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Hobart Sailing Experience
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Hobart Sailing Experience

By Hobart Yachts
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Ages 0-99, max of 18 per group
Duration: 3h
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  • 3-hour sail on Hobart Harbour by luxury ocean racing yacht
  • Gourmet treats for morning or afternoon tea
  • Professional skipper and crew
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • Kings Pier Marina, 2 Franklin Whrf, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
    King's Pier Marina is right across the road from Mure's Seafood Restaurant. Helsal IV and Magic Miles are the last two boats on the far left of the marina. Meet us there about 10 minutes before sailing (the map doesn't show the marina but satellite photos do).
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5520_HDSAIL

    • 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
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Hobart Sailing Experience?
    Hobart Sailing Experience price starts from AU$172.05. Discover and book Hobart Sailing Experience on Tripadvisor
    What is the Hobart Sailing Experience cancellation policy?
    Hobart Sailing Experience cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Hobart Sailing Experience on Tripadvisor
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    On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Hobart Sailing Experience on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5520_HDSAIL

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    • You'll start at
      Kings Pier Marina
      Kings Pier Marina, 2 Franklin Whrf, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
      King's Pier Marina is right across the road from Mure's Seafood Restaurant. Helsal IV and Magic Miles are the last two boats on the far left of the marina. Meet us there about 10 minutes before sailing (the map doesn't show the marina but satellite photos do).
      See address & details
    • Pass by
      Hobart
      Mount Wellington
    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Hobart Yachts
      318
      Australia
      Joined in January 2012
    • 748GeorgeS
      0 contributions
      Sailing tranquility with dolphins
      We had a lovely morning Sail from Hobart. The yacht is very nice and comfortable and the crew was very friendly and helpful. We saw a huge pod of dolphins . It was a light wind day so ours was tranquil.
      Written 2 January 2024
    • Geoffrey S
      0 contributions
      This was a fantastic way to experience sailing in the beautiful Hobart bay.
      This was a fantastic way to experience sailing in the beautiful Hobart bay. The captain and crew were very friendly and full of wonderful stories.
      Written 19 December 2023
    • oliviagassner
      0 contributions
      Tons of fun
      We had so much fun with Mark and Phil. Very chill. We are sailors visiting from the US and had a blast. They even put up the huge spinnaker for us! So fun and the wine/cheese was a great touch. Highly recommended for experienced sailors or casual sailing for fun
      Written 4 December 2023
    • Poquigley
      0 contributions
      Great Hobart Yachting Experience
      Mark and Jimmy were great hosts onboard their 62 foot yacht. We were greet with freshly made scones and tea and finished off with cheese and wine. And the sailing in-between in some inclement weather was excellent. Mark was full of general knowledge around the area so we got a bit of a history lesson for free.
      Written 28 November 2023
    • spartanbeastie
      0 contributions
      Awesome experience!
      What an experience. Mark and his crew made us feel part of the team for a race in the harbour with about 40-50 other yachts. Incredible views, exhilarating flying along sideways in the water and some awesome banter with competing yachts. Absolutely loved it and would recommend to everyone. Awesome way to spend the evening. Thanks for having us Mark.
      Written 17 November 2023
    • judyfS3867OS
      0 contributions
      Best sailing experience on the Derwent.
      Most memorable day of our holiday. The professional crew were able to cope with all the weather conditions with complete confidence. It was a great experience being able to helm the Yacht with guidance from the crew . Delicious home cooked scones from the galley and the plater of Tasmanian cheeses with homemade quince and drinks was a perfect ending to our cruise. Thank you Hobart Yachts for giving us this wonderful experience.
      Written 8 October 2023
    • Q5323GVolivias
      0 contributions
      Well worth doing.
      Although we didn't have a lot of wind on the day, it was a great morning out on the water. The staff were great and very knowledgeable and the food was lovely. Some of the group had the chance to steer and loved it. Would definitely recommend.
      Written 26 March 2023
    • shev247
      0 contributions
      Divine experience
      Absolutely gorgeous morning. Captain and crew super friendly and had lots of information to share. The ship is divine and the outlook was absolutely stunning. Highly recommended.
      Written 4 March 2023
    • DEBDIREEN
      0 contributions
      Heavenly Sail
      Fabulous experience and very relaxing sail. Great scenery. Thanks to Mark and his crew for showing us the ropes and and giving all of us an awesome experience. Also I enjoyed the lovely treats. Will be back.
      Written 23 January 2023
    • Z7991FYamandah
      0 contributions
      Highly recommend Hobart Yachts
      Wow, what a beautiful yacht to cruise Hobart harbour on New Years Eve. I'm planning on taking all my visitors to Tassie on this cruise. We were well looked after by Mark & his crew, entertained with local knowledge & history, and served the best local cheeses & wine. Many thanks Mark, I'll be back!
      Written 2 January 2023
    • 586barbp
      0 contributions
      A peak experience - highly recommend!
      This was one of the best experiences of our lives! The skipper and crew were very congenial, expert sailors, and gourmet cooks. We had brisk winds, and they allowed us to take the wheel and help sail the boat, but were always alert to step in if conditions got a bit too challenging for us. Once we anchored for the night, we enjoyed great food and drink, good company and comfortable cabins. The scenery was outstanding, and seeing some of the Sydney Hobart yachts racing past was an extra bonus. We couldn't stop smiling! The boat is so solid and spacious, we felt safe at all times, even when we had 35 knot winds. We would love to sail with Hobart Yachts again, and we will recommend it to anyone who loves sailing. Jimmy's photos were outstanding memories.
      Written 31 December 2022
    • 773willc
      0 contributions
      Now we’re SAILING
      We had the most amazing 3 day trip on the Helsal 4. As first time sailing passengers my son and I had an experience that would probably only be experienced by seasoned yachting folk, this was thanks to the dedicated crew and fellow yachting passengers that were on board for the trip. Thank you.
      Written 31 December 2022
    • 229tammyp
      0 contributions
      Wonderful Colliers corporate day out on the water
      We had a blast sailing on the Derwent River! Finn, Jimmy & Lucy were wonderful hosts even though I think they were amused by our inexperience :) Once we got the hang of it, we thoroughly enjoyes ourselves. Would recommend for all corporate team bonding or Christmas activity.
      Written 18 December 2022
    • Vacation697102
      0 contributions
      Fantastic family experience
      We had a fabulous sail and can’t thank our crew, Baz and Johnno enough for making it so fun and enjoyable.
      Written 3 October 2022
    • billga1
      0 contributions
      Special Day out
      Spent 3 wonderful hours on Helsal IV a 62 foot former Sydney to Hobart competitor! Beautiful day on Derwent River and we managed to cross the Sydney to Hobart finishing line with ease. Great team - Brian and Jimmy really looked after us. Apart from the sailing- fresh scones with jam and cream, fresh brewed coffee, champagne and tassie cheeses - top that!!
      Written 29 August 2022
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    Alec P
    2 contributions
    Feb 2020 • Couples
    Newbies to Tasmania we didn’t have a clue what we should see, where we should go. However we dropped on Hobart Yachts, had a great days sailing on a first class yacht run by proper people. Excellent.

