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Iron Pot and Betsey Island Cruise - 2.5 Hours

Departs Hobart, TAS - Show on map
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Iron Pot and Betsey Island Cruise - 2.5 Hours


  • Learn about Hobart's history from your knowledgeable local guide
  • See Australia's oldest lighthouse - the Iron Pot
  • Cruise the final leg of the famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Discover Hobart's coastal beauty and maritime history on an eco cruise exploring its waterways, beaches, cliffs and caves. You'll hear tales of shipwrecks, whales and seafarers, and visit Australia's oldest lighthouse, Iron Pot.

What's Included?

  • 2.5 hour cruise to see Iron Pot, Storm Bay, Betsey Island and Hope Beach

This cruise explores 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 a brand new vessel in a small group of up to 12 passengers. The spacious enclosed cabin contains comfortable leather seats, and 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. The unique square spire is a testament to convict construction, still standing more than 150 years later. Cruising into Storm Bay, you reach Betsey Island.

This uninhabited island is home to a variety of seabirds, including gulls, cormorants and the majestic white bellied sea eagle. As you circumnavigate Betsey Island, Hope Beach comes into view. This isolated beach is known for its large breaks and offshore winds these conditions make this a favourite spot with local surfers. After 2.5 hours on the water, you'll return to Hobart refreshed, with a newfound appreciation for this beautiful harbour city.

This experience is part of the Responsible range because they are ECO certified by Ecotourism Australia.

Session Length

  • This experience is 2.5 hours in duration
  • Cruises depart daily at 2pm
  • Not available on Christmas Day


  • Adult: 16+ years
  • Child: 3-16 years


  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

This cruise runs with a maximum of 12 people.


  • In the event of rain or inclement weather your experience will still go ahead unless contacted by the experience provider
  • If your experience is cancelled you will be rescheduled by the provider

Dress Code

Passengers should dress warmly.

This experience departs from Franklin Wharf, Hobart.

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