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Year Round Sails


The SV Rhona H "Winter Warmer"

A short two hour trip perfect for winter in the tradition of the old trading ketches. We depart Elizabeth St Pier, set sail and head towards points of the River Derwent close to Hobart.
 Highlights may include the Tasman Bridge, Bellerive, Battery Point, Sandy Bay or the Governors Residence.
 We aim to give you an experience of how the trading ketches sailed in the early days of Hobart and Tasmania.

The experience includes:

* Sailing on Hobart's oldest working sailing ship
* Morning or afternoon tea
* The opportunity to sail under the Tasman Bridge
* Hear the story of the shipwrecked Lake Illawara
* Sail past the slipyards at Battery Point (subject to wind conditions) 
* A complimentary souvenir from the ship

You are welcome to help with the sails, take the helm or just sit back and relax.

We have warm clothing onboard and hand warmers, too!

Optional upgrage for the deluxe package to include a choice of a glass of white wine, red wine or a Willie Smith Cider


Year round weekend sailing 


Guests please be aware that in 2017 we will stop operating for a winter maintenance period for the first three weeks in June and again the first week in August .

We will offer short day sails year round outside of the maintenance period including morning tea / afternoon tea or in summer, lunch all featuring Tasmanian produce.

Longer day sails to Kettering includes a lunch voucher at the Mermaid Cafe.
The Kettering trip is now known as the "Channel Cruise" to promote the experience of sailing in one of Tasmania's beautiful waterways.

We also offer longer overnight trips: these may be a public voyage or personalised to meet our clients needs.


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.

Heritage Sailing Tasmania Ltd Cancellation policy:

If we cancel due to weather we offer the option of a refund, transfer to another date or tour. 

For on-line bookings there is a $5 cancellation fee to cover the cost of administration. 

If our client cancels, we offer the choice of rescheduling up to 48 hours ahead of the scheduled tour. 

Within 48 hours there is no refund unless exceptional circumstances.

Where we sail
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SV Rhona H from the Tasman Bridge