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Glass Bottom Boat – Bicheno, Tasmania

 

 

During this years summer break we spent some time camping at Scamander.  We made a day trip to Bicheno with some family and friends.  We took a ride on the Glass Bottom Boat.  I was a bit unsure how all the kids (and myself) would go on the boat (I get motion sickness easily) but it was fine.

Glass Bottom Boat, Bicheno

 

Around the outside edge of the boat are chairs that go all the way around and then an edge around the glass bottom.

Glass Bottom Boat, Bicheno

Glass Bottom Boat, Bicheno

 

Our boat driver (captain?) was very kind, and informative about the sea life.

Glass Bottom Boat, Bicheno

 

We saw lots of fish, sting rays and star fish, but much to the boys despair, no sharks.

Glass Bottom Boat, Bicheno

Glass Bottom Boat, Bicheno

Glass Bottom Boat, Bicheno

 

My youngest boy coped really well and only got sick of it in the last ten minutes or so, think he was getting cold as it was quite windy, so if you go, wear a jacket!

Glass Bottom Boat, Bicheno

Glass Bottom Boat, Bicheno

 

Glass Bottom Boat, Bicheno

We also travelled around the rocks and saw some birds that look like penguins….

Glass Bottom Boat, Bicheno

 

and this charming fellow.

Glass Bottom Boat, Bicheno

Glass Bottom Boat, Bicheno

Glass Bottom Boat, Bicheno

 

The trip was approximately about 40 minutes and the cost normally $18 an adult and $5 per child over 4 (although because we booked as a group we got on a bit cheaper).  A highly recommended family activity!