Water activity

Hobart: 2.5-hour Iron Pot Lighthouse Cruise

Water activity

Hobart: 2.5-hour Iron Pot Lighthouse Cruise

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From US$ 89.78 per person

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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.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • 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.
  • 2.5-hour cruise

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    Meeting point

    Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • Dress to the conditions
    • Remember your camera
    • No minimum age or minimum numbers
    • Tours depart daily
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 121 reviews

    Review summary

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    Even though it was raining, we still carry on with the cruise. Good knowledge by the skipper, Thomas. Very detailed explanation on the rocks and the local area. Water was choppy and the swell at lighthouse was about 2-3mtr high but the skipper kept us safe. He handles the boat well. Safety briefing was carried out 1st thing before we set for sail. It was an enjoyable trip.

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    March 27, 2023

    Tim gave us a fantastic tour of the Derwent River, Storm Bay and Iron Pot lighthouse. Commentary was awesome. Informative and humorous all at the same time! We were lucky enough to see Dolphins, who also graced us for a show in the boats wake, in addition to seals, Sea Eagles and numerous other bird species. Highly recommended.

    March 27, 2023

    Doing a boat trip in Hobart is crucial to understanding the maritime nature of life here. You get to look back from the water and really see ‘Hobart’. Knowledge, friendly, proud local - skipper of the boat - Toby. Modern clean fast boat. We were free to walk around. Windy day. Water quite choppy. Made it more exciting.

    March 27, 2023

    Product ID: 74546