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Half-Day Sailing on the Derwent River from Hobart

  • 3-hour sailing tour on the River Derwent from Hobart
  • Admire the coastal scenery
  • Enjoy morning or afternoon tea
Half-Day Sailing on the Derwent River from Hobart
From $104.21
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Afternoon SailingMost Popular
3-hour afternoon sailing departs at 2pm from October to March only
Morning Sailing
3-hour twilight sailing departing from the Hobart Docks Departs at 9am April to September only
Experience Hobart from the water on a 3-hour sailing tour by ocean-racing yacht. As you glide along the River Derwent, admire the city’s coastal scenery, look for wildlife and help the crew with tasks like trimming the sails or grinding the winch. Or, simply relax and enjoy the fresh air. Gourmet snacks will be served while you listen to tales about sailing on the high seas.
What to Expect
Your Hobart sailing tour starts as you hop aboard your sleek racing yacht and set off along the River Derwent. While you witness what it takes to operate an ocean yacht like this, you can help the crew trim the sails and grind the winches, if you wish. Or just relax and admire the passing scenery, from the Hobart cityscape to views of Mt Wellington.

Head toward the Iron Pot lighthouse, and watch for wildlife like seals and dolphins. Then enjoy stories from your skipper about previous sailing adventures over morning or afternoon tea featuring gourmet Tasmanian items. Your tour ends when you return to the departure point.

When booking, select either the morning tour, which operates from October to March, or the afternoon tour from April to September.
Write a ReviewReviews (23)

1 - 5 of 12 reviews

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Great hospitality and wonderful views

Was gifted a voucher and my wife and I sailed a half day with Hobart Yachts. The hosts were fantastic, very informative and food provided was local and fresh. Was an all round pleasant yacht cruise on the wonderful Derwent River! Thanks for the experience!

Thank RB26VL
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile
Fantastic Experience

Made a last minute booking for our last day in Hobart and Mark managed to get us on the sister yacht called Magic Miles. Beautiful yacht with a lovely, informative crew. Thank you Barry, Andrew and Veri (If I have her name right?) for a...More

Thank Craig R
Mark S, Owner at Hobart Yachts, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Glad you enjoyed the Magic : ) I will pass your thanks on to the crew for sure.

Reviewed February 12, 2018
Fantastic tailored experience

Had a wonderful trip with mark and Crew. They accommodated my 10th old baby with life jackets and lots of cuddles. Nice sail and much needed stop for a long swim on an unusual 37 deg hobart day! Highly recommended

Thank Dan W
Mark S, Owner at Hobart Yachts, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2018

Thanks for your kind review. Hopefully we will see you both again one day.

Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed an amazing three hour afternoon sail on board Helsal IV with Jamie and Jimmy - two of the friendliest and most accommodating gentlemen you would be lucky enough to meet. The boat is comfortable, roomy and well cared for and although our sail...More

Thank hugmonkey
Mark S, Owner at Hobart Yachts, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2018

So glad you had a good time with us, and took the time to write your kind review. We would certainly love to have you back for a longer trip.

Reviewed January 20, 2018
wonderful experience

I was given this trip as a birthday present from a group of people, one of whom came on the "voyage" - and it totally lived up to my expectations and beyond. The weather helped - just the right breeze with sunlight sparkling on the...More

Thank elisabethkw
Mark S, Owner at Hobart Yachts, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2018

It was a fun sail to be sure : ) Thanks for your kind review. we hope to see you again - maybe on a longer voyage.

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