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Derwent River Historic Harbour Cruise From Hobart provided by Hobart Historic Cruises

Derwent River Historic Harbour Cruise From Hobart

Derwent River Historic Harbour Cruise From Hobart
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About
Make the most of Hobart’s waterfront position by admiring its sights in comfort during a River Derwent cruise. Choose from various departures and options—some with onboard lunch or dinner—to suit your preferences and schedule; and enjoy the unobstructed views that can only be had from the water. Pass sights such as the Botanical Gardens, and hear tales about them from the onboard commentary that you may otherwise miss.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • View Hobart and its surrounds from the water on a River Derwent cruise
  • Sit back and let the landmarks come to you rather than tour by foot or road
  • See and hear about sites such as the Tasman Bridge via onboard commentary
  • Choice of various timings and routes, some with lunch or dinner on board
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • View Hobart and its surrounds from the water on a River Derwent cruise
  • Sit back and let the landmarks come to you rather than tour by foot or road
  • See and hear about sites such as the Tasman Bridge via onboard commentary
  • Choice of various timings and routes, some with lunch or dinner on board
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 70072P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Light refreshments on Morning cruise
  • 1-course lunch on Lunch Cruise (meal not included for kids under 5)
  • 3-course dinner and one complimentary drink on Dinner cruise
  • Port pickup and drop-off at Bellerive Wharf
  • Live commentary on board
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from hotels
Duration
1–2 hours
Departure details
  • Murray Street, Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia Departure Point: Murray Street Pier, Hobart Directions: We locates opposite to the Parliament House and next to the Salamanca Place.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant meals not included
  • No dress code
  • Baby pram accessible
  • 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 130 travellers
Inclusions
  • Light refreshments on Morning cruise
  • 1-course lunch on Lunch Cruise (meal not included for kids under 5)
  • 3-course dinner and one complimentary drink on Dinner cruise
  • Port pickup and drop-off at Bellerive Wharf
  • Live commentary on board
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from hotels
Departure details
  • Murray Street, Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia Departure Point: Murray Street Pier, Hobart Directions: We locates opposite to the Parliament House and next to the Salamanca Place.
Duration
1–2 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant meals not included
  • No dress code
  • Baby pram accessible
  • 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 130 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Murray Street
    Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
    Departure Point: Murray Street Pier, Hobart Directions: We locates opposite to the Parliament House and next to the Salamanca Place.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Hobart
  • You'll return to the starting point
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mankoman
Deloraine, Australia331 contributions
Hobart "Historic" Harbour tour?
Sep. 2021
If the guide had any knowledge about Aboriginal history of the area he kept it to himself, unlike his opinions on a range of topics like development and government policy. And he definitely knew about the median house prices in each suburb we passed - sometimes it felt like we were on a nautical real estate tour.

The best thing about the lunchtime cruise we did was you got to see the coast from the water. The vegetarian lunch was ok, I wasn't expecting much (and was advised that I was the first male to ever order one, so that made me feel special).

So... 50/50 in my book, depends on what you're looking for as to whether it's worth it, but in regards to the 'historical' part of the tour - year zero (as Pol Pot refers to it) is 1803.
Written 21 September 2021
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Rebecca G
4 contributions
Derwent River Cruise
May 2021 • Couples
A great cruise, very informative and the food was lovely. Would highly recommend this leisurely cruise around the river.
Written 17 May 2021
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Debra I
Artarmon, Australia155 contributions
Great way to see the harbour and city
May 2021
We did the lunch cruise which covered the south and north routes. The commentary was excellent and very informative, the boat very comfortable and our lunch was enjoyabke. A wonderful way to view the city and surrounds from the water. Highly recommend and excellent value.
Written 9 May 2021
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Michelle W
Adelaide, Australia252 contributions
Lovely way to explore the Derwent
Apr. 2021
The one hour cruise was very enjoyable. Unfortunately the boat windows were dirty which was a shame as it took away from the experience. If you are not doing the lunch or dinner cruise - note there is a sign at the booking booth saying - food and drink available on board, the food is bags of chips (3 flavors), there are drinks alcoholic and non-alcoholic, just beware that there is one crew member and he disappeared so we were only able to purchase a drink 10 minutes before the end of the cruise.
Written 25 April 2021
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Robyn
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
A fascinating insight into Hobart’s waterfront
Apr. 2021 • Couples
Yesterday, we went on the Hobart Historic Cruise and it was excellent. The knowledgeable skipper provided an interesting tour of the Derwent. If you are visiting Hobart we would highly recommend.
Written 13 April 2021
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jusromin
Gold Coast, Australia4 contributions
Must do
Dec. 2020
The Captains commentary was excellent. Very comprehensive and informative with just the right touch of humour to make it a very enjoyable cruise. Thank you so much, I highly recommend this cruise to anyone visiting Hobart.
Written 21 March 2021
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Oscardog16
Brisbane, Australia290 contributions
Very Informative and enjoyable cruise
Feb. 2021
We took the lunch cruise, and we were pleasantly surprised by the meal. It was well cooked, tasty and adequate in size. The Captain gave a good commentary however it was more difficult to hear in the dining area. The boat has a variety of seating options including lounges on the first floor. The service by staff was exceptional. We highly recommend this attraction.
Written 11 March 2021
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JohnnyGoldcoast
Cambodia342 contributions
They wasted my time.
Feb. 2021
I had about 5 hours to kill in Hobart before getting my flight back to the Gold Coast. So I booked the afternoon one hour cruise instead of a bus trip, then went for lunch before getting on the boat about 1 1/2 hours later. When I arrived they said they won't run the cruise because I was the only passenger. They should have warned me of the possibility of it being canceled when I booked it.

