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Captain Fell's Historic Ferries

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Address: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Disappointing Dinner - AVOID!!!

Had planned this as a surprise for my mum and her friends on mother's day. They had done the dinner cruise with the previous owners and had really enjoyed it so I was looking... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2015
Lissa76
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

We went on the Lady Jane back in 2011 and it was a great night. The meals and tour were fantastic. Atmosphere was great. Very disappointed its not available anymore.

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Launceston
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

My partner and I spent a few days in Hobart and decided on a 1 hour Captain Fell Cruise heading North leaving at 11.00am. It was a spur of the moment thing but something we always wanted to experience regardless of the negative reviews. $20 per person for a 1 hour tour with great commentary and great sights and just... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 14 May 2015

Had planned this as a surprise for my mum and her friends on mother's day. They had done the dinner cruise with the previous owners and had really enjoyed it so I was looking forward to the experience. Oh dear, what a terrible disappointment it turned out to be. Firstly, the price. $50 for a substandard meal and the most... More 

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3 Thank Lissa76
Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 2 February 2015

It really doesn't deserve a review but I am so disappointed by the non service we received on our lunch cruise on the 31st Jan 2015. We had a group of 7. There wasn't any customer service, we had to ask for a hot drink, and then explain how to make them, I was handed a serviette and a pen... More 

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2 Thank Diane A
Hobart, Australia
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295 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2014

A great spur of the moment decision, I chose to do a one hour cruise on the Derwent one afternoon. There are a range of boat cruises to choose from including morning, lunch, afternoon and dinner .A clear commentary was provided by the captain, enough interesting facts of the sights provided. Refreshments were available on board and a complimentary scone... More 

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Thank tasannie
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

Mr Lee took us out for a bucks party cruise. Was great fun. Just mind getting off and on the boat... Other than that a perfect size for 15- 30 people

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2 Thank Phil K
Melbourne Victoria
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Blessed with a glorious Hobart evening, my wife, daughter and I had a thoroughly enjoyable 2 hour Dinner Cruise on board the quaint Emmalisa. The food consisted of 3 courses which included a really tasty chicken soup for entrée and a choice of mains, desserts and a complementary beverage. Mixed grill and chicken schnitzel were our selections for mains and... More 

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Thank RustyJC
Hobart, Australia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

Really, really rude staff, dreadful food, and a near derelict vessel. Captain Fell should be ashamed. I've been on good and bad ferry trips around the world, but this rates amongst the worst. "Do we really need a first aide kit?" when a crew member rips of their thumb? Captain Duuuh!

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5 Thank rufus R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013

This is the worst cruise that I have ever been in my life. Good kind staff, but bad service. Could you shut down the business before someone else experienced another lost of their fingers and the captain did NOTHING? . What a shame to the Tassie culture. I swear, save those money for a pizzas instead !!!

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Northam, Australia
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

We were walking past & thought what the heck. 4 course meal + 2.5 hour cruise for $49.00. Have spent a lot more for much less. Little worried at age & condition of boat. The food was fair for the price. We had chicken soup for starters & the wife had the fish while I enjoy the Tassie lamb chops.... More 

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