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Lakes Entrance sail

Today enjoyed a sail on Lake Victoria, Paynesville, Victoria. Even though the day was not favoured... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2018
Margaret L
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A gentle day of sailing the Derwent and learning about history

The Lady Nelson is a beautiful replica of a late 1700s ship that sailed all the way from England to... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
Ambervw
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Hobart, Australia
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Come aboard, relax and enjoy Tall Ship sailing within one of the world's most picturesque harbours. The Lady Nelson is a full size replica of the original England built Brig that the first settlers to Hobart arrived in. Short harbour sails provide a unique opportunity to experience tall ship sailing. Haul on a line, steer the ship, talk to the captain and crew or just relax and enjoy the magnificent views of Hobart. The Lady Nelson is available for private charter and offers multi-day sailing trips exploring places such as Port Arthur, Tasman Peninsular, Bruny Island and the d'Entrecasteaux Channel. The ship can also be booked as a unique waterside venue for functions, parties and historical talks.
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Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Today enjoyed a sail on Lake Victoria, Paynesville, Victoria. Even though the day was not favoured with ideal wind the day was excellent. The crew were helpful and friendly, happy to answer questions. A great experience to feel a little history.

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

The Lady Nelson is a beautiful replica of a late 1700s ship that sailed all the way from England to Tasmania on a cartography mission. It came to the end of its life when it was attacked by pirates in Indonesia, but thanks to an...More

Thank Ambervw
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

I recently took my 9 yo son out for a surprise trip on the Lady Nelson. I live in the Hobart area and this trip has been on the wish list for a long time. We had a fantastic time on the 3:00 pm sailing...More

Thank Rob W
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Phil E, Manager at The Lady Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2018

Great to hear you and your son had such a good time coming for a sail with the Lady Nelson.

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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful 90 minute cruise with our family group of 9 - aged 11 to 73 years. Friendly crew, great fun, a chance to participate in helping the crew, stunning views… we couldn’t be happier. Highly recommended

Thank Sarah C
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MALHob, Manager at The Lady Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Hi Sarah Thank you for your kind words Mal

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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

What an experience! A group of family and friends, ranging in age from one to 70+, thoroughly enjoyed a morning cruise (mostly under sail) on a true square-rigger. Those who wanted to could join in hauling sails, helm the vessel or just sit around watching...More

Thank WRoss
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MALHob, Manager at The Lady Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2017

Hi Thank you for your kind words and I am glad your family enjoyed the trip.

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Reviewed December 23, 2017

On day017 of our 6 month 6 continent AWT2017 Around the World Trip, we sailed on the Lady Nelson. Phillip welcomed us on board and the entire crew was outstanding, especially the volunteers! The trip was the perfect length and the crew did a great...More

Thank Byron C
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MALHob, Manager at The Lady Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2017

Hi Byron. thank you for your kind words

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Reviewed November 25, 2017

I'm an old boatie. Had the choice of markets, shops, parks etc. What do you choose? No contest, a day on the water on the wonderful old Lady Nelson. Sailing is mellow in the Derwent, but the boat is pretty busy as the 15 or...More

Thank John-Jen R
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MALHob, Skipper at The Lady Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2017

Hi John Thank you for your kind words. Mal

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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

I went on the morning trip today and found a very welcoming, friendly crew that are all volunteers. It was a perfect day for a sail and was very well run by the team. 1 1/2 hours is a good time for the trip to...More

Thank jat78travel
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MALHob, Manager at The Lady Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2017

Thank you for your kind words Mal

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

My partner and I stumbled across the sign for tall ship cruises when we were walking around the harbour and so I jumped online booked a morning cruise and paid online - super easy. The ship is personned by a group of vounteers - some...More

Thank mogthecat
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MALHob, Public Relations Manager at The Lady Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2017

Hi Thanks for your kind words and I am glad you and your partner enjoyed your trip. Feedback like this helps us especially being a 100% volunteer organisation.

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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

We all thoroughly enjoyed our time sailing on the Lady Nelson! So much fun getting hands on experience of sailing while learning the boats history. The crew who are all volunteers, were superb and we cannot recommend this tour highly enough. A must if your...More

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MALHob, Manager at The Lady Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words

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