This excellent three-hour tour skims along the island’s awesome southeast coastline, taking in seal colonies, bays, caves and towering sea cliffs, with chances of spotting migrating whales. Trips depart Adventure Bay at 11am daily, with an extra 2pm cruise in summer.

You can also take the tour as a full-day trip from Hobart (departs Hobart 7.45am), or leave your car at Kettering and take the tour bus (departs 8.30am), which goes onto the ferry and down to Adventure Bay (additional charges apply).

The company's large Adventure Bay base features a decent seafood restaurant (mains $11 to $38, open 10am to 3pm).