Pennicott seafood seduction cruise
A seafood-focused cruise through the waters of Hobart

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Per Harper’s recommendation, I went on the Pennicott Seafood Seduction tour today, where our fearless guides Sam & Hugh took us on a cruise through the waters of Hobart, Tasmania. Not only were they our guides, they were also our captains, fishermen, chefs, and entertainers – their constant prattle & wit back and forth kept the cruise light-hearted and fun. The day was amazing, the food top-notch, and the sights were something to behold. Anyone heading to Tasmania should stop through and take the cruise!

Across the day, we ate:

  • Oysters, both raw and poached in sparkling wine
  • Salmon: sashimi, cold-smoked, hot-smoked & salmon spread.
  • Strawberries, blueberries, & cucumber
  • Blue cheese, brie, & cheddar from Bruny Island
  • Rock lobster (raw & ceviche’d in wine)
  • Abalone, prepared two ways: sautéed with butter and sautéed with ginger, garlic, chilis, and scallions
  • Sea urchin (raw)

The abalone and sea urchin were freshly caught by Hugh, one of our guides!

Of the course of the day, we drank:

  • Jansz Sparkling wine
  • Moo beer
  • Chardonnay
  • Willie Smith’s cider
  • Pinot Noir

The day started off pretty windy and cloudy, but ended up warm with gorgeous blue skies.

Pennicott ship Pennicott ship: Little Penguin

Bruny island Bruny Island

Raw oysters Raw oysters

Poached oysters Oysters poached in sparkling wine

Rocky cliffs Rocky cliffs

Salmon farm Salmon farm

Salmon sashimi Salmon sashimi

Sea Sea

Selfie Selfie

Willies & Moo Willie Smith’s cider & Moo brew

Tiny island Tiny island

Shore views Shore views

Shipmates Fellow passengers from Hong Kong

Inside the ship Inside the ship

Sea life Sea life

Chardonnay views Chardonnay views

Appetizers Appetizers: strawberries, blueberries, cucumber, hot-smoked salmon, cold-smoked salmon, brie, blue cheese, cheddar.

Rock lobster Rock lobster, with Sam & Hugh

Sam petting the rock lobster Sam petting the rock lobster

Me holding the rock lobster Me holding the rock lobster

Rock lobster, raw Rock lobster, raw

Rock lobster, poached Rock lobster, poached

Diving for seafood Hugh diving for seafood

Sam showing us the sea urchins Sam showing us the sea urchins

Prep'ing the sea urchin Prep’ing the sea urchin

Fresh, raw sea urchin Fresh, raw sea urchin

Prep'ing the abalone Prep’ing the abalone

Sam taking a mallet to the abalone.

Abalone, poached in butter Abalone, poached in butter

Abalone, sautéed Abalone, sautéed with scallions, ginger, chilis, garlic.

Chardonnay selfie Chardonnay selfie