FAQ

Daily Sails

Parking

Park at the Wooden Boat Centre in Franklin. If you come early, take a look inside at the displays.

Getting on board

Wait at the start of the jetty and we’ll guide you onboard. There is a sturdy gangway so it is easy for all ages to get onboard safely.

Sea sickness

Our daily cruises stay within the peaceful Huon River, so sea sickness is unusual. If you are particularly prone to seasickness we recommend taking ginger tablets an hour before the cruise commences.

Weather

This is Tasmania. The weather is always perfect. Do not bring an umbrella!

Clothing

In summer wear shorts or jeans with short sleeves, sandals or sports shoes, and a wind/rain-proof jacket in case it gets cool later in the day. Consider hat and sunscreen. In winter bring your full Antarctic storm gear.

Cancellation Policy


Calm Water Cruises:
1. In case of cancellation by the ship owner, all received payments will be refunded.
2. In case of cancellation by passenger, following fees applies:
Cancellation within 24 hours of a cruise – 100% fee
Cancellation within 48 hours of a cruise – 50% fee
Cancellations beyond 48 hours of a cruise – No fee 

Overnight Cruises

Transport to Yukon

Drive to Franklin – park at the carpark next to the Wooden Boat Centre, or take the bus from Hobart – see the timetable at tassielink

Food

All food is prepared fresh on board the Yukon – including any seafood gathered during the trip. You are welcome to help with preparation and cleanup. If you have any special dietary requirements, allergies – please let us know when you make your booking and we will be happy to accommodate you.

Sea Sickness

While it may get “lumpy” in the open ocean we do our best to make the trip as comfortable as possible. The ocean traverse to Port Davey is taken during daylight, and once in Port Davey it is very sheltered and normally calm. If you usually use a seasickness medication please bring it with you.

Weather

The Tasmania climate is quite variable in temperature especially on the water. It’s important to have the ability to add layers of clothing to keep warm and equally important to be able to shed them just as quickly. The sun is intense and UV levels are some of the highest in the country.

Clothing

Shirts and T-shirts are the normal dress, with bare feet. Bring sturdy shoes for exploring onshore and jeans and long sleeves. Beanie, peaked cap. Rain jacket, water proof pants. We will provide a detailed “what to bring list” once you booked on one of the overnight cruises.

Cancellation policy


Extract from the contracts terms and conditions.
The agreement is binding when Yukon receives the signed contract and 1/3 of the full price has been paid as a deposit.
The remaining amount (2/3 of the full price) must be paid at the latest 30 days before embarkation.
Cancellation from voyage crew side:
If cancellation is made earlier than at least 30 days before embarkation date, the remaining amount will be refunded.
If cancellation is made 30 days or less before embarkation date, the full price will be withheld by Yukon-Tours.
In case of cancellation by the ship owner before the start of the cruise all received payments will be refunded.
In case of cancellation by the customer at any time the above mentioned initial payment will not be refunded.