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Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse
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Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse

By Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Cruise
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks


Start:
  • Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
    Meet at our booking office, Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart (near lifting bridge).
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • 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: 5500IRONPOT

    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • A maximum of 12 people per tour
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

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

    How much is Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse?
    Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse price starts from AU$141.88. Discover and book Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse on Tripadvisor
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    On average, this experience will take approximately 2h 30m. Discover and book Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse on Tripadvisor

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    • You'll start at
      Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
      Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
      Meet at our booking office, Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart (near lifting bridge).
      See address & details
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      Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises
      Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
      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.
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    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Lucretia F
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great harbour tour
      Small tour group in a front & sided enclosed boat. Drinks provided - great bonus. Got to see the shore line and communities from Hobart harbour. Then saw couple of islands and the lighthouse. The boat driver - Earl - was super great. Informative with a great personality.
      Written 26 January 2024
    • SabineBogeCro
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Short boat tour along the River Derwent to the Iron Pot Lighthouse
      We decided to join the Iron Pot Tour at short notice after seeing the board outside their office at the harbour. The relatively short duration suited us perfectly, and we looked forward to seeing Hobart from the water. The boat is quite small, and even with only a little swell the ride was quite bumpy at times. One passenger had obviously expected a more sedate journey. Our skipper and guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out various interesting architectural and natural sights, and - very timely as it was just a few days before her coronation - the school Queen Mary of Denmark (then Mary Donaldson) attended. Following the River Derwent south towards the northern tip of Bruny Island, and on towards Betsey Island, and the Iron Pot. Along the way we learned more about the area's history. Overall I thought it was a very interesting and informative tour, helpful and knowledgeable staff, and a good time out on the water.
      Written 17 January 2024
    • LeeAdelaide
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Relaxing
      I was travelling with my sister and parents (78 and 82), my mum has some mobility issues but managed to get on and off the boat with very little assistance. This is a very relaxing tour. A Tasmanian, Robert is a great host and story teller (threw in a couple of dad jokes for free!) and we saw some historical and spectacular sites during the 2.5 hours aboard. The wild life spotted included seals sunning themselves and a variety of birds. Part of the ticket cost goes towards various conservation projects. I recommend this tour.
      Written 2 October 2022
    • breuninger
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Absolutely fantastic!
      Went out with Tomas on this 2 1/2 hour tour. Was absolutely fantastic. Informative and entertaining commentary. Tomas was happy to answer any questions we had. Showed as parts of the river and caves we probably wouldn't have visited with other cruises.
      Written 1 May 2022
    • iancM3630GP
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thoroughly enjoyable
      We thoroughly enjoyed the Iron Pot cruise. The boat was comfortable and completely sheltered and the captain engaging and entertaining. This is a fantastic way to get a new perspective on Hobart.
      Written 30 December 2020
    • Ross H
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very enjoyable
      Excellent guide. Excellent afternoon tour. Very lucky to have beautiful weather and cal seas, not sure how the experience would have been on a rough day
