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Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Take a Hobart sightseeing cruise to admire coastal scenery and learn about the maritime history of Tasmania’s capital city. As you travel along the River Derwent to Betsey Island and Iron Pot Lighthouse, one of the oldest lighthouses in Australia, you’ll enjoy sights like Hope Beach, Mt Wellington and Shot Tower. Listen to stories from your guide about life on the sea, from shipwrecks to settlers, on this small-group tour limited to 12 people. 
  • 2.5-hour Hobart cruise on the River Derwent and into Storm Bay
  • Learn about Hobart's maritime history from a knowledgeable guide
  • Cruise past Iron Pot, one of Australia's oldest lighthouses
  • Snap photos of Hobart and towering Mt Wellington from the water
  • Travel along the final leg of the famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
  • Look for the white-bellied sea eagle and other seabirds as you circumnavigate Betsey Island
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 ensures a more personalized experience
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Departure Point

Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Meet at our booking office, Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart (near lifting bridge).

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your cruise starts at Hobart’s Franklin Wharf, where you’ll hop aboard your motorboat, a custom-built vessel with leather seats and an enclosed cabin with large windows to take in the views. Then set off down the River Derwent, passing by landmarks like Battery Point, Wrest Point Casino and 160-foot-tall (49-meter) Shot Tower.

When you reach the mouth of the Derwent, take a look at Iron Pot Lighthouse, which stands on a small rock island, guarding the entrance to Storm Bay. Constructed in 1832 after several shipwrecks on these waters, the lighthouse is one of Australia’s most historic. Listen to tales from your guide about Hobart’s early settlers, including lighthouse keepers and their families, and hear about the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, in which the lighthouse is the final turn.

Then head into Storm Bay toward uninhabited Betsey Island, where white-bellied sea eagles and other marine birds live, and enjoy a view of Hope Beach, a secluded stretch of coastline whose offshore winds and large breaks make it a popular surf spot. As you move closer, you’ll feel the swelling surge of the ocean before turning around to cruise back to Hobart, watching for marine life along the shore.   
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
Your guide will meet you at our Hobart office and walk with you to our Franklin Wharf jetty to commence your 2.5 hour cruise.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises
Your 2.5 hour cruise explores Hobarts' famous waterways, beaches, cliffs and caves. See iconic landmarks such as Mt Wellington, Wrest Point Casino and the Shot Tower. Cruise the River Derwent to the Iron Pot, Australia's oldest lighthouse. Travel to Storm Bay, the same water as the final leg of the famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Circumnavigate Betsey Island, explore its sea caves and search for a variety of sea birds.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 12 people per tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse.

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Maree_R
, Oct 2021
Hobart cruise. Great tour guide, very informative. Comfortable boat and great views Wild life was amazing, even saw humpback whales!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Maree Thank you for your lovely feedback on your Iron Pot Cruise. How amazing to see whales in the River Derwent. Cheers Melinda
star-5
Great introduction to Hobart
Toni_V
, Sep 2021
Toby was a great guide full of interesting information. Lots of different landscapes to see. Smaller group of 12 makes a more personal experience
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Toni We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your Iron Pot Cruise with us. Cheers Melinda
star-5
Must do in Hobart
Jacqueline_L
, Jun 2021
Fantastic trip! Captain Toby was informative and entertaining. Highly recommended. Would book again when next in Hobart
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your Iron Pot Cruise, it is a lovely way to explore Hobart. Cheers Melinda
star-5
Amazing scenery
Judith_G
, Apr 2021
The itinerary was perfect. Just the right amount of time. We saw 2 Sea Eagles close up. Penguins and Seal too. It was an amazing Autumn day and very calm. Our tour guide was awesome. Thankyou
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Dear Judith We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our Iron Pot Cruise. It is a wonderful way to explore Hobart. Cheers Melinda Anderson
star-5
Getting a different perspective as a visitor to Hobart
David_B
, Apr 2021
Our guide Ben provided a great experience and his commentary throughout the journey gave some insight and inspiration to prompt us to take a car and visit some of the locations by land the following day.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Dear David Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback on our Iron Pot Cruise. Cheers Melinda Anderson
star-5
Amazing scenery
Jeff_C
, Apr 2021
What an amazing tour the scenery was beautiful out guide shared heaps of local knowledge and a bit of local gossip is was fantastic
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Dear Jeff Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback on our Iron Pot Cruise, it is such a great way to explore Hobart. Cheers Melinda
star-5
Being on Storm Bay, seek...
Veronica_L
, Apr 2021
Being on Storm Bay, seek g the Dolamite Cliffs up close, the bird life on Betsey Island, capturing a rough bout.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Dear Veronica Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of your Iron Pot Cruises experience. It is such a great way to explore Hobart. Cheers Melinda
star-5
Brilliant
Kath_D
, Mar 2021
Absolutely loved the cruise. It was so great to see stunning Hobart and surrounds from the water. Thomas was brilliant. Thank you!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Dear Kath Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback on our Iron Pot Cruise. It is such a great way to explore Hobart. Cheers Melinda
star-5
Highly recommended
Natasha_B
, Jan 2021
Loved being out on the water. Sights and stories from our guide Tom varied and interesting. Boat clean and safe.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Dear Natasha Thank you so much for your feedback on our Iron Pot Cruise, it is such a wonderful way to explore Hobart. Best Regards Melinda
star-5
Great trip
Darren_S
, Jan 2021
Hamish was a great guide, very passionate about his home town Hobart. Recommend this tour for anyone visiting Hobart.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Dear Darren Thank you for your wonderful feedback, the Iron Pot Cruise is such a lovely way to explore Hobart. Best Regards Melinda
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