Calm Water Cruises

Map - Calm Water Cruise


We welcome you on board Yukon, the traditional danish build sailing ketch.

We sail in harmony with the wind and the waves, all on board can get involved with the daily routine of a sailing vessel or you simply sit back and relax.

As the elements gradually begin to work their magic, one cannot help but be enchanted by the sensation of a ship under sail at sea.

Come sail with us!

Calm Water Cruises on the Huon River

  1. 90 minute Calm Water Cruises. Refreshments included.  
  2. Huon Valley –  Cider and Sail. Lunch at Willie Smith’s Apple Shed included.
  3. The 10 and 11 of April Yukon is a part of The Maritime Trail hosted by the Australian Wooden Boat Festival. For our special Calm Water Cruise 10.30 departure the 11 April Book Here

Yukon is original build in Denmark 1930, she was rescued by its current owners, us, David and Ea. We found Yukon in Copenhagen and bought her for a case of beer! Following a dedicated rebuild, we sailed charter in Scandinavia and in 2011 we completed a 16 months sea voyage to Tasmania with our two young boys (plus professional crew and guests).
We are now based in Franklin and have been operating Yukon-Tours for the past 20 years. Learn more about the history of the Yukon here. 

Join us on board for this popular 90-minute calm water cruise.
Depart / return Franklin Marina.

Become a part of the experience as you hoist sail or simply sit back and enjoy the timeless beauty of the Huon Valley.

Explore below deck and find out more about the restoration of the vessel and our adventures on the high seas.

The Calm Water Cruise is available for individual as well as group bookings. Details and booking for groups here.


Calm Water Cruise: October to April.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Afternoon cruise: 15.00 to 16.30

Adult                              $ 55
Concession/student   $ 50
Family (2 A+2 C)          $147
Child (2 to 16 yrs)        $ 31
Includes freshly brewed coffee and tea. 
Book your ticket here.

Huon Valley – Cider and Sail: October to April.
Enjoy a quintessential Huon Valley day out at two of its much loved destinations –
13.00 lunch at Willie Smith’s Apple Shed
15.00  join the Calm Water Cruise on Yukon in Franklin. 
Adult                              $ 85
Child                              $ 42
Detailed information and booking here.

Calm Water Cruise: May 
Soup and Sail cruise. 
Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Midday Cruise 12.30 to 14.00

Adult                           $  70
Concession                $  65
Family (2 a+2 c)        $ 195
Child (2 >16)              $  50
Includes freshly made veggie soup and bread.
Book your ticket here. 

– Always check availability.
– Could be sold out.
– We do not operate Calm Water Cruises when away on Overnight Cruises
– or 
during hazardous weather and other unforeseen events.


APRIL / MAY 2021


We are planning to complete the circumnavigation we started 10 years ago sailing from Denmark to Tasmania.
The voyage from Tasmania back to Denmark is planned departure the 4th of September 2021.
The voyage is divided into 11 legs for voyage crew/ extra crew/ core crew to join.
The route goes via the Australian East Coast – Indonesia – Malaysia – India – The Red Sea – The Suez Canal – The Mediterranean Sea – The Atlantic coast – Denmark July 2022
Details Here.