      Written 25 December 2020
    • Q7086YArobertg
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great guide and very informative
      Very comfortable boat,very modern Very up close and personal tour of sites Friendly as easy transaction
      Written 21 December 2020
    • Tracy B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Informative and enjoyable cruise with a very knowledgeable skipper
      A great way to learn more about Hobart and the surrounding waterways. A brilliant afternoon with Kate, who was professional, informative, and fun as well. Definitely a highlight of our trip so far. I would definitely recommend this tour and Kate in particular.
      Written 13 December 2020
    • David W
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Always 5⭐️
      This my second trip with this company and was as good as ever. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful as well as being a lot of fun! Just a pleasure to travel with them
      Written 19 November 2020
    • prahancentral
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Iron Pot Cruise
      Brilliant and informative trip this arvo with Toby who clearly has a great love for the sea. Well it was magnificent. Up close and personal to my faves The Iron Pot Betsy Island and Black Jack Rocks!! Soaring 🦅 eagle clutching his prey flew close to us on Betsy Island and the cormorants were like well shags on a rock 😂. Boat handled extremely well and the sea surged.
      Written 18 November 2020
    • 934job
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic afternoon on the water.
      What a great trip this was and Hamish our skipper was very friendly and knowledgeable and made our trip really interesting giving informative narration on the local landmarks and history of the areas around the Derwent River including the Iron Pot Lighthouse. When he informed us of the amount of whales being seen around off the coast of Hobart and the South east we went straight in to the office when we disembarked and booked the Tasman Island cruise for the next day. (Funnily enough Hamish was also on the crew for the next trip!) We saw many whales feeding on the Krill in the area and there were photo opportunities everywhere including the Totem Pole and Tasman Arch. Both cruises were amazing and we will be booking in to do the Bruny Island trip when we are next in Hobart.
      Written 4 November 2020
    • Kimbo1205
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful day on the Derwent
      We spent a fantastic 2 1/2 hour cruise on the Derwent River, it was a perfect day blue sky and calm sea. It was a fascinating cruise and the guides were extremely knowledgable and great fun. The boat was very comfortable and clean and seaworthy. It was a very informative cruise with excellent commentary on geology, history and interesting bits and pieces of the area. Highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting Hobart - 10 out of 10
      Written 24 February 2020
    • Gillian P
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Pennicott creatures & Features
      I took the 2 1/2 hour trip down the Derwent today with Tim the skipper and several other passengers. My Well I from was clearly visible I the blue sky and the river was like glass. A seal farewelled us from the jetty as the boat ripped up along the picturesque coastline of Hobart slowing to look at features and creatures. Passed Bruny Island and iron pot lighthouse before returning to dock. Fabulous trip,great commentary and a relaxed friendly vibe. If do this again, or one of Pennicotts other tours.
      Written 16 February 2020
    • pete20102016
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great trip
      We booked this cruise as a way of seeing the Derwent but it went far beyond our expectations. Hamish, our skipper and guide, set a friendly informative tone from the start and provided excellent commentary on geology, history and interesting trivia. We got to see Nigel the lonesome fur seal and came up close and personal to a pod of dolphins. The pace varied from quiet pottering close to the shoreline to speedy runs to the next point of interest. Our trip lasted close to three hours in a very comfortable boat and was a great way to spend the afternoon. Highly recommended to anyone of any age.
      Written 25 January 2020
    • melstar2018
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous!!
      What a great tour! Fabulous guides with Sam and Tim, they were so lovely. Very comfortable boat and wonderful scenery. We loved it. Thank you
      Written 20 January 2020
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    CodyMav
    Gold Coast, Australia27,709 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2021
    The Iron Pot Lighthouse boat trip runs down the coastline and back, enjoying views of the historic and most interesting waterfront homes, along with caves and platforms, aside from a trip over to the lighthouse itself.