    Alec Poole
    Written 6 February 2020
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    Thanks for taking the time to write your kind review Alec. We hope you come back to Tasmania and find yourself sailing with us again : )
    Written 7 February 2020
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    EGCPerth
    Perth32 contributions
    Apr 2023
    Bas, Johnno and Jimmy were the best crew! Clearly all very accomplished sailors which made even the people on board who had never sailed before feel safe and comfortable. The weather was great and the crew allowed us to get involved in sailing the yacht. The view from the water was absolutely beautiful and Jimmy's homemade scones just topped it all off! We had a fabulous day out and would highly recommend this tour to others visiting Hobart.
    Written 10 April 2023
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    Great to hear and thanks so much for taking the time to let us know; it really helps.
    Written 11 April 2023
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    bjacob77
    Stawell, Australia20 contributions
    Was well worth it. We were a bit suss on the boat when we first saw it but it was perfect. It has actually been in the Sydney to Hobart race!! Skipper is a true precessional, great guy, full of local knowledge and really knew his stuff. We had a bit of everything, slow 3 knot sailing then the wind be picked up and skipper got the boat rails in to the water 😃😃. Highly recommend this for a half day. Really good fun. For a true sailing experience.
    Written 12 February 2023
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    You got the whole range but dipping the rails is my favourite bit too : ). Thanks for taking the time to give us your kind feedback.
    Written 24 March 2023
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    Stephen W
    2 contributions
    Nov 2020
    We were lucky enough to enjoy a great experience during our honeymoon on the Derwent with Hobart Yachts.
    Skipper Mark and the Skipper from the other sister boat, Baz, were the perfect guides. We were taught a bit of sailing basics, showed the sights with a bit of local history and fed some delicious local food.
    If you're in Hobart and want to see the city and surrounds in style, do yourself a favour and book sometime on board one of these amazing yachts.
    The price is very reasonable as well. Thanks Mark and Baz, we will be back to take you up on your offer of the five-day charter!
    Written 30 November 2020
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    Thanks so much. We look forward to welcoming the family on your next voyage : )
    Written 1 December 2020
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    Katalin M
    1 contribution
    Feb 2021 • Couples
    I organised this sail as a surprise birthday present for my husband's birthday. I spoke to Mark in the phone prior to booking and he was extremely accommodating to our needs for a different sail time. This flexibility made the whole experience possible for us.
    My husband was thoroughly surprised to be sailing on a boat of this size. We were blessed with a beautiful day, and although the wind did not pick up significantly, we got to experience Hobart from the river in such peaceful and calm conditions. Mark and the crew were very welcoming and great conversationalists. We learnt new things about Hobart and had a such a relaxing and comfortable time. I'm so glad I booked!
    Written 2 February 2021
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    Thanks so much. We're glad you booked too.
    Written 12 February 2021
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    Michael Simonyi
    Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
    June 2023 • Couples
    My partner and I had the best time.
    Baz (our skipper) and Jimmy were just terrific. Both have sailed the Sydney-Hobart multiple times (as has Helsal IV) and their knowledge and very obvious passion for sailing made the day.
    The Derwent is a wonderful place to sail. We were lucky enough to have a sunny, crisp winter day, but honestly the area is so beautiful the weather really wouldn't matter very much.
    We'll be back, and for a longer trip next time - no question!
    Written 7 July 2023
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    Thanks for your kind review. We look forward to your return on a longer sailing adventure - maybe a couple of days next time : )
    Written 10 July 2023
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    Michael Chung
    Howrah, Australia46 contributions
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    5-Star Experience on the Derwent River with Helsal IV

