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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

4.8 / 5

based on 49 reviews

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.

It was AMAZING! Kate was a fantastic skipper + guide and I felt I learned a lot about the history, geography and beauty of Hobart and surrounding waterways.

What a very enjoyable and informative tour we had today. Another great Pennicott adventure

Great way to see Hobart from the ocean and good commentary from the boat guide.

The tour was fantastic . The guide was friendly and very knowledgeable .