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Derwent River Historic Harbour Cruise From Hobart provided by Hobart Historic Cruises

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Derwent River Historic Harbour Cruise From Hobart

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Make the most of Hobart’s waterfront position by admiring its sights in comfort during a River Derwent cruise. Choose from various departures and options—some with onboard lunch or dinner—to suit your preferences and schedule; and enjoy the unobstructed views that can only be had from the water. Pass sights such as the Botanical Gardens, and hear tales about them from the onboard commentary that you may otherwise miss.
  • View Hobart and its surrounds from the water on a River Derwent cruise
  • Sit back and let the landmarks come to you rather than tour by foot or road
  • See and hear about sites such as the Tasman Bridge via onboard commentary
  • Choice of various timings and routes, some with lunch or dinner on board
Important Information
Departure Point
Murray Street, Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
1–2 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Port pickup and drop-off at Bellerive Wharf
  • Live commentary on board
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Transportation to/from hotels
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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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 130 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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JoM wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
So disappointing that in a 90 minute cruise the commentary made not a single mention of the Aboriginal people whose land it always has been, always will be. In 2020 this is not good enough. Apparently it is not the first time this has been mentioned to the captain/commentator
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christmascrazy002 wrote a review Aug 2020
Albury, Australia40 contributions1 helpful vote
What a great trip, enjoyed with another couple. Fantastic meal - steak cooked to perfection, and not something pre-heated as on other trips I have been with other company's. A delightful trip around the foreshores, would definitely do it again.
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Date of experience: February 2020
jsagg wrote a review Feb 2020
Marysville, Australia15 contributions1 helpful vote
Opted for the lunchtime cruise as the price wasn’t that big of a jump up. I opted for salmon and my partner the snitzel, obviously for the price very basic meals but both were still good. Lovely relaxing cruise with plenty of informative commentary along the way.
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christinedrossinis wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia103 contributions26 helpful votes
We went on the lunchtime cruise which was for 1, 1/2 hrs [90mins] It was only 1 course meal & you had to choose what main meal you wanted before you went. You could also get beer, wine, & soft drinks on board at an extra cost as well as dessert. I found the commentary
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Date of experience: February 2020
KarenLee wrote a review Feb 2020
Rainbow Beach, Australia38 contributions28 helpful votes
My husband & I enjoyed the lunchtime Cruise for 1 1/2 hours around the Derwent River and harbour area. The commentary was very interesting but I found it difficult to hear at times, especially with a large, noisy group seated near us and my husband who is partially deaf heard
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Hobart Historic Cruises
Nice cruise average food
Took the Xmas lunch trip with family. Good commentary and cruise but very very average food for what was and expens
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A relaxing afternoon and so much to see
We went on the lunchtime cruise and saw all round the harbour and up the river, through the Hobart Bridge. Our skip
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Meal afloat
We booked the evening cruise with 3 course meal. The ship took us both up and down the harbour, travelling under th
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Dinner cruise
Wonderful staff, amazing three course meal, and amazing views. A two hour boat trip around Hobart. I would highly r
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June B
We were a group of 27 who travelled on "Spirit of Hobart) - the Red & White boat, for a 1.5 hrs lunch cruise. It wa
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It was the best way to see the harbour. My Aunty and I just loved it. Very informative crew and lovely.
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Janelle V
Dinner cruise
We booked the 6 o'clock 2 hour dinner cruise and were not dissapointed. The food was great value , including x2 dri
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Absolutely Recommend
My husband and I took the one hour cruise this morning. We boarded at 11am and oh my gosh I have to mention how bea
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Absolutely magnificent cruise and well worth the $38 spent including lunch .Your staff are a credit to themselves,h
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Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise- Failure!
We sent the cruise this exact message, and never heard back. Would NOT recommend. “Hello- my friend and I went on
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Great experience at spirit of Hobart
Everything is perfect. Have Enjoyed an afternoon cruising Dervent’s tranquil waters! Staffs are very friendly and t
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Greg S
Good value for great service.
The old boat is very serviceable, the commentary interesting and not overpowering, the meals basic but good and the
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Very informative cruise. Food average
Captain knows his history or is good at reciting his script. Lunch average, drinks overpriced. Beer $6, glass of
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Janelle R
Lovely cruise
Took the lunchtime cruise which covered both southern and northern trips. Very smooth ride on a beautiful day - sea
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It was a good experience about the Cruise.
Undoubtedly, it can provide an excellent experience for you. It not only has a good explanation of the history of T
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