    Embarking on the Helsal IV, we were immediately welcomed by the grandeur of the 62-foot Sydney to Hobart Maxi yacht. The craftsmanship and design were evident as its sails billowed, propelling us along the tranquil waters of the Derwent River with elegance and grace.

    Mark and Christina, our gracious hosts, ensured our comfort throughout the journey, offering a selection of warm or chilled beverages. The morning was made even more delightful with freshly baked scones, lavishly topped with Tasmanian jam and cream, alongside a meticulously curated Tasmanian cheese board.

    Steering such an impressive vessel was an unforgettable experience, providing a mix of thrill and relaxation. For those seeking an adventure that also offers a touch of indulgence, a sail on the Helsal IV is a top recommendation. It’s a magnificent way to appreciate Tasmania’s natural charm. Highly recommended!
    Written 10 November 2023
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    Thanks so much for taking the time to provide this generous review. We enjoyed your company and hope to have you on onboard again sometime soon.
    Written 11 November 2023
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    On the road again
    15 contributions
    Dec 2023 • Solo
    This was a truly awesome experience. The crew looked after the passengers exceptionally well, and nothing was too difficult to ensure that everyone enjoyed the sailing afternoon.
    Everything was just perfect. I highly recommend this sailing trip.
    Written 4 December 2023
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    CelB
    Singapore, Singapore11 contributions
    Jan 2023 • Family
    Absolutely wonderful!
    We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon relaxing aboard Marks yacht . The scenery and yacht itself are beautiful and Mark is a highly experienced and knowledgeable captain. The lovely food and hospitality made it all the more enjoyable. Thanks!
    Written 9 January 2023
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    Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with us. It is really great to hear you had such a good time. Maybe we'll see you back again someday : )
    Written 10 January 2023
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    jean g
    11 contributions
    We went on the half day cruise with Baz and Jimmy as our crew. As non sailers, we had the best time. A calm start, then a nice breeze came up, so we had the boat on a comfortable fun lean with some speed. We all got a turn at steering, which we all loved Jimmy baked yummy scones from scratch with coffee and tea. We finished off with a glass of wine and cheese platter. If visiting Hobart cannot recommend this cruise enough. Thanks, Hobart cruises.
    Written 7 July 2023
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    Great to hear you had such a good time and thanks for sharing : )
    Written 10 July 2023
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