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Join this 2.5 hour cruise exploring Hobart from the water. Visit Australia's oldest lighthouse, circumnavigate Betsey Island, see hundreds of nesting seabirds, cliffs, caves. You'll cruise in one of our brand-new boats with a maximum of 12 guests.
Dock Head Building | Franklin Wharf, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 4270
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We were in Hobart for a few days and looking for something to do. The wilderness cruise was an ideal way to experience Hobart and surrounds by water. Our guide was very informative and clearly passionate about the area. Plenty of wildlife along the way....More

1  Thank tassietourer
PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi there Thanks so much for your review of our wilderness cruise. We love hearing from our guests and really appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Team

Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

With only one afternoon free before a four day conference, Iron pot boat tour with Pennicott's was the best decision, it was fantastic, highly recommend it and Tim our guide was phenomenal, a must do, I can't wait to go back for the other tour...More

Thank marg972
PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Dear Marg Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We do love the Iron Pot Cruise and showcasing the beautiful River Derwent. We look forward to seeing you on one of our other tours. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Team

Reviewed 2 May 2018

An unusually mild and still May day made this trip special - comfortable and powerful RIB goes down the Derwent to the river mouth, exploring rugged coastline, an old lighthouse, reefs and islets. Good wildlife - sea eagles X 3, and cormorant rookeries a highlight....More

Thank Saley69
PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Good afternoon Thanks for taking the time to review your recent Iron Pot Cruise experience. We love showcasing the Derwent River. We do hope your partner is ok. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Team

Reviewed 9 April 2018

Trip lasted nearly 3 hrs with our skipper Kate, very knowledgeable, with great commentary and a fun person. Cruised down the coast past Sandy Bay and the Shot tower and Alum cliffs which featured some amazing geological sites. Out to Iron Pot Lighthouse (cannot imagine...More

Thank Greg D
PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Dear Greg Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent Iron Pot Cruise. We never get tired of showcasing the River Derwent and really appreciate your comments. Thanks again. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Team

Reviewed 22 February 2018

This two and half hour trip with Skipper Hugh and his outstanding commentary full of interesting history facts from beginning to end. As we cruised out towards Iron Pot Lighthouse and Betsy Island we intermittently stopped off and had explained to us many other points...More

2  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Toured around the shores of Hobart with some history and knowledge thrown in before heading to Iron Pot Lighthouse and then onto Betsey Island for circumnavigation. Free to move around the boat and cold drinks were provided from an esky. Great for a hot day,...More

Thank Alice R
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We checked that the weather was going to be ok before we booked which the staff assured us it would be fine, when we arrived it was blowing a gale but they insisted it was ok, we were promised that would be going in sea...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Exhilarating morning with Captain Tim - he provided an excellent commentary - delightful mixture of fact and fun - as well as showing us the beauty of the Derwent. A tour thoroughly worth doing, another of the Pennicott excellent tours.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

This was a fairly detailed look at the coastal suburbs of Hobart and spectacular rock formations on the way down to the northern edge of Bruni Island, then over and around Betsy Island and back via the Iron Pot Lighthouse and the southern edge of...More

Thank Clifford P
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

While we were on the Spirit I kept seeing these brochures for 'Wilderness Adventures' I picked a few up and had a flip through and thought they seemed fantastic. While in Port Arthur I saw more of the brochures and we were staying was right...More

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Bob P
15 October 2015|
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Response from PennicottJourneys | Property representative |
Hi Bob, The boats we use for Iron Pot Cruises are 11.3 metre custom-built Naiad Rigid Inflatable Boats. They have a spacious enclosed cabin, an onboard toilet and leather seats for 12 guests. You're very welcome to stand... More