Extended Day Cruises
We offer the option of extended Day Sail Cruises featuring the D'Entrecasteaux Channel.
These are an extra special day with a visit to the Quarantine Station on Bruny island an added bonus of your trip (subject to weather).
We depart Hobart at 09:00 and head towards Taroona. You’ll pass the John Garrow light, the Shot Tower and see where Princess Mary of Denmark (originally from Hobart) went to school Morning tea is offered as we approach the entrance to the Channel.
The scenery is quite incredible and you’ll notice the gun emplacements tucked inside the hill and cross over the entrance to Storm Bay as we turn to more sheltered waters.
The Channel provides beautiful cruising grounds and a lovely back drop as we sail between North Bruny and Tasmania’s “mainland”coastline. You may be lucky enough to spot some of the wildlife: birds, dolphins but most regularly the seals that call the area home.
As we sail south, you’ll notice the Bruny Island Ferry crossing the Channel from Kettering to Bruny. We turn just before the Ferry and enter Quarantine Bay. Once anchored you have the option of going ashore by our tender (inflatable dinghy) with our crew who will take you for a tour of the Quarantine Station.
Whilst ashore, lunch will have been prepared and you will eat once back on-board with the option of a wine or cider to accompany the refreshments.
We weigh anchor around 14:00 and head back to Hobart. Afternoon tea is offered once we are heading back up and arrive back in Hobart at approximately 18:00.
Bruny Island and Quarantine bay