After spending nearly 35 years boating in West Aust , then 5 years in QlD, and 2 years boating in NSW and now for the last 2 years living in Southern Tasmania I can only say that the cruising waters in the state of Tasmania especially in the South East are truly remarkable. The protected coast line is protected by dozens of islands big and small offering secure anchorages in any weather. On many occasions we are the only the only boat in the bay. Many boaties who cruise down here from all over the world are truly amazed, some have stayed and settled here. It is a pity for our many tourists that the charter boat industry has not started in earnest, I am sure it would offer alternatives to the Qld charter industry. But maybe the tranquility is what makes it so special !!!, have other boaties enjoyed the experience??? Richard.