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.
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.
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This cruise runs with a maximum of 12 people.
Passengers should dress warmly.
This experience departs from Franklin Wharf, Hobart.