Whether it’s a casual afternoon sail on the beautiful Derwent River or an extended epic yacht charter around some of the world’s most spectacular coastline, Hobart Yachts has a trip to suit you! We have a selection of charters to choose from on our website but we are also happy to sail wherever you like. All our yacht charters include a professional and friendly crew to ensure you get the most out of your voyage. All our cruises include the best of fresh Tasmanian food and local wines and beer are available at regular bar prices.
At 62 feet, Helsal IV is one of the largest yachts to race in the Tasmanian sailing fleet. A veteran of three Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races, she has the body of an ocean racer and the living quarters of a luxury cruiser; thrills and comfort go hand in hand with experiences that will stay with you a lifetime.
From $1000 to $4250
These are five-day/four-night yacht charters, but like all our cruises, they can be customised to suit your requirements. All trip itineraries are flexible and based on weather and the interests of our passengers. A typical trip would depart from Hobart and overnight at the historic convict settlement of Port Arthur. The next day we sail past giant vertical cliffs before rounding Tasman Island, with its boisterous and inquisitive Australian fur seal colony, and head up the East Coast. We may stop over at Fortescue Bay or head straight for Maria Island, then head for Wineglass Bay in the Freycinet National Park.
Apart from the opportunity to indulge in all the sensational activities and the absolutely jaw-dropping scenery – all the while indulging the best of Tasmanian fare – you won’t be able to take the grin off your face.
Watch whales, dolphins and seals, catch a fish for supper, dive amongst the giant kelp forests and gather abalone and crayfish to cook on our sun deck. Or sit back, relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity.
Adults $650 per day, children $450, infants free, family (two adults and two children) $1950 per day. Private charters also available.
From $1950 to $4950
For the memory of a lifetime, book on one of our yacht charters to Port Davey on Tasmania’s rugged west coast. Port Davey is a Marine Reserve and part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and the South West National Park.
They are usually seven-day/six-night trips, but like all our journeys, they can be customised to suit your requirements. We stop over in Recherche Bay for the first night then make our way around the Southern tip of Tasmania, sailing past the Maatsuyker Island group to the vast pristine waterways of Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour.
It is impossible to describe just how unique and exciting this vast and spectacular wilderness destination is. Bushwalking in the World Heritage National Park, isolated surf breaks, endless sheltered bays and inlets to explore by kayak and a coastline as awe-inspiring as any you can imagine; the Port Davey region abounds with seafood for divers and fishermen.
You can also simply fly in and out and stay with us for as little or long as you like during March each year.
Adults $750 per day, children $550 per day, infants free, family (two adults and two children) $2250 per day. Private charters available.
Three-hour morning and afternoon cruise (twilight in summer) on the wonderful River Derwent. The charter involves sailing on one of the largest and most beautiful natural harbours in the world, with spectacular views of Hobart and Mt Wellington. The best Tasmanian fare will be provided as refreshments along with tea, coffee, water and non-alcoholic beverages. A selection of fine Tasmanian wine and beer is available at our cash bar – and at regular bar prices.
Departing from the Hobart docks, seven days a week when not on extended charters. Maximum of 20 passengers per yacht.
Depending on the weather – especially the wind – these eight hour yacht charters will take you out into Storm Bay or the more sheltered waters of D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island. You can expect to see penguins and seals, often dolphins and sometimes whales.
As well as the thrill of sailing, you can enjoy some fishing, swimming, snorkelling – whatever takes your fancy – and the best Tasmanian fare will be served for lunch, morning and afternoon tea. Alternatively, the cruise can be arranged to take in lunch and an evening meal. Tea, coffee, water and non-alcoholic beverages are provided throughout the day, and a selection of fine Tasmanian wines and beer are available from the cash bar, at regular bar prices. Maximum of 18 passengers per yacht.
Adults $400, children $300, infants free, family (two adults and two children) $1200. Private charters also available.
Be a part of the crew (as active as you want to be) in a real yacht race onboard a luxurious racing yacht. Twilight yacht races on the Derwent River are a magnificent tradition in Hobart; be a part of it and get your heart racing too.
The races commence in October on Thursdays and end in March. Dates are available on our website.
Helsal IV leaves King’s Pier Marina at 1700 and returns at approximately 1930.
Two identical 62 foot luxury ocean racer/cruisers slug it out on the Derwent River following the last leg of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Sail aboard a these veterans of Sydney to Hobart races, Helsal IV and Magic Miles. Take a turn at the helm, on the winches or sit back and enjoy the thrill of the race. The rivalry between the two boats is contagious!
These two maxi yachts can accommodate 18 passengers each (i.e. maximum total of 36). Highly experienced and qualified skippers and crew ensure that you get the most out of your day with clear instructions on how to participate fully and safely. The race takes approximately three hours, sailing to the mouth of the Derwent River and follows the Sydney to Hobart race back across the finish line at Battery Point. At the end of the race we retire to a nearby hotel or wine bar to watch video of the day’s racing and ‘debrief’ over a drink or two (drinks not included).
$190 per person with a minimum of $3000.
This yacht charter combines the pleasure of two full days sailing, adventure and exploration with an overnight stay in luxury cabins. The best of Tasmanian fare is provided for all meals and refreshments. Tea, coffee, water and non-alcoholic beverages are provided throughout the day. A selection of fine Tasmanian wines and beer are included in the evening meal and available from the cash bar at other times, at regular bar prices.
The overnight anchorage will depend on the weather and the kind of daytime activities you wish to enjoy. You can expect to see dolphins and seals, and whales during the summer migration. Activities include swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, surfing, fishing, bushwalking, touring convict ruins, or just lazing about on the deck or strolling along one of the many brilliant white sandy beaches (just let us know before we go) … not to mention the thrill of sailing itself!
We typically overnight at either Port Arthur, Bruny Island or Recherche Bay. All of these destinations are either in or on the edge of world class National Parks.
Cost – $950 per adult, $650 per child, infants free, family (two adults and two children) $2850. Private Charters also available.