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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...more
Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
+61 3 6234 3348
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

The ship in the harbour at Elizabeth Street Pier (beside Fish Frenzy, which is where you should be having lunch) is a replica of the original The Lady Nelson. Definitely worth a look if you have the time and desire to see and touch it.

Thank James A
Reviewed 5 March 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.

Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 5 February 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
Reviewed 10 January 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

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

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

Reviewed 1 January 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

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

Hi Sarah Thank you for your kind words Mal

Reviewed 28 December 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

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

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

Reviewed 23 December 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

1  Thank Byron C
MALHob, Manager at The Lady Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Hi Byron. thank you for your kind words

Reviewed 25 November 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 Experience395327
MALHob, Skipper at The Lady Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hi John Thank you for your kind words. Mal

Reviewed 11 November 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

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

Thank you for your kind words Mal

Reviewed 7 November 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
MALHob, Public Relations Manager at The Lady Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 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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