I would have used the time to do the 2 hour Mt Wellington bus trip instead. The girl at the ticket box told me this happens a lot lately so other people are probably put out as well. Take your money then refund you when you could be exploring other parts of the area.

They totally wasted my time.

Don't bother with them.
Written 8 February 2021
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JoM
1 contribution
Time to change
So disappointing that in a 90 minute cruise the commentary made not a single mention of the Aboriginal people whose land it always has been, always will be. In 2020 this is not good enough. Apparently it is not the first time this has been mentioned to the captain/commentator but nothing has changed. He also needs to give some careful thought to the appropriateness of his misogynistic comments.
Such a shame because the cruise itself was lovely and all other staff members on land and onboard were wonderful
Written 30 December 2020
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christmascrazy002
Albury, Australia40 contributions
LUNCHEON ON THE DERWENT
Feb. 2020
What a great trip, enjoyed with another couple. Fantastic meal - steak cooked to perfection, and not something pre-heated as on other trips I have been with other company's.
A delightful trip around the foreshores, would definitely do it again.
Written 28 August 2020
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Auscoach
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Nice cruise average food
Took the Xmas lunch trip with family. Good commentary and cruise but very very average food for what was and expens
reiveratsea
reiveratsea
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A relaxing afternoon and so much to see
We went on the lunchtime cruise and saw all round the harbour and up the river, through the Hobart Bridge. Our skip
Rick63AU
Rick63AU
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Meal afloat
We booked the evening cruise with 3 course meal. The ship took us both up and down the harbour, travelling under th
harriet1034
harriet1034
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Dinner cruise
Wonderful staff, amazing three course meal, and amazing views. A two hour boat trip around Hobart. I would highly r
June B
June B
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"SPIRIT OF HOBART"
We were a group of 27 who travelled on "Spirit of Hobart) - the Red & White boat, for a 1.5 hrs lunch cruise. It wa
eliserhiannon
eliserhiannon
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Great
It was the best way to see the harbour. My Aunty and I just loved it. Very informative crew and lovely.
Janelle V
Janelle V
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Dinner cruise
We booked the 6 o'clock 2 hour dinner cruise and were not dissapointed. The food was great value , including x2 dri
D2244NUrebeccar
D2244NUrebeccar
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Absolutely Recommend
My husband and I took the one hour cruise this morning. We boarded at 11am and oh my gosh I have to mention how bea
Gtrjt
Gtrjt
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Magnificent
Absolutely magnificent cruise and well worth the $38 spent including lunch .Your staff are a credit to themselves,h
BHodge39
BHodge39
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Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise- Failure!
We sent the cruise this exact message, and never heard back. Would NOT recommend. “Hello- my friend and I went on
384wentingr
384wentingr
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Great experience at spirit of Hobart
Everything is perfect. Have Enjoyed an afternoon cruising Dervent’s tranquil waters! Staffs are very friendly and t
Greg S
Greg S
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Good value for great service.
The old boat is very serviceable, the commentary interesting and not overpowering, the meals basic but good and the
julzt1965
julzt1965
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Very informative cruise. Food average
Captain knows his history or is good at reciting his script. Lunch average, drinks overpriced. Beer $6, glass of
Janelle R
Janelle R
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Lovely cruise
Took the lunchtime cruise which covered both southern and northern trips. Very smooth ride on a beautiful day - sea
travellyn2018
travellyn2018
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It was a good experience about the Cruise.
Undoubtedly, it can provide an excellent experience for you. It not only has a good explanation of the history of T
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