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Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse

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Hobart, Australia

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Take a Hobart sightseeing cruise to admire coastal scenery and learn about the maritime history of Tasmania’s capital city. As you travel along the River Derwent to Betsey Island and Iron Pot Lighthouse, one of the oldest lighthouses in Australia, you’ll enjoy sights like Hope Beach, Mt Wellington and Shot Tower. Listen to stories from your guide about life on the sea, from shipwrecks to settlers, on this small-group tour limited to 12 people. 
  • 2.5-hour Hobart cruise on the River Derwent and into Storm Bay
  • Learn about Hobart's maritime history from a knowledgeable guide
  • Cruise past Iron Pot, one of Australia's oldest lighthouses
  • Snap photos of Hobart and towering Mt Wellington from the water
  • Travel along the final leg of the famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
  • Look for the white-bellied sea eagle and other seabirds as you circumnavigate Betsey Island
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 ensures a more personalized experience
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Departure Point

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.   
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
Your guide will meet you at our Hobart office and walk with you to our Franklin Wharf jetty to commence your 2.5 hour cruise.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises
Your 2.5 hour cruise explores Hobarts' famous waterways, beaches, cliffs and caves. See iconic landmarks such as Mt Wellington, Wrest Point Casino and the Shot Tower. Cruise the River Derwent to the Iron Pot, Australia's oldest lighthouse. Travel to Storm Bay, the same water as the final leg of the famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Circumnavigate Betsey Island, explore its sea caves and search for a variety of sea birds.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 12 people per tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse.

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The cave where we sand "Happy Birthday to my hubby.
lauribarber
, Feb 2020
This is the shortest cruise around the Hobart area, so as busy business people it allowed us to see the most for the least time. Only 4 of us (2 Finns, 2 Americans) were aboard, out of 12 possible, so we learned a lot about the things that bring us together all over the world (fjords, mountains, oceans, traveling) as well about the Tasmania, the harbor of Hobart, the capital, and the rough life of the original visitors. Recommendations by the cruise captain for food and the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) were definitely correct and worth the taste and visit!
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A fantastic cruise. Our host was...
Lynette N
, Mar 2016
A fantastic cruise. Our host was Hugh and he was such a wealth of knowledge and information. A very entertaining afternoon.
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Rob was an outstanding guide. His...
Rein B
, Nov 2015
Rob was an outstanding guide. His local knowledge and passion for his home made this one of the best tours we've done.
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Viator sent the voucher for the...
Chezannehopkins
, Apr 2015
Viator sent the voucher for the wrong day so we didn't get to go, what a way to wreak someone's holiday
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Great pilot. Finn had lots of good...
Lynda H
, Feb 2015
Great pilot. Finn had lots of good stories and a good sense of humor.. Interesting lighthouse!
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