    Our day was over 40 knot winds, yet the boat did a fantastic job of smoothing it out.

    Very enjoyable
    Written 20 July 2021
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    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback on your Iron Pot Cruise. We really appreciate it. Cheers Melinda
    Written 22 July 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Allie M
    Sunshine Coast, Australia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2021 • Family
    Was fabulous from beginning to end. The reception staff were so friendly and helpful. Toby our guide was amazing, funny and so knowledgeable. Totally exceeded our expectations. We were fortunate enough to see a whale within minutes on the water. Lots of seals lazing around on the magnificent rock cliffs. That was a true highlight. Iron pot lighthouse was beautiful and seeing Hobart from the water gives a completely different perspective. Highly recommend.
    Written 26 September 2021
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    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback on your Iron Pot Cruises experience. It is such a great way to explore Hobart. How amazing to see a whale in the River Derwent. Cheers Melinda
    Written 27 September 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Debra B
    Australia125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great cruise, Tomas was our skipper and he was fantastic, very knowledgeable with a genuine desire to give you the best experience he can. We saw everything we could see and games a lot of information about the area that we we not have known otherwise. The boat is very comfortable and being enclosed quite protected from the elements - well done Tomas you do the company proud!!
    Written 5 October 2022
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    Dear Debra We are so glad to hear you enjoyed you Iron Pot Cruise with Tomas. It is a wonderful way to explore Hobart. Cheers Melinda
    Written 10 October 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    asgtravel
    Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2023 • Couples
    We took the Iron Pot cruise last week, and had a great time. Our skipper Hamish was so engaging & knowledgeable, and was happy fielding questions from the guests. Being able to see the cliff faces up so close was amazing, as was the wildlife we were lucky enough to see (the sighting of 2 yellow beaked albatross was a rarity I believe). Would highly recommend this cruise.
    Written 16 July 2023
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    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback on your Iron Pot Cruises experience. It is a terrific way to get a different perspective of Hobart from the water. Cheers Melinda
    Written 28 July 2023
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    Barbara S
    Toowoomba, Australia21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The cruise was excellent. The organisers were highly competent and kindly made adaptations to suit our requirements and ensure we had a great overall experience. The skipper was knowledgeable and considerate of his passengers needs. The cruise enabled us to see the Hobart in a new way and learn an bit about the history. A great cruise - worth every cent
    Written 16 March 2022
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    Dear Barbara We are so glad you enjoyed our Iron Pot Cruise, it is such a wonderful way to explore Hobart. Cheers Melinda
    Written 23 March 2022
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    Gwen008
    Perth, Australia345 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    This was a really interesting trip as we had an entirely different view of Hobart and surroundings as well as heading out to the Iron Pot Lighthouse.
    We were very lucky with the weather as a storm was in the offing but the expected wind and rain didn't eventuate.
    Our guide was great fun, with lots of information and just the right amount of humour and anecdotes. She was very careful to ensure we all boarded safely and offered ginger tablets to anyone worried abut seasickness. Safety was top priority.
    The seating was comfortable and the boat was partially enclosed which made for a great experience.
    The story of the lighthouse was very interesting.
    Booking was easy at the office on the wharf, but you can also book online if preferred.
    Written 3 February 2023
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    Dear Gwen Thank you for your lovely and considered feedback. The Iron Pot Cruise is a terrific way to get a different perspective on Hobart. Cheers Melinda
    Written 5 February 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    amb0n
    Cygnet River, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    The whole trip was fantastic. It was a beautiful day. Skipper Luke was amazing. We explored the extraordinary cliffs south of Hobart, and were even able to touch 160+million year old dolerite formations as Luke skilfully manoeuvred the 'Little Penguin' into the entrance of incredible cave systems.
    Luke's knowledge was inspiring. From how the dolerite and sandstone cliffs formed, to the marine fauna and flora, and the history of the area since colonisation.
    The highlight had to be the largest pod of dolphins I have ever seen. They were feeding and we were spellbound as mums and babies swam in unison. We also saw flying fish, little penguins and myriad seabirds. No one wanted to go home.
    I can't recommend this trip highly enough. Thank you all, especially Luke.
    Written 31 January 2023
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback on your Iron Pot Cruises experience. It is a wonderful way to get a different perspective of Hobart. It does sound like you had some wonderful wildlife encounters. Cheers Melinda
    Written 1 February 2023
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    Livestats
    Thornlands, Australia124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Couples
    Our Iron Pot Cruise was so enjoyable, our skipper Sam was a lot of fun and did a great job on what was a windy and choppy day. He always ensured we were comfortable with the conditions and provided constant information about the sights and their history. The length of the trip was perfect for the afternoon. Drinks (water, juice & soft drink) were available. The ladies in the office were also very helpful and friendly.
    Written 23 April 2024
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    Julie O
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023
    My husband and I had a fantastic afternoon cruise with Luke our tour guide/driver on the Iron Pot Cruises Hobart. His driving of the boat and very interesting information about every aspect of the sites, history of the sites along the journey. Placing the boat so everyone could the best photos we could. The whole cruise was amazing.
    Written 22 April 2023
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    Dear Julie We are so glad to hear you loved your Iron Pot Cruises experience with us. Cheers Melinda
    Written 25 April 2023
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    Margaret W
    Launceston, Australia500 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2021
    Thomas was an excellent host and tour guide with a good knowledge of the area and local history. The boat's capacity is 12 passengers and is enclosed from the elements but you still need to rug up. The easy relaxed nature of the trip plus plenty of opportunities for photography added to a very pleasant afternoon.
    Written 12 July 2021
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    Dear Margaret We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your Iron Pot Cruise experience with us. It is a wonderful way to explore Hobart. Cheers Melinda
    Written 20 July 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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