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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 2 weeks ago 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

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

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank KAF369
PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have the cruise with Captain Tim. From the get go, Tim made us feel welcome and comfortable. Mixing the usual information with some of his jokes definitely cracked us up and made the trip interesting. We had excellent weather on...More

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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your fantastic review. We really appreciate your feedback and will pass on your comments to Tim. Our guides love sharing this special part of the world. Cheers Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Reviewed 9 September 2018

What a great way to see Hobart from the water, it was a rather cold day but there were jackets and blankets that could be use, drinks were supplied also, Finn was our skipper for the trip and what a guy! funny, kind and extremely...More

Thank LISA R
PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Dear Lisa Thanks for your lovely review. We appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts on our Iron Pot Cruise. We will pass on your feedback to Finn. Cheers Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We did this 2.5 hour cruise last week with Geoff (I think) as our captain. He made the cruise as he obviously loves his work and made it so interesting. Lots of info on landmarks and history of Hobart. We saw dolphins come play round...More

Thank Estev0
PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Good morning Thanks for your lovely review of the Iron Pot Cruise. It is a great afternoon tour from Hobart which we love to share with visitors. Cheers Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

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

Reviewed 5 August 2018 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

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PennicottJourneys, Public Relations Manager at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Iron Pot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

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

Reviewed 4 August 2018 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
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

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

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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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Bob P
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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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