5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

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  • Location:Hobart, Australia
  • Duration:30 minutes (approx.)
Experience the thrill of flying in a seaplane on a scenic flight over Hobart. With every seat a window seat, you’ll have unparalleled views of Hobart’s waterfront and city center, the River Derwent and Tasman Peninsula. During your 30-min tour, enjoy a 20-minute flight, look out for whales and dolphins swimming below and enjoy the excitement of taking off and landing on the water by seaplane.


  • 20-minute seaplane flight over Hobart
  • All seats are by a window, offering amazing views
  • See the historic precinct of Salamanca Place and Battery Point
  • Fly high over the Tasman Bridge and Government House
  • Great photo opportunities, so don't forget your camera!
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departures

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What You Can Expect

Best Seaplane Tour over Hobart and River Derwent

Hobart by Seaplane

Departing from Kings Pier Marina on Hobart’s lovely waterfront, your seaplane will taxi from the docks into the River Derwent before taking off into the air. With headphones provided, listen to commentary from your experienced and knowledgeable captain as he points out Hobart’s many historic attractions.

After take-off, circle over Hobart and trace the city’s landmarks below, from Salamanca Place to the lofty backdrop of Mount Wellington. You’ll see the Tasman Bridge, Government House, the Botanical Gardens and the cutting-edge architecture of MONA – the Museum of Old and New Art.

Continuing towards the mouth of the River Derwent, you’ll see the lovely village of Battery Point and the tower of Wrest Point casino. Heading over the water, look out for Northern Bruny Island and see yachts sailing on D'Entrecasteaux Channel. You might even spot dolphins or seals, or even a migrating whale!

You’ll also see the bays and coves of the Tasman Peninsula and the Southern Ocean stretching to the horizon, before returning to Hobart for another view of the city center and waterfront. A thrilling landing on the water completes your scenic tour of Hobart by seaplane.

Numbers are limited to six passengers, ensuring a comfortable flight.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

It was great, lovely day and wonderful views of Hobart, a very enjoyable experience..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Thank you Ben......a truly great experience.....professional and so much fun !....Veronica and John

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This was an amazing experience, chasing Syd-Hob Yachts up the Derwent and landing on the race finish line was incredible I would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for an unforgettable experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

I loved my flight over Hobart would recommend it to all

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

This was a unique experience for us flying over Hobart's beautiful waters. The flight was a 70th birthday present. Mel thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and we would happily recommend it to anyone. A camera is a must to capture the superb scenery below.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Amazing - A true adventure. Spectacular sights with informed commentary from the Pilot. . Excitement for me as I was Co-Pilot. . Spectacular scenery that you just can't experience from other than the sky.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This is a must do when visiting Hobart. It was great to see the Derwent River and surrounds from the air. It was thorougly enjoyable and we will definitely do it again. The pilot and crew were very friendly and welcoming.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Our seaplane tour was fantastic. The scenery over Hobart and the Derwent was beautiful. The flight was smooth and the pilot informative and engaging. We enjoyed it as much as our helicopter flight over the grand canyon. Definitely worth doing when in Hobart.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Booked myself and my husband on a half hour trip as a treat, having never been on a sea plane, my Husband loves planes but not keen on flying! A contradictory I no! The pilot was Great very informative, we had good weather, some fabulous views of Hobart and surrounding area. An excellent experience well worth the money, thanks again.
In my husband' words top banana!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Good plane ride

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