Half-Day Sailing On The Derwent River From Hobart

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    Kings Pier Marina, 2 Franklin Whrf, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
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    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


You will be sailing in a Sydney to Hobart race maxi - really sailing - and on one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. The three hours takes in most of Hobart's large sheltered harbour. See Hobart at its best, with stunning views of the city, Mt. Wellington and the surrounding forests and hills that make up this most picturesque of cities. You might even see penguins, dolphins or seals (regular visitors), and sometimes even whales and orca. Grind the winches, take a turn on the helm or relax and enjoy the experience. Delicious local treats will be served for morning or afternoon tea (included in the price,) and local wines and beer are available at regular bar prices. The skipper and crew are all experienced professionals with plenty of stories of the high seas and a wealth of local knowledge to share.

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Become a seasoned salty as you enjoy a three-hour sail on one of the world's largest and most beautiful natural harbors, with spectacular views of Hobart and Mt wellington. Grind the winches, trim the sails or just relax and watch the scenery pass by. Sail toward the Iron Pot lighthouse that stands guard at the entrance of the Derwent River, and keep a lookout for dolphins, seals and other marine life as you tack across the water.

Enjoy the best of Tasmanias gourmet produce with a delicious morning or afternoon tea, while the skipper regales you with stories of the high sea.

Any time is a great time to go sailing. A morning sail is available from October to March, departing at 9am. From April to September an afternoon sail is available, departing from 2pm.


3-hour sail on Hobart Harbour by luxury ocean racing yacht

Gourmet treats for morning or afternoon tea

Professional skipper and crew


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please wear flat soled shoes. Sneakers are ideal

A maximum of 18 people per sailing trip

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

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  • 26-Oct-2022

    I had a great afternoon sail on the lovely Helsal IV with Captain Baz and Jimmy. Seeing Hobart from the water was a real treat and getting to take the helm for a little while added to the adventure. To top it off we were treated to a delicious afternoon tea with scones baked on the boat by Jimmy. Baz is a great captain who shares his experience while allowing passengers to have the thrill of handling this beautiful boat. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who likes to sail or have the experience of seeing Hobart by boat. Thank you Baz and Jimmy!

  • 22-Oct-2022

    We had a great time sailing on the Derwent river, the crew provided a delicious morning tea along with excellent commentary. I would recommend this cruise. I am vision impaired and was very nervous about getting on the boat. With the help of the crew they made me feel at ease. I had an amazing experience. Thank you for your support

  • 03-Oct-2022

    It was such a lovely sail. We were given the option to steer and took it…it was a delightful experience with a very knowledgeable and personable captain who showed us all of the sites on the Derwent and explained the history. I’d go again.

  • 18-Sep-2022

    A wonderful experience on a true Sydney to Hobart yacht, beautiful scenery, relaxing and exciting, lovely company, A1

  • 18-Sep-2022

    There is nothing as peaceful as sailing with the wind and sun combining to disconnect you from the world for a while. From the moment we stepped on board we knew we were safe and our son and partner absolutely enjoyed sailing for the first time. We were well looked after by Steph and Finn with coffee and scones and some bubbles. A very pleasant experience.

  • 04-Sep-2022

    Friendly and excellent service. Mark, Barry and Jim were throughly professional with their sailing skills. Enjoyed a cuppa and freshly made scones that were made on the boat.

  • 07-Jun-2022

    We have no experience at sailing at all.. we have just followed the annual Sydney to Hobart classic each year… so jumping aboard Helsal 4 (after remembering the deeds of the flying HelSal1 in the salt water Classic in the 1970s) seemed a very cool thing to do while visiting Hobart (and the famous docks)… in fact it was a highlight of our stay in Tasmania Hobart harbour is beautiful and sailing up the River Derwent to the Sydney to Hobart finish at full speed will be something we will talk about for a long time. A highlight for my wife and I, was taking over the controls and get involved in hauling the sails.. Classic Hobart Activity..

  • 20-May-2022

    A beautiful boat. Friendly professional crew. We had a lovely time. It is great way to travel the beautiful Derwent river. Highly recommend.

  • 12-May-2022

    Fantastic crew, great information, tasty scones jam and cream and also cheese platter. Lots of laughs, shame the wind was a bit light on. But a truly great Time.

  • 29-Apr-2022

    This was one of the highlights of our holiday. Mark & Jimmy treated us like friends. We were fortunate enough to be the only booking for the morning and were able to enjoy a hands on experience that involved assisting the crew and steering the yacht. My girlfriend and I have had limited sailing experience so it was interesting to learn various aspects of it. Mark and Jimmy were extremely knowledgable in sailing and of the local area. We were treated to scones and a cheese platter and felt very comfortable while on board the yacht. I couldn't recommend this experience more highly and I extend huge thanks to the crew for their hospitality.

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