Tasmanian Wild Seafood Adventures

Imagine a gentle sea breeze, the scent of salt in the air, and the thrill of embarking on a half-day cruise that offers a unique blend of nature, culture, and culinary excellence. That’s what Shane Wilson and Nick Daft had in mind when they co-founded Tasmanian Wild Seafood Adventures – and it’s exactly what they’ve delivered.

Berthed in the historic Sullivans Cove, the heart of Hobart’s beautiful waterfront, you’ll find Cuttlefish – a 55ft Tasmanian-built catamaran which is the flagship vessel of Tasmanian Wild Seafood Adventures. This luxury cruise vessel which houses an interactive cook station, comfortable indoor lounge and spacious outdoor viewing platforms – is where you can enjoy some of the freshest, tastiest wild seafood in the world.

As passionate fishermen and experienced commercial divers, Shane and Nick were seeking a way to combine their extensive knowledge of Tasmania’s world-famous fishing industry with a boutique, customer-facing initiative that would appeal to locals and visitors alike.

The outcome was Tasmanian Wild Seafood Adventures. Established in 2016, the company offers a unique Deep-to-Dish experience that continues to state, and national awards alike.

Shane and Nick warmly invite their guests to board the catamaran at Hobart Waterfront, before embarking on a spectacular journey down the Derwent River, into Bruny Island and the D’Entrecasteaux Channel.

Cruising at a leisurely pace past towering sea cliffs and secluded sandy beaches, guests onboard Cuttlefish can take the time to enjoy the scenery and look out for marine life including seals, dolphins and even whales.

Meanwhile, experienced divers will harvest periwinkles and sea urchins to be prepared by the onboard chef and the expert crew, alongside fresh abalone, rock lobster, oysters, mussels and salmon – all sourced from Tasmania’s pristine waters.

For Shane and Nick, the Tasmanian Seafood Cruise is a way to share their love of local produce – Tasmanian fruits, cheeses, local wines and beers are also included – but more importantly it’s a way to share their love of the place. Both men have been navigating Tasmania’s waterways, for pleasure as well as business since childhood.

By choosing to cap the group size on the seafood tours at 20 for mixed groups, when the boat is licensed to carry up to 49, they’ve ensured there is always an opportunity to connect personally with guests – giving lessons in how to shuck oysters, carefully handing over the most prized morsels of fresh abalone and sharing the stories and histories of Tasmania’s rivers and oceans.

That connection works both ways. Tasmanians are great listeners – we know how lucky we are to live in a place where there is time and space to foster authentic relationships – and both Shane, Nick and the crew enjoy hearing from local, interstate, and international visitors.

Whether you’re a first-time guest or a world-famous chef – Gordon Ramsay was once treated to a diving session with Nick and Shane, when he visited Tasmania to film an episode of his National Geographic series Uncharted – everyone is treated equally. Everyone has the opportunity to see how the catch of the day becomes a feast for the senses: from rich, delicious crayfish to buttery sea urchin and succulent, briny oysters.

Tasmania is a place where the sea meets the sky, where fishermen and divers transform into hosts and storytellers, and where every shared meal tells a story of profound connection.

As you consider destinations for your next business event, imagine a place that goes beyond the superficial; where connection is not just a concept but a way of life. Imagine stepping aboard Cuttlefish, in the safe, experienced hands of Shane Wilson and Nick Daft. Imagine making memories that will resonate long after the seafood adventure ends.