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SV Rhona H

Elizabeth St Pier | Hobart Waterfront, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 407 169 623
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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 afield. Our regular schedule is to sail Saturdays and Sunday's and in summer offer twilight excursions as well! All proceeds gained form the boat go back into the maintenance of the vessel and keeping the "Head Waves" philosophy alive. Head Waves: 1. Traditional sailing and nautical skills on an authentic historic vessel 2. Conservation and environmental awareness 3. Health promotion with an emphasis of "mindfulness" and being in the moment as part of a great team. We feature Tasmanian products on all our trips: every sail includes refreshments! Contact us to discover all the opportunities available.
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Elizabeth St Pier | Hobart Waterfront, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Thank courtneyblake180
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Hobart on a sunny evening, nothing better than joining the Master and crew of SV Rhona for a sail. She is an old Gaff-rigged ketch . Very skillyful helming and sailsmanship . Also provided are substantisl nibbles and wine. We had...More

Thank robert W
JulieandCharles_Tas, Owner at SV Rhona H, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for sailing with us, Robert W. we appreciate your review and pleased that you enjoyed the experience. We had hoped to get all four of the unfurled sails up, but not to be with the 20-25kt winds. Maybe next time we will have all...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

We were in Hobart last weekend, and booked an afternoon sail on the Rhona, several weeks in advance, all paid for. Along with several other people we turned up at the appointed time only to find no one there. I rang them, and woke the...More

Thank hilzPalmSpringsCa
JulieandCharles_Tas, Owner at SV Rhona H, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Hi hilzPalmSprinsCa, We were dreadfully sorry to disappoint you and in all honesty did all we could to try to rectify the situation. Charles may have sounded asleep; he was certainly awake; dealing with high winds and heavy rain. With 40 knot winds and hail...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

We had a really amazing afternoon out on the River Dewent with the wonderful team on SV Rhona. They were all super friendly, the hospitality couldn't have been better, the team were so inclusive, they even let us helm the beautiful Ketch. All the team...More

Thank AussieSmudge1976
JulieandCharles_Tas, Owner at SV Rhona H, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thanks AussieSmudge1976 for your review. Its always a pleasure to be out on the water and we aim to give our crew and guests an awesome day out. We aren't a square rigger, but a traditional gaff-rigged ketch (one of the three tall ships in...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

Wether you just want to cruise along on the water or take an active part in the sailing you can enjoy this short ( or longer) trip. There is a real effort to make you feel important and at home. We did get concerned about...More

Thank jeffreyw129
JulieandCharles_Tas, Owner at SV Rhona H, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thanks for sailing with us and you lovely review, jeffreyw129. Your comment about the sandwiches made us smile. We hate waste and learnt from experience that small bites are more managable and less likely to fly overboard in windy conditions. Even on calm days, having...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017

Fantastic 2 hour winter cruise under the Tasman Bridge. Informative narration by crew members and a delicious afternoon tea. Doesn't cost an arm and a leg and even if you are not touring it is a great experience. Pity the cruise ships don't mention these...More

Thank A Biz S
JulieandCharles_Tas, Owner at SV Rhona H, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thanks for sharing the SV Rhona H experience; yes, we would love to see more cruise guests onboard and hope to see you again when next in Hobart.

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great day out on the harbour, Julie and her crew were very accommodating. Afternoon tea was delicious!! =D

Thank Mary P
JulieandCharles_Tas, Owner at SV Rhona H, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thanks Mary. Pleased you enjoyed your sail and the refreshments; hope to see you onboard again one day.

Reviewed 8 May 2017

We went on a winter day sail with members of the Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania. The winds were light, so not a lot of high-speed sailing, but it was a pleasant cruise and a the hot soup helped ward off the chill. The crew,...More

Thank Robert V
JulieandCharles_Tas, Owner at SV Rhona H, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thanks Rob; we always enjoy hosting the Guild and look forward to the next visit!

Reviewed 14 April 2017

Our party of 4 were the only passengers on our afternoon cruise on the Derwent on the SV Rhona H, so we had the boat to ourselves, along with the great volunteer crew who help the owners run this lovely tour. I had the opportunity...More

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JulieandCharles_Tas, Owner at SV Rhona H, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thanks Tony, We appreciate you sailing with us and your kind review. Sailing is our passion and sadly when the wind is very still we need to use the "D Sail" (diesel engine). Our all volunteer crew are fantastic and its having guests onboard that...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

The staff and the boat are what make this trip so special. The staff interact with guests sharing their knowledge of Tasmania and it's sailing history. The lunch and cheese plate were just what we want to eat and so fresh. The day we sailed...More

1  Thank claky
JulieandCharles_Tas, Owner at SV Rhona H, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thanks for sailing with us and its great to hear you enjoyed the experience. We aim to give every guest a special day out and we are pleased we achieved this for you; hope to see you onboard again.

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