“SV Rhona H” is a traditional tall ship. She is a Gaff-rigged Topsail Ketch and is now one of Hobart’s icons as she sails from the waterfront most weekends and during summer twilight.
“Rhona H” was professionally built by Tasmanian shipwright Ned Jack in the best of timbers, Huon Pine over Celery Top frames. She fished commercially until converted for charter work in 1989.
As well as half day sails on the Derwent River, full day sails to Kettering, longer trips to Bruny Island and Port Arthur, we will offer programs for individuals and small groups.
Charles and Julie are re-establishing the art of traditional sailing and skills: knots, splicing and fancy rope work.
No sailing experience is required; guests can choose to help sail or sit back and relax. Fabulous photo opportunities!
Overnight accommodation is cabin style with single bunks. Each passenger has their own bunk with a privacy curtain.
All linen is supplied, special diets may be catered for with prior discussion with the Ship Operator.
One Day Conference and Group Tour packages are available. Treat yourself to a memorable Sightseeing Trip, Sailing Cruise, scrumptious lunch and return to Hobart.
Service TypesCruises, Sailing and Water Tours Free Wifi
Disabled AssistanceDisabled access available
MembershipRegional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre
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GREAT FOR THOSE WANTING TO SEE THE RIVER DERWENT
AND HAVE A TASTE OF THE SV RHONA H EXPERIENCE: LAUNCHING WITH A TASMANIAN LOCALS SPECIAL
This is a great way to see the best of the River Derwent under sail on a historic sailing ship.
Sails are set as we depart Kings Pier Marina and turn towards the Tasman Bridge.
You’ll see Hobart highlights from the water: Battery Point, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race finish line, Government House, and spot some of the local wildlife if they are out and about.
Guests are welcome to help with the sails, take the helm, or just sit back and watch our all volunteer crew do the work.
Adults enjoy tea and coffee with a Tasmanian biscuit and Federation Artisan Chocolate.
Kids half price with Celebrations Style Chocolate.
This option is year round. We have spare jackets on board and hot water bottles no disposable hand warmers here!
Disabled AccessFamily Friendly