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-proof jacket in case it gets cool later in the day. In winter bring your full Antarctic storm gear.

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 or are a level 5 vegan – 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

This is Tasmania. The weather is always perfect. Do not bring an umbrella! Wet gear is provided in case of showers.

Clothing

Shirts and T-shirts are the normal dress, with bare feet. Bring sturdy shoes for exploring onshore, and jeans and long sleeves in case there is a cool evening breeze or snow.