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SV Rhona H

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Heritage Sailing Tasmania showcases SV Rhona H Gaff rigged Ketch. She is an historic vessel: built in 1942 by the famous ship wright Ned Jack. We offer a range of tours from private trips, public sails, cruises in the River Derwent and further...more
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Elizabeth St Pier | Hobart Waterfront, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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After wandering around the Salamanca market for the morning, we decided to take a river cruise on this fantastic ketch. The guys set the sails within a few minutes of departing the dock and we used wind power for our trip up and down the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LandyPilot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an afternoon cruise with the volunteer crew on the SV Rhona H. A lovely old sailing boat with afternoon tea provided. While sailing, we watched the stragglers from the Sydney to Hobart cross the line. It was a bit chilly but warm coats...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lindsay2014
JuliePandCharlesB, Manager at SV Rhona H, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Lindsay for sailing with us. Hobart weather can be a little unpredictable, so we keep some spare jackets onboard. The hot water bottles are often a favourite on cooler days, too. Hope you’ll get to come back another time and experience a warmer day!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a couple travelling on our Honeymoon and I called Julie a couple of days before we arrived in Hobart to arrange a Twilight Sail. Julie went above and beyond, she arranged snacks, cider a cake and even have us a box of Christmas...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 762jasmineb
JuliePandCharlesB, Manager at SV Rhona H, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Jasmine, Again many congratulations and it was an honour and our pleasure to have you sail with us. Thank you for your kind words, too. We look forward to your next visit and maybe you’ll both have time for an extended sail. Very best...More

Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

A wonderful experience! We arrived in the nick of time to join the cruise and were warmly welcomed. The SV Rhona is a ship preservation project run by dedicated volunteers; it's not a commercial business. Perhaps this is what makes the welcome so warm. It's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Atauro
JuliePandCharlesB, Manager at SV Rhona H, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It was great to have you onboard, Atauro. Last minute guests are always welcome when we have space and so pleased you have such a great experience. Thanks for your review and look forward to welcoming you back one day in the future.

Reviewed 20 September 2018

I would Highly recommend a trip on Rhona H for anyone who wants a real local experience in southern Tasmania. The tour was magical, Rhona H is a beautiful sailing boat, the volunteer crew who made us feel very welcome indeed, not to mention a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Finn P
JulieandCharles_Tas, Manager at SV Rhona H, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Thanks for sailing with us Fin and your lovely review. We love to share the best of Tasmania and what ether way than welcoming guests onboard Hobart’s oldest and smallest tall ship. Looking forward to welcoming you back again.

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful way to see the Channel under sail and amidst other old sailing boats in the Wooden Boat Festival. Julie & Charles' hospitality was charming & relaxed & I am happy to say they catered for my dietary needs with ease. I can...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Susan S
JulieandCharles_Tas, Manager at SV Rhona H, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thanks Susan, and for your kind review. We loved having you onboard. We do our best to cater for everyone and looking forward to having you back again to share some more of our heritage with amazing photo opportunities.

Reviewed 17 September 2018

I have sailed on the Rhona H a few times, our most notable experience was when my mothers partner who is a quadriplegic came to visit. It was not a problem for the crew to help us lift the wheelchair on and to find a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank douglaso221
JulieandCharles_Tas, Manager at SV Rhona H, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thanks Doug for sailing with us and the lovely review. It was such a great experience for us to have your family onboard. We look forward to when you’re able to join us again.

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We had a rough trot in Tasmania butthe SV Rhona experience with Julie & the team made every second worth it! The kind reception and incredibly accommodating crew made our sail a memory we will hold dearly forever! Thank you SV Rhona.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SteveNRachclemens
JulieandCharles_Tas, Manager at SV Rhona H, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Thanks SteveNRach, We remember Cordy so well. She was fantastic on the cruise and still features in many of our promo images. Her delightful smile is infectious. Hope to see you next time you visit. Best wishes, Julie

Reviewed 12 September 2018

i called this morning to enquire about a booking a group cruise . Julie the name listed on the website hung up on me, which i though was quite rude just after i said my name and company. My colleague called back and advised that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SvetlanaZ71
JulieandCharles_Tas, Manager at SV Rhona H, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Dear Svetta, I have pasted part of my email to you below to give an understanding on this space about what happened. I sincerely hope you reconsider your review: “Dear Svetta, First again my sincere apologies. There was something very strange with the phone this...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018

Thank you Julie and crew. Our group could not have been made more welcome. The crew went out of their way to make our journey memorable including to try our hand at sailing or just sitting back and relax. The SV Rhona and its historical...More

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Date of experience: May 2018
Thank carolinevanriet
JulieandCharles_Tas, Manager at SV Rhona H, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thanks for choosing to sail with us Caroline. Winter sailing can be rather cool and the hot water bottles have become a regular feature. Looking forward to hosting your group again for another Rhona H experience. Best wishes to all.

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Kevin S
19 December 2018|
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Response from JuliePandCharlesB | Property representative |
Hi Kevin, Thanks for your enquiry. We do have space available at present and you can see up to date info on our website. Cost is $150pp Happy to give you a call if that is more convenient after 17:00. Best regards Julie