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“lunch cruise”(29 reviews)
“derwent river”(16 reviews)
“salmon”(9 reviews)
Come and see the beautiful Derwent River, view the spectacular and historic buildings of Hobart, join a tour in the lovely and beautiful countryside of Southern Tasmania. Whether you come from overseas or Australia, or even Hobart, our historic...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Murray st pier | Murray St Pier, Waterman's dock, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6200 9074
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All reviews lunch cruise derwent river salmon style boat south route lovely cruise different perspective sandy bay couple of hours battery point commentary captain bellerive bluff angle ship sights
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our two grandchildren on this afternoon Cruise. The eldest was from Melbourne & was very interested as from the water she was able to see her other grandmothers old home plus where she now lives. Our youngest although he enjoyed it was less interested...More

Thank aussietraveller2828
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I booked the 90 minute lunchtime cruise. Lunch was a chicken schnitzel and seared salmon. Both were served hot and were of a main size - great value!! Glass of wine was double what you get in a Hobart bar and were...More

1  Thank Muddy65
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We enjoyed the lunch cruise. Captain was full of interesting information and we enjoyed a yummy lunch. Boat was older but comfy. Staff very friendly and lunch was well cooked. Chocolate pudding for sweets was great - (a must!) Overall a great experience.

Thank sallyjgl
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Dinner cruise delicious 3 courses, the best moscato I have ever had. Informative commentary with helpful and friendly staff. Enjoyed every moment of the cruise. Highly recommend this cruise. The only feedback I have is that I did not know it cost $5 more for...More

Thank stephdyson91
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We booked the ferry as the quickest way to get to the AFL game at $7 one way , $14 return after reading that the traffic is chaotic to the stadium on game day. It was really easy and stress free and we enjoyed it...More

Thank David27feb
Samjaye84, Public Relations Manager at Hobart Historic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thanks for the review David27feb! Glad you made use of the Footy Ferry, and enjoyed it!

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We had a few hours to spare & decided to go on this tour. Best thing we done, the tour was great & very reasonably priced. The Skipper and crew gave a very informative commentary, he really knew what he was talking about. I would...More

1  Thank oreillysmith
Samjaye84, Public Relations Manager at Hobart Historic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thanks oreilleysmith. We really appreciate your review, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your cruise.

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Took the lunchtime cruise which covered both southern and northern trips. Very smooth ride on a beautiful day - seating is indoors so winter breeze was not a problem. Enough commentary to be interesting but not invasive. Great to see Hobart from the water. Lunch...More

Thank Janelle R
Samjaye84, Public Relations Manager at Hobart Historic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thanks for the review and recommendation Janelle R. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your cruise.

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I love this river cruise. The captain was also the one doing the narration of the notable points during the cruise. We did the lunch cruise but don’t set high expectation on the lunch.

Thank oscarabellatorres
Samjaye84, Public Relations Manager at Hobart Historic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us oscarabellatorres. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the cruise.

Reviewed 5 June 2018

Went on a lunch cruise, the food and service was great. However, the cruise itself wasn't very interesting, simply because there's nothing much to see round the harbour. The commentary pointed out various very expensive houses and so on and the bridge is very impressive...More

Thank Jackie D
Samjaye84, Public Relations Manager at Hobart Historic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us Jackie D.

Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately I did not experience this cruise so I cannot comment. However, I did plan to. I called Hobart Historic Cruises to ask if they could cater for vegans, I understood they had a vegetarian option and sometimes it can be 'accidentally vegan' or as...More

Thank Kate0138
B l, Manager at Hobart Historic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Sorry to hear about that. It was my mistake, I forgot to buy vegan patties on that day for you. I am very sorry and apologized to you and your friend. You should come to do the cruise next time. We have friendly staffs and...More

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21 August 2015|
Response from SuzyJ47 | Reviewed this property |
This is a very small boat with only one level. There is one room where you sit for the tour and to eat lunch. It is a comfortable space, but there is not a lot of room between tables. There is also a small deck area at... More
7 April 2015|
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Response from rockloubster | Reviewed this property |
I think they could handle 30, but not 40 - there's comfortable seating for 32. It is dilapidated, but so charming. It would be a wonderful thing to do for your birthday. I liked the food too, simple and tasty. And it's so... More