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Derwent River Historic Harbour Cruise From Hobart

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From USD 20.35

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  • 1 to 2 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Enjoy Hobart from the water on Derwent River cruise. Choose your preferred time of day for your cruise, including lunch and dinner options, and then glide through the city to admire the harbor and waterfront attractions such as the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, the Tasman Bridge, Government House, Montagu Bay, and Rose Bay.
  • Listen to the captain's commentary on board
  • See the sights of Hobart along the Derwent River
  • Select the lunch cruise for a 1-course meal
  • Opt for the dinner cruise for a larger meal and wine

What's Included

  • Light refreshments on Morning cruise
  • 1-course lunch on Lunch Cruise (meal not included for kids under 5)
  • 3-course dinner and one complimentary drink on Dinner cruise
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transportation to/from hotels

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Murray Street, Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

    Departure Point: Murray Street Pier, Hobart Directions: We locates opposite to the Parliament House and next to the Salamanca Place.

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant meals not included
  • No dress code
  • Baby pram accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 130 travellers
Operated by Hobart historic cruises

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitisation during Derwent River Historic Harbour Cruise From Hobart?

A:The policies on sanitisation are:
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Derwent River Historic Harbour Cruise From Hobart?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Derwent River Historic Harbour Cruise From Hobart?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveller Tips

An excellent 1.5 hour cruise around Derwent River Harbour (not really a river cruise), with lunch included.
I would recommend this as an opportunity for a casual dinner as a couple or with friends.
It might be a good idea to clean the tables and seats between tours in this time of COVID.
256 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers
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Afternoon Cruise Derwent River Harbour
Christine_M, May 2022
Enjoyed the cruise and the commentary content. However, commentary was slightly monotone... and fast - obviously delivered by someone who has delivered it many times. Internal of boat looked unkempt and grotty. There was no clean up or tidying chairs etc between group before us alighting and our cruise boarding making the inside of the boat look uninviting. On the upstairs deck, the clear plastic vinyl windows were so dirty it was impossible to see through them. I understand we were on a late afternoon cruise but it was obvious the vinyl hadn't started off clean in the morning. Although I was unimpressed with the state of the vessel, I would still recommend this cruise due to its perfect length, reasonable cost, interesting commentary and the sheer pleasure of cruising around the picturesque Derwent River Harbour.
Easy booking extremely...
Lesley_C, May 2022
Easy booking extremely friendly staff good short cruise very informative indeed..Think this is enough of a review (it was only a one hour cruise!)
A great way to see Hobart from the water
Lisa_O, May 2022
The captain was very knowledgeable and good humoured. A lovely way to spend an afternoon on the water with some seals to entertain us out the front of the boat. Beautiful harbour
Pleasant few hour sail
Joanne_W, Apr 2022
We actually did the lunch cruise due to weather conditions in the evening. Enjoyed the tour guide captains commentary and the lunch although simple was tasty. Thank you
Excellent and worthy for the money
Grace_N, Apr 2022
Excellent view, very relaxing experience, I loved the tour guide explaining of each scene and its historical backgounds
Lovely, delicious meal...
Tara_R, Apr 2022
Lovely, delicious meal and a relaxing trip up the river was a nice end to our Tasmanian holiday. Would highly recommend. Thanks for having us aboard
Spectacular views of the harbor
Sarah_V, Apr 2022
A spectacular way to see the harbour with interesting historical commentary. A fun experience for the whole family.
Power of the (sea) Dog
Christine_B, Apr 2022
The captain guide is fascinating and generously shares so many priceless historical facts and personal touches
Fantastic! Highly recommend!
Adam_C, Apr 2022
Great experience, friendly staff! Nice relaxing boat journey with very informative commentary on sights and history around Hobart!
Very informative...
Robert_B, Apr 2022
Very informative commentary about the history of Hobart. Great food and value for the booking. We had some amazing views that we couldn’t get anywhere else.
Relaxing on the Derwent
Debbie_P, Apr 2022
Enjoyed the views and found the tour really informative!!! Relaxing as well. It was value for money!
Great food, great...
Nicole_K, Apr 2022
Great food, great service. Interesting facts. Would highly recommend . We thoroughly enjoyed it. Many thanks
Must do in Hobart
Karyn_L, Apr 2022
Delicious food, great views and commentary. Friendy accommodating staff. Highly recommend this is added to your Hobart itinerary
Historic Harbour cruise
Karen_H, Apr 2022
Good food delivered by friendly staff on the lunch cruise, along with the information provided along the trip.
A Fantastic Experience for Everyone
Alecia_V, Apr 2022
Service exceptional. Excellent commentary. Great food - catered well for dietary needs (coeliac). Highly recommend for families. Teens & Mum thoroughly enjoyed the night experience.
Slow and boring.
Lance_N, Apr 2022
The views are beautiful but the commentary will put you to sleep. The boat is old and slow but no significant history was told about it.
Great Experience
Frances_O, Apr 2022
The commentary was fantastic, food was great. Recommend to everyone. Thankyou. Would do this trip again
Invaluable with regard to...
Glenda_L, Apr 2022
Invaluable with regard to getting a ‘big picture’ perspective of Hobart. My 3 year old granddaughter was very keen to know where the anchor was ‘ homed’ and stayed behind to ask the pilot To her delight the pilot pointed out the location of the anchor.
Pleasant experience
Rosalia_B, Apr 2022
The history shared was informative, interesting, very clear and well presented. Quite a relaxing and pleasant experience even on a dull day.
History of...
Gareth_R, Apr 2022
History of Hobart...interesting stories behind the history..seeing the Australian ice breaker and going under the Tasman Bridge


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