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Reviewed 14 January 2019

We departed Triabunna late Friday afternoon anchoring overnight in a sheltered location a little to the south enjoying a sunset platter followed my dinner. Our Skipper Mal, Bosun Tony and all the crew made each of the passengers most welcome.

The following day we set sail northwards and for those who wanted to it was up the rigging, haul in the bunts and clews and make fast!

We sailed north to Schouten Island encountering an inquisitive pod of dolphins along the way. The plan being to go ashore however as can always happen when sailing the wind was against us so we travelled north to Cooks Beach on the Freycenet Peninsula. A magnificent spot with time to explore.

Back on board and it was time for one of the Lady Nelson's infamous bad shirt nights.The skipper threatened a round of sea shanties however we were spared the experience!

Our final day and a return trip south pausing at Isle de Faux to exchange pleasantries with a large number of seals.

We anchored off Maria Island at the old Darlington penal colony once again with a couple of hours ashore.

A brisk passage under sail west and back to Triabunna.

A thoroughly enjoyable experience. We ate well were brilliantly looked after and had no problem sleeping at the end of each day. Thank you to all of the volunteer crew especially Sally who can cook below decks in all conditions! Tasmania is fortunate to have the Lady Nelson and the people who care for her. Thank you

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Had a great time, shame about the cranky old bloke at the the very end of the tour. The rest of the staff were Exceptional...I suggest a draft for the individual...he clearly is harbouring childhood issues that don't blend well with the majority of the community.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

The two night getaway allowed enough time to explore the river and bays, while experiencing and participating in sailing a square rig historic vessel. At anchor overnight in a peaceful bay is a delight. The volunteer crew and fellow passengers were very good company, and the cook fed us extremely well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 130audrey
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MALHob, Public Relations Manager at The Lady Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Thank you for your kind words Audrey

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Reviewed 28 November 2018

What was so good about this journey was that from the very start, the dedicated volunteers drew us into helping sail the boat, so it was a training but without pressure or stress. They were patient, but it was serious work and you felt useful and a sense of accomplishment in tasks so different to one's everyday life. The Lady Nelson community is warm and passionate about what they get to experience, and sharing it with others willing to have a go. It came across in the lavish food, easy rapport, and small numbers involved so we were instantly on first name terms, and individuals. The crew themselves were so diverse and problem solving amongst them a delight to watch.
Behind it all was the astonishing beauty and freedom of the wild Tasmanian coast, and the weather and the waters. This trip was as iconinc and uniquely Tasmanian as a Cradle Mountain Hike, and a lot more fun. Still smiling every time I think of it, and proud of being an old dog learning new tricks.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

A wonderful 90 minute experience where you can actually be a part of it all by steering or hoisting sails! Definitely worth doing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travise421
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MALHob, Public Relations Manager at The Lady Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Thank you for your review - these really help people decide to come with us

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