Tour ID: 10059149

This is a great little cruise, you get a new perspective on Hobart. Imagine cruising on the amazing Southern Ocean! You also cruise on the famous Derwent River, the finish for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. You will also see how big Mt Wellington is, wherever you go in Hobart it seems to be watching over you! Of course you can't have a cruise without seeing the wonderful birdlife that Tasmania is famous for!

  • Cruise down the Derwent River and view iconic landmarks
  • Head to Betsey Island and see all the seabirds
  • Experience the amazing Southern Ocean
  • Visit one of Australia’s oldest lighthouses

Cruise is a 2.5hr cruise exploring the renowned waterways that influence Hobart's lifestyle. Visit Australia's oldest lighthouse, circumnavigate Betsey Island and discover the city's rich maritime past.

Travel aboard one of our brand new vessels in a small group of up to 12 passengers. The spacious enclosed cabin contains comfortable leather seats. Large awning windows provide a great view and allow you to immerse yourself in the surroundings.

Cruising down the Derwent River you'll pass historic Battery Point, now one of Tasmania's premium residential addresses. You'll see well-known landmarks like the iconic Wrest Point Casino and the Shot Tower.

Further south, you'll truly appreciate the scale of Mount Wellington as it towers over the city.

Arrive at the Iron Pot, Australia's oldest lighthouse, and be immersed in the fascinating history as your guide shares stories of Hobart's early settlement.

Cruising into Storm Bay, we reach Betsey Island. This uninhabited island is home to a variety of seabirds, including gulls, cormorants and the majestic white bellied sea eagle.

As we circumnavigate Betsey Island, Hope Beach comes into view. This isolated beach is known for its large breaks and offshore winds. We cruise close in to the shore and feel the swell surging straight from the Southern Ocean; these conditions make this a favourite spot with local surfers.

After 2½ hours on the water you'll return to Hobart refreshed, with a newfound appreciation for this beautiful harbour city.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    2.5 Hour Iron Pot Cruise

  • Available for purchase/hire:

  • Duration:

    2.5 Hours

  • Departure:

    2:00 PM Daily

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  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    The cruise departs daily from Franklin Wharf, next to the Constitution Dock Lifting Bridge on Hobart's waterfront.

  • What to bring:

    Make sure you dress warmly for the cruise - warm jackets are recommended. And don't forget your camera!

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    3-16 years
    Infants under 3 years

  • Additional Information:

    Please note there is no parking available at Franklin Wharf. Nearby options for parking are Market Place Car Park or Argyle Street Car Park.

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