Wilderness
Cruise

Port
Davey

Map - Port Davey

Welcome

We are sailing the oceans and rivers on our Traditional ketch ‘YUKON’.

We sail in harmony with the wind and the waves, all on board can get involved – set and trim the sails, learn a useful knot or try a `trick` at the helm.
As the elements gradually begin to work their magic, one cannot help but be enchanted by the sensation of a ship under sail.

Yukon is the ideal setting for a relaxing and engaging holiday or a different and memorable one day celebration.

Yukon accommodates
8 overnight guests
28 day guests

We welcome you on board

FAQ

The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Season 2019 offers 3 different options for Port Davey Cruises:

  1. Sail in – Fly out
  2. Fly in – Fly out
  3. Fly in – Sail out.

Sail aboard Yukon in the heart of Tasmanian World Heritage wilderness, Port Davey. A picturesque voyage 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 Bathurst 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 2-3 days in the South West National park.

Normally the first/last 48 hours are spent in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel – we like to anchor at Recherché Bay on the first/last 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 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.

2019 Port Davey Cruises

Option 1: Sail in / Fly out. 7 days 6 nights. SOLD OUT
Embark Wednesday the 13th of February 2019 Hobart Marina at 10.00
Disembark Tuesday the19th of February 2019 Melaleuca at approximately 16.00
Fly out of Melaleuca to Hobart with Par Avion.
Cabin berth per person AU$ 3,600
Salon berth per person AU$ 3,000
(NB does not include the flight)

Option 2. Fly in / Fly out. 3 days 2 nights.
Fly in to Melaleuca from Hobart with Par Avion.
Embark Thursday the 21th of February 2019 Melaleuca at approximately 10.00
Disembark Saturday the 23rd of February 2019 Melaleuca at approximately 16.00
Fly out of Melaleuca to Hobart with Par Avion.
Cabin berth per person AU$ 1,800
Salon berth per person AU$ 1,500
(NB does not include the flight)

Option 3. Fly in / Sail out. 7 days 6 nights. 
Fly in to Melaleuca from Hobart with Par Avion.
Embark Monday the 25th of February 2019 Melaleuca at approximately 10.00
Disembark Sunday the 3rd of Marts 2019 Franklin Marina 16.00
Cabin berth per person AU$ 3,600 cabin berths sold out
Salon berth per person AU$ 3,000
(NB does not include the flight)

Price includes: All meals on board. All accommodation on board the Yukon.

Price does not include: Travel to and from vessel. We can help book your flight.

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

Booking - Port Davey Option 2

Booking - Port Davey Option 3