Water activity

Hobart: 2.5-hour Iron Pot Lighthouse Cruise

4.8 / 5

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Hobart: 2.5-hour Iron Pot Lighthouse Cruise

From US$ 89 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

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
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Sightseeing cruise
  • Water
  • Soft drink
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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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
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    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 51 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      5/5

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    This cruise is a great way to see Hobart and surrounds from the water. We had numerous stops to explain city layouts and points of interest and our skipper was very informative and knowledgeable. We also had an experience with some friendly dolphins and seals which added to the experience. The cruise boat was powerful and able to safely get into tight spots of interest, and the seating was very comfortable. We all enjoyed the cruise and will look at other trips in future holidays in Hobart.

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    May 29, 2021

    Well we’ll worth the experience it was a magnificent afternoon on the Derwent River, lucky for us the weather was magnificent so calm. Could not praise our skipper/guide highly enough. Thomas was a true professional very very knowledgeable really made the afternoon a great experience. Highly recommend this cruise To the Irin Pot Lighthouse.

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