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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

We loved the cruise and even saw plenty of pods of dolphins and a seal. Jeremy was fantastic as a host and was very tolerant of the rare female Southern Silver Haired Elderly Know-It-All that we had on our cruise. This rare species is often...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning Thank you for your fantastic and very humorous review, it did make me chuckle. We will pass on your feedback to Jeremy. He will be delighted to read your comments. Cheers Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the 10am trip and as it turned out, we were the only passengers so it had a private tour feel. Our driver/guide Ian was excellent. You get an interesting view of the southern suburbs at the start, then soon pass beautiful cliffs, beaches...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Rodney Thanks for your lovely review of the Iron Pot Cruise. The River Derwent is certainly a spectacular waterway which we love sharing with guests. Cheers Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had booked a 2pm cruise the following day and had phoned to confirm our coming only to be asked if we would like to go on the 10am cruise. - Okay. We arrived ahead of time and were told we would be accompanying a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul C
PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Paul Thank you so much for your review of the Iron Pot Cruise. We so glad you enjoyed your trip and will pass on your feedback to Tim. How amazing is that oil rig? Cheers Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Reviewed 18 December 2018

Our tour skipper Tim was a wealth of knowledge of the area his entertaining personality made this trip a real hit we visited some truly unique places the whole afternoon was an unforgettable experience

Date of experience: December 2018
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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your lovely feedback on your Iron Pot Cruise experience. We are so glad you enjoyed the journey. Cheers Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Reviewed 1 December 2018

An excellent afternoon on the water. Our guide/captain was Tim. He was very friendly, funny and took great care of his passengers. Was constantly checking to make sure everyone was feeling ok. The water was very choppy but that made the boat ride fun. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Michelle Thank you for your lovely and considered feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to review our Iron Pot Cruise. We will pass on your feedback to Tim. Cheers Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Reviewed 30 November 2018

We had a great afternoon cruise with Huw to Ironpot. He is very knowledgeable about the Hobart area and its history and clearly loves his job. The office staff were very friendly and helpful. Must do if you are in Hobart.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Darren C
PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Darren Thanks for the fantastic feedback and five star review. We will pass on your feedback to Huw. Cheers Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Reviewed 1 November 2018

A great day out on the river made all the more interesting with the commonalty of Huw Griffiths.. Huw help make the day.

Date of experience: October 2018
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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thanks for your terrific review. We will pass on your great feedback to Huw. Cheers Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Reviewed 1 November 2018

What a great couple of hours on the water from Hobart. The day we went Tim was our tour leader and skipper and he was truly excellent. Knowledgeable and very helpful regarding the history, geography and wildlife in the area. The boats are especially well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GRM88
PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thanks for your terrific feedback. We love sharing the Iron Pot Cruise with guests and really appreciate you taking the time to do a review. Cheers Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

WOW what a trip! What a great afternoon out on the water seeing the sights of Hobart and surrounding area. Our trip was a little rough so if you get seasick take some tablets before you go, they also offer them onboard. But the trip...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Dear Rosemarie Thanks for taking the tine to provide such a lovely review. Isn't the Iron Pot Lighthouse gorgeous? Such a pretty little tower. We will pass on your feedback to Tim. Best Regards Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Reviewed 17 September 2018

This was a trip down the east coast of Bruny Island. It was a great experience if not a little long. The crew were good but we have serious doubts about the safety aspect of these cruises. Neither the crew nor participants had a life...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Good evening Thanks so much for taking the time to provide your considered feedback. Please rest assured safety is our number one priority. By law we are not required to wear life jackets but they are always available to those who would like to wear...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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