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Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises

Dock Head Building | Franklin Wharf, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Hobart Sightseeing Cruise including Iron Pot Lighthouse
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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.
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Dock Head Building | Franklin Wharf, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed February 22, 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

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Reviewed February 7, 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
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Reviewed February 5, 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 January 22, 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 January 20, 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
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Reviewed January 19, 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

Thank Nicole B
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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

One of the best things we have done during our stay on the island, staff were great and informative. A must do when on Bruny Island.

Thank Gary P
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Reviewed January 12, 2018

We went on a modified version of this cruise on December 28 while several Sydney to Hobart yachts were competing to reach the finish line. Rob was so excited, hurrying us on to the boat as one of the yachts was about to cross the...More

Thank kjp921
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Great ride down the Derwent to Iron Pot lighthouse and because of the great weather and smooth conditions we were able to venture out into Storm Bay. On the way back we did a couple of circuits around the Lady Nelson square rigger ship and...More

Thank David S
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Bob P
October 15, 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
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