Farm Shop and after time to make some purchases, you'll return to Adelaide to board the mighty True North. Enjoy a cocktail or sunset glass of bubbles with your fellow adventurers before dinner onboard later this evening as you set sail for Victor Harbour.

            Included: L - D

            True North sunset

            Day 2

            Today you'll experience the Oceanic Victor in-sea aquarium. Get up close and personal with giant southern bluefin tuna or take advantage of the undersea observatory and enjoy a spectacle of Australian marine life without getting wet. There will also be opportunity to take a stroll around the charming township of Victor Harbour and marvel at the Fleurieu Peninsula coastline back onboard. This afternoon we will explore Kangaroo Island’s stunning Dudley Peninsula. The True North will anchor in picturesque Redhouse Bay near Cape Willoughby before the adventure boats depart for an afternoon of sightseeing, beach combing or fishing for the highly prized King George whiting.

            Included: B - L - D

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            Day 3

            Kangaroo island is distinctly beautiful with its pristine beaches, rugged coastal cliffs and sleepy seaside cottages. Discover the wildlife calling Kangaroo Island home including the many koalas, wallabies and kangaroos, and visit Flinders Chase National Park, home to the 'Remarkable Rocks' and 'Admirals Arch'. There's time to walk the boardwalks and visit the local seal colonies before rejoining True North at Kingscote to enjoy lunch while cruising to American River. This quiet fishing village is renowned for bird-watching and is a great spot to wet a line! Relax and enjoy a special sunset and a tranquil overnight anchorage on Kangaroo Island.

            Included: B - L - D

            Kangaroo Island Remarkables Rocks

            Day 4

            Today we explore Kangaroo Island’s stunning north coast – where farmlands roll onto sandy coves. Visit Emu Bay, Stokes Bay, Cape Dutton and Cape Forbes. Fill your day with snorkelling, beach combing and close encounters with seals and dolphins. Fishing for ‘monster’ whiting will also be popular!

            Included: B - L - D

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            Day 5

            Today you have the chance to tick off a bucketlist experience and cage dive with great white sharks! Join an experienced local operator for a once in a lifetime opportunity to see huge great whites up close in their natural environment. If diving with sharks is not your thing, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy today as the boat cruises around the Gambier Islands. Fisihng in a secluded bay is a popular option with the guides practiced at supporting beginners and experts alike. Take advantage of small group sizes and personal assistance with multiple adventure boats at your disposal. Target Whiting close to shore or pink snapper out deep. In the late afternoon, join the crew at historic Memory Cove for beach drinks and canapes.

            Included: B - L - D

            True North SS shark cage diving

            Day 6

            Wake this morning in beautiful Coffin Bay. The area is widely admired for its pristine beauty – endless tranquil bays fringed with sandy beaches and surrounded by national park - and oysters! Options today include a hike in the Coffin Bay National Park, visit to the Coffin Bay town site, and tasting Pacific and native angasi oysters fresh from the water and washed down with a glass of bubbles. True North will anchor at Farm Beach in the afternoon – here you will have the opportunity to take to the skies on a scenic helicopter flight enjoying views over Coffin Bay and the coastline of the Great Australian Bight with its ancient cliff tops and and endless stretches of white sandy beach. This evening the chef will create a selection of South Australian inspired dishes to be enjoyed alfresco on the boat's bar deck.

            Included: B - L - D

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            Day 7

            Today we arrive at South Australia's remote Pearson Islands which have changed little since they were first discovered by Matthew Flinders in 1802. They are well known for producing giant whiting however big Australian salmon and flathead are also common inshore. Out in the deep, snapper, blue groper, bluefin and kingies will challenge the most determined angler! Explore the islands, have a swim on one of the many inviting beaches or visit the local seal colonies. And for a cruise highlight – join the local ranger for a hike to the top of the island. Rated 10/10 in difficulty, this walk is not for the faint-hearted but the striking views are well worth the effort. At night the seals are known for catching fish attracted by the ship’s lights.

            Included: B - L - D

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            Day 8

            The picturesque township of Streaky Bay is situated on the western coast of the Eyre Peninsula. Morning activities include adventure boat trips in search of the revered blue manna crab, or townsite visit. This afternoon we visit the Franklin Islands. The islands feature many sheltered bays – home to countless shearwaters that nest in shallow burrows. Spend the afternoon exploring, fishing, snorkelling and diving as you prepare for your last night on-board True North.

            Included: B

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            Day 9

            Enjoy a beautiful sunrise and breakfast onboard before disembarking in Smoky Bay this morning.

            Included: B

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            7Season & Departure Dates
            Season & Departure Dates

            January each year

            This once-a-year departure is a unique opportunity. Book early!

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            Frequently asked questions

            What is the minimum age to travel on a True North cruise?

            There is no minimum age to travel on True North cruises.

            What food and drinks are included in the cost of a True North cruise?

            All food and non-alcoholic drinks are included on your True North cruise.

            What cabin types can I book on True North?

            The cabin types available onboard True North are:

            How many guests can travel onboard a True North cruise?

            The maximum number of guests onboard True North is 36 and 22 on True North II.

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