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3 Hour Hobart Luxury Cruise – Half Day Cruise

If you are looking for a Hobart Luxury cruise, but your time is limited - then try our Derwent River cruise. This 3 hour cruise fits nicely into your busy schedule and is jam-packed with lots of fabulous things to do and see. This half day Hobart charter cruise was designed with busy people in mind – who want to have the best Hobart cruise experience in the shortest time!

What you will see on half day Hobart cruise

You start our journey from the City of Hobart –departing from Kings Pier at Constitution Dock – and cruise out to sea along the lovely River Derwent. The Derwent is the second longest river in Tasmania, some say that it has the deepest harbour in the Southern Hemisphere, and it is famous for being the gateway to Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

Turning south towards Bruny Island, you will cruise past some of the most spectacular scenery you will ever see – scenery that is best appreciated when viewed from the water.The half day Hobart cruise takes you along pristine waterways where you will have the opportunity to photograph the dramatic cascading sea cliffs at Tinderbox.

On this fabulous Hobart Luxury Cruise you can watch out for fairy penguins and seals along the rocks and beaches - as well as playful dolphins and even whales! Overhead you may see the majestic sea eagles catching the breeze - and don’t forget to look up at the cliffs which are usually teeming with sea birds nesting or just swooping down to feed. This Hobart Luxury cruise is both a photographers and a wild-life lover’s dream come true.

And the spectacular views don’t stop there – photograph glorious Mt Wellington – not the tallest mountain in Tasmania – but itis snow covered for most of the year and sometimes even in summer.

Our friendly crew will point out other local attractions along the way, such as the unmanned lighthouse on Iron Pot Island, 17.5 km east of Hobart. Built in the 1830’s the Iron Pot lighthouse has a rich history and was the first lighthouse built in Tasmania and the second built in Australia.

And if you are a fishing enthusiast don’t forget to drop a line off the side or stop at one of the local fishing areas to try your luck for a flattie or two.

The half day Derwent River cruise

Our boat is very spacious and has lots of shelter from the sun and sea spray – so you might want to just sit back and relax for the entire cruise! Or you might take time out to photograph the beautiful scenery and wildlife along the way. Whatever you chose to do you will be in good hands with Southern Isle Charters – we are passionate about our waterways and preserving our pristine environment for future generations.

Your Hobart luxury cruise ends as you return to port - crossing the Sydney to Hobart finish line.