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The Lady Nelson

Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
+61 3 6234 3348
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Set sail on The Lady Nelson

Loved every minute of this unique sail on the high seas of the Derwent River Hobart Tasmania. So... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
bessieviolet
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Highlight of our trip to Hobart - an important piece of Austtralian history

Spent the most wonderful hour and a half out on the Derwent River aboard the tall ship Lady Nelson... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Kerry N
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Come aboard, relax and enjoy Tall Ship sailing within one of the world's most picturesque harbours. The Lady Nelson is a full size replica of the original England built Brig that the first settlers to Hobart arrived in. Short harbour sails provide a unique opportunity to experience tall ship sailing. Haul on a line, steer the ship, talk to the captain and crew or just relax and enjoy the magnificent views of Hobart. The Lady Nelson is available for private charter and offers multi-day sailing trips exploring places such as Port Arthur, Tasman Peninsular, Bruny Island and the d'Entrecasteaux Channel. The ship can also be booked as a unique waterside venue for functions, parties and historical talks.
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Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
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+61 3 6234 3348

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Loved every minute of this unique sail on the high seas of the Derwent River Hobart Tasmania. So much fun I must have salt in my veins...

Thank bessieviolet
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Spent the most wonderful hour and a half out on the Derwent River aboard the tall ship Lady Nelson. The crew are all volunteers who as well as being extremely knowledgeable and friendly managed to get my teenage children involved in sailing the ship. A...More

Thank Kerry N
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

It was absolutely lovely, it is all run by volunteers who are passionate about sailing and happy to answer all your questions, very knowledgable. This would be perfect for children, they would love seeing all the ropes sails and the tour down stairs to see...More

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Tasmanian Hospitality at its best when I made a booking mistake celebrating Le Weekend in Cygnet and missed out on the sail from Cygnet to Hobart. The Lady Nelson staff handled the matter in a very courteous way, I am lucky to live in a...More

Thank Karin B
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The Lady Nelson is a beautiful replica tall ship. The volunteer crew were friendly and welcoming. The views of Hobart from the water were stunning. Unfortunately the lack of wind during our visit meant that this was more of a float than a sailing experience,...More

Thank Ian C
MALHob, Manager at The Lady Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for your review Ian.

Reviewed 22 April 2017

Great combination of History and watching a working boat, especially observing new crew members being trained. Not just a question of setting the sails and then sitting back!

Thank tasman7
MALHob, Manager at The Lady Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Thanks for the review Tasman 7

Reviewed 19 April 2017

We discovered the Lady Nelson by accident when she glided into the harbour under engine power while we were wandering around the waterfront. After a very brief conversation with a friendly crew member we booked a 2 hour harbour cruise for the next day. At...More

Thank Madmickx
MALHob, Manager at The Lady Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Thank you for the review Mick

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Gliding down the Derwent estuary under full sail - what an experience! The volunteer crew were so welcoming & helpful - they even helped guide my old limbs out on the rope netting under the bowsprit. The food was great & plentiful. The Lady Nelson...More

1  Thank maureenr975
MALHob, Manager at The Lady Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you Maureen, Kind words indeed. Mal

Reviewed 7 April 2017

Last minute decision to hop aboard the Lady Nelson for an afternoon sail, great idea what a wonderful relaxing time we had. Full credit to the friendly crew who were 100% professional and offered many insights into the history of Hobart and the role the...More

Thank 726bruce
MALHob, Manager at The Lady Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you for the kind words Bruce.

Reviewed 24 March 2017

Enjoyable and educational experience sailing on the replica of the sailing ship used during foundation of Hobart. The ship is owned and operated by Volunteers and is a worthy cause to celebrate. As it is Non Profit, ticket price ($30) was good value.

Thank George M
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