Half-Day Sailing on the Derwent River from Hobart

Half-Day Sailing on the Derwent River from Hobart

3 hours Hobart, Australia

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You will be sailing in a Sydney to Hobart race maxi - really sailing - and on one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. The three hours takes in most of Hobart's large sheltered harbour. See Hobart at its best, with stunning views of the city, Mt. Wellington and the surrounding forests and hills that make up this most picturesque of cities. You might even see penguins, dolphins or seals (regular visitors), and sometimes even whales and orca. Grind the winches, take a turn on the helm or relax and enjoy the experience. Delicious local treats will be served for morning or afternoon tea (included in the price,) and local wines and beer are available at regular bar prices. The skipper and crew are all experienced professionals with plenty of stories of the high seas and a wealth of local knowledge to share.
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Pass By: Hobart, Hobart, Greater Hobart, Tasmania

Sailors will see the beautiful city of Hobart, its historic docks and surrounding mountains and forests from the large sheltered harbour. Sometimes there will be other yachts racing on the harbour and sometimes we will be visited by curious dolphins and seals. Very occasionally we will see whales and orca.
Sailors will experience what it is really like sailing aboard a large ocean-going yacht, and they can take turns on the winches or even try their hand at the wheel if they like.

Pass By: Mount Wellington, Pinnacle Road, Hobart, Tasmania Australia

See Mt. Wellington and the surrounding forests and hills.


  • 3-hour sail on Hobart Harbour by luxury ocean racing yacht
  • Gourmet treats for morning or afternoon tea
  • Professional skipper and crew


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Hobart Yachts, 4 Franklin Whrf, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear soft rubber soled shoes. Sneakers are ideal
  • A maximum of 18 people per sailing trip
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers


18 Reviews

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Rick and Rhonda June 2021

The men loved the experience of helping with the sailing and all the information about how to sail
Hospitality was fantastic scones and cream with tea/coffee then wine beers and a cheese platter Fabulous morning

Ongelique May 2021

Awesome arvo out on the water. The crew are fantastic and extremely knowledgeable. Got a chance to take to the helm as well. Just a great afternoon all round

Heather M April 2021

A wonderful day out on the water. The crew were very friendly and I had an amazing day. We are keen to head our sailing again and would recommend this crew to any considering spending an afternoon out on the water in Hobart.

Lisa L February 2021

Being involved in sailing the Yacht was awesome. We sailed on the Magic Miles with Baz, , Patrick and Dave, they were laid back and good fun. Great local cheese platter and wine topped off the experience. Highly recommend

DARYL H January 2020

We were sailing on the Derwent for 3 hours. The crew -- Barry and Jimmy -- were outstanding.
They gave us a detailed description of the yacht, what we were about to experience, explained sailing terminology and we both had time behind the wheel steering. Towards the end the bikies and cheese-- gourmet Tassie style -- with a couple of glasses of Chardonnay just topped of a memorable afternoon. Experience not to be missed,particularly with this crew. Many thanks B and J. DARYL HOCKING

Michael J January 2020

Don't be misled, Derwent River is actually the Hobart harbor (just tradition). Barry and crew were outstanding! We spent a wonderful morning sailing the harbor, seeing and hearing about the great place know as Hobart. We were literally wined and dined (some of the best cheese in the world is from Tasmania) along great stories, wonderful humor and exciting day of sailing. To top it off we learned that this boat (63') participated in the famous Sydney to Hobart race along with her skipper. If you want a really memorable experience in Hobart we would recommend it.

Ruth P October 2016

Such a wonderful experience! A lovely crew made it special. We had the boat to ourselves and they were very professional, respectful, courteous and it was most informative for my son. I recommend parking in the all day car park behind the art school and if you cant find the actual jetty the tourist info pier were very helpful. A luxurious way to spend the afternoon!

Jennifer M L June 2016

Absolutely wonderful afternoon out on the Derwent. Sunshine, Tasmanian cheeses and home made scones

DANIEL April 2016

Agradable y placentero. Momentos excitantes cuando el viento soplaba fuerte. Muy buena atención a bordo, desde el trato y la experiencia del Capitán y su personal, hasta los apetiziers servidos durante las 3 horas. Muy recomendable.

Kerry M March 2016

Exceptional afternoon. Great commentary and the opportunity to be at the helm was awesome. Thank you for a wonderful few hours. Very relaxing.

Annette H February 2015

Great afternoon. Harbour was overcast when we left but we had a great afternoon chasing the sun. So relaxing,Great crew and afternoon tea Thanks mum for scones and cream.
Enjoyed by all aboard local and visitors

Barbara D January 2015

I had an amazing time out on the Derwent River with the crew on this yacht. As the holder of the world's weakest stomach I was petrified that I would suffer from motion sickness, but it was smooth sailing all the way through to the end. Fabulous food, amazing views, and an exceptional crew make this an experience you won't want to miss. This at the top of my 'to-do' list the next time that I am in Hobart.

Frederick D November 2014

How lucky were we as we had the 3 crew members all to ourselves. Being under sail was just so magical. Scones and coffee to start with then smoked salmon and crackers. To finish we were served various cheeses and fruit. 3 hours went by so quickly. So, everyone book today and have a lifetime experience.

Lorax70 July 2014

It wasn't the best weather on the Derwent River, but the whole thing was highly enjoyable and the Derwent River is still beautiful even when its gray and raining.
Our hosts were very gracious and went so far as to offer to go out at another time when it was sunnier, unfortunately this was the only time we had available.
Our hosts and skipper were all very knowlegable about the art of sailing and encouraged us to get involved which was alot of fun.
Highly recommended.

Jan B October 2013

Mark and his crew were fantastic. We had a fabulous time on the Derwent. We have been telling all our friends and would highly recommend it.

Diane M February 2013

excellent sailing weather. Hospitable hosts. Skipper good knowledge of sailing. Veiws brilliant from the Derwent river

Tracey B March 2021

Was fun, however the winds were approximately 50 knots and we probably should not have been taken out in hindsight. But was still a fun experience.

Julie D April 2013

A great experience. The skipper and owners were informative and a pleasure to be with. Great company, good hospitality and would recommend it to anyone with an interest on the water.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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