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Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises

Dock Head Building | Franklin Wharf, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 4270
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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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+61 3 6234 4270
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the tour on a cold day, plenty of jackets and blankets supplied to keep you warm. Our tour guide explained the areas on the coast, the landmarks, the history of the Iron Pot Lighthouse. The rocky coastline was beautiful and we spotted some...More

1  Thank Paula W
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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Paula Thank you for taking the time to provide such a lovely review. The River Derwent is just beautiful location to be cruising and the Lighthouse is just spectacular. We love sharing this cruise with our guests. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We timed our boat tour on a day when the weather was good and seas were calm and left at 2pm, and what a spectacular afternoon. Our tour guide and Captain - Finn was such a relaxed and informative guide but very skilled and handling...More

Thank branksta
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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We do love sharing this little bit of Tassie with our guests and appreciate you sharing your feedback. Cheers Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our stay on Bruny Island we took the three hour boat trip down the coastline from Adventure bay South Bruny Island. The trip exceeded our expectations and introduced us to a world only accessible by boat. The skipper and deckhand made sure we were...More

Thank Russell T
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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

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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

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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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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
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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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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
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