calm water Cruises

Soup and Sail

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

  • 90 minute cruises summer and winter.
  • Refreshments included.

Built of oak in 1930, the privately owned Danish sailing vessel Yukon, was rescued by Australian shipwright David Nash and his Danish wife Ea Lassen, from the bottom of a harbour near Copenhagen. Learn more about the history of the Yukon here.

Join us on board for this popular 90 minute cruise, where you can hear the story of Yukon’s  restoration and voyage to Australia.

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.

Depart / return Franklin Marina, next to The Wooden Boat Centre.


Sombrero Season:
October to March

7 days a week
Morning cruise: 10.30 to 12.00
Afternoon cruise: 15.00 to 16.30
Includes freshly brewed coffee and tea
Adult (17 yrs+)             $ 55
Concession/student   $ 50
Family (2 A+2 C)          $147
Child (2 to 16 yrs)        $ 31
(0 to 2 yrs no cost)

Children accompanied by adults.

Beanie Season:
April to September

Sunday to Thursday included.
Soup and Sail: 12.30 to 14.00
Includes hearty homemade vegetable soup and freshly baked rolls.
Adult (17 yrs+)             $ 68
Concession/student   $ 63
Family (2 A+2 C)          $190
Child (2 to 16 yrs)        $ 50
(0 to 2 yrs no cost)


– Not operating during hazardous weather and other unforeseen events.


Go to Wooden Boat Sleep to find out more about one night on board while along side in Franklin.