Port Davey

Seven Day cruise to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area – 2018

  • Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
  • From AU$ 3,000.00 per person

Sail aboard Yukon into the heart of Tasmanian World Heritage wilderness, a picturesque voyage from Franklin to Port Davey. At the bottom of the world, this little known paradise of intricate waterways, white beaches and crystalline ridges rising sharply from the Southern Ocean has captured the imagination of adventurers for centuries.

Port Davey and Bathhurst Harbour lie on Tasmania’s wild south west corner. They are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Area. There are no roads into Port Davey. Access is by sea, light plane or five days hiking the south west trail.

Indicative Itinerary

The time spent at Port Davey is relative to passage times and can vary due to weather. Usually we would expect to have about 4 to 5 days in the South West National park.

Normally the first/last 24 hours are spent in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel – we like to anchor at Recherché Bay on the first/lasr evening and take a walk ashore on the varied beaches of this lovely bay.

The 70 mile passage to/from Port Davey can include a landing at Cox’s Bight but often we make a non-stop passage traversing this seldom seen coast line in daylight hours making landfall at dusk.

The 4-5 days in the wilderness are spent sailing and walking the coastal areas of Port Davey and the Bathurst narrows and Bathurst Harbour. We anchor each night and discuss options for walks and short sailing passages for the following day.

Short sailing trips around Port Davey can include the following destinations.

  • Stephens Bay beach (site of one of Australia’s largest Aboriginal middens)
  • Bramble cove, Mount Milner, Mount Misery
  • Schooner Cove, Watering Bay
  • Joe Page Bay
  • Balmoral Beach, Parker Bay
  • Claytons Corner
  • Melaleuca Inlet
  • Melaleuca Airstrip, Deny King’s old tin mine.

All destinations are considered with regard to weather and an individual’s capacity. The prime objective of the voyages is to enjoy Port Davey national park and its coastal surrounds, whilst taking advantage of Yukon’s roomy comfort. Boat trips in our ships boat and a series of short guided/unguided walks will be a part of the daily program.

In 2018 we are offering 2 cruises.
Different from the previous years 
passengers sail one way and fly the other.
This to give the passengers more time in Bathurst Harbour,

Option 1:
Embark Saturday the 3rd of March 2018 Franklin Marina at 9.00
Disembark Friday the 9th of March 2018 Melaleuca at approximately 15.00
Fly out of Melaleuca to Hobart with Par Avion.

Option 2.
Fly in to Melaleuca from Hobart with Par Avion.
Embark Monday the 12th of March 2018 Melaleuca at approximately 10.00
Disembark Sunday the 18th of March 2018 Franklin Marina 16.00

Price includes:
All meals from Lunch on day 1 to Lunch on day 7
All accommodation on board the Yukon
Price does not include:
Travel to and from vessel.

The return Passage to Franklin is timed to enable disembarkation at the scheduled time with consideration to weather.

Port Davey Collage