Sailing and Seafood Experience

Set sail in the morning from the docks in Hobart on one of the biggest ocean racing yachts in Tasmania.  Learn how to sail, even take a turn on the wheel if you like, or simply relax and enjoy the magnificent views of Hobart and the countryside as we head towards Bruny Island, never leaving sheltered waters.  Both our 62 foot yachts are veterans of the the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race - one of the most famous ocean races in the world - and we set sail every trip; including our huge spinnaker when the wind allows.  You will be thrilled by the excitement of racing through the sea without the sound of an engine, propelled only by mother nature.  

We will anchor in a sheltered bay for lunch where you can swim off the yacht, go for a walk on the sandy beach, relax on deck with a drink of Tasmanias famous wine, beer or cider, or try your luck at fishing.  If you are lucky enough to catch something big enough we will cook it up for you on the spot!  

You can eat lunch below decks in the comfort of our large saloon, or on deck where you can take advantage of the beautiful scenery and fresh air.   You will be presented with some of the freshest and most delicious seafood you are ever likely to eat, as well as salads and fresh fruit, and Tasmanian wine, beer, cider and soft drink.  You will get to hold live Tasmanian lobster and abalone before it is prepared for you by our expert crew.  

Seafood menu:
Rock Lobster (live in season)
Abalone (live)
Oysters
Scallops (in season)
Muscles
Salmon
Freshest fish of the day (e.g. trevalla, flathead, trout)

As we travel to and from our anchorage we will explain to you the fantastic scenery, local history and the wildlife that you may see along the way, including seals, penguins, dolphins and sometimes even whales and orca!  We return to the Hobart docks at 5pm.

Minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12 passengers

PRICE (all catering included, no more to pay):

 $595 per person  from  4-10  passengers

$5980 total cost for 11-12 passengers or a Private Charter

  • "THANX Mark and Luke!! Had the BEST DAY of our lives ever. And now even more convinced that sailing is something we need to take up, if not just for the pleasure of being on the ocean working with such beautiful beasts these boats are! Already spreading the word and will continue upon our return to the UK :D Simply Amazing."
    – Jenny H, Birmingham, UK
  • “I really had the time of my life on the Helsal IV. This is something you have to do in your lifetime. If you are in Hobart don’t miss this amazing experience.”
    – John Y, Hampshire, UK
  • "Relaxing in timeless Port Davey with Mark, Marcia and Luke was a worldclass experience not to be missed. Cruising calm, sunny waters of untouched beauty in superyacht style and comfort with an expert guide. Attentive crew combining safe sailing with friendly fun and fabulous food. Chance of a lifetime - grab it if you can."
    – Bob F, London, UK
  • "Lazily sailing around in a very handsome yacht, friendly, knowledgable and baby friendly crew, delicious assortment of food and drinks throughout the day, we had a wonderful day with all the elements working together perfectly."
    – Siegrists, Melbourne, Australia
  • "Thanks for such a great day out on the Derwent! What better way to spend a 39 degree summer afternoon than onboard such a beautiful vessel. Everything was perfect!"
    – Reny R, Hobart, Tasmania
  • "Where to begin!  In a nutshell the whole thing was great!  Beautiful food. Friendly, skilled crew. Comfortable beds.  What a treat. ... Mark and his partner Marcia were the consummate hosts.  The whole journey was a pleasure.  Many thanks M&M."
    – Pip C, Kingscliff, Australia
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