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Join this 2.5 hour cruise exploring Hobart from the water. Visit Australia's oldest lighthouse, circumnavigate Betsey Island, see hundreds of nesting seabirds, cliffs, caves. You'll cruise in one of our brand-new boats with a maximum of 12 guests.
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Dock Head Building | Franklin Wharf, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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All reviews derwent river great afternoon storm bay sea eagles captain tim bruny island experienced skipper highly recommend this trip to anyone booking office fantastic trip great few hours rock formations boat ride salmon farm excellent commentary his knowledge hobart area
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent afternoon on the water. Our guide/captain was Tim. He was very friendly, funny and took great care of his passengers. Was constantly checking to make sure everyone was feeling ok. The water was very choppy but that made the boat ride fun. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank michelle t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great afternoon cruise with Huw to Ironpot. He is very knowledgeable about the Hobart area and its history and clearly loves his job. The office staff were very friendly and helpful. Must do if you are in Hobart.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Darren C
Reviewed 1 November 2018

A great day out on the river made all the more interesting with the commonalty of Huw Griffiths.. Huw help make the day.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jhkenworthy
PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thanks for your terrific review. We will pass on your great feedback to Huw. Cheers Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Reviewed 1 November 2018

What a great couple of hours on the water from Hobart. The day we went Tim was our tour leader and skipper and he was truly excellent. Knowledgeable and very helpful regarding the history, geography and wildlife in the area. The boats are especially well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GRM88
PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thanks for your terrific feedback. We love sharing the Iron Pot Cruise with guests and really appreciate you taking the time to do a review. Cheers Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

WOW what a trip! What a great afternoon out on the water seeing the sights of Hobart and surrounding area. Our trip was a little rough so if you get seasick take some tablets before you go, they also offer them onboard. But the trip...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Rosemarie K
PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Dear Rosemarie Thanks for taking the tine to provide such a lovely review. Isn't the Iron Pot Lighthouse gorgeous? Such a pretty little tower. We will pass on your feedback to Tim. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Reviewed 17 September 2018

This was a trip down the east coast of Bruny Island. It was a great experience if not a little long. The crew were good but we have serious doubts about the safety aspect of these cruises. Neither the crew nor participants had a life...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KAF369
PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Good evening Thanks so much for taking the time to provide your considered feedback. Please rest assured safety is our number one priority. By law we are not required to wear life jackets but they are always available to those who would like to wear...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have the cruise with Captain Tim. From the get go, Tim made us feel welcome and comfortable. Mixing the usual information with some of his jokes definitely cracked us up and made the trip interesting. We had excellent weather on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank michmichie
PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thanks so much for your fantastic review. We really appreciate your feedback and will pass on your comments to Tim. Our guides love sharing this special part of the world. Cheers Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Reviewed 9 September 2018

What a great way to see Hobart from the water, it was a rather cold day but there were jackets and blankets that could be use, drinks were supplied also, Finn was our skipper for the trip and what a guy! funny, kind and extremely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LISA R
PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Dear Lisa Thanks for your lovely review. We appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts on our Iron Pot Cruise. We will pass on your feedback to Finn. Cheers Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We did this 2.5 hour cruise last week with Geoff (I think) as our captain. He made the cruise as he obviously loves his work and made it so interesting. Lots of info on landmarks and history of Hobart. We saw dolphins come play round...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Estev0
PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Good morning Thanks for your lovely review of the Iron Pot Cruise. It is a great afternoon tour from Hobart which we love to share with visitors. Cheers Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Reviewed 7 August 2018

We did the tour on a cold day, plenty of jackets and blankets supplied to keep you warm. Our tour guide explained the areas on the coast, the landmarks, the history of the Iron Pot Lighthouse. The rocky coastline was beautiful and we spotted some...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Paula W
PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Dear Paula Thank you for taking the time to provide such a lovely review. The River Derwent is just beautiful location to be cruising and the Lighthouse is just spectacular. We love sharing this cruise with our guests. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

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Bob P
15 October 2015|
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Response from PennicottJourneys | Property representative |
Hi Bob, The boats we use for Iron Pot Cruises are 11.3 metre custom-built Naiad Rigid Inflatable Boats. They have a spacious enclosed cabin, an onboard toilet and leather seats for 12 guests. You're very welcome to stand... More
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