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

Good news!
We will be opening for our Soup and Sail 90-minute calm river cruises from Saturday 30th of May operating Saturdays and Sundays 12.30 – 14.00. 

To adapt to the current COVID19 physical distancing rules we will be limited to carrying 8 passengers with a few exceptions. So please contact us if you are a part of a iso bubble (family group or household) of more than 2 people, then we can fit you in as a group : )

You will be able to enjoy our homemade vegetable soup and freshly baked bread, served in a picnic style hamper.
As always, the Huon Valley is a beautiful destination. In the crispy wintertime the colours are very special and spectacular. If needed we have woollen rugs to keep you warm, classic yellow rain jackets to keep you dry and the wood stove will be lit.
Looking forward to see you on board for a special lunch experience : )

  • 90 minute cruises summer and winter.
  • Refreshments included.
  • Public transport.
  • Gift vouchers call 0498 578 53

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.

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.

Beanie Season: April to September 
Saturday to Tuesday included.

Soup and Sail cruise: 12.30 to 14.00

Adult                              $ 70
Concession/student   $ 65
Family (2 A+2 C)          $195
Child (2 to 16 yrs)        $ 50

Includes hearty homemade vegetable soup and freshly baked rolls.

Sombrero Season: October to March  
7 days a week

Morning cruise: 10.30 to 12.00
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

– 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.