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Hobart: 2.5-hour Iron Pot Lighthouse Cruise

1. Hobart: 2.5-hour Iron Pot Lighthouse Cruise

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.

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What people are saying about Iron Pot Lighthouse

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 68 reviews

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.

An excellent was to enjoy the Derwent River and all it has to offer. I love the experience and loved hearing the history of Hobart, especially their convict past. Pot Lighthouse is an amazing place and can't believe people used to live there.

Awesome afternoon on the water. Great views and got to play and photograph seals and dolphins. Hamish was very friendly, knowledgeable and relaxed. Highly recommend

Unreal. Great travel guide, super fun and got great value for money with the guide happy to take us out on the boat for longer than planned. Would highly recommend!

The weather was a bit crazy wet but it was still an excellent trip. I always felt completely safe with our guide. I loved it all.