Derwent River Historic Harbour Cruise From Hobart

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From USD 19.06

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 to 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy Hobart from the water on Derwent River cruise. Choose your preferred time of day for your cruise, including lunch and dinner options, and then glide through the city to admire the harbor and waterfront attractions such as the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, the Tasman Bridge, Government House, Montagu Bay, and Rose Bay.
  • Listen to the captain's commentary on board
  • See the sights of Hobart along the Derwent River
  • Select the lunch cruise for a 1-course meal
  • Opt for the dinner cruise for a larger meal and wine

What's Included

  • 1 hour cruise on Morning and Afternoon cruise, Light refreshments available for purchasing
  • 1.5 hours cruise with 1-course lunch on Lunch Cruise (meal not included for kids under 5)
  • 2 hours cruise with 3-course dinner and one complimentary drink on Dinner cruise
  • Live commentary on board for all the cruises
  • Transportation to/from hotels

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Segway Tasmania
    Morrison Street Pier, Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

    Departure Point: Murray Street Pier, Hobart We locate opposite to the Parliament House and next to the Salamanca Place, Morrison St Parking. **You must exchange your voucher at the ticket counter before the tour begins. Look for a white and red shipping container. **

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Hobart (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant meals not included
  • No dress code
  • Baby pram accessible
  • There is a minimum of 6 persons required for the Dinner cruise to depart.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 130 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
The food was fantastic and the commentary as we cruised around the Derwent was very informative and interesting . We would highly recommend this outing for anyone wanting a relaxed and wonderful couple hours to chill and enjoy the beautiful city from the water . All staff we excellent and friendly . Thanks from Vicky B


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Bucket list must do cruise
GavinMudge_M, May 2023
The skipper’s knowledge of the historical Derwent River Sandy Bay Battery Point The Tasman Bridge and his life experiences of the whole area made our memorable trip an adventure to remember. The gorgeous old red ferry was historically inviting.and we had the best stern viewing seats to take in the stunning views on a sunny May afternoon .
A lovely way to experience Hobart
Ineke_C, May 2023
The trip was comfortable and interesting although the commentary was quite difficult to understand due to the tinny speakers! Scenery was beautiful. We took the lunch cruise and would not recommend the steak which was extremely fatty and undercooked! Other meal choices were ok.
Great views, great stories
Paul_C, May 2023
Narrator. Great information about Hobart and Tasmania. Views from the water to the land are beautiful
Lovely way to spend the...
Michelle_H, May 2023
Lovely way to spend the afternoon with aging parents visiting from northwest coast they really enjoyed getting out and about comfortable seating
River Derwent & surrounds
TITCH_S, May 2023
The 1 hour cruise was perfect. Good commentary . Luckily the weather was perfect, not much good on a rainy day. Took great pics which wouldn’t upload.
Great experience
Janet_M, Apr 2023
A great trip on the Derwent River for an hour and a half. A nice lunch was included in the price so was good value. Commentary was difficult to hear in the dining area whilst we were eating which was disappointing. On the upper deck it was much clearer and very informative. On the whole, well worth doing!
Highly recommend
Maria_M, Apr 2023
The lunch was excellent. Commentary down stairs could have been abit louder and clearer while we were having our lunch. But value for money
Great value & great food
TAYLOR_S, Apr 2023
A very relaxing cruise. The food was excellent & there was plenty of it. I had the salmon & lemon tart, it was delicious. Next time I'll do a lunch tour as with it being dark the view was obviously hindered.
Great tour to do
Tanya_W, Apr 2023
Learning about Hobart present and history was fantastic. Though lunch was tasty the steak was very tough to cut and chew. Other then that we had a great afternoon
Karyn_F, Apr 2023
Simple but tasty fare. Commentary throughout the journey would have been excellent, but for some really loud patrons at a couple of the tables. It was still a relaxing and rewarding experience with beautiful views!
the steak is good!
Margie_B, Apr 2023
The entire boat is clean and nice, and the steak was good. The dessert was just not that good, I think it's time to explore and change the dessert. It's also nice that there's a free drink included. Because it's dinner, we just could not see clearly outside following the historical narration (maybe lunch would be better for that) but the bridge is nice at night time because of the lights.
Why not explore the Derwent it’s just an hour!
Libby_B, Apr 2023
This cruise is ideal for those who have an hour to spare, and want to take in the sunshine and history of Hobart and its past, present and emerging. Good commentary from the captain who is a character even if he says he’s not. The day was perfect for a cruise up the Derwent. Would recommend as it’s not too long, it’s informative and relaxing.
Celebrating wedding anniversary
Bev_D, Mar 2023
This cruise was fantastic & the 3 course dinner meal was so good. Well worth every cent. Best chicken schnitzel I've had in ages & hubby loved his mixed grill. Commentary throughout the cruise was great & we learnt something's about our harbour that we didn't know. The ferry wasn't overcrowded & staff were amazing Highly recommend it for tourists. & locals we will definitely do it again.
Historic Boat Tour
Fiona_B, Mar 2023
Easy to book and informative commentary by the captain 👌would recommend to include this tiur when visiting Hobart 😀
Great Cruise
Ian_M, Mar 2023
Very good value for money. Lovely dinner on the dinner cruise. Good commentary on the boat. Would recommend.
Happy Customer
Diane_F, Mar 2023
Commentary was excellent, as was the meal. The staff very helpful and friendly. Was a very enjoyable and relaxing evening
relaxing and entertaining
Jane_S, Mar 2023
It was so relaxing sitting in the boat watching the shore glide by as we listened to an entertaining and informative talk from the captain of the boat. We would highly recommend it to anyone coming to Hobart.
Relaxing view of the harbour
Denise_L, Mar 2023
The views and the food were beautiful .The waitress for the night was very friendly and efficient we were made to feel very welcome
Excellent commentary....
Richard_S, Mar 2023
Excellent commentary. Comfortable seating. Interesting history and beautiful scenery. What more can I say
Good service, very...
Sam_G, Mar 2023
Good service, very informative. The hour cruise was well presented. Would recommend this as a short cruise to anyone wanting a little history via a very friendly vessel.

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