We often get asked if we would hire out our yachts for accommodation, especially during periods where accommodation in the city is hard to find; like the Sydney to Hobart Race and the Wooden Boat Festival.  Staying in King's Pier Marina during these times is about as awesome as it gets for boat enthusiasts, The marina is where the competitors and participants in these events are located and the centre for all the dockside festivities. ...

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Sailing Helsal IV

This is a 3-hour morning or afternoon cruise sailing on one of the largest and most beautiful natural harbours in the world, with spectacular views of Hobart and Mt Wellington. . . .

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Sailing on the Derwent River, Hobart Tasmania, on Helsal IV

Double Bunk Cabin still available for 2021
We are offering a unique opportunity for adventure lovers to watch the yachts in the Sydney to Hobart race round the corner on the final leg of this epic race. We do a three-day trip, leaving on the 28th of December and returning on the 30th of December.  We will be sailing to the Tasman Peninsula, home to Port Arthur, the Three Capes and iconic Tasman Island.  . . . 

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Cape Pillar, Helsal IV

This yacht charter combines the pleasure of two full days sailing, adventure and exploration with an overnight stay onboard Helsal IV or Magic Miles in one of 2 double and 1 twin bunk cabins.  The best of Tasmanian fare is provided for all meals and refreshments.  . . .

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Sunset in Tasmania aboard Helsal IV sailing to Port Arthur

ENQUIRE NOW for 2022
For the memory of a lifetime book on one of our yacht charters to Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour on Tasmania’s rugged west coast.  The area is a Marine Reserve and part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and the South West National Park. This journey will change your life.  . . .

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Bathurst Narrows from Balmoral Hill, Port Davey, South West Tasmania

Suitable for all ages and available all year round.  These charters usually take between three and seven-days, and like all our cruises, they can be customised to suit your requirements. After departing from Hobart we usually overnight at the historic convict settlement of Port Arthur.  The next day we sail past giant vertical cliffs that plunge straight into the depths of the Southern Ocean before rounding spectacular Tasman Island.  . . .


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Helsal IV at anchor at the Hazard Range, Freycinet Peninsula Tasmania

This full-day skippered yacht charter is a magnificent way to absorb the beauty of the Derwent River!  Depending on the weather, this 8-hour cruise will take you to the end of the Derwent River and out into Storm Bay or the more sheltered waters of D'entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island.  You will also indulge in the best Tasmanian fare for lunch, morning and afternoon tea.  The return trip will see you following the Sydney to Hobart yacht race route, crossing the finishing line before berthing at King's Pier Marina.  . . .

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Helsal IV sailing in Storm Bay Tasmania

Be a part of the crew (as active as you want to be) in a real yacht race a 62 foot Sydney to Hobart veteran, Helsal IV.  Twilight yacht races on the Derwent River are a magnificent tradition in Hobart; be a part of it and get your heart racing too.  . . .

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Helsal IV sailing at sunset, Tasmania

Sailing on the beautiful expansive Hobart harbour at twilight is an experience not to be missed. Views of the sparkling city with its rolling hills and magnificent mountain backdrop are breathtaking in the summer twilight.  Sail on the River Derwent taking in the view before coming to anchor in a sheltered bay where you will be served a wonderful meal of the best Tasmanian food accompanied by our famous wines and beer, or whatever takes your fancy.

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Twilight at anchor

Spend a day sailing on the magnificent harbour and anchoring for an exquisite seafood lunch and relaxation.  Take in the magnificent scenery and maybe see seals or dolphins and sometimes even whales.  Take a turn on the wheel, or learn the ropes if you like.  Once at anchor you can go for a swim or a walk on the secluded sandy beach, or just relax and enjoy your ultimate Tasmanian holiday indulgence.

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  • "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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