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“Long weekend in Bathurst Harbour & Port Davey on HelsalIV”

Hobart Yachts -Day Tours
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US$107.58*
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Half-Day Sailing on the Derwent River from Hobart
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Owner description: Come sailing aboard the 62 foot luxury Sydney to Hobart Maxi, Helsal IV. Experience what it is like to sail one of these magnificent crafts; even take the wheel if you like! Come for just a few hours on the Derwent or plunge right into the adventure and sail away with us on a yacht charter to places unimagined. Whether you choose to play on the Derwent, escape to the wilderness, or something in between, you'll never look to the sea in quite the same way again.
Hobart, Australia
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“Long weekend in Bathurst Harbour & Port Davey on HelsalIV”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

My husband and I flew into Melaleuca for a fantastic few days aboard Helsal IV on the Australia Day long weekend, it was just amazing! The yacht, crew, food, wine, rare birds, history and the sheer majesty of the World Heritage area were overwhelming. It was a trip we won't forget. Mark and the crew had a great knowledge of the area and this enhanced our experience. We loved the trip up the Davey River as well as beauty of the Breaksea Islands and Port Davey area. It was hard to say what we loved most but we just could not believe that we saw the Orange Belly Parrots as well as all the other birdlife pointed out to us by our guides. This was a unique experience that we would recommend to anyone who would appreciate the untouched beauty of the Port Davey, Bathurst Harbour and Southwest Wilderness area. Just go!

Visited January 2014
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Mark S, Owner at Hobart Yachts -Day Tours, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
It was great sharing this unique place with you both. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of your company again one day.
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Hobart, Australia
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“Tasmania's Southwest coastline”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Just getting my land-legs back after a fabulous 8-day trip aboard Helsal to Port Davey and back.

Legendary Tasmanian hospitality accompanied by gourmet food and wine - in the midst of the magnificence that is the Tasmanian Southwest Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Climbed a few mountains, all of which provided stunning 360 panoramas, from the Western Arthurs to Port Davey, the rugged Southwest coast and beyond.

Exploring the Davey River Gorge was one of many highlights!!!

Our hosts and crew were fantastic!!! - Mark and Marsha Stranger looked after everyone like family, heading a team of wonderfully enthusiastic and knowledgeable crew - including Luke (skipper), Jimmy (cook & deckhand) and Pete (walking encyclopaedia of all things Tasmania).

Looking forward to other adventures in the not too distant future!!!

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joe

Visited March 2014
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Mark S, Owner at Hobart Yachts -Day Tours, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
Thanks Joe. You were more like crew yourself and we would welcome you back anytime.
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Melbourne
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“The best way to explore Tasmania- six days on Helsal IV”
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

We expected beautiful scenery from our cruise but really we had no idea! Stunning coastline, dramatic cliffs, windswept islands and idyllic anchorages every day. We had a bit of everything in terms of weather but Mark and skipper Luke came up with a safe and comfortable plan for every day. Every bit of coastline has a story and exploring it is so much more rewarding with someone like Pete who can tell those stories as well as identify every bird and tree on a bush walk. We saw dolphins, seals, albatrosses, a great white shark and one evening so many salmon jumping out of the water that the menu for dinner had to be changed at short notice! Special mention also to Mark and Marcia's friendly hospitality and to Jimmy's photographs and Syrian chicken! Highly recommended!

Visited March 2014
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Mark S, Owner at Hobart Yachts -Day Tours, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
Thanks Tim. We had a great trip with your family. You really struck it lucky with the wildlife! I'll never forget that baby dolphin belly smacking its way across the ocean to keep up with the pod. Hope to see you down here again soon - maybe in your yacht!
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Hobart, Australia
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“Port Davey, Bathurst Harbour”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

My father and I had the most amazing three nights aboard Helsal IV. We explored otherwise inaccessible bays and climbed mountains where the views were mesmerisingly spectacular. We were taken up the Davey River which was a memorable trip where we saw five sea eagles, a kingfisher and at least one hundred swans which made a lovely sight on take off. We were very well catered for by our hosts. It was a wonderful way to spend time with wonderful people. We are very lucky.

Visited March 2014
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Mark S, Owner at Hobart Yachts -Day Tours, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
Thanks Lisa. You know we loved having you : )
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Hobart, Australia
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“Such an amazing Christmas Gift!”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

We had the most amazing afternoon aboard Helsal IV today. First up Hobart Yachts went beyond the call to accommodate our dates. Nothing was too much trouble and an experience we will never forget. The crew are delightful people and well informed in the local knowledge of Hobart. We highly recommend them. Many thanks, Mark, Marsha and Luke.

Visited March 2014
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Mark S, Owner at Hobart Yachts -Day Tours, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
It was a pleasure having you both onboard. Make sure you drop buy and say hello next time you're in Hobart. Thanks for the kind review : )
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