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Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse

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    What to Expect
    Your cruise starts at Hobart’s Franklin Wharf, where you’ll hop aboard your motorboat, a custom-built vessel with leather seats and an enclosed cabin with large windows to take in the views. Then set off down the River Derwent, passing by landmarks like Battery Point, Wrest Point Casino and 160-foot-tall (49-meter) Shot Tower.

    When you reach the mouth of the Derwent, take a look at Iron Pot Lighthouse, which stands on a small rock island, guarding the entrance to Storm Bay. Constructed in 1832 after several shipwrecks on these waters, the lighthouse is one of Australia’s most historic. Listen to tales from your guide about Hobart’s early settlers, including lighthouse keepers and their families, and hear about the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, in which the lighthouse is the final turn.

    Then head into Storm Bay toward uninhabited Betsey Island, where white-bellied sea eagles and other marine birds live, and enjoy a view of Hope Beach, a secluded stretch of coastline whose offshore winds and large breaks make it a popular surf spot. As you move closer, you’ll feel the swelling surge of the ocean before turning around to cruise back to Hobart, watching for marine life along the shore.   
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Franklin Wharf, Hobart
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:30pm
    • Cruise
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • A maximum of 12 people per tour
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The iron pot lighthouse tour was amazing. Hamish is a fantastic guide with heaps of local knowledge and he went out of his way to show us dolphins. Seals. Sea Eagles and heaps more. I would highly recommend this trip it has been the highlight for us so far
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    Fantastic way to get a taste of the coast around Hobart. Tim our guide was great. Knowledgeable, and lots of insights into both the environmental and historical aspects of the sights on the tour. Lots of opportunity to get up close to the landscape. Tim is a great skipper. Took
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    Response from PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse
    Responded Jun 30, 2018
    Dear Judi Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of your Iron Pot Cruise with Tim. We love that tour and showcasing the River Derwent. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Team
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    Amazing 2.5 hours tour which turned into 3 with Tim, who had amazing local knowledge and grew up in the area. Was great for all ages, children were treated to a few special activities. Saw some amazing native animals and went into some areas only accessible by a fast boat. Was
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