1. Australia
  2. Tasmania
  3. Hobart

Hobart: 2.5-hour Iron Pot Lighthouse Cruise

Product ID: 74546
Iron Pot Cruises is a 2.5-hour cruise exploring the renowned waterways that influence Hobart's lifestyle. Visit Australia's oldest lighthouse, circumnavigate Betsey Island and discover the city's rich maritime past.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See Iron Pot Lighthouse and hundreds of sea birds
  • Explore caves and secluded beaches
  • Enjoy the company of a local guide and small groups of up to 12 passengers
Full description
Travel aboard a brand new vessels in a small group of up to 12 passengers. The spacious enclosed cabin contains comfortable leather seats. Large awning windows provide a great view and allow you to immerse yourself in the surroundings. Cruising down the Derwent River you'll pass historic Battery Point, now one of Tasmania's premium residential addresses. You'll see well-known landmarks like the iconic Wrest Point Casino and the Shot Tower. Further south, you'll truly appreciate the scale of Mount Wellington as it towers over the city.

Arrive at the Iron Pot, Australia's oldest lighthouse, you'll be immersed in the fascinating history as your guide shares stories of Hobart's early settlement. Cruising into Storm Bay, you'll reach Betsey Island. This uninhabited island is home to a variety of seabirds, including gulls, cormorants and the majestic white bellied sea eagle.

As you circumnavigate Betsey Island, Hope Beach comes into view. This isolated beach is known for its large breaks and offshore winds. You'll cruise close in to the shore and feel the swell surging straight from the Southern Ocean; these conditions make this a favorite spot with local surfers. After 2.5 hours on the water you'll return to Hobart refreshed, with a newfound appreciation for this beautiful harbor city.
Includes
  • 2.5-hour cruise

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart

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Important information
Know before you go
• Dress to the conditions
• Remember your camera
• No minimum age or minimum numbers
• Tours depart daily
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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The views are great and the guides are knowledgable and friendly. It was quite rocky though.

January 19, 2020

Wonderful and interactive guide. The journey was comfortable and thoughtful, catering to all interests of all the passengers onboard! Thank you for the experience.

December 22, 2019

December 5, 2019

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Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Product ID: 74546