Twilight Dinner Cruise

Sailing on the beautiful expansive Hobart harbour at twilight is an experience not to be missed. Views of the sparkling city with its rolling hills and magnificent mountain backdrop are breathtaking in the summer twilight.  Sail on the River Derwent taking in the view before coming to anchor in a sheltered bay where you will be served a wonderful meal of the best Tasmanian food accompanied by our famous wines and beer, or whatever takes your fancy.

Put together a private party of up to eight or a romantic cruise for two ... or treat yourself if you think you dererve it!  Because these cruises are private charters we can customise them to suit your needs.  We run these cruises from 6:30pm to 9:30pm over the summer months and the aim is more relaxation than exhilaration but the sun doesn't even go down until after 8pm so there is plenty of time to give our 62 foot yachts a good fast run before anchoring, if that is what you would like - most people can't resist it!

The evening typically runs like this:
You will be greeted onboard with a glass of sparkling Tasmanian wine or beer along with freshly shucked Tasmanian oysters and canapès before sailing off to explore the beautiful sites of the harbour and making our way to our anchorage.    We will nestle into one of the many sheltered bays on the harbour and serve up a meal from our galley.  We will put together a main and dessert course based on the preferences you provide us at the time of booking or in later correspondence (e.g. you could upgrade to fresh lobster*).  Only the best local produce will be used and accompanied by our great Tasmanian wines and beer, or your choice of drink.  The meal can either be served below deck in our large saloon or under shelter on our cockpit table - your choice.

PRICES (catering included, no more to pay):

$1950  plus $85 per adult $45 per child (under 18), infants free.
* We can provide all kinds of special meals and drink packages,  the sky is the limit here.



Cancellation policy - If we cancel for whatever reason, we provide a full refund.  If you cancel for whatever reason more than 7 days prior to sailing, we provide a full refund.  If you cancel between 7 days and 24 hours prior to sailing, we retain the 20% deposit. If you cancel less than 24 hours prior to sailing we may retain 50% of the full cost (we will consider the circumstances of course). Full refunds will be provided at any time if you are unable to come on the trip due to COVID 19 regulations.

  • "THANX Mark and Luke!! Had the BEST DAY of our lives ever. And now even more convinced that sailing is something we need to take up, if not just for the pleasure of being on the ocean working with such beautiful beasts these boats are! Already spreading the word and will continue upon our return to the UK :D Simply Amazing."
    – Jenny H, Birmingham, UK
  • “I really had the time of my life on the Helsal IV. This is something you have to do in your lifetime. If you are in Hobart don’t miss this amazing experience.”
    – John Y, Hampshire, UK
  • "Relaxing in timeless Port Davey with Mark, Marcia and Luke was a worldclass experience not to be missed. Cruising calm, sunny waters of untouched beauty in superyacht style and comfort with an expert guide. Attentive crew combining safe sailing with friendly fun and fabulous food. Chance of a lifetime - grab it if you can."
    – Bob F, London, UK
  • "Lazily sailing around in a very handsome yacht, friendly, knowledgable and baby friendly crew, delicious assortment of food and drinks throughout the day, we had a wonderful day with all the elements working together perfectly."
    – Siegrists, Melbourne, Australia
  • "Thanks for such a great day out on the Derwent! What better way to spend a 39 degree summer afternoon than onboard such a beautiful vessel. Everything was perfect!"
    – Reny R, Hobart, Tasmania
  • "Where to begin!  In a nutshell the whole thing was great!  Beautiful food. Friendly, skilled crew. Comfortable beds.  What a treat. ... Mark and his partner Marcia were the consummate hosts.  The whole journey was a pleasure.  Many thanks M&M."
    – Pip C, Kingscliff, Australia
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