Derwent River Charter

3-hour skippered charter sailing on the wonderful Derwent River.  The charter involves sailing on one of the largest and most beautiful natural harbours in the world, with spectacular views of Hobart and Mt Wellington.  Depending on the wind, the cruise will typically take you to the gateway to the Southern Ocean and return crossing the Sydney to Hobart finish line.  You will sail aboard a fast and comfortable 62-foot luxury ocean racer/cruiser where you will be encouraged to participate as much as you like - take the helm, work with the winches, or sit back and enjoy the ride.  The best Tasmanian fare will be provided as refreshments along with tea, coffee, water and non-alcoholic beverages.  A selection of fine Tasmanian wine and beer is available at our cash bar - and at regular bar prices.

Departing from the Hobart docks, 7 days a week when not on extended charters.   While we are happy to sail at any time, to make the most of the usual conditions we recommend mornings in April through September and afternoons in October through March.  Twilight sails are available in December through February.  Maximum of 18 passengers per yacht.

Cost – $140 per adult, $100 per child under 12, infants free, family (2 adults and 2 children) $420. Private charters also available.

Note - We need a minimum of 3 passengers or equivalent cost ($420) to make a trip viable.  We can start planning with just one though.

Private Charters are also available on request.


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When you book you will be prompted to pay a 10% deposit to secure the booking.  An email will be sent to you asking for the remainder of the cost about three week before we sail. If it is less than three weeks when you book you will get a request almost immediately.  Full payment is required before the sailing date.

You can pay by using your credit or debit card through PayPal (you don't need a PayPal account).

Cancellation policy - If we cancel for whatever reason, we provide a full refund.  If you cancel for whatever reason more than 7 days prior to sailing, we provide a full refund.  If you cancel between 7 days and 48 hours prior to sailing, we retain the 10% deposit. If you cancel or fail to notify that you won't be coming less than 48 hours prior to sailing the full amount will be due (we will consider the circumstances of course).

  • "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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